Last week, the Los Angeles film community was shaken when two key figures at Cinefamily, a popular nonprofit theater on Fairfax Avenue, resigned after accusations of sexual harassment and assault circulated on social media. A few days later, Cinefamily announced that it was suspending its programming to conduct an investigation.
A disturbing local story, but also another example in a larger one:
A generation after Anita Hill forced the term into the lexicon, Hollywood is finally taking sexual harassment seriously.
Over the past 18 months, a string of powerful men in the industry, including Fox News chief Roger Ailes, the network’s top-rated star Bill O’Reilly and Epic...