French film industry wants equal pay

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Actors, actresses and others from the French film industry is an initiative started in order to equal remuneration of men and women. Under the name of 5050 Pour 2020, a movement was founded that advocates that by the year 2020, women and men are paid equally for the same work (50/50). The promoters are, among others, the starring Céline Sciamma, Lea Seydoux, Lily-Rose Depp, Jacques Audiard, Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet and Michèle Halberstadt.

Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis.

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The action group is committed to equality and diversity within the film industry and the developments in this area carefully and will publish on its own website. “Since few months we wonder how we got from a moment to a movement. Although the French film industry has not been rocked by the shock wave of the Weinstein affair, is still essential to make progress with concrete measures that go further than just the topic of sexual violence. “We should take this opportunity to work on equality and diversity because we know for sure that this is the creativity at the deepest level, will foster,” said the motion on the website.

5050 Pour 2020 comes a day after about hundred people from the French film industry #MaintenantOnAgit (’We are now in action’) launched, the French answer to the TimesUp-motion. The initiators of the action parts 1500 white ribbons to attendees to pins during the awards ceremony of the Césars, the French equivalent of the American Oscar. The film awards be this year on march 2, issued in Paris.

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