SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
We at Book Management are reflective of the world we live in, we strive on having people of varying ages, races, gender identities, body types and abilities represented in advertisements and editorials and on runways. We support our talent and their diverse identities and communities.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
The team at BOOK Management stands in solidarity with the Black Community. Historical and ongoing experiences of injustice are evidence of deep rooted systematic racism that must be eradicated once and for all. As a company, we will continue to have tough conversations to eliminate biases in all its forms. We will listen to learn, not just to respond, and we will educate ourselves and those around us and fight for a change. As part of the fashion community we all need to realize that we are also part of the problem. Our industry has appropriated Black culture and faces for years in an effort to cultivate an exterior of inclusivity, diversity, and contemporary themes, all the while providing few actual career opportunities for people of color within corporate work forces and positions of influence. We must reevaluate our own efforts and devote time, energy and resources to ensure that we are actively holding ourselves accountable to the image we so freely promote. Our progress indicates we’re moving in the right direction, but it also highlights clear areas where we still need significant improvement. Our agency will Continue advocating for our talents of color not only through standard career navigation, but also continue providing them with platforms and safe spaces to express how our own industry can improve in terms of ongoing racial prejudices.
Continue making the agency an inclusive place for people of color to work and thrive, committing to a long-term focus on diversity and inclusion by retaining employees from a diverse range of backgrounds across all areas of our business and expanding opportunities through our outreach, recruitment and hiring practices.
Continue the education of allyship and inclusive leadership behaviors by providing tools and strategies for our employees, in turn forming a strong and knowledgeable support network for talents and colleagues of color and contribute to talent partnerships with organizations at the frontlines of social justice issues, amplifying their messaging both within our industry and beyond on an ongoing basis.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sexual discrimination from unwelcome, sexual conduct. This includes indecent or suggestive remarks, unwanted touching, or unwelcome pressure for sexual activity. Sexual harassment on set can consist of: Unwanted sexual advances, Offering career opportunities in exchange for sexual favors, General leering; gestures, or displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters; Derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes by another person; Graphic comments; sexually degrading words, or suggestive or obscene messages or invitations; Physical touching or assault, as well as impeding or blocking movements. Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment is when someone conditions a job or other booking opportunity on your submission to sexual advances or other conduct based on sex. Hostile work environment sexual harassment is when unwelcome comments or conduct based on sex unreasonably interfere with your performance at on set, or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. The harassment must be severe or pervasive to be unlawful, which means that it alters the conditions of your work environment. A single act of harassment may be sufficiently severe to be unlawful.
We at Book Management do not tolerate any form of harassment. If you are the victim of any type of harassment on set or please let us know, reach out to your manager/agent or a representative and make sure you write down the details of the incident, including witnesses, and physical evidence that could help your claim.