Hollywood Commission Expands Board Of Directors With 3 New Members, Including FX Chief John Landgraf

The Hollywood Commission, the Anita Hill-led organization that spearheads collaborative efforts to end harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry, is expanding its board of directors.

Sister CEO Cindy Holland, Harvard professor Alan Jenkins, and FX boss John Landgraf join the board immediately, the commission announced on Wednesday. They will join Hill, as well as co-founders and fellow board members Kathleen Kennedy and Nina Shaw.

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“We are grateful for the leadership, as well as the unique perspective and depth in content production and law, that Cindy, Alan, and John will be bringing to the board. As we set our agenda for the medium and long term, their brilliant minds and clear-eyed view of the state of the industry will be invaluable,” Hill, Kennedy and Shaw said in a joint statement.

Holland is the global CEO of the production company Sister, which is responsible for projects including Netflix’s Eric, The Greatest Night in Pop and Good Grief. Prior to Sister, she spent nine years as vice president of original content at Netflix, overseeing plenty of hit titles including House of CardsOrange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown, When They See Us, and The Queen’s Gambit.

Jenkins is a professor at Harvard Law School teaching courses on Race and the Law, Communication, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence. Before Harvard, he served as president and co-founder of The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab. He was also previously the Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation and Associate Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Landgraf is chairman, FX Content & FX Productions. Having been with the company since 2004, he oversees all aspects of original programming at FX. He is currently the longest-tenured head of a TV brand in the industry and has worked on a plethora of heavy hitting titles including It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaDamages, Sons of AnarchyAmerican Horror Story, FargoAmerican Crime StoryAtlanta, Better ThingsThe BearThe Old ManWelcome to Wrexham and Shōgun. He has also been named chair appointee to the executive committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors.

The Hollywood Commission works in partnership with 26 of the most influential companies, unions and guilds, academies, and talent agencies throughout the industry to fulfill its mission. It was founded in 2017 at the burgeoning of the #MeToo movement.

In January, the commission released its second survey of sexual harassment and discrimination in the entertainment industry. Compared to the last survey, 41% of entertainment workers who participated in the 2023 survey said they wouldn’t even bother to report an incident of misconduct because they “did not believe anything would be done.”

“The problem is acute across the entire industry – on independent productions, many of which lack the structures and systems of the large studios, and at the large studios themselves, where 71% of workers believe it is unlikely that a powerful person will be held accountable,” the study admits.

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