December 20, 2017

As a powerhouse producer for Steven Spielberg and now president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy has for decades tackled some of Hollywood’s most famous monsters: gremlins, poltergeists, T. rexes and the dark side of the Force.

Now Ms. Kennedy has set her sights on perhaps the most pernicious industry villain of all: sexual misconduct and abuse. She is spearheading the creation of an anti-harassment commission, backed by more than two dozen of the entertainment industry’s biggest bigwigs, that, in a stroke of marquee casting, will be led by Anita Hill.

The hard part will be figuring out what comes next. As Ms. Hill concedes herself, there’s no blueprint for ridding an industry of sexual harassment. At least not yet.

“If there was a template out there, at this point I think it would‘ve already been discovered,” Ms. Hill said in a phone chat Monday with the Bagger and Ms. Kennedy.

“There’s something out there, pieces out there that need to come together,” Ms. Hill continued. “But I think if a model was out there, we’d know, because there’s so much will and desire to end this problem.”

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