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Ex-Staff Decry “Heartbreaking” Treatment at Abigail Disney’s Level Forward – Hollywood Reporter

The company, co-founded with Adrienne Becker to back inclusive projects and promote an equitable workplace, now finds itself reckoning with internal missteps. Says…

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In early 2018, philanthropist and filmmaker Abigail Disney wanted to found a company to reclaim Hollywood from its most infamous tyrant, Harvey Weinstein. But as Disney’s aspirational company, Level Forward, got off the ground, some of its own staff and contractors, particularly women of color, felt disempowered by a top-down culture, according to interviews with 15 current and former employees and business partners.
The critique is one that Disney says she takes to heart. “Yeah, we fucked up,”…

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