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Advocate Pushes For Protections On Film Sets

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Lara Dale was an actress in the 1980s when she got her first big break in a leading role. But that turned into a nightmare when she fled the set after gradually realizing she might be forced into an explicit sex scene. Dale, who now works as a Foley artist, is now a passionate advocate for protecting people on sets. She talks with Megan Kamerick about an initiative to promote sexual harassment training and a hotline through the Rape Crisis Center. 

On Feb. 12 there will be a panel at the Center For Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe - Turning the Tide on Sexual Harassment: A Path Forward - where Dale and the Rape Crisis Center will present proposals for a hotline and sexual harassment training on sets.