[Italy], Oct 21 (ANI): Following the likes of Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, the Rome Film Festival has signed a gender parity pledge on Saturday (local time) which will go on to ensure equal participation of female talents.
The pledge calls for the Rome Film Fest to be transparent in all data about festival submissions and board members, and to work to reach 50/50 gender parity in the festival's executive leadership.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, over 100 men and women working in the Rome entertainment industry, including Paul Feig and Kirsten Schaffer, took to the red carpet to pose with an enlarged copy of the pledge.
In other events, French actor Isabelle Huppert was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award for acting.
The award, which was presented by actor Toni Servillo, recognises the Golden Globe awardee's complexity of roles and depth of characters played during the span of her career.
The thirteenth edition of the Rome Film Festival, which commenced on October 18, will go on till October 28 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other places in the capital.
Ace Hollywood director Martin Scorsese will be honoured on Monday with the Lifetime Achievement Award for directing. (ANI)