March 16, 2018
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When Frances McDormand accepted her best actress Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, she ended her speech with two words: inclusion rider.
An inclusion or equity rider is a stipulation stars can put in their contract that requires a certain level of diversity among the cast and crew of a project.
In the days since McDormand’s call to action at the Oscars, which stars have followed through and committed to inclusion riders?
Michael B. Jordan said in an Instagram post that he would implement inclusion riders for projects produced by his company, Outlier Society Productions.
I’ve been privileged to work with powerful [women] and persons of color throughout my career.
— Michael B. Jordan
Director Paul Feig also announced that his production company, Feigco, would implement inclusion riders for all future film and TV projects.
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Actress Brie Larson tweeted out that she is “committed to the inclusion rider,” adding, “Who’s with me?”
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Pearl Street Films, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, will also adopt inclusion riders for future projects.
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