After the Oscars, who's committing to inclusion riders?

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.

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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.

And it’s a step that people with power can take to help create more opportunities in Hollywood for women and people of color.

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In the days since McDormand’s call to action at the Oscars, which stars have followed through and committed to inclusion riders?

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Michael B. Jordan said in an Instagram post that he would implement inclusion riders for projects produced by his company, Outlier Society Productions.

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I’ve been privileged to work with powerful [women] and persons of color throughout my career.

— Michael B. Jordan

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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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But while the actions of these stars are a meaningful first step, it will still take some time before they result in substantive change in Hollywood.

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