inclusion rider

inclusion rider

A stipulation in a contract (of an actor, director, etc.) intended to ensure that a film's cast and crew is representationally diverse. The term gained widespread attention when actor Frances McDormand used it in her Academy Awards acceptance speech in 2018. Several prominent actors that I represent have insisted upon inclusion riders in their recent contracts in order to guarantee that there will be more diversity on set.
See also: rider
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In addition to the environmental protection, the Sustainability Rider has also been inspired by the Inclusion Rider that has been making the rounds within the movie industry.
Definitely one of the big aspects of the short film is the diversity of the cast and the crew, as well as the choice of multiple filming locations around Europe (England, Scotland, Spain and Poland), United States, the Caribbean and Africa that are highlighting a very inclusive nature of the film (inspired by inclusion rider) and reflect diverse society that we live in.
At the Academy Awards ceremony in March, actress Frances McDormand accepted her Oscar by stating, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider."
His production company, Outlier Society Productions, was among the first to embrace the inclusion rider, adopting the pledge to seek diverse casts and crews just days after Frances McDormand referenced it at the Oscars.
At the 2018 Academy Awards, the term "inclusion rider" was brought to the attention of millions of viewers when actress Frances McDormand used the term in her acceptance speech when she received the best actress award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
And do you think that the inclusion rider (mentioned by Frances McDormand in her best actress acceptance speech in this year's Oscars, which is added to an A-list actor's contract to ensure that the casting and production meet certain levels of diversity) is helping?
And Emma Thompson has revealed that no matter what money she's offered for a movie role, she will turn it down if they don't agree to an inclusion rider where production staff meet certain levels of diversity.
* In an especially weird moment, Best Actress winner Frances McDormand asked all of the female nominees to stand up and bid the audience to "Look around ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed." McDormand ended the bizarre scene by saying, "I have two words to leave you with tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider." An inclusion rider is a clause in a contract that ensures diversity in a film.
Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar acceptance speech.
Jordan added an inclusion rider on all of his projects under his Outlier Society Productions company. 
Frances McDormand, accepting her Oscar for best actress, ended by saying, "I have two words to leave you with tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider." That term refers to contractual language requiring casts and other workers to meet certain representation goals, such as 50 percent women, 40 percent ethnic and racial minorities, and the like.
Much as I love Frances McDormand and her demand for an "inclusion rider", the entertaining movie in which she stars is not necessarily the right statement of female empowerment.
So what is an inclusion rider? The phrase was coined by Dr Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative of Californian university USC Annenberg in a 2016 TED talk she gave titled "The data behind Hollywood's sexism".
'I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion Rider' - referring to actors signing contracts that mandate a film's gender and racial inclusivity.
She finished her speech with the words: 'I have two words to leave you with tonight - inclusion rider.'