inclusion rider

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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.
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In addition, "inclusion riders" -- contractual agreements to try to hire diverse casts and crews -- have proliferated.
Inclusion riders are becoming more common in the music industry as well, thanks to the Keychange movement.
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.
Inclusion riders are provisions that actors and others in the industry can add to their contracts to stipulate diversity in the casts and crews of their projects.
A handful of high-profile actors and directors, including Brie Larson, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig, have expressed varying commitments to using inclusion riders. But advocates have repeatedly argued that powerful studios could have a much greater impact by adopting company-wide policies.
While there's a long way to go, high-profile firings and public debates about inclusion riders are early signs of a sea-change.
And not all companies are jumping to embrace the practice of instituting inclusion riders. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said last week that his company is, "Trying to do things creatively" and not just through "agreements," USA Today reported.
Backstage at the 90th Academy Awards, McDormand explained that she had heard about the concept of inclusion riders for the first time last week.
As far as inclusion riders and the like, I just read that Jessica Chastain was able to increase Octavia Spencer's (pay) quote on a project by 500 percent of her previous quote.
Jordan says that he will adopt inclusion riders for all projects produced by his production company.
It was Frances McDormand, winner of Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, who set the tone for the evening by asking all females present in the audience to stand up, noting: "Look around, we all have stories to tell and projects that need financing." She also pressed for greater diversity on both ends of the camera, pressing all to insist on "inclusion riders" for their works.
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?
American country singer Margo Price has adopted an "inclusion rider" clause in her contracts.
McDormand had concluded her remarks with two cryptic words -- "inclusion rider" -- which prompted a flurry of Web searches around the globe to figure out what she was talking about.
She ended her speech with two words: "inclusion rider," which sent quite a few viewers racing to Google.