An inclusion rider is the idea that people who have negotiating power in the film industry, such as A-list actors, directors, and producers, insist on language in their contracts demanding diversity in both on-screen and behind-the-camera positions.
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The Pearl Street Films company will adopt the inclusion rider for all of its projects moving forward, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Actress Frances McDormand brought attention to inclusion riders when, earlier this month, she concluded her Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech with, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider". She's also on the board of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the think tank housed at the University of Southern California that was, conveniently, founded by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, the co-originator of the official inclusion rider.
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"Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry", Cox DiGiovanni wrote.
The heightened interest in inclusion also follows the #MeToo movement, Time's Up initiative and the success of films with diverse casts and crews, such as "Get Out" and "Black Panther".
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