Actress Frances McDormand introduced the ‘inclusion rider’ in Hollywood when she was in her speech at the Oscars calling for more diversity in the film industry. Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damen jump now on the cart.
McDormand won the Oscar for best actress for her role in ‘Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. At the end of her powerful victory speech, she said: “I have two words for tonight to conclude, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider’. An inclusion rider is a clause in a contract to filmmakers to force to pay more attention to diversity.
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, head of strategy at Pearl Street Movie, and one of the women who the inclusion rider helped prepare, tweette that both Damon as Affleck, but Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton the inclusion rider in all of the projects will implement.