Frances McDormand's powerful Oscar speech is changing the face of Hollywood and inspiring industry heavyweights to add inclusion riders to their upcoming productions. As his been widely explained since the 2018 Academy Awards, an inclusion rider is a stipulation in a contract stating that a project’s producers must hire a diverse cast and crew. Here are the Hollywood stars already taking McDormand's lead:
The "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Best Actress winner delivered a simple message at the 90th Academy Awards, saying: “Two words, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider."
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will be adopting an inclusion rider in all future projects, the head of strategic outreach for their Pearl Street Films production company announced via Twitter on March 12.
"Ghostbusters" director Paul Feig also said on Twitter March 13 that his production banner, Feigco Entertainment, will make inclusion riders a studio standard for all film and TV projects.
Ashley Judd said after a meeting with her agency, WME her: “I would like for this agency that represents me to be 50/50 male-female including all ethnicities, races and sexual orientations. And the 50/50 needs to be included in all decision-making levels, which means they would have to add two females at the top.”