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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Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Pearl Street Films' head of strategic outreach, confirmed that it would use inclusion riders and praised Michael B. Jordan, who announced last week that his own production company would now adopt the policy. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward", she tweeted.
The announcement comes a week after McDormand's Best Actress acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, where she first brought up the clause.
DiGiovanni did not announce specifics on what the riders will entail.
The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star also took the chance to shine a light on the little-known term, inclusion rider. McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight". Frances McDormand used her Best Actress Oscar win to encourage Hollywood to use "inclusion riders" in their contracts, which would require any production to interview a broad spectrum of diverse people for supporting roles and key jobs on set.