More adopt in­clu­sion rider

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Prom­i­nent pro­duc­ers and celebri­ties like Matt Da­mon, Ben Af­fleck and Paul Feig are jump­ing on the in­clu­sion rider band­wagon fol­low­ing Frances Mc­Dor­mand’s best ac­tress Os­car ac­cep­tance speech.

Fan­shen Cox Di­Gio­vanni said late Mon­day on Twit­ter that Da­mon and A eck’s pro­duc­tion com­pany Pearl Street Films would be adopt­ing the in­clu­sion rider in con­junc­tion with USC’s An­nen­berg In­clu­sion Ini­tia­tive .

Early Tues­day, “Brides­maids” di­rec­tor Paul Feig fol­lowed suit say­ing on Twit­ter that his com­pany is also go­ing for­ward with the in­clu­sion rider for all film and tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions.

Feig thanked Stacy L. Smith, the di­rec­tor of USC An­nen­berg’s Me­dia, Di­ver­sity & So­cial Change Ini­tia­tive, for her “guid­ance and in­spi­ra­tion.”

“We chal­lenge other com­pa­nies and stu­dios to do the same,” Feig wrote.

“Black Pan­ther” ac­tor Michael B. Jor­dan was one of the first to lend his pub­lic sup­port to the con­cept af­ter the Os­cars for his com­pany Out­lier So­ci­ety, which is de­vel­op­ing a sci-fi se­ries for Net­flix and other projects.

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