More adopt inclusion rider
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.