The effects of Frances McDormand’s epic Oscars speech are already taking hold.
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On Sunday, after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, McDormand finished her speech with a phrase many people hadn’t heard of before: “inclusion rider”.
In a nutshell, an “inclusion rider” is a contractual clause that requires a certain level of diversity to be met in a film.
Now, a few days after that speech was made, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has announced that his production company — Outlier Society Productions — will adopt inclusion riders for all of its projects.
“I’ve been privileged to work with powerful women & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward,” he wrote.
Jordan’s post received plenty of support on Twitter.
He also added a link to his Instagram bio with more information about the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which is the think tank behind the idea.