New Hollywood Inclusion Rider Seeks To Increase Diversity

By Craig Clough (April 29, 2021, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The forces behind the Hollywood "inclusion rider" initiative announced Wednesday they have created a new and "reimagined" rider aimed at further diversifying film and television production crews while increasing accountability measures.

The term first shot to fame after actress Frances McDormand name-checked the phrase during her 2018 Academy Awards acceptance speech. The organizations behind the original rider said the updated version includes an implementation guide and further improvements.

The new rider was developed by Pearl Street Films, Endeavor Content, Kalpana Kotagal of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and #ChangeHollywood, which is an initiative of the civil-rights group Color of Change.

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