Director Paul Feig has become the latest filmmaker to adopt inclusion riders for all of his projects following Oscar victor Frances McDormand's call to action.
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, head of strategic outreach at the production company, thanked actor Michael B. Jordan in making the inclusion rider announcement on social media.
Backstage at the 90th Academy Awards, McDormand explained an inclusion rider can be added to contracts so that at least 50% of the cast and crew have to be diverse.
The move came a week and a half after Frances McDorrmand sparked interest and support for the term after she concluded her Oscars best actress acceptance speech by saying, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider". Feig challenged others to follow suit.
Damon and Affleck's production company Pearl Street Films said on Monday it was adopting the inclusion rider, and Jordan said last week that his company Outlier Productions would do the same.
The celebrity publication said Stacy Smith, director of the University of Southern California Annenberg's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, first introduced the idea of the inclusion rider in a 2014 guest column in The Hollywood Reporter.