May 03, 2021

#ChangeHollywood, Pearl Street Films, Endeavor Content, and rider co-authors join forces to advance structural change in Hollywood; several studios and production companies already on board

#ChangeHollywood, an initiative of the civil-rights group Color of Change, has joined Pearl Street Films and Endeavor Content to issue a reimagined version of the inclusion rider, a contract provision designed to bring about workplace diversity through inclusive hiring on film and TV projects. The effort is in coalition with inclusion rider co-authors Kalpana Kotagal, partner in Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Fanshen Cox, Pearl Street’s head of strategic outreach, and Dr. Tasmin Plater, Endeavor Content’s head of HR.

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“Simply put, the inclusion rider is a template, an addendum added to a contract that says that those charged with hiring will seek to hire qualified cast and crew who have been traditionally underrepresented in productions,” said Kotagal. “The rider sets forth accountability measures where those efforts may fall short. It also can and should be tailored to fit project specifics and production types.”

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