Cohen Milstein’s Kalpana Kotagal Discusses the Inclusion Rider on Law360’s “Pro Say Podcast: ‘Inclusion Rider’ A Year After Oscars Fame”
February 22, 2019
During her acceptance speech at the 2018 Academy Awards, actress Frances McDormand let the world know about inclusion riders, a novel contract provision that improves hiring practices to deepen diversity within an industry like Hollywood, where representation by women, people of color, LGBTQ people and others has been stagnant for decades.
Both on this week's show and in an article she authored for Law360 this week, Kalpana explains a lot has happened in the year since the inclusion rider was introduced. Directly after the Oscars last year, actor Michael B. Jordan announced his production company would adopt inclusion riders for all forthcoming projects. Warner Bros. followed suit, becoming the first major Hollywood studio to formally adopt a companywide policy meant to increase diversity on and off screen.