Don’t hold your breath. “Inclusion rider is a relatively new term coined by Dr. Stacy L. Smith at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative,” Chelsea Fowler explains on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “These riders seek to increase the presence of diverse actors and crew members in the film industry through contractual language initiated by lead actors.”
“Following the Oscars, a number of celebrities, including Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson, committed to using inclusion riders to ensure diversity on the set, showing that the idea could dramatically impact the silver screen.”
Something tells me they don’t mean our friend Stacey Dash.