Doctors Told This Teen His Panic Attacks Weren’t Serious – They Were Wrong

During Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Academy Award acceptance speech, the “Three Billboards” star put a spotlight on one tangible step toward representation on sets: >inclusion riders. These contract provisions, she explained in a post-show interview, allow actors and other high-profile film workers to “ask for and/or demand at least 50 percent diversity in not only the casting, but also the crew.” Though little-known, inclusion riders are more than a pipe dream ― heavyweights like Ava DuVernay and Shonda Rhimes have already made use of them to battle ingrained bias against women and people of color on their sets. Since McDormand’s speech, several Hollywood A-listers, both men and women, have committed to using the riders, >including “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan.

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