Why One Person’s Inclusion Rider Is Another’s Exclusion Rider

Emma Teichmann published in Entertainment Law Review 


At the 2018 Academy Awards Ceremony, Best Actress award winner, Frances McDormand ended her acceptance speech with two words – “inclusion rider”.  These words fast began trending on social media and, more recently, the Labour Party has called for HMRC to employ ‘Inclusion Riders’ as a way of increasing diversity in the UK film industry.  But is the inclusion rider even legal here in the UK?  In the most recent issue of Entertainment Law Review, Dispute Resolution Associate, Emma Teichmann, explores the topic in detail and you can read her conclusions here.