FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. A half year after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The first production to fall under the policy will be the Michael B. Jordan film "Just Mercy," which begins shooting this week. Jordan was an early advocate of the idea of inclusion riders at his production company and helped craft the framework for WarnerMedia. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. A half year after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. The first production to fall under the policy will be the Michael B. Jordan film "Just Mercy," which begins shooting this week. Jordan was an early advocate of the idea of inclusion riders at his production company and helped craft the framework for WarnerMedia. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Warner Bros. and HBO adopt company-wide inclusion policy

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press
This article was published September 9, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion, becoming the first major entertainment company to do so.

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