We are weary of those that are self-absorbed to the point of throwing tantrums if their outrageous demands and extreme requests aren’t met.
Brian Lord, who is the senior V.P. at Premiere Speakers Bureau has seen them all.
Until he contacted Robin William’s team, inquiring about his availability for an event.
The reply came back with terms, and one ‘rider’, the part of the contract agreement where a performer stipulates any extra demands that they require, be it the food, trailer size, backstage conditions, what have you.
Wrote Brian, “When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that, for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work…
And that all the homeless of a given locale would be fed, so bring an extra commissary truck.
Oh, and bring vouchers to local motels so they can get rest before they appear on set.
His acts of kindness and giving back defined the man.