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.
3 thoughts on “Another reason we miss Robin Williams”
He was an amazing person. He did so much for others, but his own demons consumed him…
Glad to know that. Thanx for sharing it.
I miss him too.
“Robin’s Wish” chronicles comedian and actor Robin Williams’ experiences with and symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). The film describes the disease, how it affected his personal and professional life, and current research efforts to understand and treat this fairly common cause of dementia. This documentary is the product of his wife Susan Schneider Williams’ passion to educate people about LBD so that other families do not have to go through the heart-wrenching experiences she and Robin endured. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/News-Events/Directors-Messages/All-Directors-Messages/Robins-Wish
“Robin’s Wish” (2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX3wNWEV13o