Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company to introduce inclusion riders

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company to introduce inclusion riders

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company to introduce inclusion riders

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company, Pearl Street Films, is making diversity a priority.

Last week, Michael B. Jordan announced that his production company, Outlier Society, would adopt an inclusion rider into its contracts for all future projects.

An inclusion rider is the idea that people who have negotiating power in the film industry, such as A-list actors, directors, and producers, insist on language in their contracts demanding diversity in both on-screen and behind-the-camera positions.

Frances McDormand gives her acceptance speech at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, Calif. McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "Don't talk to us about it at the parties... invite us into your office in a couple of days or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we'll tell you all about them", she announced.

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Google searches for "inclusion rider" spiked in the wake of McDormand's speech and there were thousands of tweets mentioning the term in the 20 minutes after her speech concluded.

The Pearl Street Films company will adopt the inclusion rider for all of its projects moving forward, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Cox DiGiovanni referred to Jordan in her announcement, saying, "Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry".

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who created the movement, said that Cox DiGiovanni had been a "champion, advocate and co-creator" of the inclusion rider since February 2016.

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