Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's company will use inclusion riders on future projects

14 March, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Conrad Doyle
  • Michael B. Jordan Adopts an Inclusion Rider for His Company

Inclusion riders came to the public attention after Frances McDormand closed her Oscar acceptance speech with the phrase, "two words - inclusion rider".

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have promised to introduce inclusion riders into movie contracts for their Pearl Street Films production company. On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovani, the head of strategic outreach for the company, announced on Twitter Monday that Pearl Street will be adopting an "inclusion rider" for all future projects.

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The movement comes just one week after Frances McDormand took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her leading role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, on Sunday, March 4, and brought the concept to light. And now, his decision has directly inspired a few more big stars: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Two Broke Girls creator Whitney Cummings explained to us all non-movie folk what it was on Twitter, saying: 'An inclusion rider is something actors put into their contracts to ensure gender and racial equality in hiring on movie sets.

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An inclusion rider essentially means that any given project must be representative of the world outside it. Film crews and casts are overwhelmingly white and male, and these riders, in theory, make sure at least 50% of the cast and crew are diverse.

According to Deadline, Affleck's email was sent last July, before the scandal broke. I was brand new to Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Damon also claimed he was unaware of Weinstein's alleged misconduct.

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