Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to support inclusion rider

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Image from Twitter/@THR

Pearl Street Films, the production company co-founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will adopt inclusion riders for their projects going forward, following in the footsteps of Outlier Society, the production company started by Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan.

"It's great to see Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and the Pearl Street Films team using their influence to create opportunities for people from underrepresented groups to enter the industry", they said.

Feig thanked Stacy L. Smith, the director of USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, for her "guidance and inspiration".

Frances McDormand really set Hollywood's talking point for the next year when she ended her best actress acceptance speech at this year's Oscars with these two words: "inclusion rider".

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Actress-educator Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, a childhood friend of the duo, who are coproducing her one-woman stage show, "One Drop of Love", tweeted the announcement Monday from the annual South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

If you haven't yet read our explainer from the day after the Oscars about what an inclusion rider is, here's the cliff notes.

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star also took the chance to shine a light on the little-known term, inclusion rider.

An inclusion rider is a clause an actor or production company can include in their contracts to ensure more diversity and equality on any project they work on, and before McDormand's speech many had no idea it existed. McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". Both Damon and Affleck have in the past five months faced public scrutiny for either comments, in Damon's case, or alleged past behavior, in Affleck's, in the #MeToo era and to some are emblematic of an outmoded entertainment industry.

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