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Ben Affleck And Matt Damon's Production Company Adopts Inclusion Rider

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon's Production Company Adopts Inclusion Rider

But the concept, attributed to Stacy Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California, is that contracts stipulate movies feature actors that represent the demographics of their settings, and that crew members behind the scenes come from diverse backgrounds.

Pearl Street Films, the production company that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon founded, will now use inclusion riders on future projects.

The Twitter post by Cox DiGiovanni praised Jordan's move.

Cox DiGiovanni had previously helped to create the inclusion rider clause recently popularised by Frances McDormand at the Oscars.

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Actor Michael B Jordan had also announced last week that he would add an inclusion rider on all projects produced under his Outlier Society Productions banner. Frances McDormand used her Best Actress Oscar win to encourage Hollywood to use "inclusion riders" in their contracts, which would require any production to interview a broad spectrum of diverse people for supporting roles and key jobs on set.

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.

Under their Pearl Street Films banner, Affleck and Damon have produced films such as Manchester By the Sea, Jason Bourne, and Live By Night, among other features and television series, and are now working on Matt Reeves' The Batman (with Affleck still set to star as the Caped Crusader) and Affleck's remake of Witness for the Prosecution. Specifics of the rider are also undisclosed at this time. McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Look around, ladies and gentlemen!"


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