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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

Affleck and Damon have been relatively quiet in recent conversations regarding diversity and women's rights in the entertainment industry after they both found themselves at the center of their own separate controversies.

An inclusion rider is a contract provision that compels producers to try to hire minorities, women and LGBTQ personnel in order to promote diversity.

Frances McDormand's Oscar acceptance speech seems to have made a huge impact on Hollywood.

On Monday, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni-the head of strategic outreach at Pearl Street Films, Damon and Affleck's production company-tweeted at Jordan, saying that the company would be following in his footsteps and adopting the rider as well.

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




"I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: "inclusion rider".

Her tweet also thanked "Black Panther" actor Michael B. Jordan - who announced on March 7 that his production company, Outlier Society, was adopting such a rider - "for always supporting broader representation in the industry".

Michael B. Jordan attends the European Premiere of "Black Panther" at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London.

'We should support this for a billion reasons, but if you can't find a reason to, here's one: it will make movies better'. Onscreen, specifically, the goal is to reach at least 50 percent gender parity, with 40 percent inclusion for people of color, 5 percent L.G.B.T.Q. inclusion, and 20 percent disabled inclusion.