Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to adopt inclusion riders for future production deals

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to adopt inclusion riders for future production deals

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to adopt inclusion riders for future production deals

Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that their production company Pearl Street will be adopting an inclusion rider agreement in all their future deals.

Cox DiGiovanni had previously helped to create the inclusion rider clause recently popularised by Frances McDormand at the Oscars. McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".

At the 90th Academy Awards earlier this month, Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress and ended her speech with, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider".

The clause, which can be added to actors' contracts at their request, has been around since 2016 and was co-created by University of Southern California communications professor Dr. Stacy Smith, civil rights and employment practice attorney Kalpana Kotagal as well as Cox DiGiovanni. It requires cast and crew on a film to meet a certain level of diversity, and is a solid commitment to increasing representation of women and minorities in the industry.

"In support of the women and men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society", Jordan went on to announce via Instagram March 7. See her tweet in full below.

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.