Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company will use inclusion riders

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company will use inclusion riders

The two are founders of Pearl Street Films, a production company responsible for films like Manchester By The Sea, as well as the upcoming The Batman, which Ben Affleck will definitely be in. The news was announced during SXSW, with the move being welcomed by Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. ― Reuters picLOS ANGELES, March 14 ― Bridesmaids director Paul Feig said yesterday that his production company was adding an inclusion rider for future shows, the latest Hollywood figure to take up the call for more diversity on movie and television sets.

Damon and Affleck's production company Pearl Street Films said on Monday it was adopting the inclusion rider, and Jordan said last week that his company Outlier Productions would do the same.

She said in a reply to Michael B Jordan: 'Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry.

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

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Damon put his foot his mouth multiple times in an attempt to voice his opinions on the scandal involving his frequent film collaborator Harvey Weinstein, while Affleck followed in his brother Casey's steps and was accused of sexual misconduct himself.

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.

Affleck - who won a best picture Oscar as a producer of "Argo" (2015) and shared an original-screenplay Oscar with Damon for writing "Good Will Hunting" (1997) - has not commented publicly.

Google searches for "inclusion rider" spiked in the wake of McDormand's speech and there were thousands of tweets mentioning the term in the 20 minutes after her speech concluded.

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