Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company to add 'inclusion riders'

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck follow Michael B. Jordan and adopt inclusion riders

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck follow Michael B. Jordan and adopt inclusion riders

An inclusion rider is the idea that people who have negotiating power in the film industry, such as A-list actors, directors, and producers, insist on language in their contracts demanding diversity in both on-screen and behind-the-camera positions.

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Academy Award winners and producing partners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are adopting an inclusion rider in their Pearl Street Films contracts, in an effort to promote more racial and gender equality in Hollywood.

In a speech at the Oscars, Frances McDormand made mention of the inclusion rider.

The news was announced on Twitter by the company's head of strategic outreach Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni in response to a tweet from Michael B. Jordan in which he announced his own production company would be adopting the rider.

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Inclusion riders came to the public attention after Frances McDormand closed her Oscar acceptance speech with the phrase, "two words - inclusion rider". Actress Hilarie Burton and makeup artist Annamarie Tendler have said that Affleck has groped them, while Rose McGowan has said that Affleck was lying about not knowing about what she says Harvey Weinstein did to her. During a 2015 segment of the show "Project Greenlight", the Cambridge native rebuffed the suggestion of producer Effie Brown ("Dear White People") to hire a white woman and a Vietnamese-American man to co-direct a "Greenlight"-backed film featuring a minority character who is a prostitute". Any accounts to the contrary are false.

After the scandal broke, Affleck said: "I knew he was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately that wasn't uncommon".

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