Matt Damon And Ben Affleck commit to inclusion riders after Oscars appeal

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Image from Twitter/@THR

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are the latest stars to follow Frances McDormand's advice on "inclusion riders".

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company Pearl Street has confirmed they will now adopt inclusion riders for all future feature films.

An inclusion rider essentially means that any given project must be representative of the world outside it. Film crews and casts are overwhelmingly white and male, and these riders, in theory, make sure at least 50% of the cast and crew are diverse.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni made the announcement on Monday night via Twitter at the South by Southwest Film Festival.


At the Oscars earlier this month (March 4), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star McDormand used her Best Actress acceptance speech to call for greater equality in the film industry and helped shine a spotlight on the little-known diversity clause.

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

No word on whether Affleck and Damon are also applying an inclusion rider to every acting project, or only their production company.

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. The actress left the room abuzz, while viewers at home frantically began Googling the phrase-which refers to a contractual stipulation that stars can include in their contracts, assuring that their film sets are inclusive both on and off screen.

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