Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Vow to Embrace the Inclusion Rider Clause

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Vow to Embrace the Inclusion Rider Clause

And now, his decision has directly inspired a few more big stars: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

In the press room backstage at the 90th Academy Awards, McDormand explained an inclusion rider can be added to contracts so that at least 50% of the cast and crew have to be diverse.

"I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider", McDormand said, concluding her powerful acceptance speech after winning the best actress Oscar.

Jordan had previously confirmed the news on Instagram: 'In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society.

On Monday, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production partner Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni announced they - along with Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton - would be adopting inclusion riders for all future production deals at Pearl Street company.

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"Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry", Cox DiGiovanni tweeted.

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the foremost think tank tackling diversity issues in Hollywood and that includes Cox DiGiovanni as a board member, congratulated Pearl Street Films on the announcement.

"For those of you asking about the #InclusionRider, it's created to ensure equitable hiring in supportive roles for women, POC, the LGBT community, & people w/disabilities", the tweet said.

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star also took the chance to shine a light on the little-known term, inclusion rider.

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