Matt Damon & Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Company To Adopt Inclusion Rider


The term reached wide public consciousness earlier this month at the 90th Academy Awards, when best-actress victor Frances McDormand noted it in her acceptance speech.

It comes after Three Billboards star Frances McDormand issued a rallying cry to Hollywood as she collected her Oscar for Best Actress, telling the audience: "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider".

Actor/director Ben Affleck (L) and actor/producer Matt Damon speak onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who jointly run the production company Pearl Street Company, are reportedly set to include the inclusion rider in their future projects.

The Twitter post by Cox DiGiovanni praised Jordan's move.

Her tweet also thanked "Black Panther" actor Michael B. Jordan - who announced on March 7 that his production company, Outlier Society, was adopting such a rider - "for always supporting broader representation in the industry".

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While some are applauding Affleck and Damon pushing for more inclusivity on their own projects, others may give them the side eye for their own roles and past comments and alleged actions on inclusivity and sexual harassment.

It's basically a clause that can be added into any actor's contract that states at least 50% of the cast and crew of a film must have people from a diverse background.

'We should support this for a billion reasons, but if you can't find a reason to, here's one: it will make movies better'.

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Jordan recently announced he would adopt the inclusion rider on all projects he produces.