Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's production company Pearl Street to adopt inclusion rider in future projects


Mar 13, 2018 13:28:40 IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that their production company Pearl Street will be adopting an inclusion rider agreement in all their future deals.

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

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

The inclusion clause aims to promote diversity in casting and crew memberships. The move came a week after Frances McDormand sparked interest and support for the term after she concluded her Oscars best actress acceptance speech by saying, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider."

The announcement was made via Twitter by actor-producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni.

"On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton and I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all of our projects moving forward," Fanshen wrote.

Actor Michael B Jordan had also announced last week that he would add an inclusion rider on all projects produced under his Outlier Society Productions banner.

In her post, Fanshen praised Jordan's move. "Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry.

Updated Date: Mar 13, 2018 13:28:40 IST