Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Production Company(Pearl Street Films) Adopts Inclusion Rider Policy

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street Films has become the second production company in Hollywood run by high-profile stars to adopt the inclusion rider.

Actor and producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni tweeted from SXSW on Tuesday that the company would adopt the policy on its projects going forward.

Last week Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan said his company Outlier Society would incorporate inclusion riders.

The term was coined by USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative director Stacy Smith in 2014 and advocates greater diversity in below-the-line jobs and supporting roles on productions.

The idea took a giant step forward in the public consciousness at the recent 90th annual Academy Awards when Oscar winner Frances McDormand ended her speech with the words “inclusion rider”.

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