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.
.@michaelb4jordan Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry. On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward. https://t.co/ODit24D2Rb
— Fanshen is at SXSW (@fanshen) March 13, 2018
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”.