Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's company will use inclusion riders on future projects

Michael B. Jordan Adopts an Inclusion Rider for His Company

Damon and Affleck's production company Pearl Street Films said on Monday it was adopting the inclusion rider, and Jordan said last week that his company Outlier Productions would do the same.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are pledging to do their part to boost diversity in the entertainment industry.

The duo, who founded the company in 2012, are following in the footsteps of Michael B. Jordan, who pledged to adopt inclusion riders at his production company following Frances McDormand's Best Actress speech at the Academy Awards.

Frances McDormand really set Hollywood's talking point for the next year when she ended her best actress acceptance speech at this year's Oscars with these two words: "inclusion rider". McDormand said. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".

Early Tuesday, "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig followed suit saying on Twitter that his company is also going forward with the inclusion rider for all film and television productions.

An inclusion rider is meant to improve gender and racial diversity within films. "Look around, ladies and gentlemen!"

Damon has apologized for remarks he made about the #MeToo movement, specifically his comment that sexual misconduct should be judged on a "spectrum of behavior". During a 2015 segment of the show "Project Greenlight", the Cambridge native rebuffed the suggestion of producer Effie Brown ("Dear White People") to hire a white woman and a Vietnamese-American man to co-direct a "Greenlight"-backed film featuring a minority character who is a prostitute".

"I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this", Damon said in a subsequent TV interview.

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