Matt Damon, Ben Affleck will support inclusion rider in future deals


Feig tweeted on Tuesday morning that he would pledge his support of the proposed contract that was introduced into the greater Hollywood lexicon after Frances McDormand name-checked it in her Oscars acceptance speech.

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

An "inclusion rider" is a clause that an actor can insist be inserted in the contract; it requires the cast and crew on a film to meet a certain level of diversity.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni also thanked Michael B. Jordan for pledging to adopt the documentlast week. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward".

" Two days later, Black Panther thirst trap Michael B. Jordan announced he'd be adding an inclusion rider to future projects at his production company, Outlier Society".

DiGiovanni did not announce specifics on what the riders will entail.

The heightened buzz prompted the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, founded by University of Southern California professor Stacy Smith, who floated the idea of inclusion riders in 2016, to tweet out a quick explainer on the term.

"She has been a champion, advocate and co-creator of the rider and we're thrilled that Pearl Street Films is adopting and countering on screen and behind the camera bias with this tool". Specifics of the rider are also undisclosed at this time.

"We all have stories to tell and we need finance", McDormand said. "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider", she said.