Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Production Company Pledges to Adopt Inclusion Rider

14 March, 2018, 06:30 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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The news comes from the company's head of strategic outreach Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, who responded on Twitter to Michael B. Jordan's recent announcement that he would be adopting the inclusion rider.

Google searches for "inclusion rider" spiked in the wake of McDormand's speech and there were thousands of tweets mentioning the term in the 20 minutes after her speech concluded.

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A rep for the dynamic duo's production company, Pearl Street Films, says Matt and Ben will be adopting so-called inclusion riders for upcoming projects.

Feig thanked Stacy L. Smith, the director of USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, for her "guidance and inspiration".

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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. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, Ben Afflect, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward".

The heightened interest in inclusion also follows the #MeToo movement, Time's Up initiative and the success of films with diverse casts and crews, such as "Get Out" and "Black Panther". Her aim was to improve diversity in some crew jobs and supporting actor roles when it doesn't interfere with story sovereignty, financing, or insurance. 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".

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