Matt Damon And Ben Affleck commit to inclusion riders after Oscars appeal

14 March, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • Michael B. Jordan Adopts an Inclusion Rider for His Company

And now, his decision has directly inspired a few more big stars: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

An inclusion rider essentially means that any given project must be representative of the world outside it. Film crews and casts are overwhelmingly white and male, and these riders, in theory, make sure at least 50% of the cast and crew are diverse.

Academy Award winners and producing partners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are adopting an inclusion rider in their Pearl Street Films contracts, in an effort to promote more racial and gender equality in Hollywood. While the concept of inclusion riders has been around since 2014, it didn't start to get widespread attention until McDormand's Oscar acceptance speech-and even McDormand said that she only found out what inclusion riders were a week before winning her Oscar.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Pearl Street Films' head of strategic outreach, confirmed that it would use inclusion riders and praised Michael B. Jordan, who announced last week that his own production company would now adopt the policy. I've been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of colour throughout my career & it's Outlier's mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.

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"Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed". "Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight". A clip of Damon explaining diversity to producer Effie Brown on Project Greenlight went viral back in 2015. Actress Hilarie Burton claimed on social media that Affleck groped her during an appearance of MTV's Total Request Live in 2003. "I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done".

Damon said, "I think you're a better actor the less people know about you, period. I never made a movie and didn't know much of anything really".

Meanwhile, Damon also claimed he was unaware of Weinstein's alleged misconduct.

He said: "There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?"

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