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

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

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

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

While some are applauding Affleck and Damon pushing for more inclusivity on their own projects, others may give them the side eye for their own roles and past comments and alleged actions on inclusivity and sexual harassment.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovani, the head of strategic outreach for the company, announced on Twitter Monday that Pearl Street will be adopting an "inclusion rider" for all future projects.

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Frances McDormand's Oscar acceptance speech seems to have made a huge impact on Hollywood.

An inclusion rider is meant to improve gender and racial diversity within films.

Michael B. Jordan attends the European Premiere of "Black Panther" at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London.

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Jordan had previously confirmed the news on Instagram: 'In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society.

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.

The clause, which can be added to actors' contracts at their request, has been around since 2016 and was co-created by University of Southern California communications professor Dr. Stacy Smith, civil rights and employment practice attorney Kalpana Kotagal as well as Cox DiGiovanni. "Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry".

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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".

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