Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company to adopt inclusion riders

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The producing partners will use the riders, which allow actors to require diversity in the cast and crew of a film production as part of their contracts, in future projects through their company Pearl Street Films.

Black Panther actor Michael B Jordan was one of the first few celebrities to announce that he supports inclusion riders after McDormand's historic speech. The actress left the room abuzz, while viewers at home frantically began Googling the phrase-which refers to a contractual stipulation that stars can include in their contracts, assuring that their film sets are inclusive both on and off screen. The inclusion clause aims to promote diversity in casting and crew memberships.

"Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry", Cox DiGiovanni tweeted. "On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward", she tweeted.

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If you haven't yet read our explainer from the day after the Oscars about what an inclusion rider is, here's the cliff notes.

Jordan, Affleck, and Damon have adopted inclusion riders following Frances McDormand's best actress acceptance speech at the Oscars on March 4, where the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star closed her remarks by mentioning 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". "Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed", she said.

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