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

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are the latest movie stars to commit to inclusion riders.

Actors and producing partners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that they will adopt the inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street company.

In a speech at the Oscars, Frances McDormand made mention of the inclusion rider.

It is a "contract clause for actors that would require filmmakers to meet diversity benchmarks in their cast and crew", the New York Times reported.

At the Oscars earlier this month (March 4), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star McDormand used her Best Actress acceptance speech to call for greater equality in the film industry and helped shine a spotlight on the little-known diversity clause.

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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.

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

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who created the movement, said that Cox DiGiovanni had been a "champion, advocate and co-creator" of the inclusion rider since February 2016.

"For those of you asking about the #InclusionRider, it's created to ensure equitable hiring in supportive roles for women, POC, the LGBT community, & people w/disabilities", the tweet said.

"@michaelb4jordan Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry".

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