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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to support inclusion rider

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

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

Fanshen DiGiovanni made the announcement on Monday night via at Festival, reports variety.com.

The move came a week after sparked interest and support for the term after she concluded her best acceptance speech by saying, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider".

announced on March 7 that he would add the inclusion rider to all projects produced by his company,

DiGiovanni referred to in her announcement, saying, "Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry. On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd, and I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward."

In the press room backstage at the 90th Academy Awards, McDormand explained an inclusion rider can be added to contracts so that at least 50 per cent of the cast and crew have to be diverse.

The topic of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood has gained momentum in recent months following the massive success of Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," in which stars as the villain.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 13:34 IST
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