Matt Damon, Ben Affleck's Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck follow Michael B. Jordan and adopt inclusion riders

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are the latest Hollywood power-players to embrace inclusion riders, the diversity-promoting clauses recently thrust into the national spotlight by actress Frances McDormand, who championed them in her Academy Awards acceptance speech earlier this month.

On Monday, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni-the head of strategic outreach at Pearl Street Films, Damon and Affleck's production company-tweeted at Jordan, saying that the company would be following in his footsteps and adopting the rider as well.

No word on whether Affleck and Damon are also applying an inclusion rider to every acting project, or only their production company. This left plenty of people asking "inclusion wha t?".

It looks like Frances McDormand's Oscar speech, requesting that members of the Hollywood community ask for inclusion riders in all of their upcoming projects, has already made an impact.

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

"Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry", Cox DiGiovanni wrote.

'We should support this for a billion reasons, but if you can't find a reason to, here's one: it will make movies better'.

According to the University of Southern California, where Dr Smith is an associate professor, the concept of an inclusion rider is: "A-list actors can incorporate a clause in their contracts that stipulates that inclusion, both on camera and behind the scenes for crew members, be reflected in films". Specifics of the rider are also undisclosed at this time.

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