Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Become Next Stars to Formally Adopt Inclusion Riders

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

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.

Affleck and Damon have been relatively quiet in recent conversations regarding diversity and women's rights in the entertainment industry after they both found themselves at the center of their own separate controversies. An inclusion rider, as we all discovered on Oscars night, is a clause that an actor can insist be added to their contract.

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.

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

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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. Specifics of the rider are also undisclosed at this time.

"We all have stories to tell and we need finance".

The pledge arrives a week after Frances McDormand implored powerful Hollywood types in her Best Actress Oscar's speech to use their sway to ensure racial and gender diversity on sets.

USC Annenberg's Stacy Smith proposed inclusion riders in a column at The Hollywood Reporter in 2014.

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