Matt Damon, Ben Affleck will adopt inclusion rider in future deals

Producing partners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced Monday night that they will include the inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street company. Inclusion riders in contracts means at least 50 percent of the cast and crew have to be diverse. This comes just a week after Frances McDormand spoke about the inclusion rider in her acceptance speech at The Oscars. Michael B. Jordan announced on March 7 that he would add the inclusion rider to all projects produced by his company as well. The topic of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood has gained momentum in recent months.