Published: Wed, March 14, 2018

Paul Feig's Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

Paul Feig's Production Company to Adopt Inclusion Rider

The trio haven't been the most inclusive over their time, with Matt Damon making some controversial Twitter comments regarding sexual harassment, and Ben Affleck publicly declaring himself "angry and saddened" at that Weinstein has been accused of harassing and assaulting multiple women.

Feig thanked Stacy L. Smith, the director of USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, for her "guidance and inspiration".

"I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider", McDormand said, concluding her powerful acceptance speech after winning the best actress Oscar.

Hollywood besties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced plans to adopt inclusion riders for all future projects at their production company Pearl Street Films.

Jordan, everyone's favorite Black Panther sweetie, announced his production company would be adopting the riders as well.


McDormand brought new attention to contract addendums requiring studios to hire a diverse crew and cast for a project at the Oscars on March 4. During the production, he clashed with producer Effie Brown in a conversation that was perceived to be racially insensitive. The announcement was made on Twitter Monday.

Under their Pearl Street Films banner, Affleck and Damon have produced films such as Manchester By the Sea, Jason Bourne, and Live By Night, among other features and television series, and are now working on Matt Reeves' The Batman (with Affleck still set to star as the Caped Crusader) and Affleck's remake of Witness for the Prosecution.

And not all companies are jumping to embrace the practice of instituting inclusion riders.

"I just found out about this last week".

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