Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have one of the first to responded to the call of Oscarwinnares Frances McDormand to a clause in their contract that the filmmakers are forcing to pay more attention to diversity. The so-called ’inclusion rider is applicable to all their future projects, as announced Pearl Street Films.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
McDormand won last week, the Oscar for best actress for her role in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. In her speech, she called all the female nominees on to, literally and figuratively, to stand against sexual abuse and abuse of power in Hollywood. She closed with a plea for inclusion rider. With such a clause might be big movie stars in their filmcontract enforce that the employees of the production is a reflection of the society. In practice this will be not only more female employees in yield but also, for example, more people with a foreign origin or people with a disability.
Affleck is currently working with Damon on a new movie: Witness For The Prosecution, based on the eponymous book by Agatha Christie. Damon is one of the producers, while Affleck, the director of service.