Matt Damon & Ben Affleck adopt inclusivity rider

Michael B. Jordan Adopts an Inclusion Rider for His Company

Frances McDormand really set Hollywood's talking point for the next year when she ended her best actress acceptance speech at this year's Oscars with these two words: "inclusion rider".

The Head of Strategic Outreach for the two actors' production company Pearl Street, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, revealed that inclusion riders will be a part of all future film projects.

Actor Michael B Jordan joined the movement last week when he announced he would add an inclusion rider for all projects created by his Outlier Society Productions banner.

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But the pièce de résistance came when the producers showed Carragher what his fellow pundits had made of his actions. Furious Sky producers suspended him ahead of his planned appearance on Monday Night Football last night.

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.

In a statement to Variety, Smith and Kalpana Kotagal, one of the lawyers working on the inclusion riders, said of the Pearl Street Films announcement, "It's great to see Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and the Pearl Street Films team using their influence to create opportunities for people from underrepresented groups to enter the industry". Invite us into our office in a couple of days - or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best - and we'll tell you all about them.

An inclusion rider is meant to improve gender and racial diversity within films.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday appointed a panel to probe the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Kandy district. Sinhalese Buddhists are the majority ethnic group in Sri Lanka, making up 75 percent of its 21 million people.

Rose McGowan claims in her autobiography courageous that she told Affleck that Weinstein had raped her when they were working together in 1997. A clip of Damon explaining diversity to producer Effie Brown on Project Greenlight went viral back in 2015.

"Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry."

After the scandal broke, Affleck said: "I knew he was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately that wasn't uncommon. I never made a movie and didn't know much of anything really".

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