Pearl Street Films has been working toward addressing the crisis of representation in the entertainment industry with Annenberg's guidance for almost two years after Damon and his show "Project Greenlight" became embroiled a controversy over the show's choice to spotlight a film by a white, male director.
Filmmaker duo/best buds forever Ben Affleck and Matt Damon today announced they'd be adopting inclusion riders for all their future production deals, off the back of Frances McDormand's Oscar speech bringing the concept into the mainstream.
"Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan has announced on Instagram that his production company, Outlier Society, will adopt inclusion riders. Cox DiGiovanni referred to Jordan in her announcement, saying, "Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry".
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But nevertheless, they will be adopting Inclusion Riders for their films as Feig confessed it was the "right thing to do". "And I think the inclusion rider will have something to do with that".
Damon put his foot his mouth multiple times in an attempt to voice his opinions on the scandal involving his frequent film collaborator Harvey Weinstein, while Affleck followed in his brother Casey's steps and was accused of sexual misconduct himself.
"We all have stories to tell and we need finance". Both Damon and Affleck have in the past five months faced public scrutiny for either comments, in Damon's case, or alleged past behavior, in Affleck's, in the #MeToo era and to some are emblematic of an outmoded entertainment industry.