Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig have said they’ll adopt Inclusion Riders for their films.
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.
But nevertheless, they will be adopting Inclusion Riders for their films as Feig confessed it was the ‘right thing to do’.
He told the Guardian: ‘It’s not that hard to do, and it’s just common sense. I feel like the people who don’t do it now and the studios and companies that don’t do it now are moving backward, not forward.’
On Monday, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, head of strategic outreach at Pearl Street Films, took to Twitter to declare that herself, Affleck and Damon would be adopting inclusion riders.
She said in a reply to Michael B Jordan: ‘Thank you for always supporting broader representation in the industry. On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, @BenAffleck, Jennifer Todd, Drew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward.’
An Inclusion Rider can be used by a star to enforce diverse cast and crews on their movies. They are designed to include underrepresented groups including women, people of colour, people with disabilities and the LGBT community.
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