Matt Damon and Ben Affleck made headlines this week when their production company Pearl Street Films announced that it would be adopting inclusion riders for all their projects going forward.
The concept focuses on diversity and centers around actors, directors and other Hollywood stars demanding in their contracts that all positions, both on and off screen, include a diverse set of hires. Actress Frances McDormand popularized the idea while talking about it during her Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actress at the 90th Academy Awards.
Damon and Affleck aren’t the only ones who are taking on inclusion riders, as a slew of A-listers have answered McDormand’s call for more diversity in the film industry.
Here are a few other big names who’ve pledged their support for the concept.
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and more stars adopting inclusion riders
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Fanshen Cox DiGiovani, the head of strategic outreach for Damon and Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, announced the company’s support for inclusion riders in a post on Twitter.
.@michaelb4jordan 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. https://t.co/ODit24D2Rb
— Fanshen (@fanshen) March 13, 2018
The “Black Panther” star said he’s behind inclusion riders in a post shared on his Instagram account.
In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society. I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward. If you want to learn more about how to support the cause – link in bio. #OutlierSociety #AnnenbergInclusionInitiative
The famed director is getting behind the movement too, according to a tweet shared on his account this week.
Thrilled to announce that Feigco Entertainment is officially adopting an #inclusionrider for all our film and TV productions moving forward. Thank you to @Inclusionists and Stacy L. Smith for their guidance and inspiration. We challenge other companies and studios to do the same.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 13, 2018
The “Captain Marvel” star announced her support for inclusion riders on social media as well.
I’m committed to the Inclusion Rider. Who’s with me? https://t.co/yvQ0wR5D80
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 5, 2018