Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company Pearl Street has confirmed they will now adopt inclusion riders for all future feature films. While the concept of inclusion riders has been around since 2014, it didn't start to get widespread attention until McDormand's Oscar acceptance speech-and even McDormand said that she only found out what inclusion riders were a week before winning her Oscar.
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Watkins initially entered the National Football League with the promise of being one of the game's best receivers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the deal will be worth $16 million per year over three seasons.
Black Panther actor Michael B Jordan later pledged to insert an inclusion rider clause into his future movie contracts, with Cox DiGiovanni now sharing Affleck and Damon's announcement in response to that news.
The heightened buzz prompted the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, founded by University of Southern California professor Stacy Smith, who floated the idea of inclusion riders in 2016, to tweet out a quick explainer on the term. "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: "inclusion rider". The actress left the room abuzz, while viewers at home frantically began Googling the phrase-which refers to a contractual stipulation that stars can include in their contracts, assuring that their film sets are inclusive both on and off screen.