Pearl Street Films, the production company that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon founded, will now use inclusion riders on future projects. The term refers to an optional addition to a contract that requires that the cast and crew on a film or TV project meet a certain level of diversity.
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 whole thing was thrown into the spotlight by Frances McDormand during his Oscar speech, and already Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan have agreed to take on the clause in all future films. "Look around, ladies and gentlemen!" "Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight". During a 2015 segment of the show "Project Greenlight", the Cambridge native rebuffed the suggestion of producer Effie Brown ("Dear White People") to hire a white woman and a Vietnamese-American man to co-direct a "Greenlight"-backed film featuring a minority character who is a prostitute". Actress Hilarie Burton and makeup artist Annamarie Tendler have said that Affleck has groped them, while Rose McGowan has said that Affleck was lying about not knowing about what she says Harvey Weinstein did to her. Any accounts to the contrary are false.
According to Deadline, Affleck's email was sent last July, before the scandal broke.
Damon said, "I think you're a better actor the less people know about you, period". I was brand new to Hollywood. "I never made a movie and didn't know much of anything really".
He said: "There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?"