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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Launch production company

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Life-long best friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are extending their friendship to business partners as they start up their own production company.

The company, called Artists Equity, would be an artist-led studio with the hopes of empowering filmmakers’ creative visions through entrepreneurial partnerships.

The production company’s first project will feature Affleck in front of and behind the camera as director and cast member while Damon stars in a the real-life story behind the creation of the iconic Air Jordan brand. The project is slated for release in 2023 in partnership with Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures and is one of three projects the company anticipates in 2023.