Michael B. Jordan Taps Alana Mayo To Head Production For His Outlier Society Company
Michael B. Jordan hires Alana Mayo, formerly of Vimeo and Paramount, to be Head of Production for his Outlier Society Productions.
We’ve written before how Michael B. Jordan is getting himself into the Hollywood filmmaking game. With his own superhero picture in development (Raising Dion) and a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Media, Jordan is making sure he doesn’t miss out on anything by hiring Alana Mayo to be a part of his growing company.
Mayo, a former VP and Head of Originals at Vimeo, will help Outlier Society grow into a multi-platform media company offering digital content as well as scripted film and TV content. Before Vimeo, Mayo spent most of her career at Paramount Pictures, where she worked on films such as The Big Short, Selma and Fences.
In addition to the hour-long superhero sci-fi family drama, Raising Dion, Outlier Society also has a reboot of The Thomas Crowne Affair, which Jordan will also star in. There is also an untitled project with Tarell Alvin McCraney for OWN, and an adaptation of The Stars Beneath Our Feet, on which Jordan will make his directorial debut.
“I’ve loved getting to work in the producer space this past year and have been very fortunate to have a lot of projects I’m passionate about in the works,” Jordan said. “My constant goal is to evolve and take Outlier Society to the next level as a multi-platform media company and there is no one better to spearhead that task for us than Alana. Her experience and taste is what attracted me to her and her fearless ability to be a risk-taker in our ever-changing business is what really connected me with her. I am very fortunate to be working alongside such a creative force.”
With mutual admiration on the table, these two are looking to be the newest creators in a space that could use their respective originality and diverse appetites. Up next for Jordan is the big, superhero blockbuster, Black Panther, where he reteams with his Fruitvale Station and Creed director, Ryan Coogler. Also, Jordan will be starring with Michael Shannon in an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO.
Lastly, Jordan will reprise his role as Adonis Creed in the forthcoming Creed sequel, then he’ll star in the Destin Cretton-directed Just Mercy for Warner Bros.