Michael B. Jordan To Include An “Inclusion Rider” In His Company’s Future Contracts
The Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, is taking a stand against Hollywood’s diversity issues by adopting inclusion riders for future projects.
Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, is taking a stand against Hollywood’s ongoing diversity and equality issues by adopting inclusion riders in its contracts for all future projects.
Making the announcement yesterday, Wednesday, March 7, MBJ wrote in an Instagram post, “In support of the women and 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 women and persons of color throughout my career and it is Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”
He then places a link to learn more about how to support the cause in his Instagram photo, which also features Alana Mayo, the head of production and development for Outlier Society Productions, and Jordan’s agent Phil Sun.
The conversation surrounding inclusion riders resurfaced at this year’s Oscars thanks to Frances McDormand’s unforgettable speech when she received the Best Actress award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She ended with this powerful statement: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.” She would go on to include that inclusivity clause can be added to actors’ contracts, which would require at least 50 percent of the cast and crew to be of diverse backgrounds.
Jordan launched Outlier Society in 2016 with a multiyear first-look film and TV deal with Skydance Media. Their upcoming projects include a Netflix superhero drama called Raising Dion, an untitled series for OWN, and a reboot of The Thomas Crown Affair. Following the success of Black Panther, the actor will star in Fahrenheit 451 and Creed 2.