Michael B. Jordan pledges support for inclusion riders

His production company, Outlier Society, will adopt the initiative as policy.

March 07, 2018
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Michael B. Jordan has announced his full support behind inclusion riders, and will incorporate them into practice at his production company. In an Instagram post, Jordan wrote "I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society." He added that he's "been privileged to work with powerful women & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward."

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The Black Panther star also linked out to University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which has spearheaded the initiative "with an intersectional focus across film, TV, digital and music." The term sparked conversations on diversity in cinema following Frances McDormand's Oscar speech last Sunday.

"The whole idea of women 'trending'? No. No trending. African-Americans 'trending'? No. No trending," McDormand said. "It changes now, and I think the inclusion rider will have something to do with that."

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