Michael B. Jordan & WarnerMedia Pushing New Inclusion Initiative3 weeks ago by Amber Le in Movie News, TV News
Michael B. Jordan is truly royalty, whether it’s on screen or off the screen, the Black Panther actor has been going hard to be a positive influence for the generation. Jordan has teamed up with WarnerMedia to push for diversity and inclusion initative.
The Los Angeles Times caught up with the Newark native and he explained that the execution has begun.
“The WarnerMedia family has introduced an approach that accomplishes our shared objectives, and I applaud them for taking this enourmous step forward.”
According to Mashable, after the 2018 Oscars, he made the announcement that he and Outlier Society would be adopting the inclusion rider, a documentat that ensures diversity in talent searches for ongoing producers. His upcoming film Just Mercy will be the first WarnerMedia project to enact the new inclusion initiative.
“Inclusivity has always been a no-brainer for me, especially as a black man in this business. [But] it wasn’t until Frances McDormand spoke the two words that set the industry on fire – inclusion rider – that I realized we could standardize this practice. It allowed me to formally pledge my production company, Outlier Society, to a way of doing business.”
WarnerMedia then gave an additional statement regarding the initiative.
“It is essential that our content and creative partners reflect the diversity of our society and the world around us. Together with other production companies, networks, guilds, unions, talent agencies and others in the industry, we all must ensure there is greater inclusion of women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities and other underrepresented groups in greater numbers both in front of and behind the camera.”