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08th Mar 2018

Michael B. Jordan promises to adopt inclusion rider in future projects

Keeley Ryan

Fair play!

Michael B. Jordan has said that he will be adopting an inclusion rider for all of the projects produced by his company, Outlier Society.

The Black Panther actor said that he was making the promise “in support of the women and men who are leading this fight”.

The term inclusion rider refers to a clause in an actor’s contract that says they can ask for or demand the projects have a diverse cast and crew.

He wrote:

“In support of the women & 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 woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.”

His pledge follows Frances McDormand’s Best Actress acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday, where she called for greater equality in the film industry.

The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star also took the chance to shine a light on the little-known term, inclusion rider.

She said:

“We all have stories to tell and we need finance.

“Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days – or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best – and we’ll tell you all about them.

“I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: ‘inclusion rider’.”

As she later explained backstage, the term means “that you can ask for and/or demand at least 50% diversity, not only in casting but also [in] the crew.”