Michael B. Jordan Adopts an Inclusion Rider for His Company
When Frances McDormand used the closing of her best actress acceptance speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday to promote inclusion riders, a contract clause for actors that would require filmmakers to meet diversity benchmarks in their cast and crew, she jolted the idea into national consciousness.
It raised the question of when the first A-list star would insist on one in his or her own contract.
That still hasn’t happened. But on Wednesday, the actor Michael B. Jordan took a step, announcing that his company, Outlier Society Productions, would adopt the rider for its projects.
The announcement made him the first major actor to publicly adopt the idea since Ms. McDormand’s speech. But Mr. Jordan, the villain of “Black Panther” and the hero of “Creed,” gave no indication that he would require the rider for the blockbuster movies he performs in.
Instead, Mr. Jordan pledged that Outlier would meet certain diversity requirements, though it was not immediately known…