The "Black Panther" stars wants the industry to be more inclusive.
The film industry is slowly making moves towards inclusion this year. Black Panther proved that a team of Black creators could produce a highly-successful film. Award show ceremonies have also become platforms to share ideals, and point out changes that need to be made. When the audiences of these messages are creators in positions of power, change feels that more tangible. Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan took to Instagram to vouch for diversity and methods to achieve it.
"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." The inclusion rider is a promise to have your productions reflect the real world. “'It stipulates that in small and supporting roles, characters should reflect the world we live in' That includes 50 percent gender parity, 40 percent inclusion for people of color, 5 percent L.G.B.T.Q., and 20 percent disabled" as discussed in an interview with Vanity Fair.
The Instagram post concludes with, "If you want to learn more about how to support the cause – link in bio. #OutlierSociety #AnnenbergInclusionInitiative.” Pointing attention to resources and a hashtag, the star is looking to educate the masses; and his 5,2 million followers. We can only hope that industry follows in his footsteps.
[via Vanity Fair]