‘Black Panther’ Star Pledges To Adopt Inclusion Riders On All Future Projects

Ford Springer | Reporter

Frances McDormand called on her fellow actors to require inclusion riders in their contracts during the Oscars on Sunday night and it seems that she has already inspired at least one Hollywood star to do so.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday Michael B. Jordan pledged to adopt the use inclusion riders for all future projects produced by his company, Outlier Society Productions. (RELATED: Here’s Why Everyone Was Talking About ‘Inclusion Riders’ At The Academy Awards)

“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,” the “Black Panther” star wrote.

When McDormand dropped the term during her acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday, many viewers likely didn’t know what it meant. An inclusion rider is a contract clause requiring that the production companies maintain gender and racial equality when hiring for movies.

“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,” Jordan wrote.

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