Black Panther star vows to adopt inclusion riders
Black Panther star Michael B Jordan has been inspired by Frances McDormand's rousing Oscars acceptance speech and has vowed to adopt inclusion riders at his production company.
McDormand used her platform while accepting the best actress gong at Sunday's Academy Awards to encourage Hollywood to adopt inclusion riders, which are clauses in actors' contracts to ensure gender and racial diversity in the cast and crew.
Now, Black Panther and Creed actor Michael B Jordan has said he will adopt the diversity clause for all projects being made at his company Outlier Society.
He wrote on Instagram: "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."
At the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, best actress winner McDormand called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her as she claimed the prize for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
To rapturous applause, she added: "I have two words to leave you with tonight ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider."
Backstage after the awards, she elaborated on the meaning of inclusion rider, adding: "the fact that I just found out about this after 35 years in the film business...we're not going back."