Michael B. Jordan is known for his leading roles in box office hits like “Black Panther” and “Creed.” Now, he'll be recognized in Hollywood for his efforts to make the entertainment industry more inclusive.
The “Just Mercy” star discussed on Thursday his attempts bring positive change to the industry by using inclusion riders on all of the films he's involved in. Actors and filmmakers include inclusion riders in their contracts to demand more diversity — women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and those with disabilities — among the cast and production staff of films they’re working on.
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“It’s not bulletproof. It’s not one of those things where, you know, they have to be hired,” Jordan said of hiring cast and crew under inclusion riders during his appearance on “The View” Thursday. “It makes them have a shot. Half the time it’s being seen and getting the opportunity to get a job.”
Jordan went on to say that it's “human nature” in Hollywood to hire friends and former colleagues, but inclusion riders ensure “everybody gets [an] opportunity to be seen, gets [an] opportunity for that same position, and it’s a step.”
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