Michael B. Jordan Will Use A Diversity Clause To Demand Equality On All Future Projects

Michael B. Jordan has promised to adopt an 'inclusion rider' on all future projects at his production company Outlier Society in a bid to combat inequality in Hollywood.

It comes days after Frances McDormand popularised the concept – a little-known legal clause stars can use to demand racial and gender diversity in front of and behind the camera – in her impassioned speech at the Oscars.

Michael B Jordan in Creed (Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Discussing the issue in an Instagram post, Jordan wrote: "In support of the women and men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company."

"I've been privileged to work with powerful woman and persons of colour throughout my career," he said, insisting his firm's mission was to create opportunities for talented individuals everywhere.

The American actor, who's been at the centre of international fanfare following the release of Black Panther, was also sure to add a hashtag supporting the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which created the movement.

At the Oscars, 'Best Actress' winner McDormand had called on all the female winners and nominees to stand with her as she claimed the award 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."

The term was invented by media researcher Stacy Smith during a TED talk in which she came up with a few different ways to show more women, ethnic minorities and people disabilities on-screen.

According to the University of Southern California, where Dr Smith is a professor the concept of an inclusion rider is that: "A-list actors can incorporate a clause in their contracts that stipulates that inclusion, both on camera and behind the scenes for crew members, be reflected in films.

"The rider states that women, people of colour, people with disabilities, and members of LGBT and marginalised communities who are traditionally under-represented be depicted on screen in proportion to their representation in the population."

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