A Few Reasons Why Michael “Bae” Jordan Is Indeed Our “King” On His 32nd Birthday

February 9, 2019  |  
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He’s Using His Success To Help Others In the Industry

You’d never believe that Jordan considered turning his back on acting entirely and applying to work at a fast food joint. But now that he’s had a taste of success, he’s using it to help others trying to find their way in the entertainment industry. He once shared that he foresees his production company, Outlier Society, as being a “an engine for movies and TV shows that will define his brand.” He told Vanity Fair that the company will be multi-faceted and plans to have a dollar-sign attached to his every move, “It’s gonna be eclectic. It’s gonna be animation. It’s gonna be non-scripted. It’s gonna be digital. It’s gonna be film, television. It’s gonna be video games.” He also announced last year that his production company would adopt “inclusion riders” in which projects have contractual obligations for crews working on them to be diverse and afford opportunities to those typically underrepresented in the film industry such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, those with disabilities.

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