Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the agreement On Wednesday (Jan. 23). According to Variety, this partnership follows a joint diversity production policy that began in Sept. 2018 with Jordan's Just Mercy being Warner Bros.' first film under the umbrella. Also, this deal is said to help continue foot the cost of future Outlier Society productions.
"Michael has become a leading voice in a new generation of talent and is creating real change in the industry," Emmerich said of the star of Marvel's Black Panther. "His talent is undeniable, and beyond that, his commitment and conviction around representation and inclusion are inspiring — he truly walks the walk. We’re extremely proud to be in business with him and excited about a number of projects on the horizon."
Founded and launched in 2016, Outlier Society Productions has prided itself on including diversity into all aspects of the film industry. Outside of Warner Bros., Outlier Society has created projected with Netflix and OWN in addition to hiring respected producer Alana Mayo as its head of production.
"Warner Bros. is the perfect home for myself, my brilliant president of production Alana Mayo and Outlier Society," Jordan said. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for their visionary leadership and commitment to producing a broad slate of films, which gives us more range and more opportunity as producers. Most importantly, they share my passion for telling unique, creatively-fulfilling stories and giving a voice to the next generation of talent."