Through his production company, Outlier Society and in partnership with the Obama Foundation, Michael B. Jordan is creating a fellowship for young men of color. The announcement was made at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s first national meeting. The program will give support to young men looking to get their big break into the entertainment field, Jordan said.
Jordan also said, “When you get in a position of power or you get a little bit of leverage to help create opportunities for other people. I think that’s really, really important. It’s something I always promised myself that once I got a production company, I would be able to do that.” This will be a forum to increase the amount of Black people on filmmaking. The fellowship is an internship program that will take young men of color and match them with the largest companies in the entertainment industry. The fellowships’ goal is to motivate those selected to put in the work into their passions.
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