AT&T Inc.'s WarnerMedia on Sept. 5 unveiled its new companywide diversity and inclusion policy.
WarnerMedia said in a policy statement that it is pledging to use its "best efforts" to make sure that diverse actors and crew members are considered for film, TV and other projects and to work with directors and producers who also seek to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the industry.
"I'm proud that Warner Bros., and our sister companies HBO and Turner, are willing to state unequivocally that this is where we stand on diversity and inclusion," Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., said in a statement. "Our policy commits us to taking concrete action to further our goals, to measure the outcomes and to share the results publicly."
The first production to fall under the new policy will be the Michael B. Jordan film "Just Mercy," which will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Production starts this week in Atlanta.
Jordan is the CEO of production company Outlier Society.