Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Taps Alana Mayo To Head Production & Development

Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo
Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo

*Michael B. Jordan has hired Alana Mayo to be Head of Production and Development for his Outlier Society Productions, reports Deadline.

Jordan launched his film/TV production company in the fall of 2016 with a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Media.

Mayo comes to the gig from Vimeo, where she was VP and Head of Originals. Among her tasks is to help Outlier Society grow into a multi-platform media company offering digital content as well as scripted film/TV content.

Outlier Society projects include the hourlong sci-fi family drama “Raising Dion,” which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Netflix, and “The Thomas Crowne Affair” reboot that will star Jordan. An untitled project with Tarell Alvin McCraney for OWN is also in the works, and an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel “The Stars Beneath Our Feet,” which will mark Jordan’s directorial debut.

“I’ve loved getting to work in the producer space this past year and have been very fortunate to have a lot of projects I’m passionate about in the works,” Jordan said. “My constant goal is to evolve and take Outlier Society to the next level as a multi-platform media company and there is no one better to spearhead that task for us than Alana. Her experience and taste is what attracted me to her and her fearless ability to be a risk-taker in our ever-changing business is what really connected me with her. I am very fortunate to be working alongside such a creative force.”

Mayo said she had long admired Jordan’s taste talent and ambition. “I share his passion for great storytelling, empowering creators and bringing fresh and unique points of view to the forefront,” she said.

Before Vimeo, Mayo spent most of her career at Paramount, and worked on such films as “The Big Short,” “Selma,” “Fences” and the upcoming Alex Garland-directed “Annihilation.” She began at Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance and moved to Fox before joining Paramount.

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