Alana Mayo has been hired by Michael B. Jordan has hired as the Head of Production and Development for his Outlier Society Productions according to Deadline. Jordan launched his film/TV shingle in the fall of 2016 with a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Media. Mayo, who joins from Vimeo, where she was VP and Head of Originals, will help Outlier Society grow into a multi-platform media company offering digital content as well as scripted film/TV content.

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.Prior to joining Paramount, Mayo was a Creative Executive at Twentieth Century Fox, where she worked on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and The Three Stooges.

Born in New York and raised in Chicago, IL, Mayo graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies. After interning with independent New York filmmakers such as Lee Daniels, Tribeca Films and Warrington Hudlin, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career in feature film production and development. She worked as an assistant to Warner Bros.-based producer Andrew Lazar for two years before being promoted to Creative Executive. During her tenure there, she participated in the development and production of films such as Get Smart and I Love You Philip Morris.

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 Jordan will star in. There is an untitled project with Tarell Alvin McCraney for OWN, and an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet, on which Jordan will make his directorial debut.



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