Speaking of his experience making the film "Contagion" with Steven Soderbergh, Burns said he never purposefully sets out to make a film with an overarching message, but rather takes a story first approach to all his projects.
"I was thinking about the audience and making what I thought would be a suspenseful, cool ride. I don't think anyone sits there going, 'It's OK that the camera work was was s—-y or the actor was disingenuous or the dialogue was on the nose if it's got some sort of social relevance.'" "For us, when we were making the movie, I wasn't really thinking about the measles," he said.
It's about wanting to create bodies of work and tell stories that will make people go home and think thoughts that will weigh heavily on their heart." "Starting in front of the camera, from the actor's perspective, it's all about the heart.
Burns; and Shivani Rawat, founder and CEO of ShivHans Pictures. Jordan was speaking as part of the panel "Content With A Conscience: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms." The other panelists were: Alana Mayo, president of production and development for Jordan's Outlier Society Productions; Bonnie Abaunza, founder of Abaunza Group; writer, producer, and director Scott Z.
"I took the film to the U.N. Now the ILO is using that film and the campaign to push Protocol 189 globally to get countries to sign on to protect the rights of domestic workers."” /> and I took it specifically to the International Labour Organization, which is the oldest agency of the United Nations and is the agency that focuses on all labor issues," she said. "They screened the film and they brought Yalitza Aparicio, the lead of the film, to speak on International Womens' Day on the rights of domestic workers.
Echoing Jordan's comments, Mayo said that there is a "sense of personal responsibility" she and Jordan feel when deciding on what kinds of projects and messages to put out into the word.
Jordan addressed how he goes about choosing projects with socially impactful messages during the Produced By conference in Los Angeles on Saturday. Michael B.
"I think there is a sense of personal responsibility to represent our experience because that is not something you have consistently seen in films and television," she said. "It comes from a very organic and personal place but we try to be mindful, once we find the story that inspires us, of how that can impact people that are going to see it and how we can add positive things to the cultural conversation."
Abaunza has worked on campaigns around socially conscious films like "Blood Diamond," "Hotel Rwanda," and recent best picture nominee "Roma," which she recently took the United Nations.

Reporter #1:
Does your opponent
Deserve such abuse?

Frederick: [Spoken]
All Soviets deserve abuse.

Reporter #2:
But even you must
Concede he can play.

Frederick: [Spoken]
Sure, he’s the best red on the circuit. I’ll
Give him that.

Reporter #3:
He hasn’t lost
For a long time
He could be a
Tough nut to crack.

Frederick: [Spoken]
Listen, if he gets one game off me, it’s
Because I want to keep press interest going.

Reporters:
Why do you persist
With vicious attacks,
Ungracious remarks re:
Opponents?
It smacks of a
Lack of conviction
Admit you’re under duress
And that your only skill left
Is for money, not chess.

If Soviet life’s as grim
As you claim,
Then how come their boys
Are so good at the game?
Though you swear
The American dream
Is clearly the best,
You’re no advertisement
For life and times
In the West.

Reporter #4:
Why did you risk the whole match
Breaking down?

Frederick: [Spoken]
I don’t know what you’re saying. What are
You implying?

Reporter #5:
All your outrageous demands,
Your conceit.

Frederick: [Spoken]
I don’t see anything outrageous about demanding
What I’m worth.

Reporter #6:
They pay all that you ask for,
And then you demand even more.

Frederick: [Spoken]
I am the reason you’re all here. Who had heard of Sergievsky?

Reporters:
It’s hard to believe
What we’re reporting.
Why so disparaging? Frederick: [Spoken]
Not very sporting. Are the Communist sporting? My God!
Tell all this to the
United Nations,
Are you an asset to
East-West relations?

Frederick: [Spoken]
What is this? What have the Russians ever done
For East-West relations? Have you people any serious
Questions?

Reporter #7:
Will you be quitting for good
If you lose?

Reporter #8:
How come your second’s a girl,
Lover boy?

Frederick: [Spoken]
What did you say?

Reporter #8:
How come your second’s a girl,
Lover boy?

[Freddie storms out pushing Reporter #8 out of his way]

Reporters:
Well, what did I say?
He’s out of his tree
He’s finally flipped,
And between you and me–
He’s no hope of retaining
His crown in his frame of mind.
In fact,
He shouldn’t have come here, Florence:
He should have resigned. Smile, you got your first

Well, what did I say? Exclusive story.
He’s out of his tree
He’s finally flipped,
And between you and me– Now you can bask in his
He’s no hope of retaining
His crown in his frame of mind.
In fact, Reflected glory.
He shouldn’t have come here,
He should have resigned.

If he is in this frame of mind “Naked and provoked
He should be dumped,
He should be resigned.

If he is in this frame of mind Yankee aggression!”
He should be dumped,
He should be resigned.

If he is in this frame of mind Oh, what a credit to
He should be dumped,
He should be resigned.
Your great profession!
Well, what did I say?
He’s out of his mind
He’s finally flipped,
He should have resigned.