Magazine article Screen International

Obamas Sign Netflix Production Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Obamas Sign Netflix Production Deal

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Former US president and wife Michelle to cultivate ’talented, inspiring, creative voices’.

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Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix.

The Obamas, who have set up Higher Ground Productions to make the Netflix content, will produce what the streaming giant describes as “a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.”

In a statement announcing the deal, President Obama said: “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience. …

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