Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama lands huge Netflix deal. Source say this will be a multi-million dollar opportunity!
Barack and Michelle have left The White House yet they are still making an impact on society and handling business. They have expanded further in the entertainment industry and immersed themselves in the television business.
Obama recently quoted, “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect and inspire us all”.
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No matter what country we’re in, connecting young people with more tools, more resources, more attention, and maybe a little bit of inspiration is the best investment we can make in the future. And when these young people work together and learn from each other, their work will change the world. That’s what I saw in the hundreds of young leaders from across Europe and it’s what the @ObamaFoundation is all about.
Reported from TheJasmineBrand
Here are the seven programs currently in development through the Obamas Netflix deal:
American Factory, a documentary that examines life in Ohio where a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a former General Motors plant and hired 2,000 people. Higher Ground Productions described the film, produced by Participant Media and directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, as “early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.” The documentary was already shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and Higher Ground Productions said it would be its first release.
Bloom, a drama series set in post-World War II New York that will explore the “barriers faced by women and by people of color in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress.” It will be produced by Callie Khouri, who wrote Thelma & Louise.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David W. Blight about Frederick Douglass. Higher Ground did not announce a screenwriter or any producers.
Overlooked, an adaptation of the New York Times series about people whose deaths were previously not reported by the newspaper. The obituaries have been published in a recurring feature in the paper. Higher Ground Productions said it would be a scripted anthology series.
The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy, a series based on the book by Michael Lewis.
Crip Camp, a documentary film about the origins of the disability rights movement.
Listen To Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents, a half-hour series for preschoolers that will “take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of our food.”