Netflix signs deal with Obamas

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

The deal will include scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features under their newly-formed Higher Ground Productions.

“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,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” said Mrs. Obama. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”

3 Comments:

  1. The left’s infiltration into every corner of entertainment continues with Obama’s ex-National Security Adviser Susan Rice a recent appointee to the board of Netflix. So, should anyone be surprised at this news?

  2. Hmm, I wonder who the former President has been talking to, producing TV is not something you invest in without knowing what you are getting into, the suspicion is that Netflix are the primary investor here, the risk for them is the U.S.media critics will be analysing all the Obama productions for sociopolitical messaging.

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