Films, series and documentaries … expect to see soon works produced by the Obama!
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have reached an agreement with Netflix to produce movies, series and documentaries for the online subscription video platform, according to a statement released Monday (May 21st).
Netflix does not give any details about possible projects of the former presidential couple, but indicates that it could be dialogues series, reality TV series, documentary series, documentary films and feature films. fiction.
The Obama will produce these contents through the production company Higher Ground Productions, which they created for the occasion.
“Faith in the power of story”
“We hope to cultivate and help assert the voices of talent, sources of creativity and inspiration that promote greater empathy and understanding among people,” said Barack Obama , quoted in the statement.
“Barack and I have always believed in the power of narrative to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us and to help open our minds and hearts to others,” added Michelle Obama , also quoted in communicated.
According to the “New York Times”, which quotes relatives of Barack Obama , the former president does not intend to use this new platform as a political instrument, especially to criticize his successor, Donald Trump.
It is an excellent communication operation for Netflix, which seeks to position itself as the natural destination of content creators and does not hesitate, for that, to spend huge sums.
The amount of the contract has not been revealed, but the agreement is compared by the US trade press to two major operations recently carried out by Netflix.
The platform has successfully attracted successful producer Ryan Murphy (“Glee”, “The People vs. OJ Simpson”) with a check for $ 300 million over five years, as well as producer Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal”). “Gray’s Anatomy”, “How to Get Away with Murder”) for 100 million over four years.
In March 2017, the Obama couple had signed a record deal of $ 60 million, according to several US media, with the house Penguin Random House, which provides a book for each.