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Barack and Michelle Obama to produce content for Netflix

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama will produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first family a powerful media platform to shape their post-White House legacy. 

Under the name Higher Ground Productions,
the Obamas have the options to produce scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and feature films, Netflix said in a statement.

Terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed and Netflix did not say when Obama-produced content will be released or give any specific content plans. 

The agreement with Netflix, which boasts some 125 million subscribers worldwide, will give the Obamas a voice outside of the traditional public speaking, books and charity work that recent ex-presidents have relied on.

"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,” Barack Obama said in a statement. 

 “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix - we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring..."   

Read the full story here: https://lnkd.in/eBp4f4E 

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