Barack and Michelle Obama will become Netflix’s developers
Former US President Barack Obama, along with former First Lady Michelle Obama, announced their new occupation. In addition to writing memoirs, the couple signed a contract with the streaming service Netflix for the production of films and serials. It is worth noting that Netflix this year became the most expensive media company in the world, ahead of the long-running leader of Disney.
Barak and Michelle Obama became the founders of the producer company Higher Ground Productions, which will produce both artistic and documentary content for the service.
Netflix does not say for how long a contract has been signed, but calls it a long-term contract. What kind of reward for him will Barack and Michelle Obama, is unknown. When the produced by them show will start, also it is not informed.
According to The New York Times, Obama told his partners that he does not plan to use Netflix as a platform for controversy with current US President Donald Trump.
“Barak and I have always believed in the power of stories that can inspire us, make us think about the world around us differently, help open our hearts and minds to others. Netflix is the most suitable service for the stories we want to share, “said Michelle Obama.
Recall that Barack Obama was President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. In the 2016 elections, he supported the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who previously held the post of Secretary of State in his government. Clinton lost to Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Trump more than once criticized the decisions of the Obama administration. In particular, with him, the US withdrew from the Paris agreement on the climate and nuclear deal with Iran.
After leaving the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama founded a charitable foundation; In addition, they are engaged in public speeches and write memoirs.
In March, The New York Times reported that Obama’s spouses are negotiating with Netflix to create a series of motivational shows. According to the newspaper, as one of the possible options for cooperation was considered the participation of the former president and the first lady in discussions on topics that they paid attention to in the White House: health care, migration, climate change.