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Barack and Michelle Obama sign multi-year deal with Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama will be producing series and documentries, scripted and non scripted for Netflix. 

The former president and former first lady formed their own production company, Higher Ground Productions. Netflix announced the deal but gave no specifics. 

Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features.

“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 wider world,” Barack Obama said in Netflix’s announcement.

The announcement of Netflix’s twitter read:

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

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