Obamas ink multiyear deal with Netflix

TheHill | 5/21/2018 | Judy Kurtz
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The Obamas are getting into the movie-making business, teaming up with Netflix on a multiyear deal.

Netflix announced the partnership in a Monday tweet.

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"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," the company said.

A Netflix spokeswoman told ITK no additional details were immediately available about the deal.

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The New York Times was first to report news of a potential deal back in March.

“President and Mrs. Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Eric Schultz, an Obama senior adviser, told the paper at the time.

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“Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories,” Schultz said.

Mic had reported in December 2016 that the former president could be considering inking...
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