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Netflix prolongs production agreement.

Netflix officially extends partnership with production company founded by Barack and Michelle Obama.

The Obamas are celebrating success as Hollywood producers after the end of Barack Obama's...
The Obamas are celebrating success as Hollywood producers after the end of Barack Obama's presidency.

High trust in the Obamas - Netflix prolongs production agreement.

Following the conclusion of his presidency, Barack Obama (62) and his spouse Michelle (60) introduced themselves to novel initiatives. Among these endeavors is the movie production company, Higher Ground, established in 2018, committing itself to hosting a plethora of voices and experiences. Higher Ground, however, has recently enlarged its alliance with the renowned streaming behemoth Netflix, as per the US trade magazine "Deadline."

Internationally Acclaimed Documentaries and a Netflix Favorite

Since 2018, Netflix and the Obamas' producing firm had entered into a multi-year agreement. Now, this deal is undergoing a renewal. Netflix still maintains its exclusive right to all movies, series, and documentaries created by the Obamas. The monetary terms of this transaction remain unidentified.

Higher Ground has generated work such as the post-apocalyptic movie "Leave the World Behind," adorned with Julia Roberts (56), Mahershala Ali (50), and Ethan Hawke (53) in pivotal roles. This thriller, directed by Sam Esmail (46), was launched on Netflix in December 2023 and became the most popular Netflix film of the second half of 2023 with a whopping 121 million views.

Additionally, Higher Ground's project "American Factory," a documentary, also became extremely significant and received the prestigious "Best Documentary" award at the Oscars in 2020. Their prospective projects encompass a Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) biopic and a romantic comedy named "Fling." In this latter movie, Lupita Nyong'o (41) will take center stage, with Michelle Obama co-creating the film along with Nyong'o, who is also a producer.

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  1. As part of their expanded partnership with Netflix, Higher Ground Productions, led by Barack and Michelle Obama, has full confidence in leaving their mark on the streaming service through various productions.
  2. Following the success of their Oscar-winning documentary "AmericanFactory" and the highly-viewed post-apocalyptic film "Leave the World Behind" on Netflix, Michelle Obama is set to co-create and star in a romantic comedy titled "Fling" alongside Lupita Nyong'o.
  3. Thanks to the continued production agreement with Netflix, viewers can expect more enthralling documentaries, series, and movies from Higher Ground Productions, upholding the Obamas' great confidence in bringing a diverse range of voices and experiences to the streaming platform.
  4. Higher Ground's new deal with Netflix, known for its streaming of popular series like "The Crown," ensures that the Obamas' production company will continue to branch out into various genres and captivate audiences with their compelling stories.



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