Barack and Michelle Obama have a production company called Higher Ground Productions! They have an upcoming slate of 7 Netflix projects with every from a Frederick Douglass Biopic and Listen to your veggies & eat your parents for preschoolers. The projects will consist of scripted and non scripted films and they will be making more announcements in the coming months! How exciting is this!
Below is some info we grabbed from NY Times about the films The Obama's are planning
■“American Factory,” a documentary that examines life in Ohio where a Chinese billionaire opened a factory in a former General Motors plant and hired 2,000 people. Higher Ground Productions described the film, produced by Participant Mediaand directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, as “early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.” The documentary was already shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and Higher Ground Productions said it would be its first release.
■“Bloom,” a drama series set in post-World War II New York that will explore the “barriers faced by women and by people of color in an era marked by hurdles but also tremendous progress.” It will be produced by Callie Khouri, who wrote “Thelma & Louise.”
■A film adaptation of“Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,”the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David W. Blight. Higher Ground did not announce a screenwriter or any producers.
■An adaptation of a New York Times series, called “Overlooked,”about people whose deaths were previously not reported by the newspaper. The obituaries have been published in a recurring feature in the paper. Higher Ground Productions said it would be a scripted anthology series.
■A series based on “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,”a book by Michael Lewis.
■“Crip Camp,” a documentary film about the origins of the disability rights movement.
■“Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents,”a half-hour series for preschoolers that will “take young children and their families around the globe on an adventure that tells us the story of our food.”
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