Higher Ground Productions

Obamas unveil first Netflix slate

Higher Ground Productions, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, has announced its first slate, spanning scripted, unscripted and documentary series. The projects are in different stages of development and are set to be released over the next few years, according to Netflix. They include a biopic of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick […]

The Obamas’ set exec team for Higher Ground Productions

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have set the leadership team for their Higher Ground Productions, which inked a multi-year deal with Netflix last year. Priya Swaminathan, who was previously announced to have been working with the company, has been named as co-head of Higher Ground, along with Chernin Entertainment’s Tonia Davis. Swaminathan and Davis […]

Obamas enter the TV business via partnership with Netflix

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have unveiled plans to make films and TV series with Netflix. The Obamas have established a company called Higher Ground Productions as the entity through which they will produce content for Netflix. Under this banner, they will produce a mix of content, including scripted series, […]