Michelle Obama


YouTube confirms “karate-chopping” of Premium paywall

YouTube has confirmed that its premium content will be available for free as the business shifts to an ad-supported model for originals. The Google-owned platform used its NewFront presentation in New York on Thursday (2 May) to reveal that originals such as Cobra Kai will live on on the platform, but will be moved in […]

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 […]

Obamas make first hire for Netflix outfit

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have made the first hire for Higher Ground Productions, the entity through which they will produce content for Netflix. Priya Swaminathan, a veteran entertainment executive, will work closely with the duo on new Hollywood projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is not yet clear […]

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, […]

Barack Obama in talks to produce Netflix shows

Former President Barack Obama is set to produce a series of high-profile series for SVOD service Netflix. According to the New York Times citing people familiar with the situation, Obama is in “advanced negotiations” with the streamer. Signing a former president would arguably be Netflix’s biggest ever coup, eclipsing big bucks agreements with the likes […]

News brief: Michelle Obama to appear in US kids show

Michelle Obama is set to appear in US kids series Kid President: Declaration of Awesome. The show goes out on joint-venture Discovery and Hasbro channel The Hub and the First Lady will talk about the importance of an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. The variety series, which is exec-produced by Rainn Wilson, is produced […]