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Netflix has introduced a multi-year manufacturing cope with former U.S. President Barack Obama and spouse Michelle Obama.

The Obamas will produce movies, scripted collection and documentaries below their newly shaped manufacturing banner “Higher Ground Productions,” Netflix stated in a press launch.

The New York Times had reported in March that Obama was in “advanced talks” with Netflix, with rivals Apple and Amazon additionally rumoured to have been eager about touchdown a manufacturing cope with the 44th president of the United States.

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In an announcement, the Obamas stated they wish to concentrate on telling inspiring tales that contact on points and themes essential to them.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Obama stated in an announcement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

Michelle Obama added that she and her husband “have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others.”

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Netflix didn’t disclose the monetary particulars of the deal, however chief content material officer Ted Sarandos raved concerning the “formidable storytelling abilities” that the Obamas will convey to Netflix’s viewers.

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” stated Sarandos.

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