This is dope and whatever these two have their hands in. . .I wanna see! I heard these projects are pretty versatile including a scripted series. . .an unscripted series. . .documentaries and other features.
Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, co-heads of Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, have set the company’s initial slate of upcoming projects. The content encompasses a wide range of fiction and nonfiction signature productions for all audiences including scripted, unscripted and documentary series, as well as full-length features and documentaries.
The Obamas launched Higher Ground last spring to create content that embodies the core values of celebrating the human spirit through struggles and triumph; facing adversity through resilience, determination, and hope; lifting up new voices and stories to bring about change; and transcending divides to bring us together. The projects selected are a reflection of these values and a commitment to quality storytelling. Higher Ground expects to make additional project announcements in the coming months.
They’ve been active in courting projects. That includes King Richard, the Will Smith-attached film about Richard Williams and his efforts to teach his young daughters Serena and Venus Williams on the tennis courts of Compton. That project ended up at Warner Bros, but it underscored the kind of family values and uplifting sandbox they want to play in.
“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling,” former President Obama said. “That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects. Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more, we believe each of these productions won’t just entertain, but will educate, connect, and inspire us all.”
Read more plus get an overview of their projects [HERE].
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