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Higher Ground Productions Announces Netflix Slate

Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, today announced a new slate of upcoming projects. The content encompasses a range of fiction, non-fiction and kids & family across both series and feature films. This announcement builds on their existing slate of projects which includes Academy Award winning …

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Ada Twist Animated Series Coming to Netflix

Netflix has announced Chris Nee and Higher Ground Productions’ animated preschool series Ada Twist, Scientist, based on the best-selling book series (buy at Amazon) by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts. Kerri Grant serves as showrunner for the 40, 12-minute episode series, which will debut globally starting in 2021. The series introduces Ada Twist, …

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A Conversation About American Factory with the Obamas and Filmmakers

In anticipation of the premiere of American Factory on Netflix, President Obama and Mrs. Obama sat down with the filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar to talk about the power of storytelling, building connections, celebrating the human spirit, and giving voice to people who do not typically appear on screen. American Factory is the first title from …

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The Obamas’ American Factory Releasing on Netflix August 21

Netflix announced today that American Factory will be released globally on the streaming service on August 21, 2019. American Factory is a Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. Netflix acquired American Factory from Participant Media out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Directing Award: U.S. Documentary. The documentary …

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The Obamas’ Higher Ground and Netflix Announce Slate of Projects

Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, co-heads of Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, in partnership with Netflix today announced the company’s initial slate of upcoming projects. The content encompasses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction signature productions for all audiences including scripted, unscripted and documentary series, as well as …

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