Barack and Michelle Obama sign media deal for their Higher Ground company

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have signed an agreement for their Higher Ground production company to be represented by CAA.

The deal will include multiple films, including the upcoming “Descendant” and “Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant” which will both be available on Netflix in October.

The deal

“The move signals further growth for their company, whose projects in production include Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Colman Domingo; the Will Forte-starrer Bodkin; and Leave the World Behind, written and directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail and starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke and Myha’la Herrold,” Deadline reported this week.

“The company got started with the Oscar-winning American Factory, Oscar-nominated Crip Camp, the Emmy-winning Our Great National Parks as well as Fatherhood, Becoming, Worth, We the People and the hit kids and family shows Waffles + Mochi and Ada Twist, Scientist,” it added.

Beyond films

In addition to the new film deal, the Obamas’ Higher Ground struck a new audio deal with Audible earlier in the year.

“Higher Ground signed its first podcast deal with Spotify in 2019 and went on to make shows such as ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’ and ‘Born in the USA,’ a series of conversations between former U.S. President Barack Obama and musician Bruce Springsteen,” Newsmax reported.

“But the Swedish audio-streaming platform declined to renew its deal with the Higher Ground, prompting the Obamas to seek new partners,” the report added.

The new moves appear to show that the Obamas plan to continue their future efforts in the entertainment industry rather than politics.

The deal also shows that the former White House couple has much more in the works in the years ahead following their eight years in Washington, D.C.

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