Barack and Michelle Obama have supercharged their Hollywood visibility with a deal between their production company and CAA — the mega-talent agency that represents many of the world’s biggest stars and supports Democrat politicians.
The Obamas’ Higher Ground has signed with CAA for film and television deals, though the agency won’t represent either of the Obamas as individuals, nor in any of their other endeavors, according to a Deadline report.
The deal means Higher Ground will have access not only to CAA’s deal-making power but also to its stable of celebrities, which includes Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johanssson, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
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CAA will not represent either of the Obamas as individuals, nor in any of their other endeavors. 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.
In the can is Descendant, which launches on Netflix on October 21, and Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant, which launches on Netflix on October 17.
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.