Clinton is taking a page out of both ex-Celebrity Apprentice host Trump and her old boss Barack Obama’s respective books and attempting to partner up with Tinseltown, Deadline has confirmed. She and her daughter Chelsea Clinton are looking to put together a production company and a deal similar to what Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions inked with Netflix last year.
“Hillary is still very popular out here and there’s been conversations with several studios and streamers about working on projects together,” a top-tier executive said Thursday of the situation, emphasizing that nothing had been cast in stone at this point.
As interest on the other side of the table has already shown, it shouldn’t be that hard for Murphy Brown and Madam Secretary cameo-ing Hillary Clinton to pull this off. With strong connections to CEOs and executives through decades on the Hollywood fundraising circuit, the two-time Oval Office seeker is said to be thinking big picture in a financed slate that would spotlight female-centric stories and projects.
In many ways, the idea is an expansion of the move she made last year to sign on as an executive producer with longtime supporter Stephen Spielberg and his Amblin TV for a planned adaption of author Elaine Weiss’ The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.
Like the last election, it’s all a question of whether Clinton can seal the deal. At the same time, the individual who won the popular vote in 2016 by more than 3 million votes isn’t entirely done with the political arena either:
The president hasn’t just refused to condemn a foreign power that attacked our democracy. He’s also failed to protect the country’s voting systems against future attacks. He betrays his oath every day.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 30, 2019
Bloomberg first reported news of Clinton’s production company plans.