News
April 27, 2020 |

TBI Vision

Netflix & Michelle Obama reveal launch of ‘Becoming’ documentary

Netflix is preparing to launch a documentary from Michelle and Barack Obama’s prodco Higher Ground Productions, which will offer behind-the-scenes access to the former First Lady.

Becoming claims to offer “a rare and up-close look” at Obama’s life as she embarked on a 34-city tour following the release of her memoir in 2018.

The film is described as “an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House.”

The doc will debut 6 May and has been directed by Nadia Hallgren and produced by Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness and Lauren Cioffi. Higher Ground’s co-head Priya Swaminathan exec produces with Tonia Davis.

“Those months I spent traveling – meeting and connecting with people in cities across the globe – drove home the idea that what we share in common is deep and real and can’t be messed with,” she said.

“In groups large and small, young and old, unique and united, we came together and shared stories, filling those spaces with our joys, worries, and dreams. We processed the past and imagined a better future. In talking about the idea of ‘becoming,’ many of us dared to say our hopes out loud.”

Higher Ground unveiled its production deal with Netflix in 2018 and its first slate with the streamer a year later, with titles including scripted, unscripted and documentary series. Projects included a biopic of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass, an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ The Fifth Risk, family show Listen To Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents, and disability rights feature doc Crip Camp.

Come join the allrites marketplace! Unlock the value of content!

Get Started Now!

Recent News

TBI Weekly: Why Disney’s ‘Modern Family’ deal matters
TBI Weekly: Why Disney’s ‘Modern Family’ deal matters
The narrative around the US studios’ direct-to-consumer strategies ...
Read More...
Cineflix Media’s Julien Leroux launches UK-based Paper Entertainment
Cineflix Media’s Julien Leroux launches UK-based Paper Entertainment
Former Cineflix Media exec Julien Leroux has formally ...
Read More...
Italy’s Casta Diva hires former Banijay exec Massimo Righini for format venture
Italy’s Casta Diva hires former Banijay exec Massimo Righini for ...
Italian media firm Casta Diva Group has launched a ...
Read More...
News round-up: BBC adds ‘Bates Motel’ & Steve McQueen docs; Barcroft appointments; Gold’s latest original; Red Arrow bags Britney doc
News round-up: BBC adds ‘Bates Motel’ & Steve McQueen docs; Barcroft ...
BBC adds Bates Motel & Steve McQueen docs ...
Read More...
Kids roundup: Netflix takes ‘Oggy’ reboot;  Wildbrain to shop ‘Alva’s World’; KiKA and C5 order ‘Odo’
Kids roundup: Netflix takes ‘Oggy’ reboot;  Wildbrain to shop ‘Alva’s ...
Netflix takes ‘Oggy’ reboot Netflix has acquired ...
Read More...