Obamas Settle Into New Role as Netflix Producers

When Netflix streams it Aug. 21, American Factory — directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert — will mark the Obamas’ first release, 15 months after they inked a splashy exclusive agreement to produce films and series with the streamer. In doing so, they became the first high-profile politicians to make a serious run at Hollywood post-office (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan parlayed their movie star status into political offices, not vice versa). American Factory offers a window into the kinds of humanistic projects that are attracting the power couple as they settle into their new role as producers. – Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/ZWmtQh