Hillary Clinton has cofounded a production company called HiddenLight Productions with daughter Chelsea Clinton and filmmaker Sam Branson, and they intend to share the stories of inspirational people, starting with an Apple TV series about women, she said Thursday.
Apple TV told Deadline the docuseries based on the Clintons’ book Gutsy Women will feature a diverse cast of women to understand what makes them “gutsy.”
Apple TV didn’t say who will be featured; the book’s subjects include education activist Malala Yousafzai, climate activist Greta Thunberg and former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates.
The financial details of the Apple TV deal were not disclosed.
“The world needs more change-makers. And I believe telling the stories of people who defy the odds and march forward will inspire others to do the same,” Hillary Clinton tweeted.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are the latest public figures to start production companies. Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama launched Higher Ground Productions in 2018 and signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to create series and movies. In September, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they formed a production company and inked an exclusive deal to make content for Netflix.
Hillary & Chelsea Clinton To Host & Produce ‘Gutsy Women’ Docuseries At Apple (Deadline)
Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal (Variety)
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sign Exclusive Netflix Deal (Forbes)