Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are the latest top Democratic insiders to cash in big-time in Hollywood.
This week, the two landed their first megadeal — a television series about the fight against ISIS militants.
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In December, the two formed HiddenLight Productions, a film production company. They said the focus of their Hollywood project will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked.
All for a tidy profit, of course.
The first project of their HiddenLight company is to be a documentary series called “Gutsy Women,” which Apple TV+ said in a separate announcement it plans to air at an unspecified future date.
On Monday, they announced they’d landed the rights to best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. Their production company will adapt the story, about women fighting against ISIS militants, into a television series.
“The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality,” Hillary told Deadline. “We created HiddenLight to celebrate heroes — sung and unsung alike — whose courage is too often overlooked, and we could not be more thrilled to bring this inspiring story to viewers around the world.”
In recent years, these Hollywood megadeals have become a trend in post-political life for top Democrats.
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Hillary and Chelsea’s venture into Hollywood follows former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle into the business. The Obamas’ Higher Ground company has supported several projects, including the Oscar-winning documentary “American Factory.”
The Obamas scored a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix in 2018.
The Clintons partnered with Sam Branson in forming HiddenLight. The son of business tycoon Sir Richard Branson is an actor and also founder of the boutique production company Sundog Pictures.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article