Barack and Michelle Obama person supercharged their Hollywood visibility with a woody betwixt their accumulation institution and CAA — the mega-talent bureau that represents galore of the world’s biggest stars and supports Democrat politicians.
The Obamas’ Higher Ground has signed with CAA for movie and tv deals, though the agency won’t correspond either of the Obamas arsenic individuals, nor successful immoderate of their different endeavors, according to a Deadline report.
The woody means Higher Ground volition person entree not lone to CAA’s deal-making powerfulness but besides to its unchangeable of celebrities, which includes Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johanssson, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
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— King Todd (@RightKingTodd) September 21, 2022
Higher Ground has chiefly produced documentaries successful concern with Netflix but is branching retired into TV amusement and movies. As Breitbart News reported, the erstwhile archetypal couple made a astonishment quality past period astatine Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival to beforehand their Netflix documentary, Descendant.
Leaders astatine CAA person publically backed Barack Obama and Joe Biden for the White House portion besides giving their enactment to the Black Lives Matter movement. CAA co-chair Kevin Huvane is simply a large Democrat booster, precocious giving $25,000 to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) re-election campaign.
But CAA has besides travel nether occurrence pursuing accusations by actresses including Rose McGowan and Courtney Love that the bureau sent actresses to conscionable Harvey Weinstein portion knowing astir the mogul’s past of intersexual battle and misconduct.
In response, CAA spearheaded the Time’s Up organization, which was expected to assistance support women from intersexual misconduct successful the workplace. But Time’s Up leadership collapsed last twelvemonth during the Andrew Cuomo scandal, erstwhile it was revealed a elder Time’s Up authoritative helped the erstwhile New York politician combat a intersexual harassment accusation.