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The Obamas go with Netflix instead of Apple for films and series

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix instead of Apple. Netflix announced the agreement in a tweet:

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

In March it was reported that the Obamas were negotiating with Netflix and Apple for a series of high-profile shows. In a statement to The New York Times, President Obama says he hopes the Netflix deal will allow him and the first lady to share stories that help promote greater empathy and understanding.

Meanwhile, upcoming original programming titles from Apple include “Amazing Stores,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,” an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dreamed, an untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series, and a TV series adaption of Foundation, the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.