A piece in today’s Times:
Hillary Clinton and her daughter have announced plans to produce a television drama about a Kurdish women’s militia that fought Islamic State in Syria.
Mrs Clinton, 73, the former US secretary of state and presidential candidate, started a production company with her daughter, Chelsea, 40, last month, becoming the latest public figure to set up shop in Hollywood.
HiddenLight, which the Clintons formed in partnership with Sam Branson, the son of Sir Richard Branson, will open offices in Los Angeles, New York and London and tell the stories of “generations of change-makers who have shaped and will continue to shape our world — often quietly, flying under the radar,” Mrs Clinton said at the time.
Their first project, Gutsy Women, to be shown on Apple TV+, will be hosted by Mrs Clinton and her daughter and is based on a book they published in 2019 about women’s accomplishments.
Their company has now acquired the rights to The Daughters of Kobani: a story of Rebellion, Courage and Justice, a book by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon that is due to be published next month. Lemmon, a former political journalist for ABC, said “no one has fought harder than Secretary Clinton to lift the voices of women around the world”.
The Clintons have followed Barack and Michelle Obama, who also have a film company.
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