HRC teams up with movie mogul for new entertainment industry role
Following her failed presidential run, Hillary Clinton has just landed a new job in Hollywood with movie mogul Steven Spielberg.
The former Secretary of State has announced her latest public venture as she steps into the entertainment industry.
According to the Washington Times, Clinton has scored the role “executive producer” for the television adaptation of a book called, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.”
The series is set to be produced through Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television, with the filmmaker being a long-time friend of the Clintons.
In promoting the project, Clinton described it as an ode to the importance of voting.
“At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“‘The Woman’s Hour’ is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times.”
Mr. Speilberg has also made headlines recently after actor Isaac Kappy accused him and other Hollywood elites, including A-list star Tom Hanks, of pedophilia.
Taking to Periscope, Kappy accuses Spielberg, Hanks, and other influential figures, of sexual crimes against children, cannibalism, and other “sickening” rituals involving minors.
Western Journal reports: Though the final form of Clinton’s has not been confirmed, it could eventually become a full-fledged series carried on Netflix or a premium cable channel like Showtime or HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Clinton promised a deep exploration of the impact women have had on the electoral system in America.
“So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take ‘no’ for an answer: Their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate,” she said.
The Hollywood Reporter cited sources who said the book’s author, Elaine Weiss, personally ensured Clinton received a copy of the book.
The author was writing “The Woman’s Hour” as she considered the similarities between the 2016 presidential election and the fight for women’s suffrage, the trade paper reported.
Clinton added that she is “thrilled to be working with Elaine, Steven and everyone at Amblin Television on bringing this important project to audiences everywhere.”
I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Steven Spielberg to bring @efweiss5’s book “The Woman’s Hour” to TV. It’s about the women who fought for suffrage nearly 100 years ago. We stand on their shoulders, and I’m delighted to have a hand in helping to tell their stories.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 1, 2018
Clinton’s Hollywood credits will not be limited to behind-the-camera contributions.
An upcoming episode of the CBS drama “Madam Secretary” will feature Clinton, along with former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, portraying themselves as part of a fictionalized plot.
According to the show’s executive producer, Clinton, Powell, and Albright provided general insight as production crews integrated the three characters into the script.
“We’re delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere,” Barbara Hall said.
“It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes.”
Lori McCreary, the show’s executive producer, called the guest stars “three powerhouses of diplomacy,” adding that it was “awe-inspiring and humbling” that they agreed to participate.
“And that we were able to find a time in their busy schedules when they were all available is a miracle.”
The special fifth season opener was filmed last month and is scheduled to air on Oct. 7.