Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg bringing women’s voting drama to TV

Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg bringing women’s voting drama to TV
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[Ed. – Here’s hoping they let Hillary play herself at least in the BleachBit scene.]

Hillary Clinton is setting her sights on a new office: executive producer.

The former secretary of state is teaming with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to bring Elaine Weiss’ critically acclaimed book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote to the small screen. The drama will mark Clinton’s debut as an exec producer.

The book, published in March, follows the activists who led the decades-long fight to grant women the right to vote and sheds light on how close the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment really was. The book celebrates those who changed history and laid the foundation for the civil rights movement that came decades later.

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After optioning the book, Amblin plans to adapt it as either a TV movie or a limited series. A writer is not yet attached. Amblin TV, a division of Spielberg’s Amblin Pictures, will shop The Woman’s Hour to premium cable (think HBO, Showtime) or streaming platforms (a la Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Hulu). Clinton will exec produce alongside Amblin TV co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and author/journalist Weiss.

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