Is there a Barack Obama-Steven Spielberg collaboration coming?
Former President Barack Obama was meeting with Steven Spielberg on Monday night, sources exclusively told Page Six, months after Obama’s production company with wife Michelle unveiled a slate of films with Netflix.
Obama and the Oscar winner were at upscale seafood eatery Marea, spies said.
“Spielberg walked through the front and no one noticed,” said the source, while Obama arrived through a side entrance.
“They were with a group — with lots of Secret Service,” said the source. “But it was still pretty low-key with no disruptions to other diners.”
The Obamas have seven planned Netflix projects via their Higher Ground Productions, including an adaptation of David W. Blight’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” as well as a series called “Bloom,” set in the fashion world of New York after WWII.
In 2015, it was reported that Spielberg — whom Obama awarded a Medal of Freedom the same year — was helping the ex-pol create a “narrative” for post-presidential life.
Democratic donor Spielberg is already producing films with Hillary Clinton: Last year, his company Amblin TV optioned the rights to Elaine Weiss’ “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win the Vote,” with the former Secretary of State as executive producer.
In May, it was reported that Hillary and daughter Chelsea Clinton will form a film and TV company for women-centric fare.
Obama’s said his films will touch on “issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights and much more.” Reps for Spielberg and Obama did not get back to us about the powwow. The timing for a matchup would be right because Spielberg was in a reported feud with Netflix over Oscar eligibility rules, but recently buried the hatchet with Netflix exec Ted Sarandos, Page Six reported.
On Monday, the director’s wife, Kate Capshaw, was spotted having 25-cent wings with Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa at Henry at Life Hotel.
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