‘I called a few people including my good friend Steven Spielberg’: Hillary Clinton name drops how she got to be a producer for her next project
- Hillary Clinton will be an executive producer on a new project
- She and Steven Spielberg are working on an adaption of Elaine Weiss’ book ‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote’
- The book is about the struggle to get 19th amendment passed in the state of Tennessee
- ‘I’m having the best time,’ Clinton said of her post-political life. ‘I’m doing a lot of really interesting and new things for me.’
For her next act, Hillary Clinton is teaming up with director Steven Spielberg to work on a series about the struggle to get 19th amendment passed in the state of Tennessee, she revealed on Tuesday.
She told the Atlantic Events Festival that she read journalist Elaine Weiss’ book ‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote’ at the recommendation of her friend Lissa Muscatine, the owner of Washington D.C. book store Politics and Prose, and called Spielberg to pitch it to him for a miniseries.
‘I read it and I was so captivated I called the author and said ‘I loved your book, the characters come alive and it’s so hard fought to the very end, just passing by one vote.’ And I said ‘have you thought about maybe trying to get a movie made or a series made?’ And she said ‘I wouldn’t even know where to start.’ I said ‘well can I help you?’ And she said sure,’ Clinton recounted.
For her next act, Hillary Clinton will be an executive producer
She and Steven Spielberg will produce a series based on Elaine Weiss’ book ‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote’
‘I called a few people including, my good friend Steven Spielberg,’ she continued.
‘Now you’re just name dropping,’ said Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic.
‘I am!,’ Clinton exclaimed. ‘I’m totally name dropping. And I said ‘Steven there is this fabulous book about the fight to pass suffrage in the last state Tennessee.’
Any amendment to the U.S. Constitution must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.
She revealed Spielberg also loved it so the project is in the works.
Clinton will serve as executive producer of the forthcoming series, her first time in that role.
‘I’m having the best time,’ she said of her post-political life. ‘I’m doing a lot of really interesting and new things for me.’