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Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg to develop voting drama series 'Woman's Hour'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Avina Vidyadharan | Updated on: 03 Aug 2018, 12:38:02 PM
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed a deal with Steven Spielberg for a new TV series that would highlight the struggle for women's suffrage.

The series is an adaptation of Elaine Weiss book "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight To Win the Vote". The story revolves around female leaders who led the decades-long fight to grant women the right to vote and the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter as mentioned in PTI, Clinton will serve as an executive producer on the project with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television producing it. Amblin is a division of Amblin Partners owned by Spielberg, Participant Media, Anil Ambani, Universal and Alibaba.

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"At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss's unforgettable book tells the story of the female leaders who in the face of towering economic, racial, and political opposition fought for and won American women's right to vote," Clinton said in a statement.

"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. I am thrilled to be working with Elaine, Steven and everyone at Amblin Television on bringing this important project to audiences everywhere," she added.

The studio plans to adapt the story from the book as a "long-form project for premium cable or streaming platforms". Currently no writer is attached to the project.

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First Published : 02 Aug 2018, 08:20:41 PM