YouTube Originals Begins Production on New Michelle Obama Special


YouTube Originals has begun shooting a new Michelle Obama special, which is set to be the first installment of the forthcoming learning-focused series Creators for Change.

The film crew followed YouTube creator and actress Liza Koshy as she joined Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, Lana Condor, Veronica Ngo and the Today show’s Jenna Bush Hager on a visit to a school in Vietnam as part of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, which promotes adolescent girls’ education around the world. The trip is being documented as part of the new YouTube original special “Creators for Change with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education.”

The group met with girls benefiting from the education program Room to Read, a nonprofit organization working with the Girls Opportunity Alliance to support adolescent girls’ education in Vietnam. YouTube will also send creators to India and Namibia to profile other girls’ education efforts supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance and share the stories of young girls around the world who are overcoming adversity to pursue their education.

The Creators for Change series will feature international luminaries and YouTube creators who are bringing global attention to the stories and causes close to their hearts. The series is set to premiere in March 2020 on YouTube. Details and participants for additional episodes will be announced next year.

The series is produced by Vox Media Studios for YouTube Originals.