Apple will start production of feature films. To do this, the IT giant has signed an agreement with new York-based company A24, known for the films “the Room”, “Amy”, “Lady bird” and the painting “Moonlight” — winner of three awards “Oscar”. The first joint project scheduled for 2019.
American technology Corporation Apple has signed a multiyear agreement to create feature films and television shows in conjunction with new York film company A24. It is reported by CNBC, citing its own sources.
According to some, the first joint project of IT corporations and the A24 will be released next year. I assume that the filmmaker will produce and show on movies and television shows for free to gain popularity among audiences and build a target audience. The terms of the agreement Apple and A24 are being kept secret. At the moment the Corporation has not officially commented on the deal.
A24, the company known for the production of such films as “Room” lenny Abrahamson and “Lady bird” Director and screenwriter Greta Gerwig. In 2016 A24 also released the tape “Moonlight”, which in 2017 received the award “Oscar” at once in three nominations: “best film”, “best male actor” and “best adapted screenplay”.
Earlier in mass media there were rumors that Apple is in talks about the production of entertainment content with a popular American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey and Sesame Workshop, among which producers Steven Spielberg and Brian fuller.
In the beginning of 2018 “brainchild” of Steve jobs was trying to negotiate a contract for production of the new sci-Fi series “Twilight” Director, producer and screenwriter George. John. Abrams, a feature known as “Armageddon”, “Star trek” and “Star wars: the force Awakening”, and TV series, among them the iconic “Staying alive” and “Wild West”.
But in the end the agreement was signed to HBO, as Abrams was pleased with the work channel on the “World Wild West”. In addition, according to media reports, Apple’s budget is much smaller than HBO. The media also wrote about the fact that the company Director Bad Robot together with HBO is going to start producing another series of the space drama “Blinding light”, but accurate information on the output of the show yet.
On the launch of its own streaming service Apple announced last year. According to the Wall Street Journal, in the production of original content, the company has laid a budget of $1 billion, hoping to compete with such industry leaders like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
TV series, shows and films Apple will be free to all users of its devices. However, subscribers to the service can become and those who do not use the product of the IT giant. It is assumed that initially the platform will only work for American users, but in the future its geography will be expanded to 100 countries around the world.
In July it became known that the actor Jason Momoa, known for his roles Khal Drogo in “Game of thrones” and Aquaman in kynoselen DC, will play the main character in the science fiction series “Vision” of Apple. The plot is devoted to events occurring in the distant future where all the people are completely blinded, but eventually learned to live with it.
Screenwriter and Executive producer of the show assigned to the winner of the award “Oscar” Steven knight, who participated in such projects as “peaky blinders” and “Taboo”. Producing the picture will Peter Chernin, who worked on the film “the Greatest showman”, and will be directed by Francis Lawrence — Director “red Sparrow” and the last parts of “the hunger games”.
Two years ago, Apple bought the rights to a segment of the evening show with James Corden “Capsules-karaoke” — it is a leading riding on the machine with well-known musicians and together they sing their songs. In addition, the California Corporation, has partnered with Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer aniston, the creation of the reboot of “Amazing stories” by Steven Spielberg and shooting documentary series about unusual homes.
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