Apple signs up film studio A24 for original productions: report

November 16, 2018 09:33
Apple has inked a deal with a film studio as it seeks to bring in more original content for its users. Photo: Reuters

Apple has inked a multi-year content deal with A24, the studio behind Oscar-winning projects “Moonlight” and “Amy”, Reuters reports, citing a source familiar with the matter.

The partnership comes as the iPhone maker pushes deeper into original content and movies, the report noted.

Apple, which had allocated an initial US$1 billion for programming, earlier inked deals with Hollywood celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and ordered two seasons of a series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston to bring in more content for its users.

Other projects Apple had announced include a remake of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s science fiction anthology series “Amazing Stories,” and a drama from “La La Land” movie director Damian Chazelle.

New York-based A24’s Academy Award nominations include “Lady Bird” and “Room”.

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