Simon Kinberg apple

Apple is continuing to poach talent from all across Hollywood for their nascent film and television division, and they may have just added two names to their ever-growing list of collaborators.

The tech company is “near a deal” for a new science fiction series that hails from Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s been shepherding the X-Men film franchise for years. Plus, they’ve managed to lure Jason Katims, the producer of beloved TV shows like Friday Night Lights, away from his longtime home at Universal Television for a multi-year contract. Read more about that and the potential Simon Kinberg Apple series below. Read More »

on the rocks

Sixteen years have passed since Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray got lost in the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, but now the director and her Lost in Translation star are reuniting for Apple’s first original film. Coppola will be directing Murray and Rashida Jones in On the Rocks, a father-daughter drama that will mark the first project under the pact between indie studio A24 and Apple.

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new peanuts specials

Fire up the Vince Guaraldi music: new Peanuts specials and series are headed to Apple. Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all the other giant-headed children will be headed to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. New specials include short-form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) content, featuring Snoopy in space.

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Apple A24

Apple has spent the last year hiring tons of incredibly talented people for a new batch of television shows, and now the tech giant is extending its reach even further into Hollywood.

Apple has joined forces with A24 – the company behind films like Moonlight, Spring Breakers, Hereditary, Lady Bird, and many more – to produce a new slate of movies. Read more about the Apple A24 deal below. Read More »

Apple's Original TV Programming

Apple is joining the streaming wars next year. The Apple TV streaming service is set to launch globally in the first half of next year in a global rollout reaching more than 100 countries. It’s yet to be seen whether that will be enough to catch Apple up with current streaming giants Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

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Jennifer Aniston Apple series

Apple continues to assemble a mighty impressive line-up of talent for their streaming service – now all they need to do is show us some footage. The latest big name to get on the Apple streaming bandwagon is Steve Carell, who will appear in the still-untitled “morning show” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

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Apple Original Shows

Apple has been spending money left and right to pick up a slew of original programming in an effort to become another contender in the streaming service industry. The tech company is expected to spend about $1 billion on original content this year with an eye towards creating shows that are geared towards wide family audiences. And after spending all that money, how much are they going to charge for users to watch it? Nothing.

That’s right, a new report reveals that Apple will apparently let users watch their original content for free as long as they own Apple devices. And the reason for that makes sense once you find out exactly how this new original content will be distributed by Apple. Read More »

apple streaming service

The Apple streaming service continues to amass an impressive line-up of talent with eye-catching shows. But don’t expect any of those shows to be too risqué. A new report reveals that Apple is working hard to make their streaming service ultra family friendly and, well, kind of bland. Apple has gone so far as to pull the plug on one of their potential shows because it had too much sex and violence, while also instructing other shows to remove any trace of potentially offensive subject matter.

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tv bits lore

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Chris Evans will star in an Apple TV show.
  • Modern Family will probably get an eleventh season.
  • Watch a creepy new trailer for Amazon’s Lore.
  • Go behind-the-scenes of Netflix’s The Good Cop.
  • The Deuce has been renewed for a third and final season.
  • A new teaser for The Walking Dead season 9.
  • CBS is developing a supernatural cop drama.
  • Adam Sandler‘s upcoming Netflix comedy special has a teaser trailer.

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Apple TV 4K

Digital media was dealt a blow last week when an unsuspecting iTunes customer discovered that his Apple digital purchases had disappeared from his library. The experience snowballed into all-around internet outrage as movie lovers discovered that they had no right to these movies that they supposedly “purchased” — they could be erased from their iTunes library without warning.

Five days after the story went viral, Apple has finally issued a response. And you can be certain we’ll read the fine print on this one.

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