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Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Apple confirms push into content

Apple will roll out originals for its Apple Music service throughout the year and has hinted at far wider content plans as the media landscape continues to shift. Speaking on the tech giant’s fiscal first quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said the company is learning a lot about the original content business and is […]

James Corden takes stake in CBS series prodco

James Corden has formally become a partner in Fulwell 73, the UK-based firm that produces his late night CBS series in the US. Corden (pictured) joins existing partners Gabe Turner, Ben Turner, Ben Winston and Leo Pearlman with immediate effect after taking an equity stake. Financial terms of the agreement were not revealed. Fulwell 73 […]

Apple ‘aiming for major originals push’

Apple is reportedly planning to make a major push into original content, making TV show and movies that will be available through its subscription streaming service Apple Music. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been in talks with producers about buying rights to scripted TV shows and has preliminary plans to also offer […]

Apple CEO hints at ‘bigger TV plans’

Apple’s introduction of the latest version of Apple TV and its tvOS software last October mark “the foundation” for bigger plans in this space, according to CEO Tim Cook. Speaking on Apple’s fiscal third quarter earnings call, Cook (pictured) made reference to a TV-related release “this fall” and said the company is “building the foundation […]

Vice bows doc series on Apple Music

Youth-skewed content brand Vice has produced a new music-based docuseries, The Score about different music scenes around the world. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the six-part series is being streamed exclusively on the music subscription service Apple Music. Accompanying the series will be a new playlist featuring the music from each episode. […]