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Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson

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Apple teams with movie studio A24 to create feature-length films

Apple announced Thursday it will begin making independent, feature-length films through a multiyear partnership with the Oscar-winning studio A24 Films, expanding its push in original content from TV to movies.

New York-based A24 will produce multiple films for Apple, which last year allocated more than $1 billion to build out a slate of scripted television shows. With the A24 deal, Apple indicated it is moving to compete with Netflix and Amazon in producing feature-length, adult-oriented films.

Apple did not provide many specifics about the deal beyond saying it was a “multiyear agreement”, was not an exclusive arrangement, and involved multiple films. It’s unclear if the produced films will be released in theaters or if they will premiere on an Apple content streaming service. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.

A24 is an American independent entertainment company founded on August, 2012. As of 2018, the company has received a total of twenty-four Academy Award nominations including Moonlight, Room, It Comes at NightThe Witch, and Ex Machina.

 

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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