Apple Inks Multi-Film Deal With Acclaimed Indie Studio A24

Apple has taken its first concrete step into the original film space. The tech giant has announced a deal with A24, the independent studio behind acclaimed features like Moonlight, Lady Bird, and Ex Machina.

The pair’s partnership will see A24 produce multiple films for Apple. There aren’t many more details available, and there’s no word on how they will be distributed. Though The Hollywood Reporter points out that A24 already operates a deal with DirecTV that gives the service provider the rights to offer its films on demand.

Films resulting from the Apple/A24 partnership will be Apple’s first movies -- but, make no mistake, it’s been splashing out quite a bit of cash on original content development before now. After its first series, Planet of the Apps, was widely panned, it pivoted — and reportedly spent more than $1 billion -- on a slate of shows,
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