Apple TV+ signs first look deal with Imagine Entertainment to produce feature films

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Apple has reportedly signed a multi-year, first look deal with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment to produce films for Apple TV+.

Credit: Imagine Entertainment
Credit: Imagine Entertainment

No specific projects were named for the film deal, though it will produce a slate of scripted feature films for Apple's streaming service, The Wrap reports.

In addition to the multi-year film deal, Apple has also extended its existing first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries, which it inked in 2019.

Apple and Imagine have produced several projects since that deal was signed, including documentary "Dads," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and "Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10." The two companies also have upcoming documentary projects, including "The Supermodels and a new 70th anniversary Peanuts documentary.

Imagine is currently producing Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Tick, TickBOOM!" starring Andrew Garfield; Lee Daniel's reinterpretation of "Terms of Endearment"; and Ron Howard's "Thirteen Lives,": a film based on the story of the Nang Non cave rescue in Thailand.

Apple has a number of scripted feature films in the works, including "CODA," "Swan Song," and "Killers of the Flower Moon."


  • Reply 1 of 3
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,523member
    Apple probably paid peanuts for Snoopy.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    JWSCJWSC Posts: 1,014member
    I always like an Opie Cunningham gig.
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    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,302member
    This sounds like a great match up

    Ron Howard has produced or directed some truely great films and for him to team with a quality organization like Apple has the potential to produce even more great stuff!

    Some of my favorites:
    -- Cinderella Man
    -- Apollo 13
    --  Hillbilly Elegy

    All were thoughtful films that had a purpose and meaning that didn't have to rely on a joy ride of sex, violence and suspense.
    edited March 12
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