Scott Free president exits for multi-year Apple TV+ deal

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Kevin Walsh is departing his role of president at Scott Free Productions, after signing a multi-year deal to produce content for Apple TV .




The deal will see Walsh create The Walsh Company, which will assist with existing productions at Apple, as well as introduce projects of Walsh's own creation. As part of the deal, Walsh will be exiting his position as president of the Ridley Scott production house Scott Free.

Despite leaving, Walsh will still be working with Scott Free on a number of projects, reports Deadline. This includes Ridley Scott's "Kitbag," an epic about Napoleon Bonaparte for Apple TV+, as well as the drama "Boston Strangler" for 20th Century.

"Working with Ridley Scott has been the highlight of my career," said Walsh to the report. "I'm thrilled to keep doing what I love with Apple, one of the most successful companies in the world."

Under the direction of Apple TV+ chiefs Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Walsh says Apple has "built the studio into the premier destination for filmmakers, and I know it's the right home for what I want to make. To produce Napoleon' for them, with Ridley directing and Joaquin [Phoenix] in the lead, is a dream come true."

Walsh is best known for receiving an Oscar nomination for the production of "Manchester By the Sea," before joining Scott Free. He went on to produce over a dozen films, including "Death on the Nile," "Jungleland," and "Zoe."

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,912member
    It’s awkward when Apple TV+ movies/shows display a 3rd party logo. I wonder when Apple will have everything “in-house”?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    yojimbo007yojimbo007 Posts: 1,161member
    Beats said:
    It’s awkward when Apple TV+ movies/shows display a 3rd party logo. I wonder when Apple will have everything “in-house”?
    Why does that matter if the show is exclusive to Apple TV+
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Beats said:
    It’s awkward when Apple TV+ movies/shows display a 3rd party logo. I wonder when Apple will have everything “in-house”?
    ….never. We are talking about people which can bring their head wherever they like
  • Reply 4 of 6
    byronlbyronl Posts: 230member
    damn apple has hired a lot of important people for tv+
  • Reply 5 of 6
    So does this mean Scott Free is also now Kevin Free?  Or do they have other Kevins?
  • Reply 6 of 6
    SpitbathSpitbath Posts: 32unconfirmed, member
    Beats said:
    It’s awkward when Apple TV+ movies/shows display a 3rd party logo. I wonder when Apple will have everything “in-house”?
    Is it though? Is it more awkward than every other company's movie/show that has a third party production company involved since forever? Take for instance Station Eleven, an HBOmax Original produced by Super Frog, Pacesetter Productions, Stone Village Television, Shadowfox Productions, Tractor Beam, and Paramount Television Studios. Is it awkward that it's not on Paramount+ since Paramount is one of the production companies? Is it awkward that Friends isn't on Peacock since it originally aired on NBC which is owned by Comcast but is produced by Warner Bros which is owned by AT&T?
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