Apple Hires Indie Studio A24 to Produce Films

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has hired indie entertainment studio A24 to produce a "slate of films" for the Cupertino company, reports Variety.

    Apple said it has signed a multiyear agreement with A24 that will involve multiple films, but further details are unavailable. It is not known if movies made by A24 will be released in theaters or limited to a future digital platform.


    A24 is responsible for movies like "Moonlight," "Room," "The Witch," "Ex Machina," "The Spectacular Now," "It Comes at Night," "Lady Bird," "The Disaster Artist," "Hereditary," and more.

    A24 has existing deals with DirecTV and Amazon, and those deals will remain in effect even though the entertainment company has now entered into a partnership with Apple. A24 will continue to produce and release movies outside of its partnership with Apple.

    Apple's deal with A24 is a sign that the Cupertino company also plans to delve into films as well as television shows. Apple has more than a dozen original high-profile TV shows in the works, but has thus far signed few movie deals.

    Apple's original television shows and movies are expected to be included in an upcoming rumored streaming service, which could debut in early 2019.

    Apple may be planning to bundle its service with Apple Music and an Apple News subscription service for magazines, and at least some of the content could be made available for free through the TV app.

    Article Link: Apple Hires Indie Studio A24 to Produce Films
  2. filmantopia macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2010
  3. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2013
  4. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    Let's be clear AAPL will never try to compete with NFLX. There is absolutely no way in hell they would ever go for a profit not made by the iPhone. This is great news as far as I can tell.
  5. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
  6. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    "The Witch" and "It Comes at Night" are two of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. Ever.
  7. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
  8. AngerDanger, Nov 15, 2018
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Looking forward to this; the bolded are films I genuinely enjoyed.

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  9. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I’m still trying to wrap my head around Apple becoming Sony.
  10. doomfront macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    To me, this is the best thing they've done in a while. A24 has been on fire lately, loved the majority of the movies that they have been putting out. I'll see a movie that I'm not entirely interested in if I see that they were involved in it
  11. Appurushido macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2012
  12. Joniz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I’m not sure if you meant the first sentence to be sarcasm, so I’m confused.

    The problem is not what Apple may one day do, but the fact that they have to pay all the people involved now, which they could do by using their supposed horde of cash, or have their loyal customers pay for it by increasing the prices of their products 20-60% at one time. This is why the prices went up, not because technology that’s been around for some time has suddenly gotten more expensive. Like everyone goes on about how they use recycled aluminum. You know what recycled aluminum is called once it’s melted down? Aluminum we got for nothing.

    And the movie industry is not all fun & profit. There are more losers than winners but, yes, if they find themselves with a hit, then they could make more profit than with Mac sales. It’s a completely different model.
  13. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    No sarcasm at all. I can see the day coming that they make more revenue from films than Macs. Movies have much wider appeal.
  14. Joniz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Okay, I’ll agree. Macs have never had very wide appeal.
  15. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    What percentage of people watch movies vs. what percentage of the world owns Macs?
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    I think this could be bigger than some people think. Apple isn't toying around anymore.
  16. Joniz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I’m not sure if that’s meant to be a rhetorical question, but it doesn’t matter because your uncanny resemblance to Dr. Phil is freakin’ me out.
  17. Bonte macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2002
    Bruges, Belgium
    Only seen Ex Machina and it was not that great, clearly a budget movie with about 4 actors and a not so convincing SF story. Good acting do and it didn't really look budget, so i guess it's ok for Apple.
  18. ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2016
    They came out of nowhere but the quality of films is so good. I loved A Ghost Story.
  19. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hopefully something more interesting than the G and PG stuff they have ordered.
  20. luvbug macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2017
    Ex Machina is one of my favorite movies.
  21. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    I will consider the matter closed. lol This thread is about Apple making movies not Macs anyway.
  22. cb3, Nov 15, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018

    cb3 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2017
    And that why its a problem for many of us. Apple doesn't seem to be able to focus on products that MANY of us would like to buy and depend on. A decent upgradable Mac Pro. Maybe Apple should spin off the Mac OS X and Mac business.

    I apologize for being off topic. Very frustrated with the current crop of choices and not trying to be snarky. Apple seems to be getting more and more fractured.

    Hope they do well in movies.

    Please buy Star Trek and reboot properly. I can dream ...
  23. imageWIS macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    They could have just bought an ***** movie studio and been done with it.
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    Considering his weight, it's clear that he can't innovate his ass.
  24. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
    Why buy the cow if they can get the milk cheap? Apple has been rumored to acquire this studio for awhile. Seems they decided doing it this way was better. I am sure they put more thought into the how's and when's and why's than we have.
  25. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Lmao yo that’s exactly what I said. Like, wow. I’m shocked.

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