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Apple’s “CODA” film wins Oscar award for “Best Picture”

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Apple’s “CODA” film wins Oscar award for “Best Picture”
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CODA is the first film from an Apple TV Plus streaming service to win “Best Picture” at the Oscar, highlighting the growing dominance of streaming services like Apple, Netflix, and Amazon at Hollywood’s most famous awards night. Ruby Rossi (played by Emilia Jones), the only hearing member of a deaf family, struggles to explore life away from her family in this Apple TV Plus film. Following its presentation at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Apple purchased the rides to CODA for $25 million in a bidding war, according to Variety. CODA‘s actor Troy Kotsur received “Best Supporting Actor” for…

Apple TV Plus debut trailer for documentary series “They Call Me Magic”

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Apple TV Plus released the official trailer for “They Call Me Magic,” a new four-part documentary series that takes a comprehensive look at Earvin “Magic” Johnson‘s life and career. The trailer was released shortly after the docuseries debuted at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, ahead of its global launch on Apple TV+ on Friday, April 22. The docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, and produced in partnership with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films, and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”) with editor Dirk Westervelt (“Ford v Ferrari”) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (“Black Panther”).…

Apple TV Plus to Stream Major League Baseball Games on ‘Friday Night Baseball’

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Apple TV Plus to Stream Major League Baseball Games on ‘Friday Night Baseball’
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Apple announced Tuesday that Apple TV Plus will broadcast two live baseball games on Friday nights. These will be the first live sports games on Apple’s streaming service, which has previously only offered on-demand original shows and movies. The announcement was made at Apple’s product event, which also included updates to the iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, and other products. As soon as the regular season begins, Apple TV Plus will stream two exclusive Major League Baseball games, as well as before and postgame programming, under the name ‘Friday Night Baseball.’ The regular season has already been disrupted by…

Apple TV+ announced season two renewal for ‘The Afterparty’

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Apple TV+ announced season two renewal for ‘The Afterparty’
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‘The Afterparty,’ a hit murder-mystery comedy series from Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord, as well as TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television, has been renewed for a second season for Apple TV+. The announcement comes ahead of the highly anticipated season one finale, which will air globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, March 4th. “The Afterparty,” created and directed by Miller, is a genre-defying series about a murder mystery at a high school reunion. Each episode delves into the story of a new character’s recollection of the tragic event in question, all…

Apple TV+ announced a series order for ‘Metropolis,’ from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot creator)

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Apple TV+ announced a series order for ‘Metropolis,’ from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot creator)

Apple TV+ announced a new series order for ‘Metropolis,’ produced by UCP and created by award-winning creator, producer, and director Sam Esmail (the creator of the “Mr. Robot” series). The series is based on Fritz Lang’s famous science fiction novel of the same name. Esmail, who also acts as showrunner, will write and direct the entire season. Esmail and Chad Hamilton will executive produce through their overall arrangement with UCP. The studio is run by UCP, a part of Universal Studio Group.…

Apple TV+ debut trailer for ‘Slow Horses,’ premiering on April 1, 2022

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The trailer for Apple TV+‘s upcoming ‘Slow Horses,’ starring Academy Award winner Gary Oldman, was released today. The series will premiere globally on Friday, April 1, 2022. The six-part drama, based on CWA Gold Dagger Award-winner Mick Herron’s debut novel in the “Slow Horses” series, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one episode weekly, every Friday. The series is produced by See-Saw Films and Will Smith (“Veep”) produced it for television. Along with Smith, Graham Yost serves as an executive producer. Executive producers of the show include Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning,…

Apple TV+ order untitled series, starring Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin

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Apple TV+ order untitled series, starring Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin

In a new limited series for Apple TV+, Michael Douglas will play U.S. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. The untitled series is based on Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s book “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.” Kirk Ellis, the creator of HBO’s “John Adams” series, will write and executive produce the project for Apple. Tim Van Patten, an Emmy Award-winning director, will direct and executive produce the film. In addition to acting, Douglas will executive produce the film. EDEN Productions, which is currently under an overall arrangement with Apple, will executive produce with Richard Plepler. Flame Ventures’…

Apple TV+ drops official trailer for limited series “WeCrashed,” premiering March 18th

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As we saw the teaser last month, Apple TV+ has shared the official trailer for its upcoming highly-anticipated limited series “WeCrashed” from Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello, which is set to debut globally on March 18, 2022, on Apple TV+. The series is inspired by an actual event, starred by Academy Award and SAG Award winners Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway and based on the hit Wondery podcast “WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.” Eisenberg (“Good Boys”) and Crevello, who also serve as writers, executive producers, and showrunners, created “WeCrashed.” John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This is Us,” “Crazy,…

Apple TV+ debut official trailer for series “Pachinko,” starring Academy Award winner Youn Yuh Jung and multi-hyphenate sensation Lee Minho

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The official trailer for “Pachinko,” Apple TV+’s highly-anticipated, epic drama series told in three languages – Korean, Japanese, and English – has been released yesterday. The story starts with forbidden love and crescendos into a drama that travels across Korea, Japan, and the United States to present an amazing story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and retribution. The series will premiere on Apple TV+ around the world on March 25, 2022, with the first three episodes followed by new weekly episodes every Friday until April 29, 2022. Soo Hugh created the series, which is based on the…

Apple re-releasing Academy Award Best Picture nominee “CODA” in theaters for free of charge

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Apple re-releasing Academy Award Best Picture nominee “CODA” in theaters for free of charge
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Following its milestone Academy Award nominations, including a Best Picture nomination, Apple Original Films announced that fans’ beloved “CODA“ will be re-released in theatres for a limited theatrical run. Beginning Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27, 2022, the film will be shown in major cities across the United States and London, free of charge and with open captions, so that more people may see the heartwarming narrative of the Rossi family’s journey. “CODA,” hailed by critics as “an emotional powerhouse” and “impossible not to love,” is the first film starring a predominantly Deaf cast to receive an Oscar nomination…

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