Apple inks first-look deal with Martin Scorsese

This will be his second production for any OTT platform, the first being The Irishman on Netflix, according to a report in Hollywood Reporter.

By Author  |  Published: 12th Aug 2020  11:20 am

San Francisco: Apple has inked a first-look film and TV deal with Hollywood maestro Martin Scorsese. Under the multi-year deal, Scorsese will produce film and TV projects for Apple TV+ streaming platform via his Sikelia Productions that he founded in 2003.

Apple is currently working with Scorsese on the highly-anticipated film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which will be directed by Scorsese and stars biggies like Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

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This will be his second production for any OTT platform, the first being The Irishman on Netflix, according to a report in Hollywood Reporter.

To date, Apple has signed overall and first-look deals with internationally acclaimed studios, including Appian Way, founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and co-run by Jennifer Davisson; Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures; Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions; A24 and Imagine Documentaries; as well as trusted studios for kids and family entertainment, Sesame Workshop and Peanuts.

The new deal joins an growing list of storytellers at Apple TV+, including Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Justin Lin, Kerry Ehrin, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith and Simon Kinberg, among others.