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Apple Close to Making Deal for Animated Movie with Cartoon Saloon

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is very close to signing a deal with Cartoon Saloon, an animation studio in Ireland, for their own animated movie. Cartoon Saloon has made a number of Academy Award-nominated films including "The Breadwinner," "The Song of the Sea," and "The Secret of Kells." The animation studio and...

Apple Looking for “Big, Smart, Splashy Dramas” for its Original Programming

Citing multiple sources briefed on the company's plans, The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Apple executives are looking for "big, smart, splashy dramas” for the company's original video programming, with at least one citing Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Crown as models. The report adds that Apple is now getting the same pitches that Netflix and HBO see...

CRTC Ordered to Review Decision Lowering Canadian TV Content

Canadian media firms have applauded governmental pressure on regulators to reconsider changes that would allow broadcasters to reduce their investment in domestic programming. According to a new report from the Financial Post, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has asked Canada's broadcast regulator to review its decision earlier this year allowing some Canadian broadcasters to cut spending on the...

YouTube to Produce Over 40 Original TV Shows, Movies Next Year

According to a report by Bloomberg, YouTube is planning to produce its own original content that will be made available for free viewing, in an effort to expand its programming and efforts to attract advertisers. The company will produce more than 40 original shows and movies in the next year, spending hundreds of millions of dollars, the publication...

Apple Reaching Out to Hollywood for Original TV, Movie Deals

Apple’s senior executives are reaching out to Hollywood’s leading TV and movie producers, offering them to work for the Cupertino tech giant. According to the New York Post, there have been reports in recent weeks about Apple looking to kick-start a business in original TV programming, although Apple SVP Eddy Cue’s meetings with Paramount Pictures and Sony...