MacMusic  |  PcMusic  |  440 Software  |  440 Forums  |  440TV  |  Zicos
acirc
Search

Apple’s original content production reportedly marred by ‘intrusive’ execs, including Tim Cook

Monday March 4, 2019. 04:03 PM , from Mac Daily News
“Apple’s push into Hollywood is off to a rough start — thanks in part to ‘intrusive’ tech executives, including Tim Cook, The Post has learned,” Alexandra Steigrad and Nicolas Vega report for The New York Post. “As the company’s streaming project gets ready for launch, agents and producers can’t stop griping about how ‘difficult’ Apple is to deal with — citing a ‘lack of transparency,’ ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘intrusive’ executives, including CEO Cook.”
“One of the biggest complaints involves the many ‘notes’ from Apple executives seeking family-friendly shows, sources said,” Steigrad and Vega report. “‘Tim Cook is giving notes and getting involved,’ said a producer who has worked with Apple. One of the CEO’s most repeated notes is ‘don’t be so mean!,’ the source said… Apple’s nitpicking over content and technology has led to delays, sources said.”
“The streaming service is widely expected to be unveiled this month, but the final product won’t likely be available to consumers before the end of the year — and it will offer just a handful of the several dozen shows it has in the works, sources said,” Steigrad and Vega report. “Cook, 58, has been public about wanting family-friendly content, but insiders say the tech giant has also passed on storylines because they are about potentially controversial topics, like religion or the negative consequences of technology. ‘They want a positive view of technology,’ the producer noted.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: There will be a clash of cultures between Silicon Valley and Hollywood and, guaranteed, not every project will be a hit. Some won’t even work at all.
There will be many growing pains. Complaints will be aired through the gossip channels as per usual with Hollywood.
Directors, writers, etc. generally prefer to be left alone to work, so getting notes from a tech CEO will naturally be grating. He is, of course, also approving the issuance of their checks. The balance between Apple and content producers will have to be found – seemingly via public leaks, unfortunately.
One hit, certainly not guaranteed, is really all Apple needs to start the service off right.
SEE ALSO:
Barry Diller: Apple ‘prancing around’ Hollywood, but those who chase Netflix are fools; no one can get to Netflix’s level of subscribers – February 19, 2019
Jefferies: Apple’s streaming video service may not help reaccelerate growth – February 15, 2019
Apple likely to unveil TV streaming service at star-studded event on March 25th – February 15, 2019
Apple is targeting April to launch its new video service – February 13, 2019
Apple to hold special media event on March 25th – February 12, 2019
Apple close to inking deal for Richard Gere to star in remake of Israeli series ‘Nevelot’ – December 6, 2018
Apple seeks TV success on its own terms with little or no sex, violence, or politics – September 22, 2018
Apple orders a sitcom from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ creators – August 10, 2018
TV series based on Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’ in the works at Apple – August 8, 2018
Apple announces multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey – June 15, 2018
Apple inks content deal with Oprah Winfrey – June 15, 2018
Apple’s original content is further along than you think with 16 new shows in the works – June 15, 2018
Apple is close to a deal for an animated feature film – June 14, 2018
Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul join Apple’s upcoming drama ‘Are You Sleeping?’ – June 14, 2018
Apple nabs creative development executive Layne Eskridge from Netflix – June 12, 2018
Apple hires Broadway Video’s Kelly Costello as business affairs executive – June 12, 2018
‘Master’s of Sex’ star Lizzy Caplan joins cast of upcoming Apple series ‘Are You Sleeping’ – June 7, 2018
Apple TV: The underestimated story – June 5, 2018
‘Once Upon a Time’ co-creators sign on as showrunners for Steven Spielberg ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot for Apple – May 22, 2018
Apple inks deal for Isaac Asimov ‘Foundation’ TV series – April 10, 2018
Apple aiming original TV series launches for spring or summer 2019 – March 26, 2018
Is this Apple’s plan for Apple TV? – March 22, 2018
Apple orders animated comedy ‘Central Park’ from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ creator Loren Bouchard – March 12, 2018
Apple hires Carol Trussell as Head Of Production for Worldwide Video Programming division – February 22, 2018
Apple’s TV tactics: Can Cupertino figure out the television formula? – January 16, 2018
Apple orders ‘See’ series, a futuristic drama from ‘Hunger Games’ director – January 10, 2018
Life after iTunes: Apple’s big media challenge – January 9, 2018
Apple developing new original drama ‘Are You Sleeping’ starring Octavia Spencer – January 3, 2018
Three more Amazon Studios executives move to Apple – December 26, 2017
Apple orders space drama series from ‘Battlestar Galactica’ producer Ronald D. Moore – December 15, 2017
Apple gives Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon series a 2-season order, confirms Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ reboot – November 9, 2017
Apple outbids Netflix for show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon – November 8, 2017
Apple eyes iconic studio as base for Hollywood production push; vying with Netflix for high-profile Jennifer Aniston drama – September 1, 2017
The magic and misdirection of Apple’s streaming strategy – August 18, 2017
Apple wants to spend $1 billion on 10 original TV shows over the next year – August 16, 2017
Former WGN America president Matt Cherniss joins Apple in latest TV push – August 15, 2017
Rivals leaving Apple behind as Apple TV remains stuck in a test pattern – August 8, 2017
Apple’s so-called TV ‘strategy’ continues to be an embarrassing joke – June 30, 2017
Apple poaches Sony TV executives to lead major push into original content – June 16, 2017
macdailynews.com/2019/03/04/apples-original-content-production-reportedly-marred-by-intrusive-execs-...

Related News

News copyright owned by their original publishers | Copyright © 2004 - 2019 Zicos / 440Network
Current Date
Aug, Thu 22 - 18:52 CEST