Apple and A24 has purchased the rights to Boys State, a documentary from Sundance Festival about the “health of American democracy”.
Spike Jonze is partnering with Apple to create a Beastie Boys documentary. It will be available on Apple TV+ on April 24.
On February 14 a show called Visible: Out on Television will premiere on Apple TV+. It’s a five-part documentary series that will examine how the LGBT movement has impacted television.
The docuseries features never-before-seen interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and dozens more. Visible: Out on Television is directed and executive produced by Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Case Against 8, The Keepers). Jessica Hargrave, Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes also serve as executive producers.
Oprah Winfrey and Impact Partners will release a documentary on Apple TV+ next year to examine sexual assault in the music industry.
Computer historian David Greelish directed an Apple Lisa documentary called Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa set to release in early 2020.
Apple has shared a trailer for The Elephant Queen.
Embark on an epic journey of love, courage and coming home. Join Athena, the majestic matriarch of an elephant herd, as she is forced to lead her family across the unforgiving African savanna in search of water. This family-friendly adventure is a cinematic love letter to a threatened species. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Lion King), The Elephant Queen won the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award of the Year.
Before Macintosh is an Apple Lisa documentary on Kickstarter exploring the history behind Apple’s device.
The work of Douglas Engelbart and his team, plus advances from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) with their Alto and Star workstations were the progenitors of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), but the Apple Lisa stands as the clear foundation for what we all use today — Macintosh — Windows — iOS — Android.
The campaign goal is US$3,600, and it has raised US$2,401 so far.
Peanuts In Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 is coming next month to the Apple TV. It’s a documentary that tries to answer a fundamental question.
Apple has hired Molly Thompson as head of documentaries for Apple TV+. Ms. Thompson previously founded A&E Indie Films.
The Ed Sheeran documentary, Songwriter, about the development of his Divide album is available now on Apple Music.
Apple purchased the rights to the acclaimed documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives earlier this year, and you can watch it on Apple Music starting on October 3rd.
Are you a fan of Apple’s Final Cut Pro? Or curious about the controversial history of the Final Cut Pro X update? Check out Off the Tracks, a Final Cut Pro X documentary that just hit its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. The documentary features interviews with key industry figures and filmmakers, including Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro and iMovie. The documentary won’t be completed until early next year, but you can reserve an early copy for a pledge of $25.
Apple Music is among the streaming services in the running for exclusive rights to unaired Prince concert footage from 1983 and content for a Prince documentary. The content is related to Prince’s Purple Rain movie and album, and could be a big win for the service that scores the deal.
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives opened the Tribeca Film Festival, and now it’s headed to Apple Music. Apple bought the rights to the film based on music industry legend Clive Davis’s autobiography.