Apple & A24 Team Up For New Films

Apple A24 Team Up For New Films

In an unexpected pairing, tech giant Apple and the film industry’s most prestigious boutique distributor of the past few years, A24 Films, are teaming to produce a new slate of movies. THR reports that Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with A24, but specifics about what those films might be are unclear at this point.

While Apple will be moving into original television shows arena via a free distribution model through its own products, its ambitions in the film space remain more unclear as is what distribution strategy they will adopt. Earlier this year came rumors Apple might purchase A24 outright, but instead this deal seems to be more a test of the market.

A24 is one of the few people making mid-budget films these days along with championing auteur filmmakers who deliver strong work, as a result they’ve been arguably the most consistent distributor of quality films of the past five years. Since 2012 those have included Oscar winner “Moonlight,” “Lady Bird,” “Ex Machina,” “Good Time,” “The Disaster Artist,” “The Florida Project,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “Room,” “The Witch,” “It Comes At Night,” “Eighth Grade,” “Hereditary,” “A Ghost Story,” “20th Century Women,” “American Honey,” “Swiss Army Man,” “De Palma, “Green Room,” “The Lobster,” “Amy,” “Krisha,” “Slow West,” “The End of the Tour,” “A Most Violent Year,” “Mississippi Grind,” “Tusk,” “The Rover,” “Enemy,” “Locke,” “Under the Skin,” “The Bling Ring” and “Spring Breakers”.

The obvious question rises as to whether these films will need to follow the same strict ‘super family friendly’ guidelines as the company‚Äôs proposed TV series, something A24’s product definitely does not do. More details are expected soon.