Apple Video Execs to Scope Out Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival

Apple executives answerable for the corporate’s video efforts might be attending the Toronto International Film Festival this week to scope out doable film acquisitions, stories Variety.

The web page says that at least one of the best programming executives, which contains Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, might be at the pageant to search for new content material that would fill out an upcoming leisure provider.


The Toronto International Film Festival is about to kick off on Thursday, September 6, and it’s going to run via Sunday, September 16. This will mark the first time that Apple executives have attended the movie pageant, and the corporate might be competing with at least one different TV massive — Amazon. Amazon executives also are going to be attending the pageant to search for new films to select up.

342 movies are set to be proven off at the Toronto International Film Festival, with an inventory of content material to be had on the website online for the pageant.

While Apple has greater than a dozen authentic tv displays which might be in the works, it has to this point established few offers for films.

In truth, we handiest learn about one doable film take care of Cartoon Saloon, an organization that develops animated films like “The Secret of Kells,” “The Song of the Sea,” and “The Breadwinner.”

Rumors have recommended that Apple is making plans to release some roughly streaming tv provider in the long run the place all of the tv displays are in the works might be to be had, and if Apple is aiming to compete with Netflix and Amazon, unique film choices will assist to fill out its content material catalogue.

There has, then again, been no concrete data outlining precisely how Apple goes to distribute its authentic content material, nor main points on what a possible streaming provider may value whether it is in the works, however we would possibly be informed extra subsequent 12 months as the first of the TV displays is rumored to be debuting in March 2019.

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