AP­PLE BEAR­ING FRUIT IN FILM AND TV MAR­KET

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SAN FRAN­CISCO: In a push to en­ter the film and TV mar­ket, Ap­ple has ac­quired global rights to two fea­ture films – Vic­to­ria Stone and Mark Dee­bles’s doc­u­men­tary The Elephant Queen – and an an­i­mated film called The Wolfwalk­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in Dead­line.com on Sun­day, Ap­ple’s world­wide video di­vi­sion, led by Zack Van Am­burg and Jamie Er­licht, ac­quired

The Elephant Queen, which made its de­but at the Toronto Film Fes­ti­val last week­end.

The doc­u­men­tary fol­lows an elephant named Athena as she leads her herd away from a drought.

The Wolfwalk­ers is two-time Os­car-nom­i­nee Tomm Moore’s an­i­mated film which fol­lows a young ap­pren­tice hunter who trav­els to Ire­land with her fa­ther to hunt wolves.

There have been re­ports that Ap­ple is set to pro­duce its own con­tent and start its own stream­ing ser­vice in or­der to share a pie of the grow­ing video stream­ing in­dus­try. |

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