Apple pays $25 million for Billie Eilish documentary for Apple TV+

Billie Eilish’s full-length debut album “WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” is the Apple Music Awards’ Album of the Year.
Billie Eilish’s full-length debut album “WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” is the Apple Music Awards’ Album of the Year.

Apple is paying $25 million for a documentary project about 17-year-old musician Billie Eilish bound for Apple TV+.

Natalie Jarvey and Kim Masters for The Hollywood Reporter:

Billie Eilish’s big 2019 is culminating as she nears a deal with Apple TV+ for a documentary that comes with a $25 million price tag, according to multiple sources.

The film, which has already been shot, was directed by R.J. Cutler and produced in collaboration with Eilish’s label, Interscope Records, for a budget that one source pegs as being between $1 million and $2 million. It is expected to follow the 17-year-old singer-songwriter in the wake of the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in March of this year. Cutler was granted deep access to Eilish’s private moments with family and behind-the-scenes of her public appearances.

The project [expected to premiere in 2020] will be available through entertainment platform Apple TV+ instead of Apple Music.

MacDailyNews Take: Somebody at Apple really likes Billie Eilish! Watch Billie Eilish’s December 4, 2019 performance at the Steve Jobs Theater via Apple Music here.

7 Comments

  1. This points to a complete disaster at Apple TV. It is doomed because degradation and insane politics is driving its investment decisions in this area. Brought to you by the likes of those who brought us Solyndra and Burisma Oil and Gas. There is not an ounce of serious artistic and entertainment commitment or experience. Apple TV is toast.

    1. While I agree with your sentiment, I don’t think it means Apple TV+ is a disaster, the masses will consume whatever they are fed by the mass media. Most people really don’t care about “serious artistic and entertainment commitment or experience”, they just want to turn their brains off for an hour or two at a time to be programmed.

  2. Wow, so many haters. I first heard her “Ocean Eyes” a couple of years ago and could tell she’d be huge. No idea it would get quite this big, but it’s deserved. Give it a try, she’s awesome.

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