Apple inks multi-year, first look feature film deal with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment

Following Apple’s late 2019 first-look pact with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Documentaries to develop non-fiction features and series, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment has set a multi-year, first look feature film deal with Apple Studios and will produce a slate of scripted features for Apple Original Films.

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Ron Howard (still from the Apple TV+ Bryce Dallas Howard documentary ‘Dads’

Brian Welk for The Wrap:

Additionally, Apple has extended its existing first look deal with Imagine Documentaries, led by producers Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein.

Apple and Imagine have previously partnered on the documentary “Dads” from director Bryce Dallas Howard and “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10,” directed by Morgan Neville. Apple will soon premiere Imagine’s Peanuts 70th Anniversary documentary as well as the upcoming Barbara Kopple docuseries “The Supermodels.”

Coming up on Apple’s original film slate are its Sundance acquisition “CODA,” “Swan Song” with Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, a documentary on The Velvet Underground from Todd Haynes, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Emancipation” starring Will Smith,” “Snow Blind” with Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sharper” from A24 and “The Sky is Everywhere” with Cherry Jones and Jason Segel.

MacDailyNews Note: Here’s Bryce Dallas Howard discussing her “Dads” project and how she roped in her dad, Ron Howard:


  1. Ron Howard’s movie haven’t been hitting on anything lately. Brian who? hey apple look on youtube. let’s have some whole new faces. let’s get it wrong a whole bunch of times, until we get it right.

    1. Ron Howard’s last film, Hillbilly Elegy, has hit on 23 major award nominations lately. Over the course of his career, Brian Grazer has produced shows nominated for 43 Academy Awards and 198 Emmys. Yet you ask “Brian Who?” Bob who?

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