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, reports The Wrap.
Apple and Imagine have previously partnered on the documentary “Dads,” by Bryce Dallas Howard, and “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10,” which won an Emmy for outstanding single-camera editing. Apple will soon premiere Imagine’s documentary commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip and the docuseries “The Supermodels” by Barbara Kopple.
Additionally, Apple has extended its existing first look deal with Imagine Documentaries, led by producers Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein. Imagine’s push into documentaries began a few years ago with such projects as “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years,” directed by Howard, and “Jay-Z’s Made in America,” “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” and “Inside Deep Throat.”