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Director Ridley Scotts signs first-look TV deal with Apple

Director/producer Ridley Scott has inked a first-look TV deal with Apple, for whom he once directed its famed “1984” commercial that introduced the company’s first Mac, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Under the multiple-year pact, Scott and his Scott Free Productions banner will create and develop new projects for the Apple TV+ streaming service. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Apple deal is valued in the high seven-figure range.

Following his commercial breakthrough in 1979 with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and The Martian. He’s been nominated for three Academy Awards for Directing (for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.