Apple TV + has new signings but loses "Foundation" showrunner

O Apple TV + It is fast becoming one of Ma's busiest divisions, with constant entry and exit by professionals from the most diverse areas. We recently had two major service signings at the same time as we saw a significant exit for one of the platform series.

Molly thompson

Molly Thompson, Head of Apple TV + Documentaries

The first recent hiring, as noted by the Variety, was to Molly thompson, important name of the documentaries Apple arrives precisely to command the production of this type of content.

Thompson founder of A&E Indie Films, documentary division of A + E Networks; there, she performed the same role as Apple, and was the executive responsible for high-caliber projects like Murderball, “Life, Animated” and City of Ghosts.

While there's no information on movies or documentary series that Apple produces under Thompson's command, we'll be hearing more about these upcoming projects soon.

Danielle DePalma

Meanwhile, as reported by the deadline, another important name arrives on Apple TV +, but for a very different area: we're talking about Danielle DePalma, a professional who acts as a senior executive on the marketing of movies and series from the platform.

Danielle DePalma, Head of Marketing for Apple TV +

DePalma has long experience in the area: she is leaving the position of executive vice president in digital marketing at Lionsgate company in which he spent the last decade and overseen campaigns for franchises like "The Hunger Games" and Kick-ass.

At Apple, she will report to executive Chris van Amburg, head of the video marketing division, and have the mission of promoting Ma's original films and series on other platforms. In a world dominated by Netflix, it will be interesting to know what strategies Ma will adopt to achieve this.

Josh Friedman

Two arrivals, one exit: how did you bring the Hollywood Reporter, Apple lost Josh Friedman, which would be one of showrunners of its peak of science fiction “Foundation”.

According to reports, the writer left the series, based on the famous books of Isaac Asimov, in a friendly atmosphere. The office of showrunner be played now only by David S. Goyer (co-writer of the Dark Knight trilogy), but the script, written in four hands by Friedman and Goyer, will be retained. Friedman also retain his position as executive producer, but no longer participate in the day to day production.

The output does not seem to have affected the schedule of the series, which still kept under strict secrecy it was not even one of the highlights featured by Apple at its event last month, perhaps because it is still in very early stages of production. It is the hope that we will not have more stones in the way, since the adaptation promises.

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