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Cecily Strong To Star In Musical Comedy Nearing Series Order At Apple

Written by Paul and Daurio, the as-yet untitled comedy series follows a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/319A6z5 [photo: Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live/ IMDb]

Apple Poaches Senior Netflix Engineer for Streaming-Tech Team

Meshenberg was VP of productivity engineering at Netflix, where he had formed and oversaw an organization focused on accelerating productivity of the company’s engineers. Previously, he was director of cloud platform for Netflix, where his work included leading initiatives that spanned across all engineering teams, including migration of Netflix infrastructure, core services and databases to Amazon’s AWS. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/36yfukZ

Apple TV Plus Lands ‘Beastie Boys Story’ Documentary From Spike Jonze

The movie features Beastie Boys Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond discussing the group’s 40-year friendship and rise to fame as hip-hop exploded in the late 1980s. The movie billed as a “live” documentary was shot at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater. The pair also pay tribute to founding member Adam Yauch (aka MCA), who died of cancer at age 47 in 2012. – Cynthia Littleton, Variety » https://trib.al/9utaS4t

Apple Lands First Golden Globes Nominations With ‘The Morning Show’

The Morning Show, which streams on the tech giant’s Apple TV+ subscription service, earned three Golden Globes nods Monday morning. The show picked up a nomination for best drama series, and its stars — Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon — were both nominated for lead actress in a drama series. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/fD5Gl7

Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach

Apple’s app will initially address only about half of the total US market and, just like Disney, will front up to rivals that have a wider reach. IHS Markit says that for Apple, this could come as a major disadvantage, as various services vie for screen time on the massive number of devices now capable of media streaming. It calculates that a total of 11.5 billion video-streaming-ready products are expected to be connected to the internet worldwide in 2023, up from 8.9 billion in 2018. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VxcJww

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