Martin Scorsese Signs First-Look Deal with Apple

Martin Scorsese
LOS ANGELES - AUG 11: Martin Scorsese arriving to Emmy Awards 2011 on August 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA (Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Apple signs a multi-year first-look TV and film deal with Martin Scorsese and his productions company, Sikelia Productions.

Martin Scorsese will produce and direct for Apple TV+. Sikelia Productions was started in 2003 and helped manage and produce Scorsese’s projects including ‘The Irishman’, ‘Silence’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The Departed’, ‘The Aviator’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’.

This is a huge moment for streaming content. Scorsese is part of Hollywood’s golden-era of filmmaking and directing.

Apple is growing and there are a lot of room for bigger productions and projects. The deal with Martin Scorsese will give the platform a chance to stand out with high quality content.

In relevant news, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro offer a chance of a walk-on role in Martin Scorsese’s next movie, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are looking for people to donate to the All In Challenge to support those affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Those who give will get a chance for a walk-on role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming feature film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’

The winner will also get a chance to meet the actors, the director, and attend the movie premiere. Donations at http://www.allinchallenge.com will go to charities including Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, and America’s Food Fund, said De Niro via Instagram.

This news comes after Scorsese criticized Marvel movies. Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel movies sparked a filmmaking debate. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed his team was in the process of setting up a meeting with the ‘Irishman’ director.

In the TIME Businessperson of the Year profile of Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Company CEO addressed Scorsese’s comments as “nasty” and claims they are “not fair to the people who are making the movies.” He adds, “If Marty Scorsese wants to be in the business of taking artistic risk, all power to him. It doesn’t mean that what we’re doing isn’t art.” The CEO continues to say Disney and Scorsese are working on “arranging a get-together.”

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