Tim Cook doesn’t really want ‘Game of Thrones,’ after all. At least not right away.
Tim Cook’s kind of movie …
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Days before Apple Inc. planned to celebrate the release of its first TV show last spring at a Hollywood hotel, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told his deputies the fun had to wait. Foul language and references to vaginal hygiene had to be cut from some episodes of Carpool Karaoke, a show featuring celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Blake Shelton, and Chelsea Handler cracking jokes while driving around Los Angeles.
Apple wants to spend $1 billion or more on TV shows, but it still doesn’t really know what it wants to do with those shows.
One thing Apple does know, though: It doesn’t want them to feature sex. Or violence. Or any of the mature stuff you can find in hit TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” or “The Walking Dead.”
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That directive has been made clear to Hollywood talent as they pitch Apple’s new TV team, per Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw:
“The company plans to release the first few projects to everyone with an Apple device, potentially via its TV app, and top executives don’t want kids catching a stray nipple. Every show must be suitable for an Apple Store. Instead of the nudity, raw language, and violence that have become staples of many TV shows on cable or streaming services, Apple wants comedies and emotional dramas with broad appeal, such as the NBC hit ‘This Is Us,’ and family shows like ‘Amazing Stories,’” the show Apple has already agreed to fund.
This may not be a terrible idea, especially since Apple hasn’t proven that it has the ability to make TV, period. Better to screw up with inoffensive stuff than to compound the problem with sex and violence … Recode
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This is quite a contrst from Jeff Bezos the self proclaimed “Porn King”?
Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to get its own ‘Game of Thrones,’ and has ordered a big TV strategy shift.