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Showrunner Jason Katims Leaves Universal TV to Develop Content for Apple

Well-known producer, writer, and show creator Jason Katims has departed Universal TV after inking a multi-year deal with Apple, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Under the exclusive deal, which kicks off this summer, Katims will create content for Apple under his True Jack Productions banner.

Katims has been responsible for many high-profile television shows, including "Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," "Roswell," "Rise," and "About a Boy."

He will continue to work on "Away" and "Sisters," two projects that he has in the works with Universal TV, but future content will be exclusive to Apple.

Katims is rejoining Michelle Lee, who formerly served as head of development at True Jack before moving on to Apple's creative development team.

Apple has signed deals with multiple high-profile figures and companies in the TV industry for its upcoming streaming service. Apple is partnering with film studio A24, Oprah, and Sesame Workshop.

The company also already has multiple television shows in the works, with a full list available in our Apple TV roundup.

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5 weeks ago

That's all before Apple injects their special touch of cultural awareness into an otherwise unrefined product. I thought the idea of Linda McMahon helping Tim scale down his iPhone business gave the joke away...

With some of the people who post here it's really, really hard to tell.
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5 weeks ago

apple is an IT company, all the people worked hard to get apple this level are forced out.


They haven't been an IT company since they dropped the word "computer" from their name. For many years, their main business has been selling content consuming gadgets and milking 30% out of the creative work of other developers. This is not what a real IT company would do for a living.
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