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Apple makes major documentary film hire with A&E's Molly Thompson

Apr 16, 2019 - Silicon Valley Business News

Apple Inc. is jumping into the fight for Hollywood talent with a big hire, poaching A&E's Molly Thompson to lead the newly formed documentary division at Apple TV+, Variety reports.

Thompson spent 15 years at A&E, where she was chiefly in charge of greenlighting feature-length documentaries through the in-house production company she founded, A&E IndieFilms. She appears as an executive producer on Academy Award-nominated documentaries "Life, Animated," "Cartel Land," "Murderball" and "Jesu...