Watch the full interview: Disney’s Kevin Mayer talks about the Fox acquisition and what that means for Hulu

Disney is one of the biggest media players in the game.

As chief strategy officer at Disney, Kevin Mayer runs strategy, biz dev and M&A for the media giant, and he’s the man who put together three amazing purchases: Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. Now he’s engineering Disney’s colossal Fox deal, as well as the company’s move to stream its stuff directly to consumers. Watch his full onstage interview at Recode’s Code Media below:


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Kevin Durant scores TV show deal with Apple

The life of Kevin Durant is set to be the inspiration for Apple’s next major TV show. Apple has been scooping up TV shows like crazy the last few months and the latest project to get the iPhone maker’s thumbs up is a show that will explore Durant’s early life along with the world of […]

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Swagger: Kevin Durant teams up with Brian Grazer on new series for Apple

Apple has just added a new basketball drama series from Kevin Durant’s media company and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer to their roster.

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027: Shareholders meeting recap, Kevin Durant on Apple TV, HomePod tips | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve a recap of Apple’s 2018 meeting of shareholders from Steve Jobs Theater, Apple picking up a new TV show starring NBA’s Kevin Durant, and two useful HomePod tips.

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Apple Working on ‘Swagger’ TV Show Based on NBA Star Kevin Durant

Apple is developing a new drama series that’s based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, reports Variety.

The show, called “Swagger,” was inspired by Durant’s experiences as a youth playing basketball. It will highlight the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball, taking a look into the lives of players, their families, and coaches.


Imagine Television, led by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, will produce alongside Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Media. Both Durant and Grazer will serve as executive producers, while Reggie Rock Bythewood will write and direct. Bythewood is known for his work on “Notorious,” a movie that shared the story of Notorious B.I.G., and television series “Shots Fired.”

Apple now has at least 10 television shows in the early stages of development, including an untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, an “Amazing Stories” reboot from Steven Spielberg, an untitled space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, a series written by “La La Land” creator Damien Chazelle, a Kristen Wiig comedy series, See, an epic world-building drama, Home, a docuseries focusing on incredible homes, and “Little America,” an anthology series from “The Big Sick” creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

More details about each of Apple’s television projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

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Apple snags drama series based on Kevin Durant’s childhood

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Kevin Durant’s life and times to be chronicled in Apple-funded ‘Swagger’ video production

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In its continuing bid to produce content to expand services revenue, Apple has commissioned a drama based on basketball star Kevin Durant’s life.
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‘Food Pals’ is the Adorable New Game from ‘Impossible Road’ Developer Kevin Ng, and It’s Available Now

Developer Kevin Ng created a smash hit back in May of 2013 with the stylish and frantic Impossible Road [$ 2.99], but several months before that he was also involved with a cute and quirky side-scrolling platformer called Food Run. This was an auto-running style of platformer, and while it didn’t necessarily reinvent the wheel or anything it was one of the more polished and quirky runners on the App Store. It was also novel for being both level-based and fully premium, unlike most of its contemporaries, and it just gushed with fun and personality. Unfortunately Food Run eventually went the way of the dodo, but Ng has resurrected this old favorite with a completely remade version called Food Pals [$ 2.99] which just hit the App Store earlier today.

As you can see in that short trailer, Food Pals is cute as all get out, and much like the original game it bucks the trends of most runners by offering 38 hand-crafted levels to play and no ads or IAP of any kind. Also that is some kick ass polka music. Besides all the running and jumping you’ll do in Food Pals, you’ll also want to collect all the stars strewn about the level as well as any other food items you come across (your Food Pals) so they can follow you along towards the finish line. Both of these are much easier said than done, but for completionists it’ll add an extra dose of challenge trying to 100% each of the game’s levels. Much like the original Food Run, Food Pals offers very straightforward platforming in an adorable premium package, so if you’re looking for a new runner without the usual free to play BS I highly recommend checking it out and sharing your thoughts about it in our forums.

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Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige says the next 20 Marvel films will be ‘completely different’

2018 is set to be a big year for Marvel, with Black Panther — Marvel’s first superhero film with a black actor in the lead role — and the almost overwhelming star-studded Avengers: Infinity War on the docket. But it also marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Iron Man, which kicked off Marvel Studios’ grand cinematic universe experiment. A decade later, the MCU’s success is unmatched by any other franchise in Hollywood.

And in an interview with Vanity Fair profiling Marvel Studios president (and overall architect of the company’s cinematic success) Kevin Feige, it seems like the company’s superhero stories are just getting started. Marvel has already released or plotted out…

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Kevin Spacey replaced by Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s J Paul Getty thriller

The fallout from sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey has continued, with the actor now being replaced by Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, reports Deadline. The film is still due to be released on December 22nd which means Scott will be working on an extremely tight schedule for reshoots.

Plummer is replacing Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty in the thriller, which is about the abduction of Getty’s 16-year-old grandson in 1973. Spacey worked around ten days on the film, shooting scenes that mostly feature just his character. The film also stars Mark Wahlberg as Getty’s lawyer and Michelle Williams as Getty’s daughter-in-law. Both are expected to have to reshoot material as well. The reshoot…

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