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Apple takes Bryce Dallas Howard’s “Dads” at TIFF ’19

Global tech and media giant Apple has landed Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary feature Dads for its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription streaming service. Dads provides a unique and humorous look into what ...
September 9, 2019

Global tech and media giant Apple has landed Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary feature Dads for its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription streaming service.

Dads provides a unique and humorous look into what fatherhood means in the modern era across the globe. It offers portraits and reflections of dads from different parts of the world and includes interviews with famous dads like Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Jimmy Kimmel and Ken Jeong, among others.

The film, which premiered at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival on Friday (Sept. 6), is Howard’s first feature as a director, following an acting career including The Village, The Help and Jurassic World, along with short film directing credits.

It was produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries and Nine Muses Entertainment, in association with Dove Men+Care.

This past January, Imagine Docs inked an exclusive, first-look deal with Apple to produce a portfolio of feature documentaries and docuseries. Dads is part of the deal with Apple.

Apple still has not set a launch date for Apple TV+, though it is set for the fall.

The service will be ad-free and feature more than 100 original titles at launch, and is set to debut two original documentary projects from Oprah Winfrey: Toxic Labor (working title), which will explore sexual harassment, abuse and assault in the workplace, and an untitled second project that looks at mental health with the aim of reducing stigma and shame. Winfrey will also revive her book club at Apple.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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