Oprah and Apple scrap plans for sexual assault documentary

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Oprah Winfrey says Apple TV+ can have a genuine impact on humanity.
It will still debut later this month, but not on Apple TV+.
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Oprah Winfrey is stepping away from a new documentary based on the Time’s Up movement. The high-profile film will go ahead, with a premiere scheduled for the Sundance Film Festival this month. But it will no longer hit Apple TV+.

Oprah says she believes and supports the women featured in the documentary. But she feels the project is incomplete and says “it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in … creative vision.”

Wanda Sykes’ LGBTQ docuseries lands on Apple TV+

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Wanda Sykes is coming to Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ added a new docuseries to its roster of upcoming content after striking a deal with actress and comedian Wanda Sykes’ production company this week.

Visible: Out on Television is set to debut on Apple TV+ on February 14, 2020. The five-part series will examine how television shaped the LGBTQ movement and vice-versa and will include a lot of familiar faces you’ll probably recognize.

Oprah producing sexual assault documentary for Apple TV+

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Oprah Winfrey says Apple TV+ can have a genuine impact on humanity.
It will still debut later this month, but not on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple

New details are starting to emerge regarding one of Oprah’s first projects for Apple TV+ that will put a bright focus on the music industry Apple is hosting an awards show for this week.

The former TV talk show host partnered with filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering to produce a documentary covering sexual assault in the music industry. Set to premiere next year, the documentary will follow allegations made against a notable executive in the music world.

Oprah opens up about book club partnership with Apple

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Oprah Winfrey says Apple TV+ can have a genuine impact on humanity.
It will still debut later this month, but not on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple

Oprah Winfrey is on a mission to create the most vibrant book club on the planet as part of her new partnership with Apple.

In a new blog post on her website, Oprah talks about why she decided to team up with the iPhone-maker to share her passion for books. Apple’s deep pockets certainly help, but what Oprah is most stoked about is getting access to the nearly 1 billion Apple devices in use around the world.