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Natalie Signs Apple First-Look TV Deal

A few days ago we learned about a new Natalie project for Apple TV, today it has been announced that she will collaborate with the company in a more extensive way…

Natalie and producing partner Sophie Mas have inked a first-look deal with Apple. Under the multi-year agreement, Apple TV+ will have a first look on television projects to be developed and produced by Portman and Mas through their newly formed production company MountainA. This marks the first producing deal for the pair.

The TV deal makes sense for all parties as Natalie, Sophie Mas and Apple is working together on the recently announced Apple Original limited series Lady in the Lake, which marks Natalie’s TV acting debut. She is co-starring with Lupita Nyong’o on the series, directed and co-written by Alma Har’el. All three women serve as executive producers along with Dre Ryan, who will co-create and co-write the series with Har’el, who will write the pilot. Portman and Mas will serve as executive producers through MountainA.

Natalie and Sophie Mas have published an statement about the deal:

We launched MountainA to support meaningful, timely projects and we couldn’t imagine a better partner to start this adventure with than the fantastic team at Apple, who in only a short time already have a track record of working with some of the world’s most inspiring filmmakers,” Portman and Mas said in a joint statement shared to their social media channels on Wednesday. “We are excited to create and develop daring stories together.

We will be aware of more projects that can be announced in the coming months …