Founder of A&E Indie Films comes to Apple

Variety reports that Molly Thompson, the founder of A&E Indie Films, has moved to Apple, where she’ll serve as head of documentaries for the Apple TV+ streaming service, which is coming this fall. 

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A&E Indie Films is the feature film production unit of A+E Networks. Thompson was also previously the head of documentary films for A+E Networks. Recent documentaries she has executive produced include “The Clinton Affair,” Charles Ferguson’s “Watergate” docuseries, “Studio 54,” and “City of Ghosts.” She was also an executive producer on celebrated documentaries like “Life, Animated,” “Cartel Land,” “Murderball,” and “Jesus Camp.”

She also executive produced Amir Bar-Lev’s “The Tillman Story” and Bart Layton’s “The Imposter,” as well as two narrative features for Lifetime Films. Those were “Lila & Eve,” starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, and “Paris Can Wait,” starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin.