Malala Yousafzai lands Apple TV+ deal and discusses her hope for International Women’s Day
Yousafzai spoke with CNN about the collaboration in between the streaming service and her production business, Extracurricular, in a current interview, stating that her multi-year offer will consist of whatever from developing documentaries, funnies to kids’s programs.
“This is something I’m really excited about,” Yousafzai stated. “There’s my own story, I have been telling that and I have met so many girls and I have been able to build a platform that they can tell a story. But now it’s time to go even more and to do even more and to have the platform of storytelling and bring new perspectives.”
“From harassment to inequality, to discrimination based on their gender, to unequal pay, all of these things are important and we need to keep working on it. But I also want to take this moment to remind all of those amazing and incredible women out there just to take a break,” she stated.
“(Women) have done so much, and right now some of them are studying from home, some of them are looking after their kids and they are parenting and they also have jobs to do. There is so much on their shoulders and they carry all of that with grace and with dignity, so be proud of yourself, be proud of all you have done and achieved in your life. Let’s celebrate and be proud of who we are and what we have done for women and everyone around us.”
Yousafzai signs up with Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon who likewise are developing material for Apple TELEVISION+.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.