Introducing, Andrew Katsikas, QA Engineer
Hello everyone, my name is Andrew Katsikas (you can also call me Drew). I’m joining The Orchard as a QA Engineer. Most recently I was working as a QA Analyst at Slalom, a consulting company with an office in Boston. Prior to that, I was a QA Engineer at REZ-1, a software company servicing the Intermodal industry (boxes on trains).
I’m originally from Kingston, Massachusetts, a small town on the South Shore next to Plymouth (yes, like the Pilgrims). I lived in Brooklyn during the summer of 2009 while interning at LimeWire, but left for Boston, where I lived for the past eight years. It is good to be back!
On The Prowl: Genre Film Festivals
Genre film festivals have become increasingly important within the indie and blockbuster space in recent years. With the premiere of Trey Edward Schultz’, It Comes At Night, at the Overlook Film Festival last year and the numerous premieres at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Sitges International Film Festival in Spain, genre film festivals have become unusual and surprising stomping grounds for buyers and sellers in the industry. Most of them have still managed to retain their quirkiness and charm while still bulking up their industry presence. But first, what does it really mean for a film to be “genre”?
Out Today by The Orchard: Taburete & The Atomic Bitchwax
It’s a busy week at The Orchard as we wrap up the year and celebrate the holidays. We had our annual Ugly Sweater party featuring sparkly cats and human sized Christmas trees. It’s a season of cheer and gathering and nothing brings people together quite like music. We’ve got releases from two very different artists for you this week. A Spanish alt-pop group just want to talk and a thrash rock album will get you moshing, all out today.
The Age of Video & The Future Of Advertising
It is evident that video has dominated 2017. This is because unlike emails, tweets, or a photo, videos content is the closest to reality. We are able to feel that we are a part of the same story the video is sharing. It takes over our imagination, hearing, and sight; this is currently the only format compatible with our senses and creativity. For personal interaction, advertisements, film, and video – motion is the common thread. It’s important to understand why video has risen to prominence to become better prepared for the future of advertising: artificial reality interfaces.
Introducing Ryan Mazie, Manager, Theatrical Publicity
My name is Ryan Mazie and I am the new manager of National Theatrical Publicity.
Originally from New Jersey, I spent my last semester of Emerson College “abroad” in Los Angeles and never left.
I started my career doing personal publicity for an array of actors, musicians, directors, and writers before moving over to Focus Features where I have been for the past year before joining The Orchard.