Posts Categorized: Orchard News

Oscar Nominations Are In & So Is “Life, Animated”


At Sundance 2016, The Orchard, along with A&E IndieFilms, was elated to gain the incredible documentary Life, Animated. Today, just about one year later, we are proud to say that this wonderful story earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. The film, directed by Roger Ross Williams, takes us on a heartfelt journey of Owen Suskind, a young man… Read more »

The Orchard Adds Star-Studded “The Hero” to Sundance List


Our team at Sundance doesn’t sleep and their efforts continue to prove fruitful. Late Sunday night, The Orchard took on all North American rights to Brett Haley’s acclaimed drama The Hero. Lead by a strong performance from Sam Elliott, The Hero follows a washed up western film star named Lee Haden that has his life shaken by a very real off-screen… Read more »

The Orchard Takes Home “Trophy”


The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City and we’ve roped in a winner. The Orchard and CNN have acquired North American rights to Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau‘s hard-hitting big-game documentary, Trophy.  Trophy is an ambitious, multidimensional look into the controversial relationship between those that profit from the wild and those that aim to protect it. As… Read more »

Welcome, Meredith M.!


Introducing Meredith McGowan, Manager, Global Business Development Hi! I’m Meredith McGowan and I am incredibly excited to join the Business Development team here at The Orchard. Previously, I worked in the Content Distribution team at Viacom after succeeding from my position in the digital department at MTV. I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and went to school at Northwestern University in… Read more »

Welcome, Antone!


Introducing Antone DeSantis, Manager, Sales & Retail Marketing Greetings and happy new year! My name is Antone (sounds like Ann-Tone) DeSantis. I was born, raised and spent most of my life in Brooklyn before it became the hipster capital of the world. I escaped and moved to the far west side of midtown Manhattan residing in… Read more »