Posts Categorized: Film/TV News

The Orchard Takes Home Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winning Doc “Dina”


Although the curtain has closed on Utah’s 2017 Sundance film festival, the show is not over for us. This week, The Orchard acquired Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s critically acclaimed documentary Dina, the U.S. Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary. Dina is an incredibly in-depth look into a complicated yet deep-rooted romance between Dina Buno and Scott Levin. Just engaged,… Read more »

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 »

The Orchard Gets Involved In “Monkey Business”


If you were curious about The Orchard’s 2017 film slate, just wait until you hear this: We’ve acquired worldwide rights to documentary Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators.  From director Ema Ryan Yamazaki and narrated by Sam Waterston (Law & Order, The Killing Fields), Monkey Business traces the colorful story of Curious George authors/illustrators Hans and Margret Rey. When… Read more »