Bring Your Followers On The Road With YouTube Live


YouTube Live MobileThis month YouTube rolled out it’s long anticipated mobile live-streaming feature which aims to help content creators better connect to their audience. According to recent data from Cisco, live mobile video will account for 5% of all mobile video traffic within 5 years, so it is to be expected that YouTube throw their hand in such an expanding market.

To be eligible for streaming on YouTube, content creators must have at least 10,000 subscribers to their channel. So while not quite reserved to only the most “elite” of YouTube channels, you will still have to prove that your brand page has a solid foundational following before being able to beam yourself in real-time to your audience.

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Out Today by The Orchard: March 10th, 2017


Hello everyone and welcome to The Orchard’s new weekly segment Out Today by The Orchard. Every Friday we’ll go over our favorite new releases from music and film just in time for your weekend playlist and movie night plans. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

In a collaboration of video production teams all over the globe, BalconyTV films live performances with beautiful in nearly every scenic city you can think of. The BTV team is releasing their fifth compilation of stellar live performances with Live From The Outside, Vol. 5. featuring performances by Emily Kinney, O’dett and Little Brother Eli (which you can see below). If you dig live recording, check out the album here.

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Film Festivals: Exciting & Essential Resources


Film Festical TheaterFilm festival season runs from January through May, with a few outliers heading into the fall. This is the busiest and arguably most important time for the acquisitions team as the bulk of our theatrical film slate will be acquired at these events. While most of the work that goes into prepping for film festivals is the same (tracking the films, making schedules for who will see what, organizing slate calls with sales agents, trying to screen films early), each fest has it’s individual set of characteristics and is valuable to us for different reasons.

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