Welcome to a New Era of YouTube Comments Management


final-infographic-hi-res-1This past November, YouTube implemented new tools for creators to manage user interaction on their videos. YouTube now provides a number of filters, settings and other moderation tools that can help enhance brand-viewer interaction. For a core feature historically troubled by anonymous trolling and spam, these are welcome changes that put content creators in control.

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The Orchard Gets Involved In “Monkey Business”


Monkey-businessIf 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 & OrderThe Killing Fields), Monkey Business traces the colorful story of Curious George authors/illustrators Hans and Margret Rey. When I say colorful, I don’t mean that these two were only creative enough to dream up one of the world’s most beloved characters, I mean that they ran away from Nazi-occupied France on bicycles they made themselves, lived amongst exotic animals in South America and more. That’s right, George’s stories didn’t come from imagination alone. They came from the surreal experiences of Hans and Margaret.

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Get the Right Holiday Playlist for You


holiday-playlistSeasons greetings. The holiday season is here and we’ve got a nice little gift for you.

We’ve curated not one, but FIVE holiday playlists: Traditional, Choral, Pop, Swing and Alternative. Featuring tracks from a diverse array of Orchard artists; you can play anything from The King’s SingersThe Sixteen and The Boston Pops to Charles BradleySharon Jones and The Raveonettes. But which Christmas type are you? Do you pull crackers to Crosby, or swing to “Sleigh Ride”?

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