The Orchard Adds Julia Hart’s “Miss Stevens” to Fall Release Film List

Miss StevensFall 2016 is looking better and better for The Orchard as we’ve acquired another fantastic film from this year’s SXSW line up. This time, The Orchard won all North American rights to Julia Hart‘s directorial debut, “Miss Stevens,” a film with a cast and crew sculpted for success.


Make The Most of Your Festival Tour Date

FestivalBlogpostSummer Music Festival Season is almost upon us and you know what that means: music, sunburns, bad festival attire, good food, and most importantly, more music!

As festivals are becoming more than just a music experience though, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos, especially if you have a not-so-ideal time slot at the start of the day. If you fall into this category, below are a few simple steps you can take to ensure you’re making the most of your festival date and driving as many fans and soon-to-be fans to your set.


The Orchard Sets the Table for Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner”

Richard-Gere-The-DinnerCannes gave us another gift today as the Oren Moverman film The Dinner will be served via The Orchard after acquiring all North American distribution rights. The dramatic picture is based off of Herman Koch’s novel of the same name that received literature accolades worldwide. The Orchard plans on whetting your appetite soon with a release set for this fall.


Freeloader Friday: Mercury Girls, Pale Dian & More

mercury girlsGood afternoon and happy Friday everybody! It’s a refreshingly beautiful day here in NYC and we hope your hood is just as pleasant as ours. The Daily Rind is here once again to provide you with a monetarily friendly soundtrack for the weekend. Check it:

Our Freeloader opener is a new track from Philadelphia’s Mercury Girls. The indie pop band’s new tune “All That Heaven Allows” is the first single out on a deal with Slumberland Records, and let me tell you, it rips. It opens without warning, giving you a sudden “one two three four” from the drummer’s floor tom before throwing you right into an energetic bass line and foreshadowing synth hook. The grit of the song begins with riffing guitars and vocals that persist throughout the song’s three minutes and 20 seconds. After that short time, you will wish there was more where this came from.


4K, 8K, HDR & VR: NAB’s Game of Thrones

NAB2016Once a year in April, the buyers and sellers, old guard and new, meet in the desert to talk shop, explore new technology and unavoidably take in the Vegas nightlife. This year’s attendance is reported to have exceeded 103,000.

The convention is NAB (for National Association of Broadcasters), and this was my third time attending and seeing how ideas talked about in the hallways and meet-ups have made their way to the show floor. Although 4K/UHD has yet to penetrate enough U.S. households to make it a game-changer, the encoding exhibitors are further integrating it into their products, setting the industry’s stage for a potential critical mass.

However… while 4K has some momentum, it’s already being challenged by its high-dynamic-range cousin HDR, its older-brother 8K, and maybe even the family infant…. VR!?