According to the Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA), 47% of jobs in the United States are held by women, but only 24% hold careers in STEM. Despite this gender disparity, S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has also proven to provide smaller wage gaps in comparison to Non-STEM fields. Here at The Orchard, we take pride in female leadership across all areas. We were extremely excited to host the organization, Built By Girls, to help spread our knowledge and encourage the young female leaders of tomorrow to pursue their goals.
The Toronto International Film Festival is well underway, and we’re proud to announce that The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to the upcoming drama, The Hummingbird Project, written and directed by Kim Nguyen.
A story lined with ambition and greed, two cousins, Vincent and Anton (played by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Emmy Golden-Globe winner Alexander Skarsgard, respectively), are on a chaotic mission to build a thousand-mile long fiber optic tunnel running from New Jersey to Kansas. An attempt to gain a single millisecond ahead of the stock exchange and make millions, the film showcases the absurd lengths people will go for success and money. After quitting their jobs at a top New York trading company run by Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), Vincent and Anton find themselves in a twisted competition against Eva and her company to be number one.
School is back in session, days are getting shorter and soon (hopefully) the temperature will begin to change. Whether you’re going to miss the summer or you’re looking forward to the crisp fall, we’ve got a season packed with fresh new music from The Orchard’s wide array of labels and artists. Rock out to humorous hard rock with DC natives, Clutch; live it up with country-pop charmer Abby Anderson and chill to the smooth flowing rhymes of Mayzin, Out Today.
As users spend more and more time watching video content, social networks have been taking a more hands-on approach to video in response. Facebook’s more formalized vision for video content launched under the “Watch” section last year and, as you read this post, has been expanded to a global feature of the social network. Facebook boasts about 2 billion active users, the same as YouTube, so don’t discount this opportunity to get your video content in front of users.