It’s getting to be that time again… time to prep for the annual SXSW shenanigans! In industry-speak, the Austin, TX conference is just around the corner, (believe it or not!) and to get things started, we need your help generating excitement for our panels! Read on for more details, give ’em all your thumbs up in the SXSW PanelPicker… Read more »
SXSW Panels: Get Your Vote On!
Here at The Orchard, we love a good roundtable chit-chat about what’s going on in the industry. So, as you might’ve guessed or already know, we’re really big on conference panels! Next year’s SXSW is no different (yes, we’re already deep in planning…). For the occasion, we have two very important topics to discuss, along with killer… Read more »
Welcome Opus Docs, The Orchard’s New Documentary Channel
Public defenders fighting for the rights of poor people on trial in the Deep South of America; a professional strongman who can bend a penny with two fingers; a teacher of autistic young men in Newark, New Jersey; what do these characters have in common? Well not much, other than that their stories are riveting,… Read more »
Changing the Conversation: What Film Festivals Unveil About Distribution Success
After every large film festival, critics and industry pause to take stock and ask “What does this year’s [insert festival name here] mean for the state of the independent film industry?” What they really mean is: Can filmmakers still get lots of money from distribution deals? Are the distributors doing well enough to pay filmmakers… Read more »