Later this summer, the US Open of Surfing will take over huge swaths of Huntington Beach (July 28th to August 5th for those of you SoCal residents hoping to attend). Prior to that, the Royal Wedding is due to take place on Saturday, May 19th. Every June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the U.S. with Father’s Day taking place… Read more »
5 Ways The Online Video Industry Changed in 2015
This year we witnessed bigger developments in the online video world than ever before. Video consumption continues to grow exponentially, benefiting from major technological advancements in the way viewers consume entertainment and fueled with an overabundance of top-notch original series. Web browsing now accounts for just 6% of Internet bandwidth in North America with Netflix… Read more »
4K & Ultra High Definition: Fact of Fad?
If you’ve walked into an electronic store recently you’ve probably seen displays and TVs promoting this new fancy 4K and/or UHD concept. So, what is that? How does it work and how does it affect The Orchard and our clients? Below, I’ll provide a concise update and aim to provide some perspective on whether this… 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 »
Shall We Learn from Piracy and Listen to Users?
To start with, let me state that I am not a piracy advocate. I do however believe that things are not always as obvious as we would like them to be, and the case of MegaUpload has many lessons we can learn from. Without a doubt, MegaUpload‘s closing-down is good news for the content industry…. Read more »