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  • The Orchard Lands Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Thriller “Thelma”

    Apr 20, 2017

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    The Orchard Lands Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Thriller “Thelma”

    Apr 20, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2017 – The Orchard has acquired all North American rights to Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller Thelma. The film was written by Trier and Eskil Vogt and stars Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen and Henrik Rafaelsen. The producer is Thomas Robsahm and executive producers are Trier, Vogt and Sigve Endresen of Motlys. Co-producers are Le Pacte (France), Snowglobe and Copenhagen Film Fund (Denmark), Film i Väst, Filmpool Nord and B-Reel (Sweden). The film is financed with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute. Nordic Film & TV Fund, Eurimages and Creative Europe. World sales by Memento Films International.

    The Orchard, who previously teamed with Trier on his film Louder Than Bombs, plans a theatrical release for the Norwegian-language film.

    Thelma is a romantic supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers that she has terrifying and inexplicable powers.

    “Working with Joachim on Louder Than Bombs was a wonderful experience and gave us the opportunity to witness, up close, his unmatched visionary talent and passion for the stories he tells,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP Film and Television. “Thelma represents the next evolution of his growth as a filmmaker and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of that journey.”

    Producer Thomas Robsahm said: “We are happy to work with The Orchard again and we are excited about reaching out to audiences in the US again with Triers’ new film. This is a new direction for him, aiming at a younger audience with genre elements. It´s been a pleasant process including lots of SFX and VFX, which is quite new to us both, even though we did get a taste of it on Louder Than Bombs.”

    The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo, Vice President of Acquisitions for The Orchard, with Emilie Georges, President of Memento Films International, and Mathieu Delaunay on behalf of the filmmakers.

    ABOUT THE ORCHARD

    The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Upcoming film releases include Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, The Hero, Trophy and Super Dark Times. The company’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • The Orchard & First Look Media’s TOPIC Capture “The Work”

    Apr 07, 2017

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    The Orchard & First Look Media’s TOPIC Capture “The Work”

    Apr 07, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA – April 7, 2017 – The Orchard and TOPIC, First Look Media’s new entertainment studio, have partnered to acquire all North American rights to Jairus McLeary and Blanketfort Media’s The Work, winner of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. The Orchard plans a theatrical release this fall.

    Co-directed by Gethin Aldous, The Work is an immersive film shot entirely inside Folsom Prison where convicts and civilian volunteers run a one a kind social justice program. Offering a powerful and rare look past the cinder block walls, steel doors and dehumanizing tropes in our culture, The Work reveals a movement of change and redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

    Producers are Alice Henty, Jairus McLeary, Eon McLeary, Miles McLeary and Angela Sostre and executive producers are James McLeary, Rob Allbee and Aldous.

    Jairus McLeary is a court videographer and filmmaker. The Work is his first documentary. He spent several years gaining the trust of the convicts and prison administration in order to film. Gethin Aldous directs motion capture for a major video gaming company. After his own experience at Folsom he joined forces with Jairus. This is his second documentary feature.

    “The Orchard was blown away by the power and intimacy of The Work, a film that presents prison, violence, masculinity, and vulnerability in an unprecedented way,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, Vice President of Acquisitions for The Orchard. “We are so excited to be partnering with First Look Media’s new Topic studio to bring this film to viewers across all different platforms, and to create meaningful and important discussions around it.”

    “As we continue to accelerate our efforts in supporting more and more creative voices through Topic, we’re thrilled to partner with The Orchard to acquire this amazing film” said Ryan Heller, VP of Acquisitions at First Look Media. “The intimate cinematic lens through which Jairus and Gethin share these inmates’ stories provides for a riveting, thought-provoking and incredibly emotional documentary.”

    “I am beyond thrilled to be working with The Orchard and First Look Media to help us tell this story about what happens when people make the choice to come together and pick up their individual piece of a much larger problem,” said Jairus McLeary

    The deal was negotiated by DiGiacomo for The Orchard and Heller for First Look Media with Andrew Herwitz of The Film Sales Company on behalf of the filmmakers.

    ABOUT THE ORCHARD

    The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner.

    ABOUT TOPIC

    Topic is the ambitious new storytelling brand and entertainment studio from First Look Media dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television, audio and digital, we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction. Our approach – challenging, compelling and unconventional – reflects our commitment to discovering and amplifying independent new voices, and supporting established ones.

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  • The Orchard Lands Academy Award®-Nominee Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”

    Mar 28, 2017

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    The Orchard Lands Academy Award®-Nominee Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”

    Mar 28, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA – March 28, 2017 – The Orchard has acquired all US distribution rights to Academy Award-nominee Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx. On the heels of his Oscar nomination for the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro, Peck’s latest film premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Directed, produced and co-written by Peck (with Pascal Bonitzer), the film stars August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps. The producers are Nicolas Blanc, Remi Grellety, Robert Guediguian and Peck. The Orchard plans a theatrical release for the film this fall.

    The Young Karl Marx explores the origins of the international Socialist movement, the emergence of the Communist League and its founding document, the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The film paints a portrait of those two impetuous young men who, with the support of Marx’s wife Jenny, passionately believe in the vision of a humane society and the revolutionary power of the abused and oppressed.

    “There’s no question that Raoul Peck is a filmmaker of astounding vision and talent and The Young Karl Marx is no exception,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP Film and Television. “We’re personally thrilled to be working with Raoul and his producing team to bring his newest film to audiences later this year.”

    Said Peck: “A few years back, while the world was going through yet another financial crisis, I felt the need to go back to the basics: The analysis of the violent capitalist society we are still embedded in, through these three young Europeans of wealthy families (Karl, Friedrich and Jenny) who decided to change this utterly unequal world. And they eventually did; though not the way they imagined it. I am thrilled to be working with The Orchard to bring the film to the American audience later this year.”

    The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo, Vice President of Acquisitions for The Orchard, with ICM Partners and Films Distribution on behalf of the filmmakers.

    ABOUT THE ORCHARD

    The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    ABOUT FILMS DISTRIBUTION

    Films Distribution is an international sales agency based in Paris operating since 1997. Each year, the company launches 25 to 30 new titles in the most prestigious festival selections around the world. The current line-up includes Academy Award winner Son Of Saul, Austrian runaway hit and genre movie Goodnight Mommy, Nanni Moretti’s celebrated Mia Madre, and this year’s foreign language box office success The Innocents as well as this year’s Cannes awarded film, and Filipino Oscar entry, Ma’ Rosa.

    In addition to its Paris office, in 2008, Films Distribution has set up FILMS BOUTIQUE a Berlin based subsidiary, focused on world movies and discoveries and, in 2014, BE FOR FILMS, a sales agency based in Brussels and handling European cross-over movies. In 2016 it started operations in London through a new start up label, FILM CONSTELLATION, dedicated mostly to English speaking features.

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  • The Orchard Promotes Cat Kreidich to SVP, Global Account Management

    Mar 13, 2017

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    The Orchard Promotes Cat Kreidich to SVP, Global Account Management

    Mar 13, 2017

    March 13, 2017, New York, NY – Independent distributor and label services company The Orchard announces the promotion of Cat Kreidich to Senior Vice President, Global Account Management.

    In this role she is responsible for managing and maintaining The Orchard’s relationships with its retail partners. This includes overseeing commercial strategy, digital sales, retail marketing, account operations, curation, playlisting and audience development. In her new post she will continue to help grow The Orchard’s business and drive revenue opportunities with existing clients and evolving market players. She reports to COO Colleen Theis.

    Stated Theis, “Cat is an accomplished leader on our team and she has been an instrumental contributor to The Orchard’s continuing growth and success. During her tenure, her responsibilities have evolved and grown, rising from head of North American digital sales in a download-focused market to global oversight of an increasingly complex multi-national consumer retail offering. We are thrilled to have her taking on this expanded role.”

    A native of New York City, Cat has 18 years’ experience in music. Prior to joining The Orchard in 2011, she was the North American digital lead at ADA Distribution (WMG). She also worked as head of sales at Ultra Records, in physical retail marketing at Caroline Distribution (EMI), and in radio promotion at Virgin Records. She started her career in new media at Universal/Motown Records.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering music, film and video distribution company operating in more than 25 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners’ business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry.

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  • The Orchard Captures “Super Dark Times”

    Mar 07, 2017

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    The Orchard Captures “Super Dark Times”

    Mar 07, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2017 – The Orchard has acquired worldwide distribution rights to director Kevin Phillips’s debut feature Super Dark Times. The film, which debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival in January, will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Starring Owen Campbell (“The Americans”), Charlie Tahan (“Wayward Pines”), and Elizabeth Cappuccino (“Jessica Jones”), Super Dark Times was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, produced by Richard Peete (Neighborhood Watch), Jett Steiger (Ways & Means) and Edward Parks (Higher Content), with executive producers Cameron Lamb, William Hall (Lila 9th Productions) Niraj Bhatia and Dan Burks (Om Films). The Orchard plans a theatrical release for the film later this year.

    Super Dark Times is set in the mid-1990’s and centered on teenage best friends Zach and Josh. When a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between the two boys and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

    Super Dark Times is the kind of movie you hope to stumble upon and rarely do – a stylish debut from an assured creative team that feels fresh and new,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP Film and Television. “Kevin Phillips’ engaging film is going to surprise and engross audiences in a big way when we release it later this year.”

    “I couldn’t be more excited to release Super Dark Times with The Orchard,” said Director Kevin Phillips. “This film has a big heart. From the onset we carefully considered every detail in its creation and we are confident that The Orchard will carry that passion into its release.”

    The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo for The Orchard with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers and The Match Factory handling international. Phillips, Collins and Piotrowski are represented by UTA.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner.

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  • The Orchard Falls For Sundance U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize Winner “Dina”

    Feb 01, 2017

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    The Orchard Falls For Sundance U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize Winner “Dina”

    Feb 01, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA – February 1, 2017 – The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired all North American distribution rights to Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s award-winning documentary Dina. Last Saturday the film was awarded the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize. Produced by Sickles and Santini, Dina’s executive producers are Christine Vachon, Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin and Stephanie Choate. Production companies are Moxie Pictures, Killer Films, El Peligro and Cinereach and the film was financed by Impact Partners and Stephanie Choate. The Orchard is planning a fall release for Dina.

    Dina is Sickles and Santini’s follow-up to Mala Mala, winner of an Audience Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film explores the unconventional romance between Dina and Scott, two people who have never been valued for their eccentricities. Poignantly captured, Dina chronicles their evolving relationship as it develops – celebrating their differences, their quest for sexual intimacy, and honoring an unforgettable heroine as she navigates the ups and downs the couple faces as they make their way towards marriage.

    Dina is a masterful film that achieves cinematic artistry – from cinematography to editing – while capturing a universal story of love, second chances, and at its core, the strength of a remarkable and unforgettable woman,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, The Orchard’s VP of Acquisitions. “The Orchard was immediately taken with it, and we cannot wait for larger audiences to embrace Dina and her world.”

    “After 49 years struggling to find her place in the world, we wanted to make a movie that celebrates Dina’s differences and eccentricities,” said Santini.

    Added Sickles: “We’re honored and excited to know that Dina has found a home with The Orchard. This film is born from a loving team of family, friends, and collaborators, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to share it with the world.”

    The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo for The Orchard with Josh Braun, Ben Braun and Matt Burke of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.

    The acquisition marks the third for The Orchard at this year’s festival, following recent announcements regarding the company’s deals for The Hero and Trophy.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated. Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner.

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  • The Orchard Snags “The Hero”

    Jan 22, 2017

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    The Orchard Snags “The Hero”

    Jan 22, 2017


    Park City, UT – January 22, 2017 –
    The Orchard announced tonight that the company has acquired all North American distribution rights to Brett Haley’s drama The Hero starring Sam Elliott. The film, which premiered Saturday in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, also stars Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter and Katharine Ross. Written by Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams) and Mark Basch, the film was produced by Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Erik Rommesmo. The production companies are Northern Lights Films, Park Pictures and Houston King Productions. The Orchard plans a wide release for the film this fall.

    In The Hero, Sam Elliott plays Lee Hayden, an aging Western film star forced to face his own mortality as he confronts a cancer diagnosis.

    The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo, vice president of acquisitions for The Orchard with WME and Gersh on behalf of the filmmakers. This is the second acquisition of the festival for The Orchard, who announced a deal on Friday for all North American rights to Trophy (CNN is handling broadcast).

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentary Cartel Land, Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Roger Ross Williams’ Life, Animated, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner.

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  • The Orchard and CNN Films Acquire North American Rights to Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s Documentary “Trophy” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    Jan 20, 2017

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    The Orchard and CNN Films Acquire North American Rights to Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s Documentary “Trophy” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    Jan 20, 2017

    Park City, UT – January 20, 2017  – On the day of its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, The Orchard and CNN Films announced that they have joined to acquire North American rights to Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s documentary Trophy, produced by Lauren Haber and Julia Nottingham of Pulse Films.

    The Orchard will handle all North American rights except television. CNN has acquired U.S. and Canadian television rights. A studio is closing international rights to the film. A startling exploration of the evolving relationship between big-game hunting and wildlife conservation, TROPHY screens at the festival in U.S. Documentary Competition. The Orchard will release the film later this year on a minimum of 150 screens.

    Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled in part by a global desire to consume these majestic animals. Trophy investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation. Through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive these industries—from a Texas-based trophy hunter to the world’s largest private rhino breeder in South Africa—the film grapples with the consequences of imposing economic value on animals. What are the implications of treating animals as commodities? Do breeding, farming and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve our endangered animals? Trophy will leave viewers debating what is right, what is wrong and what is necessary in order to save the great species of the world.

    The deal was negotiated on behalf of The Orchard by Danielle DiGiacomo, VP of Acquisitions, and for CNN Films by Stacey Wolf, vice president for business affairs for CNN, and Courtney Sexton, vice president for content development for CNN Films. It was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Josh Braun and Ben Braun of Submarine, UTA Independent Film Group and Anita Surendran of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP. Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau are represented by UTA.

    “This is a dream partnership for us,” stated filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau. “With The Orchard’s theatrical distribution ingenuity and CNN’s diverse audience, we can’t think of a better combination of companies to reach audiences on all sides of a potentially polarizing issue.”

    Trophy is a marvel of a film in that it takes an industry most think they know and reveals a personal, deeply complex and multi-faceted world that will have audiences questioning their original instincts,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP, film and television. “Shaul and Christina’s doc is a cinematic experience that we are thrilled to bring to theaters later this year.”

    “Reel Peak Films, Pulse Films and The Long Run are great partners for CNN Films to bring an in-depth lens to the exploration of this complex, and in many ways unexpected, story,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide. “We admire the vision of Trophy’s talented co-directors, Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, and are happy to have a new collaboration with Shaul, whose work over the years for CNN has always elevated our storytelling.”

    Trophy was executive produced by Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa (Pulse Films), Lars Knudsen (The Long Run), Dan Cogan (Impact Partners), Sharon Chang (19340 Productions), Lilly Hartley and Jeffrey Tarrant (Candescent Films), Maxyne Franklin (Bertha BRITDOC), Kate Townsend (BBC Storyville), Victoria Steventon (Influence Films), Tom Hardy & Dean Baker.

    Pulse Films is a global award-winning, independent multidisciplinary studio founded in 2005. Dedicated to creating moments of culture through innovative storytelling, Pulse Films operates under the following divisions: Film, Television, Branded Entertainment, Music and Commercials. Their most recent successes include Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominated American Honey, Sundance award-winners The Witch and All These Sleepless Nights, Nick Cave’s One More Time with Feeling, and Beyonce’s Emmy nominated Lemonade.

    Reel Peak Films is a Brooklyn-based production company founded by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau that specializes in short and long-form documentary films, commercials and television content made with cinematic quality and journalistic integrity. Reel Peak partners award-winning photojournalists turned filmmakers with seasoned film editors and producers to create content for a variety of online publications, television and the film screen.

    Impact Partners has 6 films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, with 5 films in the U.S. Documentary Competition. For the past 10 years, Impact Partners has helped to introduce audiences to a rich world of real-life subjects and their stories. From the remote and rugged mountains of Mongolia to the booming oil fields of North Dakota, and from deep in the archives of forgotten turning points in history to contemporary battles of young activists fighting for change, Impact Partners films have dazzled the eye, touched hearts and minds, and inspired social action. Impact Partners’ films include The Eagle Huntress, The Queen of Versailles, The Cove, The Hunting Ground, How to Survive A Plague, Detropia and Hell & Back Again. Impact Partners was founded in 2007 by Dan Cogan and Geralyn Dreyfous.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentary Cartel Land, Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Roger Ross Williams’ Life, Animated, Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers, Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay and Antonio Campos’ Christine. The company is currently in theaters with Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda and will soon release Oren Moverman’s anticipated film The Dinner. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    About CNN Films

    CNN Films, celebrating its fifth year in 2017, produces and acquires documentary feature and short films for theatrical and festival exhibition and distribution across CNN’s multiple platforms. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees the strategy for CNN Films; Courtney Sexton, vice president for content development, works day-to-day with filmmakers to oversee projects.  For more information about CNN Films, please visit www.CNN.com/CNNFilms and follow @CNNFilms via Twitter.

    About CNN

    CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States.  Internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 320 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news, and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

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