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  • The Orchard Hires Chris Hardy as Country Manager, Canada

    Jul 09, 2018

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    The Orchard Hires Chris Hardy as Country Manager, Canada

    Jul 09, 2018

    Hardy will lead The Orchard’s newly-established, Toronto-based team

    Toronto – July 9, 2018 – The Orchard announced today that it has named Chris Hardy as Country Manager, Canada.

    In this role, Hardy will lead The Orchard’s expanded Canadian operations, overseeing a newly-established team based in Toronto that will be focused on further growing the company’s business in the country. Hardy will be responsible for driving regional strategy, as well as artist and label management, acquisitions, physical and digital sales, and business development.

    He will report to The Orchard’s COO Colleen Theis.

    The Orchard’s new Toronto office will work to provide distribution services and solutions to numerous independent artists and labels based in Canada, as well as serve as the local marketer of content from The Orchard’s other labels from around the world.

    “We are very proud to have Chris lead our expansion in Canada. He has a wealth of sales and distribution experience, including his leadership of an impressive distributed label business within Sony Music Canada.” Theis said. “Now, he is bringing that local expertise to bear alongside The Orchard’s distribution platform, toolset and global sales & marketing staff to empower Canada’s independent labels and artists.”

    “I am excited to be working with Colleen and The Orchard team,” Hardy said. “I have been working very closely with The Orchard over the past two years and what quickly became obvious to me is that both the platform and the people are industry leaders. The combination of global reach and team allows us to simplify our label partners business internationally with best in class service.”

    Hardy joins The Orchard from Sony Music Canada where he held the title of Director of Distributed Labels. Previously, Hardy worked as an Account Executive for Universal Music Canada, and before that was part of the Sales team at Warner Music Canada.

    ABOUT THE ORCHARD

    The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • The Orchard Acquires North American Rights To Karen Gillian’s Directorial Debut “The Party’s Just Beginning”

    Jul 09, 2018

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    The Orchard Acquires North American Rights To Karen Gillian’s Directorial Debut “The Party’s Just Beginning”

    Jul 09, 2018

    The coming-of-age story premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in April

    Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2018 – The Orchard announced today that the company has secured North American rights to Karen Gillan’s directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning. Gillan also wrote and stars in the film, which was produced by Gillan’s producing partner Mali Elfman, as well as R. Andru Davies and Claire Mundell. The cast also includes Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit), Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game), Paul Higgins (Utopia), Siobhan Redmond (Holby City), Jamie Quinn (Bluestone 42), and Rachel Jackson (Two Doors Down). The Party’s Just Beginning is slated for a theatrical release this fall.

    Liusaidh (Karen Gillan) is a sharp-witted, foul-mouthed, heavy-drinking twenty-something who is still reeling from a recent loss. Living with her parents in the remote Scottish Highlands, she spends most nights boozing at the local pub and embarks on what she assumes—perhaps rightly—will be yet another short-term fling when she hooks up with an out-of-towner (Lee Pace) who is going through a midlife crisis. At the same time, a wrong number leads Liusaidh to an anonymous connection with an old man grappling with his own end-of-life questions and regrets. These three characters, each at their own crossroads, search for answers—together and independently—in the cold northern landscape, under fleeting glimpses of the Northern Lights.

    “Totally and completely thrilled to team up with The Orchard on my directorial debut,” said Karen Gillan. “I greatly admire the films that The Orchard put out into the world and I’m honored to haveThe Party’s Just Beginning be one of them”. “Karen Gillan’s The Party’s Just Beginning establishes her as a unique talent and fresh new voice that absolutely blew us away,” said Paul Davidson, EVP, Film and TV at The Orchard. “It’s a directorial debut anchored by a stellar performance and a compelling screenplay that makes her a true triple threat. We are excited to partner with her on her first feature.

    The deal was negotiated between The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

    The Orchard is also behind the recent release of Bart Layton’s American Animals, one of the year’s strongest independent film debuts, acquired in partnership with MoviePass Ventures. Upcoming releases include the Colombian crime drama Birds Of Passage, directed by Cristina Gallegos and Ciro Guerra; Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; and Eva Vives’ All About Nina.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include American Animals, Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include We The Animals, Under the Eiffel Tower, Birds of Passage and All About Nina. The company’s film division has enjoyed 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; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.

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  • Blake Rayner To Head The Orchard Australia and New Zealand

    Jun 27, 2018

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    Blake Rayner To Head The Orchard Australia and New Zealand

    Jun 27, 2018

    Sydney, Australia – June 27, 2018 – The Orchard has named Blake Rayner as GM of the company’s Australia and New Zealand business.

    In this role, Rayner will oversee The Orchard’s day-to-day operations in Australia and New Zealand, including artist and label management, acquisitions, physical and digital retail relations and regional strategy. Rayner will also foster and maintain relationships with key local labels and artists in the area.

    Rayner will report to Colleen Theis, COO, The Orchard, as well as work closely with Denis Handlin AO, Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment.

    “Blake joining as GM of Australia and New Zealand signifies a new period of investment and focus for The Orchard in this growing market,” Theis said. “He has a wealth of experience across the industry and clearly understands our vision. As head of our Sydney-based team, Blake will expand the local expertise with other key hires to round out our service offering.”

    “I am beyond excited to join the team. The Orchard is positioned for growth in Australia and New Zealand and has an impressive global network that most labels simply do not have access to,” Rayner said. “I look forward to signing incredible artists, building a great local services team and continuing the strong relationships The Orchard has with our artists and label partners here and abroad.”

    Rayner joins The Orchard after holding a tenure as the Head of International and A&R at Dew Process Recordings, where he signed and worked with artists such as London Grammar, Tkay Maidza, Bloc Party and Little May. Simultaneously at Secret Sounds, Rayner developed successful touring relationships with artists such Halsey, Maggie Rogers and Aurora. Rayner got his start in the music industry as a director of Hello Pavement Music & Artist Management.

    ABOUT THE ORCHARD

    The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • The Orchard Acquires U.S. Rights To Carly Stone’s “The New Romantic”

    May 22, 2018

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    The Orchard Acquires U.S. Rights To Carly Stone’s “The New Romantic”

    May 22, 2018

    Stone’s feature debut premiered in competition at SXSW in March

    Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2018 – The Orchard announced today that the company has secured U.S. rights to Carly Stone’s The New Romantic. Jessica Barden (Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World), Hayley Law (Riverdale, Altered Carbon) and Camila Mendes (Riverdale) star in the millennial romantic drama, which won the first time writer-director the Best First Feature jury award at this year’s SXSW. Kyle Mann and Michael Risley of Drive Films produced as well as fin
    anced the film. Jonathan Bronfman of JoBro Productions and Jason Jallet of Notario also produced. The Orchard plans a Fall theatrical release launching in New York and Los Angeles.

    Blake Conway, aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these women and if her own self worth comes with a price.

    The New Romantic is a refreshingly bold and complex romantic comedy, helmed by talented writer-director Carly Stone who gives a nod to Nora Ephron with a voice and vision that is truly her own,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, VP of Acquisitions, The Orchard. “We are excited to partner with Carly and her amazing team to bring her debut film to audiences who will surely be entertained and delighted.”

    “The Orchard is the perfect home for our film,” said Carly Stone. “They’re passionate, cool and understand how to connect to our target audience.”

    “We’re thrilled to be working with The Orchard, a distributor that shares our passion for Carly’s remarkable debut film,” said Kyle Mann. “We can’t wait for an audience to fall in love with this authentic and genuinely funny film.”

    The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo with Aqute Media’s Berry Meyerowitz & Jeff Sackman and ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmaker. Stone is represented by ICM Partners and Good Fear.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company’s film division has enjoyed 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; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    ABOUT DRIVE FILMS

    DRIVE FILMS is an independent production company headed by veteran producers Kyle Mann (Capote, Wrecked) and Michael Risley (Revolution #9). Drive is focused on discovering visionary filmmakers and producing quality films with global appeal. Since its inception in 2015, Drive has produced Edge of Winter, directed by Rob Connolly and starring Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad, Altered Carbon) and Tom Holland (Spiderman Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity Wars), and The New Romantic, directed and written by Carly Stone starring Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World, Hayley Law (Altered Carbon) and Camila Mendes (Riverdale)), which won Best First Feature at SXSW. Drive’s next project has them teaming up with Avan Jogia for his feature writing and directorial debut, Door Mouse.

    ABOUT AQUTE MEDIA

    Founded by industry veterans Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz, Aqute Media supports independent filmmakers by collaborating with them to develop, finance and then distribute their films in the global marketplace. Over the course of their respective careers, Meyerowitz and Sackman have built and sold six distribution companies and have completed another four M&A transactions. Their recent films include Run This Town, starring Damien Lewis, Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud; The New Romantic, the SXSW WINNER of Special Jury Recognition for First Feature, starring Jessica Barden, Hayley Law, Camila Mendes and Avan Jogia; The Padre starring Nick Nolte, Tim Roth and Luis Guzman; and American Hangman, starring Donald Sutherland and Vincent Kartheiser. For more information on Aqute Media, please visit www.aqutemedia.com.

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  • The Orchard Acquires Award Winning Documentary “The Dawn Wall”

    May 18, 2018

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    The Orchard Acquires Award Winning Documentary “The Dawn Wall”

    May 18, 2018

    A theatrical release is planned this fall for the SXSW Audience Award Winner

    Los Angeles, CA May 18, 2018 – The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer’s The Dawn Wall. The adventure-packed documentary produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films, which Variety called a “must-see experience,” offers a riveting inside look at the historic 3,000 foot climb in Yosemite National Park attempted by American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in January 2015. A theatrical release is planned for this fall.

    In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

    The Dawn Wall is a truly incredible story,” said Danny Grant, The Orchard’s VP of Sports Acquisitions. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Red Bull Media House and Sender Films to distribute it.”

    The Dawn Wall showcases Red Bull Media House’s commitment telling excellent stories, and the spirit of dreaming big,” said Jürgen Kinateder, Executive Producer at Red Bull Media House HQ “we are excited to team up with The Orchard to bring this documentary to a broad audience in the US.”

    “After seven years of filming and another three years of post-production, we are proud that The Dawn Wall finally releases in theaters,” adds Josh Lowell, Director. “Tommy took us on this wild climbing adventure with his partner Kevin, and their motivation and drive goes deeper than anything we’ve encountered in filmmaking.”

    The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danny Grant and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

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    Photo credit (c) Red Bull Content Pool / Corey Rich
    Film site: http://www.dawnwall-film.com

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company’s film division has enjoyed 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; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    ABOUT RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE

    Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with “beyond the ordinary” stories – both direct-to-consumer and through partnerships. With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print. Red Bull Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events, compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world.
    www.redbullmediahouse.com

    ABOUT SENDER FILMS

    Sender Films is a leading producer of documentaries, television and commercials, known for their work in the outdoor adventure space. Their films feature wild, driven characters chasing their dreams in some of the most stunning places on earth. Sender has won numerous festival awards, Emmys and Webbies.
    www.senderfilms.com

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  • Jessica Phelps Joins The Orchard as General Manager of its Nashville Office

    May 14, 2018

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    Jessica Phelps Joins The Orchard as General Manager of its Nashville Office

    May 14, 2018

    Nashville, TN – May 14, 2018 – The Orchard has named Jessica Phelps General Manager, Nashville, it was announced today.

    As head of The Orchard’s Nashville team, Phelps will lead strategy, development, label management and marketing for key Orchard artists and labels in the market. She will also heighten and maintain relationships with key accounts and clients across a variety of genres, as well as attract, sign and retain new talent in order to grow The Orchard’s business in Nashville.

    Phelps will report to The Orchard’s COO Colleen Theis.

    “We’re super proud to welcome Jess back to The Orchard family,” Theis said. “She is a highly experienced executive with a strong network, a strategic vision and a clear understanding of where the industry is headed. As an established and respected member of Nashville’s independent music community, she will be a force for our labels and artists.”

    “The Orchard is home to so many amazing labels and artists; it’s an honor to rejoin the company,” Phelps said. “I look forward to working with their impressive staff and roster, and helping grow The Orchard’s relationships with Nashville’s creative community.”

    Phelps joins The Orchard from Q Prime Management, where she acted as Head of Sales in the Label Services Department. At Q Prime, Phelps spearheaded retail promotion, sales strategy, and distribution operations for artists such as Metallica, Dawes, Cage The Elephant, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and Marty Stuart. Previously, Phelps worked as Sales Director at Mom+Pop Music, and Director of Retail Marketing at The Orchard. She also worked in Lagardère SCA’s mobile division.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • The Orchard Acquires Eva Vives’ Feature Debut “All About Nina”

    May 14, 2018

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    The Orchard Acquires Eva Vives’ Feature Debut “All About Nina”

    May 14, 2018

    Vives’ feature debut starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead explores the world of stand-up comedy

    Los Angeles, CA – May 14, 2018 –The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Eva Vives’ feature directorial debut All About Nina, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Narrative Competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival last month. The film will be released theatrically later this year.

    As All About Nina’s fractured protagonist, Mary Elizabeth Winstead delivers an astonishingly raw performance, tearing into her part with the ferocity Nina deserves. The film’s strong supporting cast includes a revelatory Common, who portrays a man of utmost decency, patience, and love. Through these complicated and resonant characters, as well as its deft examination of timely matters like trauma, abuse, and sexism in the world of stand-up comedy, All About Nina offers insight into what it means to be a talented, creative woman today.

    Eva Vives said: “After years of living this story, I finally decided to make a film out of it. I am so excited and proud that a company with a track record and taste as exquisite as The Orchard will help me put it out in the world. Working with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common, was a dream come true. I hope you laugh as much as I did making this film.”

    “All About Nina is a rare film in its honesty and its comedy, which is clearly a testament to Eva and Mary’s tireless work in bringing this story to the screen,” said Paul Davidson, EVP of Film and TV, The Orchard. “We know audiences will fall for this film and we are excited to take this journey with them and a team of producers for whom we have the greatest respect and admiration.”

    The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers. All About Nina is produced by Eva Vives, Natalie Qasabian, Sean Tabibian of Diablo Entertainment, and Eric B. Fleischman. Executive producers on the film are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Joshua Astrachan.

    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company’s film division has enjoyed 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; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    About Diablo Entertainment

    DIABLO ENTERTAINMENT was formed in 2014 with the sole purpose of developing, financing, and producing character-driven, high concept genre films. No stranger to green lighting first-time filmmakers, Diablo has built a reputation for going against the norm in Hollywood by choosing projects that encompass a bold, stylistic and truly original concept that challenges not only how stories are told, but how films are produced. With a keen eye focused on ushering in the new wave of young Hollywood talent both in front of and behind the camera, Diablo’s mission is to change the way the entertainment industry views independent productions. Some of Diablo’s upcoming releases include, The Clinic and Stray. For more information, please visit www.DiabloEnt.com

    About Malibu Films

    Malibu Films production company in Malibu, CA, was formed over 12 years ago by producing partners Greg Hannley and Alexander Draghici. The duo first started by teaming up to create a powerhouse commercial production company that created and produced several hundred commercials for clients all over Southern California. After their success in commercials they stepped up and started producing Documentaries, then feature films. Along the way, Malibu Films is known for teaming up with other Directors, Producers and Production companies to help with finishing funds and potential distribution.

    Malibu Films is currently working on multiple projects including a film called Madness in the Method (2018 release), and an animated show called Bad Zoo.

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  • The Orchard Acquires “Birds Of Passage”

    May 13, 2018

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    The Orchard Acquires “Birds Of Passage”

    May 13, 2018

    Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerro’s period crime drama opened the Director’s Fortnight in this year’s Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes, France – May 13, 2018 –The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Birds Of Passage at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerro, who produced and directed Embrace Of The Serpent, the first Colombian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, Birds Of Passage is a vivid family saga that details the impact of drug trafficking on an indigenous family and its culture.

    The film explores the origins of the Colombian drug trade through the epic story of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970’s. When greed, passion and honour collide, a fratricidal war breaks out that will put their lives, their culture and their ancestral traditions at stake.

    “This film was always conceived as a theatrical experience, and there’s really no better way to appreciate it than in the cinema,” said co-directors Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerro and producer Katrin Pors. “We are very happy that audiences will have the opportunity to see it the way it was intended, and that we have found a passionate distributor that loves and defends the art of cinema as much as we do.”

    “Birds Of Passage swept us up immediately into an engrossing familial drama surrounded by a world bursting with stunning color and sound,” said Paul Davidson, The Orchard’s EVP of Film and Television. “Cristina and Ciro have delivered something altogether special and unique that we are honored to be a part of.”

    The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo and by Films Boutique’s Jean-Christophe Simon & Louis Balsan on behalf of the filmmakers.

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    About The Orchard

    The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company’s film division has enjoyed 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; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.

    About Films Boutique

    Films Boutique, a Berlin-based sales company, has been thriving with critically acclaimed, director-driven movies in the last years, notably Ildiko Enyedi’s ON BODY & SOUL (Golden Bear 2017 and Oscar nominated), Houda Benyamina’s “Divines”, which won the Camera d’Or in Cannes; Lav Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left”, Golden Lion in Venice, Ciro Gerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent”, Directors’ Fortnight winner and Oscar nom for Best Foreign Language Film. The company unveils 6 films in Cannes official selections this year, notably Ali Abbasi’s Un Certain Regard sensation “BORDER”.

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