Duplass Brothers Sign Multi-Film Deal With The Orchard

Austin Hargrave
The Duplass Brothers

The Orchard has acquired worldwide theatrical rights for a slate of seven films produced by Jay and Mark Duplass.

Duplass Brothers Productions has signed a seven-film deal with The Orchard.

The Orchard will handle worldwide theatrical, digital rental and sales, cable/satellite VOD, airline, DVD and soundtrack rights for seven films produced by Jay and Mark Duplass.

All seven films are a part of the exclusive SVOD Netflix partnership that Duplass Brothers Productions inked in January, which includes a 4-picture deal for the new titles.

The Orchard is already working with the Duplass Brothers on The Overnight, which stars Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott, which hit theaters this past Friday.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better working relationship with Jay and Mark on The Overnight — they have been amazing collaborators who share our passion for telling compelling stories, fostering new talent and finding disruptive new ways to reach audiences,” said The Orchard’s senior vp film and TV Paul Davidson. “Needless to say, we are pumped to expand our partnership with them on this great slate of exciting new films."

The first film to be released by The Orchard as part of their deal will be horror comedy Creep, which hits iTunes on June 23. The other Duplass' titles included in the deal are Hannah Fidell’s Six Years, which stars Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield as a young couple whose seemingly ideal relationship begins to unravel, sending them down a volatile path; J. DavisManson Family Vacation which stars Jay Duplass as a family man, and Linas Phillips as his estranged brother who’s obsessed with the Manson Family; plus four other upcoming yet-to-be-announced features which Mel Eslyn will produce under the Duplass Brothers Productions banner.

The Duplass brothers have been busy, to put it lightly. Along with their deals with Netflix and The Orchard, their TV production arm Duplass Brothers Television has a partnership with HBO, through which they have produced the comedy series Togetherness and the upcoming animated series Animals.

The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners and Josh Braun at Submarine Entertainment with Danielle DiGiacomo from The Orchard. The Duplass Brothers are repped by ICM Partners.

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