The Orchard Successor Company Lands North American Rights to Documentary ‘Halston’

Sundance 2019: The company, which will shortly change its name under new owners, plans a spring release for the film about the famed fashion designer

Last Updated: January 26, 2019 @ 9:55 PM

The company formerly known as the Orchard, under its new owners, 1091 Media, has acquired North American theatrical rights to “Halston,” Frédéric Tcheng’s Sundance documentary about the fashion designer.

The acquisition came on the heels of the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. North American broadcast rights for “Halston” are owned by CNN Films, whose Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton served as executive producers. CNN plans a broadcast premiere in the third quarter of 2019.

The Orchard, which will change its name under 1091 Media but has yet to announce the new name, plans a theatrical release in the spring.

In 2015, the Orchard released Tcheng’s “Dior and I.” This marks its film group’s third collaboration with CNN Films.

The deal was negotiated by Deal was negotiated by the Orchard Film Group’s VP of acquisitions, Danielle DiGiacomo, and by Ana Vicente, head of sales for Dogwoof, whose production fund, T-Dog Productions, financed the development of “Halston.”

Trey Williams contributed to this report.