The indie distribution chief on the perils of streaming, expanding into film and what changes with Sony's $200 million acquisition.

When distributor and marketing house The Orchard spent $4 million at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to outbid competitors for the quirky romantic comedy The Overnight, ­executive ­producers Jay and Mark Duplass ­compared the company to their own career ethos of "doing things our way." Said Mark Duplass: "The Orchard is a group of young, smart ­pioneers who blew us away with their bold, ­passionate approach to ­taking this film into the world."

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