1091 Media

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1091 Media
Privately Held Company
FounderThe Orchard (Sony Music Entertainment)
Area served

1091 Media is an American film studio, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded as the film and television division subsidiary of The Orchard in 2015. The company is best known for the Oscar nominated films Life, Animated and Cartel Land.[1] Sony divested the company and its catalogue of over 4,000 in 2019, with the company adopting the current name.[2]


The company was founded in 2015, as a video on demand division of The Orchard (company), a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment.[3] By year end, the company expanded to theatrical releases,[4] initially setting a seven-film release with Mark Duplass, and Jay Duplass.[5] The company also picked up Cartel Land, which went on to get an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary in 2016.[6]

In September 2016, the company announced a film transparency platform to help independent filmmakers get more data around rentals, streams and purchases as well as projections for when a film will break even and start generating profits.[7]

In January 2019, the film and television studio was divested from The Orchard sold its film and television division.[8] The company was acquired by the principals of Dimensional Associates, a private equity firm that launched The Orchard.[9] The company's final films were Japanese Borscht and Baristas,[10] before being rebranded as 1091 Media on April 3, 2019.[11]

In April 2019, film studio Fathom Events signed a multi-year distribution deal with 1091 Media.[12]



Release Date Film Title Notes
April 2, 2019 Baristas
May 24, 2019 Meeting Gorbachev
May 24, 2019 Halston
August 2, 2019 Them That Follow

Upcoming films[edit]

Release Date Film Title Notes
August 30, 2019 Before You Know It
September 6, 2019 Blink of an Eye [13]
September 6, 2019 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice co-distribution with Greenwich Entertainment [14]
September 27, 2019 Sister Aimee [15]
TBA Midnight Family [16]


  1. ^ Lang, Brent; Lang, Brent (2019-01-24). "The Orchard Sells Film Group to 1091 Media (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice; By, Provided (2019-03-26). "The Orchard Film, TV EVP Paul Davidson to Step Down". SFGate. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (June 17, 2015). "How The Orchard Became the Hot Film Distributor of 2015". Variety. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Film / TV Distribution". TheOrchard.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (June 22, 2015). "Duplass Brothers Ink Seven-Film Slate Deal With The Orchard". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Huggins, Sarah. "CARTEL LAND GETS BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM OSCAR NOMINATION 2016". The Oscars. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  7. ^ Fritz, Ben. "Tallying the Bottom Line for Independent Films Is Tricky Business". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/8494956/sony-musics-the-orchard-selling-off-film-and-tv-business
  9. ^ "Sony Music's The Orchard Selling Off Film and TV Business". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  10. ^ "IMDb: With The Orchard (Sorted by Release Date Descending)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (2019-04-03). "Orchard Film Rebrands as 1091, Sets 'Meeting Gorbachev' as First Release". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  12. ^ "Fathom Events Secures Master Distribution Agreement with New Global Independent Film Distributor 1091". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  13. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/05/cinedigm-miss-arizona-rlje-films-into-the-ashes-1091-blink-of-an-eye-documentary-1202620592/
  14. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/07/linda-ronstadt-documentary-distribution-september1202640397-1202640397/
  15. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/08/sister-aimee-release-date-aimee-semple-mcpherson-1091-sundance-1202661799/
  16. ^ hhttps://deadline.com/2019/04/1091-sundance-documentary-midnight-family-acquisition-1202598540/

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