Paul Davidson has worked for leading media and technology companies in the feature film distribution, development, production, marketing and acquisitions space in addition to his extensive experience as a writer and journalist.

Most recently, Davidson led The Orchard’s film and TV division, growing the company from a digital aggregator into a robust independent film distribution company. Under his leadership, The Orchard netted multiple Oscar nominations (Life, Animated and Cartel Land) along with Golden Globe and Indie Spirit nominations for films like Neruda, American Animals, We the Animals, Donald Cried and more. Successful releases also include Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, The Hero, Beats Per MInute (BPM) and Birds of Passage. Paul worked to bring new and exciting talent into The Orchard fold including William Friedkin, Werner Herzog, Oren Moverman, Karen Gillan, Taika Waititi, Joachim Trier, Bart Layton and many more.

Prior to The Orchard, Paul ran Microsoft’s global digital entertainment service — Xbox Video. While there, Paul grew the direct-to-consumer service while also developing and producing original series with key talent. Previous to Microsoft, Davidson worked in Theatrical Distribution and Production for New Line Cinema and The Jim Henson Company, as well as publishing two novels (Consumer Joe and The Lost Blogs) and selling feature films and TV pilots to The Walt Disney Company and ABC Television.

Paul is currently attached to multiple feature film projects as Producer, as well as having recently finished a new fiction novel.


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