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BMI Continues to Support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 6.29.16. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the fourth year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker… Read more...


BMI Composer Craig Richey Enlightens At Musicians Institute 2016 Film Music Intensive Program

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI composer and artistic director of the Musicians Institute Film Music Intensive, Craig Richey, recently invited esteemed guests to serve as advisors on his panel exploring the creative collaboration between film composer and director, which was held at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles on June 22. Richey, who moderated… Read more...


The Music of Alexandre Desplat and Other Award-Winning Composers Celebrated at Krakow Music Festival

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From News, posted 6.24.16. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat received yet another accolade at this year’s Krakow Film and Music Festival, where he was awarded the prestigious Kilar Prize for his significant contributions to film music. His brilliant scores for Roman Polanski’s most recent films, Venus In Fur, Carnage and The Ghost Writer, were all… Read more...


Christopher Lennertz is an Agent of Change When it Comes to Scoring ABC’s ‘Agent Carter’

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From News, posted 6.23.16. Having scored nearly 50 feature films, numerous network television series, many of the world’s biggest interactive titles, and spending weeks on the Billboard charts, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz is fast becoming one of the industry’s hottest composers. Add to this his new score for ABC’s Agent Carter, which stars Hayley… Read more...


BMI Composers Participate in SCL’s FX Network Night

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From News, posted 6.16.16. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) recently hosted an evening of discussion with FX composers, which included BMI affiliates Mac Quayle, Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. The event was held on June 8 at the Lynwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles, and was moderated by SCL Board member Lynn… Read more...


BMI Composers Discuss Their Craft at the 2016 LA Film Festival

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From News, posted 6.15.16. BMI’s composers in the world of independent cinema made another strong showing at the 2016 LA Film Festival between June 1 and June 9. The BMI team showed up in force to support our affiliates at the festival’s various film premieres, panels and screenings throughout the action-packed, nine-day event. Among… Read more...


Alan Menken’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Enchants Audiences at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 6.06.16. BMI composer Alan Menken’s award-winning music to The Little Mermaid was the focus of the legendary Hollywood Bowl Orchestra this past weekend when they performed the score live, as the classic Disney film was viewed on the Bowl’s mammoth screen by a mesmerized audience. Menken, who has won more Academy… Read more...


BMI Goes to NY Philharmonic Celebration of Legendary Composer John Williams

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From News, posted 6.02.16. The incomparable music of BMI composer John Williams was celebrated in a tribute concert by the highly esteemed NY Philharmonic on May 24, with BMI’s Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, proudly in attendance to support both Williams and the conductor of the event, BMI composer David Newman. Williams’… Read more...


BMI Composer Steve Jablonsky “Transforms” and Transfixes Film and TV Audiences

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From News, posted 6.02.16. As the composer of director Michael Bay’s four blockbuster Transformers films, as well as multiple projects with director Peter Berg, including Lone Survivor, Battleship, and Deepwater Horizon, Steve Jablonsky knows a lot about what science fiction and action-thriller fans want to hear. But he’s also written the music for the… Read more...


BMI Participates in 2016 IFP Narrative Film Lab in New York

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From News, posted 6.01.16. BMI’s Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, paid a visit to Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, May 24, to lend her expertise during the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) Narrative Film Lab, where she participated in two segments of the lab: “Lunch & Learn: Music Supervision & Rights” and “Working… Read more...