BMI hosted its 15th annual Sundance Film Festival composer/director roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Wednesday, January 23 at the Sundance House presented by HP. Focusing on the relationship between composer and director, the panel is a cornerstone discussion at the festival on the role of music in film. Topics discussed included the formula for creating a successful film score and the ingredients of an effective composer/director relationship.
The discussion was moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI. Panelists included composer Abel Korzeniowski and director Randy Moore of “Escape From Tomorrow”; composer Miriam Cutler and director Michele Stephenson of “American Promise”; composer Ilan Eshkeri and director Jerusha Hess of “AUSTENLAND”; composer Ludwig Goransson and director Ryan Coogler of “Fruitvale”; composer Mark De Gli Antoni and director Roger Ross Williams of “God Loves Uganda”; composer Gary Lionelli and director Robert Stone of “Pandora’s Promise”; composer Marco D’Ambrosio and director Jacob Kornbluth of “Inequality for All”; composer Craig Wedren and director Jill Soloway of “Afternoon Delight”; composer Lili Haydn and director Freida Lee Mock of “Anita”; composer Dustin O’Halloran and director Drake Doremus of “Breathe In”; composer Craig Richey and director R.J. Cutler of “The World According to Dick Cheney”; composer Rob Simonsen and director James Ponsoldt of “The Spectacular Now”; composer Mark Isham and director George Tillman, Jr. of “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete”; composer and Sundance lab advisor Blake Neely; and composer and Sundance Institute Film Music Program Director Peter Golub; and Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard.