BMI Sponsors Nantucket Film Festival

Posted in News on June 25, 2003
BMI sponsored the Music In Film panel at this year's Nantucket Film Festival held recently on Nantucket Island, Mass. The panel was moderated by BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice-President of Film/TV Relations and panelists included BMI composer Mark Suozzo and directors Shari Berman and Robert Pulcini - the composer and directors of American Splendor. Discussion involved an exploration of the role music plays in film and the creative relationship between the director and the composer.

Seen here during the panel are filmmaker/directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross, and BMI composer Mark Suozzo.

The Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) has established itself as a premiere U.S. film festival that provides an intimate forum for screenwriters, producers, agents and development executives to interact with and enjoy the notable films presented on the island. The festival screens both domestic and international features, world premieres, shorts, docs and videos from every genre, all selected with an eye towards storytelling. Q&A's with the writers and filmmakers follow each screening. Panel discussions, staged readings and other live events round out the festival program.

The Nantucket Film Festival was founded in 1996 to spotlight screenwriters and screenwriting in today's cinema. From its inception, NFF has been dedicated to the notion that the screenwriter's contribution is at the core of filmmaking. Now in it's eighth year, NFF has become a prestigious annual event within the international film industry and a significant attraction that draws thousands of attendees each year. The film festival takes place on the idyllic island of Nantucket, MA, in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere that fosters creativity and provides a platform for emerging talent.