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BMI Takes Film Music Knowledge on the Road

Posted in News on September 14, 2003
BMI will be presenting film music panels at the Woodstock Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Film Market in New York this month. BMI's Vice President of Film/TV Music, Doreen Ringer Ross, will moderate both panels. The Woodstock panel will be held Sunday, September 21 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and the IFP Film Market panel will be held on Monday, September 22 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Panelists on the Woodstock Film Festival film music panel will include composer David Torn ("The Order"); music supervisor Tracy McKnight, Commotion Records; director Ron Mann ("Go Further"); composer Mark Suozzo ("American Splendor"); and Ross. The panel will be held at the Colony Caf�, 22 Rock City Road, in Woodstock, NY and admission is $15.

Panelists on the IFP Film Market conference "Music In Film" panel will be composer Craig Wedren ("Laurel Canyon"); Tom Eaton, Universal Music Publishing; Brook Wentz, Rights Workshop; Lyle Hysen, Matador Records; music supervisor Beth Rosenblatt ("Secretary"); music supervisor, Tracy McKnight, Commotion Records; and Ross. The panel will be held at the Puck Building, 293 Lafayette Street in New York City. The panel is from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Topics to be covered at both panels will include score vs. source music, creating and licensing music for soundtracks, the director/composer relationship, the role of the music supervisor, and others that will help in exposing the many roles within the world of film music.

BMI sponsors many film music panels at film festivals throughout the U.S. each year. These panels are designed to promote greater understanding within the filmmaking community about the aesthetic and business aspects of music in film, as well as provide an opportunity for composers, songwriters, and filmmakers to learn more about each other's role.