BMI Hosts UN Luncheon

Posted in News on November 3, 2003
For the second year in a row, BMI hosted a luncheon with staff from the United Nations and members of the film music community during the 25th Annual IFP Market held recently in New York. The luncheon featured speakers Audrey Kitagawa and Olara A. Otunnu from the UN who discussed how the music community can help children in the throes of armed conflict and how to increase awareness of these issues.

Shown at the luncheon are (front row) BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross; Audrey Kitagawa, United Nations Advisor to the Office of Special Representative of Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict; Olara A. Otunnu, United Nations Secretary-General, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; and BMI's Linda Livingston; (second row) Lyle Hysen, Beggars Group; composer Mark Suozzo; composer Jim Farmer; music manager Chris Dell'Olio; composer Craig Wedren; author Danzy Senna (Cacasia); Tracy McKnight, Music Supervisor/Commotion Records; composer Mark DeGliAntoni; Carolyn Smith Bryant; documentarian Randal Scerbo; songwriter Bill Block; documentarian Cathrine Timbini; music manager Matt Schuster; music supervisor Brooke Wentz, President of Rights Workshop; music supervisor Beth Rosenblatt; BMI's Ray Yee; composer Alexander Janko; music supervisor Amy Rosen; documentarian Carlos Sandoval; Tom Eaton, Universal Music Publishing Group; and composer Rick Baitz. photo: Gary Gershoff