BMI Composers Get Caffeinated at Film Fest

Posted in News on June 27, 2004
BMI's Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer Ross, moderated a composer "Coffee Talk" at the recent Los Angeles Film Festival. The "Coffee Talk" was held at the Director's Guild of America on June 20 and featured BMI composers Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Men in Black) and Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo, American Beauty, Erin Brockovich) in a relaxed setting.

Composer Thomas Newman, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Danny Elfman.

The informal conversation focused on the composers' thoughts on film music - from working with directors to the creative muse - as well as amusing anecdotes from their careers. Considered two of the most influential composers in film and television music today, Elfman and Newman gave a unique perspective to working with independent filmmakers as well as the many commercial properties in their credits.