BMI Sponsors Film Panel at Don’t Knock the Rock Fest

Posted in News on August 3, 2004
BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Music, will participate in the BMI-sponsored film music panel as part of the Don't Knock The Rock Film & Music Festival being held in Los Angeles from August 12-15. The panel will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 2:15pm to 3:15pm at ArcLight Cinemas (6360 Sunset Blvd.). Tickets will be available at the door for $8 or in advance at

Entitled "How to Get Your Songs Into Movies!", the panel will be moderated by actor/musician Michael Des Barres (Power Station, "Mayor of the Sunset Strip," "Mullholland Drive," "Man from Elysian Fields"). In addition to Ringer Ross, other panelists include music supervisor Howard Paar ("Sue�o," "D.E.B.S.," "Monster," "Party Monster," "Alias," "Dogtown and Z-Boys"), Bug Music's Sasha Ross, filmmaker Allison Anders ("Gas Food Lodging," "Border Radio," "Mi vida loca," "Grace of My Heart," "Things Behind The Sun"), filmmaker Kurt Voss ("Down and Out with the Dolls," "The Heist," "Sugar Town," "Amnesia," "Where the Day Takes You") and Natural Energy Lab's Danny Benair.

The second annual Don't Knock the Rock Film & Music Festival is a historical journey of classic and new rock and roll films that contain quintessential music performances and vintage footage of important artists in their prime. Beyond film programming, the festival is showcasing new musicians through a teenage rock and roll-off at Amoeba Records and performances at Hollywood's Knitting Factory. Lectures, a record swap and receptions will be held in cafes, restaurants and clubs around Hollywood.