Film Music Sets the Mood at IFP Panel

Posted in News on November 11, 2004
BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Music, moderated a panel at the recent IFP Market in New York. Entitled "Setting the Mood: The Crucial Marriage of Music and Film," the panel covered topics such as score vs. source music, creating and licensing music for soundtracks, the director/composer relationship, the role of the music supervisor and music clearance.

Shown at the panel are Spirit Music's Senior Director of Film/TV Peter Shane, BMI composer Theodore Shapiro ("Girl Fight," "Starsky and Hutch," "Dodgeball"), music supervisor and Commotion Records executive Tracy McKnight, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, director Patrick Stettner ("Flux," "The Business of Strangers") and music clearance executive Brook Wentz.

The 26th annual IFP Market Film Conference & Expo took place at SoHo's landmark Puck Building from September 19-24. The week-long showcase, held each autumn in New York, focuses on new features, works-in-progress, shorts, and scripts, and bridges the gap between the business and creative communities through screenings, seminars, workshops, meetings and social events designed to help emerging filmmakers and storytellers advance their projects in the industry marketplace and reach the broadest possible audience.

Photo: Gary Gershoff


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