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BMI Spotlights Music at 2005 Sundance Film Festival

Posted in News on January 11, 2005
BMI will be hosting its annual Songwriters Snowball and Composer/Director roundtable at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, being held this year in Park City, UT from January 20-30. BMI has been an ongoing sponsor of the Festival, as well as the Sundance Composers Lab held annually at Sundance in July and August.

Doreen Ringer Ross Alexander Desplat BT
Vice President, BMI Film & Television Composer, “The Upside of Anger,” “Girl With A Pearl Earring” Composer, “The Fast and The Furious,” “Monster”

The roundtable, entitled "Music & Film: The Creative Process," will feature composers and directors on Wednesday, January 26 from 11am to 1pm at the Sundance House (Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Avenue.) Moderated by BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Relations, panelists include director/actor Kevin Bacon ("Loverboy," "Losing Chase"), BMI composer Michael Bacon ("Loverboy," "Losing Chase"), director Melissa Painter ("Steal Me," "Wildflowers"), BMI composer George S. Clinton ("A Dirty Shame," "Austin Powers"), BMI composer Rolfe Kent ("The Matador," "Sideways," "Mean Girls"), director Richard Shepard ("The Matador"), BMI composer Walter Werzowa ("The Devil and Daniel Johnston"), director Jeff Fenerzeig ("The Devil and Daniel Johnston"), BMI composer Ed Shearmur ("Nine Lives," "Charlie's Angels"), director Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives," "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her"), composer Alexander Desplat ("The Upside of Anger," "Girl With a Pearl Earring"), BMI composer BT ("The Fast and the Furious," "Monster"), BMI composer Aaron Zigman ("John Q," "The Notebook") and Sundance Composers Lab director Peter Golub.

Ed Shearmur George S. Clinton Jeff Feuerzeig
Composer, “Nine Lives,” “Charlie’s Angels” Composer, “A Dirty Shame,” “Austin Powers” Director, “The Devil and Daniel Johnston”

The third annual BMI Songwriters Snowball will also take place on January 26 at the Sundance House, from 6pm until 8pm. The show will feature acoustic performances by Interscope recording artist Vanessa Carlton, Maverick recording artist Keaton Simons, Atlantic recording artist Joe Firstman, Barsuk/Atlantic recording artist Ben Gibbard (lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service), and Zoe/Rounder Records recording artist and actress Minnie Driver.

Kevin Bacon Melissa Painter Michael Bacon
Director, “Loverboy,” “Losing Chase” Director, “Steal Me,” “Wildflowers” Composer, “Loverboy,” “Losing Chase”

Admittance to both events is for Sundance Film Festival badges, press passes or by invitation only; tickets will not be sold for these events.

Peter Golub Richard Shepard Rodrigo Garcia
Composer, “The Laramie Project,” and Director, Sundance Composers Lab Director, “The Matador” Director, “Nine Lives,” “Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her”


Rolfe Kent Walter Werzowa
Composer, “The Matador,” “Sideways,” “Mean Girls” Composer, “The Devil and Daniel Johnston”