BMI presented its annual "Coffee Talk" panel on film music during the recent Los Angeles Film Festival
, held June 16-26 at various venues throughout the city. The panel took place at the Director's Guild Atrium and was moderated by BMI's Vice President of Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer Ross. BMI composers Stewart Copeland
("Desperate Housewives," "Sympatico," "The Amanda Show"), Rolfe Kent
," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde") and Ed Shearmur
("Charlie's Angels," "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," "Nine Lives") covered a range of topics, from the history of film and TV music to modern trends in the industry.
| Shown before the "Coffee Talk" panel are composer Stewart Copeland, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, and composers Ed Shearmur and Rolfe Kent. Photo by Annamaria DiSanto|
The Los Angeles Film Festival showcases the best of American and international independent cinema. With an attendance of over 60,000, the festival screens over 200 narrative features, documentaries, shorts and music videos. Now in its 11th year, the festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers with critics, scholars, film masters and the movie-loving public.