BMI Foundation Announces Opening of Pete Carpenter Film Composing Fellowship

Posted in News on October 19, 2005
The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 18th annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the BMI Foundation and Mr. Carpenter's family, colleagues and friends to honor the late composer whose credits include such television themes and scores as The A-Team, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter and Riptide.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for 4-5 weeks with renowned BMI composer Mike Post, Pete Carpenter's partner and friend and writer of such TV themes as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Law and Order. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other distinguished theatrical, film, and television composers. In addition, the winner will receive a $3,000 stipend for travel and expenses.

Applications for the 2006 Pete Carpenter Fellowship are available online (pdf), via e-mail at or by writing to:

Linda Livingston
BMI Foundation
8730 Sunset Blvd.
3rd Floor West
Los Angeles, CA 90069.

The postmark deadline for entries is January 27, 2006.

The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985 to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, commissions and grants. Tax-deductible donations to the Foundation come primarily from songwriters, composers and publishers, BMI employees and members of the public with a special interest in music. Because both the Foundation staff and the distinguished members of the Advisory Panel serve without compensation, over 95% of all donations and income are used for charitable grants.

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