BMI Composer Samples the ‘Local Color’

Posted in News on May 8, 2006
BMI film composer Chris Boardman was on hand at the recent Tribeca Film Festival in New York City for the world premiere of his original score to director/screenwriter George Gallo's Local Color. A wise and warm coming-of-age tale of a young artist seeking inspiration from an experienced painter and liberation from his father's worn-out ideas, the film stars Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Samantha Mathis and Charles Durning.

Shown at the festival are BMI's Samantha Cox, BMI composer Chris Boardman and director/screenwriter George Gallo.

In his career, Boardman has scored over 30 films and television shows and has orchestrated, arranged and conducted over 100 films, including Swing Kids, Meet Joe Black, Diehard and the Lethal Weapon series. He has also worked on numerous projects with BMI award-winning songwriter/producer David Foster (Josh Groban, Celine Dion). For his efforts, Boardman has earned six Emmys out of 13 nominations, as well as an Academy Award nomination for his score to the film The Color Purple.

Launched in 2002 by the Tribeca Film Institute, the Tribeca Film Festival was created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan after 9/11.


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