|Shown after the panel are (l to r): panelists Sue Jacobs and Pete Nashel, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, panelist Patrick Stettner, IFP Executive Director Michelle Byrd and panelist Peter Saraf. Photo by Ray Tamarra|
Panelists included Sue Jacobs, Music Supervisor, Little Miss Sunshine; Pete Nashel, Composer, The Night Listener; Patrick Stettner, Director, The Night Listener; Patricia Josephs, VP, Soundtracks & A&R, TVT Records; and Peter Saraf, Producer, Little Miss Sunshine. The diverse discussion covered various topics related to the use of music in film, ranging from creative to technical and licensing issues.
BMI sponsors many film music panels at film festivals and markets throughout the U.S. each year. These panels are designed to promote greater understanding within the filmmaking community about the aesthetic and business aspects of music in film, as well as provide an opportunity for composers, songwriters and filmmakers to learn more about each other's role.
The IFP Market is a week-long showcase held each autumn in New York for new features, works-in-progress, shorts and scripts. It is the only market in the U.S. where independent filmmakers can present new film and television works in development directly to the film industry in a selective and professional atmosphere. For the film industry, it is a vital exhibition and discovery forum for new talent and a place to discover new films before they hit the festival circuit.