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Filmmakers Hear Feedback on Rough Cuts

Posted in News on October 5, 2006
BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Relations in Los Angeles, was in New York recently to host the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Rough Cut Lab held during this year's 28th annual IFP Market. The Rough Cut Lab is an annual music mentorship program that is intended to help emerging filmmakers successfully complete their works-in-progress before they enter the marketplace.

BMI composer Ed Shearmur (at keyboards) is shown mentoring the audience of independent filmmakers at the IFP Rough Cut Lab. Photo by Ray Tamarra

Ringer Ross and music supervisor Tracy McKnight (Murderball, The United States of Leland) led an educational session on music licensing, while BMI composer/songwriter Ed Shearmur (Charlie's Angels series, Skeleton Key, Miss Congeniality series ) met with filmmakers to critique and advise them on the latest cuts of their films from a composer's perspective.

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.