|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.