The BMI-sponsored Billboard Q&A Session, featuring Film/TV Relations VP Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard, will take place Nov. 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Beverly Hills Ballroom. Topics include Blanchard's work with Spike Lee on such films as Inside Man, Malcolm X, 25th Hour and Clockers, as well as his scores for such projects as Waist Deep, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Barbershop and Eve's Bayou. Blanchard will also discuss how he balances scoring with his career as one of jazz music's leading trumpeters.
Other BMI composers announced to participate at the conference include film/TV/gaming composer Jesper Kyd ("Hitman: Blood Money," "Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory"), who will speak on the "Music & Gaming" panel, and musician Jeff Koz, Founder & Creative Director of HUM, who will be on the "Shoot Presents Music for Commercials" panel.
Now in its fifth year, the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference attracts over 500 attendees, including many of the industry's most influential executive and creative talents, award-winning composers and directors, top-name music supervisors, and key studio, network, record label and publishing professionals, plus VIPs from the advertising, gaming and commercial fields.