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BMI Events Draw Eclectic Crowds at Woodstock Film Fest

Posted in News on October 24, 2006
Wavy Gravy, John Sebastian, composer David Mansfield and others were in focus during BMI's events held at this year's Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, N.Y. BMI once again sponsored the Film Music panel and an evening showcase, and also hosted an eclectic industry dinner.

Shown at the BMI dinner at Woodstock are (l-r): artist John Sebastian, photographer Elliott Landy, Saint Misbehaving star Wavy Gravy, Woodstock concert producer Michael Lang, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Saint Misbehaving director Michelle Esrick, Saint Misbehaving composer Emory Joseph and Jahanara Romney. 

BMI's 7th annual Film Music panel featured BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Relations, as moderator, with panelists including composer David Mansfield (Stephanie Daley, Transamerica, Heaven's Gate), director Hilary Brougher (Stephanie Daley, The Sticky Fingers of Time), composer Anton Sanko (The Last Winter, Party Girl, Saving Face), director Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter), and music supervisor Tracy McKnight (The Last Winter, Fierce People, A Dirty Shame). Topics covered included score vs. source music, creating and licensing music for soundtracks, the director/composer relationship, the role of the music supervisor, and others geared to exposing the many roles within the world of film music.

Shown at the Film Music panel are (seated): composer Anton Sanko, music supervisor Tracy McKnight; (standing l-r): director Larry Fessenden, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, director Hillary Brougher, composer David Mansfield and Woodstock Film Festival Director Meira Blaustein. 

BMI and WACBIZ also co-presented a "See It Hear First" showcase featuring World of O.T.I.S. and the Rosewood Thieves at the Colony Caf�.

Woodstock Film Festival Director Meira Blaustein, composer/songwriter/producer Gary Louris, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, and composers David Mansfield and Michael Bacon.  

Composer Anton Sanko, director Jeff Lipsky (Flannel Pajamas), BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, music supervisor Tracy McKnight, and Monaco Music Film Festival Director Denise Massingale Lamb. 

photos: Dion Ogust