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Alexandre Desplat Hails ‘The Queen’ at Special Screening, Q&A Session

Posted in News on December 4, 2006
BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross was on hand to support French composer Alexandre Desplat at a special screening of Miramax Films’ The Queen. The screening, presented by BMI and the Society of Composers & Lyricists, was followed by a Q&A with Desplat. SCL Executive Director Laura Dunn, Buena Vista Motion Picture Group VP Kaylin Frank, manager Robert Urband, journalist/moderator Jon Burlingame, and Kraft-Engel Management partner/agent Laura Engel also participated.

Pictured at the The Queen screening are Kaylin Frank, Robert Urband, Jon Burlingame, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Alexandre Desplat, Laura Engel and Laura Dunn.

The Queen begins in the days following the death of the Princess Diana, when Great Britain exploded with public grief, shocking the tightly contained, tradition-bound world of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II. Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and James Cromwell, The Queen is drawn from extensive interviews, devoted research, discreet sources and informed imagination.

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for actively working professional composers and lyricists, with a distinguished 60-year history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures and television. The predecessor organization, the Screen Composers Association, began in 1945 with such legendary icons as Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin and David Raksin among others. Current SCL members include top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film/television/game music industry today.

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