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Behind the Screen With Disney’s “Moana” Composer/Songwriter Mark Mancina

Posted in News on November 17, 2016
Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Reema Iqbal, BMI composer Mark Mancina, songwriter Opetaia Foa’i, songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, EVP, Music – Disney & Pixar Animation Studios Tom MacDougall and journalist Jon Burlingame.
Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Reema Iqbal, BMI composer Mark Mancina, songwriter Opetaia Foa’i, songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, EVP, Music – Disney & Pixar Animation Studios Tom MacDougall and journalist Jon Burlingame.

The Society of Composers & Lyricists welcomed in the music creators behind Disney’s new film Moana with an exclusive screening and Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in West Hollywood on November 13. BMI composer Mark Mancina, along with songwriters Opetaia Foa’i, Lin-Manuel Miranda and EVP, Music – Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Tom MacDougall, spoke candidly about their parts in making the music for this highly anticipated new film. Journalist Jon Burlingame moderated the lively discussion, which BMI’s Reema Iqbal was proud to attend after the screening in support of Mancina.

photo BMI’s Reema Iqbal with BMI composer Mark Mancina at the SCL screening of “Moana.”