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BMI Continues Mentorship Participation at ‘Composing for the Screen’ Workshop in NY

Posted in News on October 4, 2017
Pictured (L-R) at the “Composing for the Screen” workshop are: BMI’s Reema Iqbal, composers John Basile, Zev Burrows, Mandy Hoffman, Andi Kristins, Zhen Qin, Dan Chmielinski and Marty Gasper, BMI composer and workshop director Rick Baitz and composer Nathalie Bonin. Photo courtesy of BMI.
Pictured (L-R) at the “Composing for the Screen” workshop are: BMI’s Reema Iqbal, composers John Basile, Zev Burrows, Mandy Hoffman, Andi Kristins, Zhen Qin, Dan Chmielinski and Marty Gasper, BMI composer and workshop director Rick Baitz and composer Nathalie Bonin. Photo courtesy of BMI.

BMI’s Associate Director of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Reema Iqbal, attended one of six sessions during the annual “Composing for the Screen” film scoring mentorship program in New York City. Directed by renowned BMI composer Rick Baitz, the BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, selected a small number of emerging film composers for a series of workshops that explore a wide range of film music excerpts, while studying, composing, recording, and sharing work in a supportive environment. Students leave the workshop with greater confidence in their own voices as media composers, an enhanced awareness of the art of composing for the screen, several strong cues for their reel, and an increased understanding of the film music business. For each student’s final project, he or she will compose a cue to a well-known film, which will then be recorded by top-notch musicians in a New York studio. The workshop began on September 6, and will conclude on October 18, with a year-round continuation of consultation and development.