BMI Hosts Annual “Music in Film” Panel and Dinner At 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival
BMI kicked off its yearly events during the Woodstock Film Festival on Friday, Oct. 13 with a private dinner at Oriole 9 in Woodstock, New York. Attendees of the private dinner included talent manager Shep Gordon, actor Bill Pullman, film director Leon Gast, Woodstock producer Michael Lang, filmmaker Barbara Kopple, songwriter Johanna Hall, songwriter/recording artist Robbie Dupree, filmmaker Michelle Esrick, animator Bill Plympton, music supervisor Ed Gerrard, composer Peter Nashel, Disney executive Scott Holtzman, BMI composer and conductor Lucas Richman, composer Christopher North, CAVU Pictures co-president Isil Bagdadi, filmmakers Lee Aronsohn and Tracie Laymon, BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, actress/musician Lori Singer, festival founder Meira Blaustein, festival head of guest relations Nikki Goldbeck, composers Stephen LaRosa and Darren Morze, and artist Steve Heller. The annual dinner provides a spirited environment where attendees can connect with each other.
The following day, BMI Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer- Ross, moderated BMI’s highly anticipated annual “Music in Film” panel, which this year focused on the film A Symphony of Hope, based on a project spawned by BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, and included BMI composer and conductor Lucas Richman, filmmaker Brian Weidling and music editor Christopher Brooks.
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