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BMI Continues its Support of the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program

Posted in News on June 23, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to once again show its support of the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program, which is collaborating for the second year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. Its first 2014 session of the Lab begins July 8 and provides an opportunity for composers and directors to explore the collaborative process of writing music for feature film.

As a founding supporter of the Institute’s Composers Labs, BMI has played a critical role in the long-term development of the Lab and has furthered the careers of many film composers by presenting a composer/director roundtable each year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The roundtable highlights the composers who have scored films in the Festival, as well as their filmmakers.

“BMI is proud to have supported the Sundance Institute Film Music Program since its inception,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations. “The work that occurs during their Lab is a unique artist development forum for film music and sound design. It’s a vital program for the film music community.”

At the Lab, fellows work with a variety of Creative Advisors, a distinguished group of film composers, sound designers, filmmakers and film industry professionals. The program aims to give composers first-hand experience working on film music and sound design, while giving directors insight into the process as well.

2014 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab - Feature Film Participants:
• Dates: July 8 - 22.
• Feature Film Fellows: Nikole Beckwith, Chloe Zhao, Gabriela Amaral Almeida, Jordana Spiro, Oorlagh George and Daniel Kwan.
• Composer Fellows: KT Tunstall, Timo Chen, Josh Moshier, Katy Jarzebowski, Ryan Cohan and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum.
• Creative Advisors include composers: Harry Gregson-Williams, James Newton Howard, Blake Neely, Alan Silvestri and Alex Wurman, sound designer Randy Thom, film music agent Robert Messinger, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, and music editor Adam Smalley.