Broadcast Music, Inc. continues its support of the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program, which just launched its new collaboration with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at their northern California facilities in 2013 and 2014. This is the first time Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound are collaborating to support independent filmmakers and film composers and marks a significant expansion of the Institute’s former Composers Labs to include sound design.
“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 Labs is a unique artist development forum for film music and sound design. It’s a vital program for the film music community.”
At the Labs, 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, and to give directors insight into the process, as well.
The documentaries portion of the Labs ran June 3 through June 10, and the session for feature films will take place July 10 through July 25.
Participating in the 2013 Labs are Documentary Fellows Kathryn Bostic, Omar Fadel, Miles Jay and Todd Reynolds and Feature Film Fellows Jongnic Bontemps, Larry Goldrings, Lucas Lechowski, Heather McIntosh, Vladimir Podgoretsky and Mac Quayle. This year’s crop of Creative Advisors includes composers Mark Isham, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, Heitor Pereira, Todd Boekelheide and Osvaldo Golijov. Additional advisors include Music Editors Adam Smalley and Scott Johnson; BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross; Director Allison Anders and Agent Richard Kraft.