Broadcast Music, Inc. participated in the 2014 Comic-Con International: San Diego, which took place July 24–27 at the San Diego Convention Center. The four-day event featured exclusive film and TV trailers and screenings, comic book memorabilia, exhibits, autograph signings and panel discussions.
On July 25, BMI & White Bear PR presented their annual “The Character of Music” panel. The sold-out panel included a dynamic discussion on the working relationship between composers, creators and executive producers for some of today’s top cable TV network shows, including A&E, AMC and Disney. The panelist pairings featured composer Chris Bacon and producer Christopher Nelson (A&E’s Bates Motel); composer Paul Haslinger and creator/executive producer Christopher C. Rogers (AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire); and composer Danny Jacob and creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Disney’s Phineas and Ferb) Other panel topics were the role of music as a character in the story and the intense process of scoring television projects. BMI Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere, produces the panel annually and also served as the moderator. The panel was followed by a Q&A, with selected fans receiving exclusive autographed giveaways.
Following the panel, Cecere hosted a dinner at Southpaw Social Club, where composers, creators and guests had a chance to network in a casual environment.
On July 24, Cecere was on hand to support CW3PR’s “Behind the Music Panel” which included BMI composers Steve Jablonsky (Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction), Christopher Young (Sony Pictures’ Deliver Us From Evil), Daniel Licht (Showtime’s Dexter) and Brian Reitzell (NBC’s Hannibal). On the same day, Costa Communications held its “Music Anatomy of a Superhero” panel, sponsored by BMI. The panel included BMI composers Blake Neely, Brian Tyler (Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), John Ottman (20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Tyler Bates (Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy) and was followed by a BMI-sponsored Costa Communications dinner at Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar.