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BMI Sponsors 14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival In New York

Posted in News on October 16, 2013
Pictured at the
Pictured at the "Music in Film” panel during the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival are (L-R): Academy Award-winner and BMI composer Mychael Danna, filmmaker Mira Nair and BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross. Photo: John Mazlish

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) attended the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival in support of its innovative variety of films, first-class concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels and awards ceremony. Opening night took place on Wednesday, October 2, and featured the Dick Fontaine-directed film, Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes. Immediately following the screening of the film, BMI composer and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins participated in a Q&A.

On Friday, October 4, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross hosted an intimate dinner where special guests mingled and caught up during the festival.

On Saturday, October 5, at the Kleinert James Art Center in Woodstock, New York, Ringer-Ross moderated the “Music in Film” panel. Panelists included filmmaker Mira Nair and Academy Award-winner and BMI composer Mychael Danna. The panel explored the dynamic between director and film composer. Nair and Danna discussed their collaboration on films such as Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair.