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BMI Sponsors Roundtable Discussion During Don’t Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival

Posted in News on September 10, 2013
Pictured at the BMI-sponsored roundtable discussion during Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival are (back row, L-R): Richard Gibbs, BMI's Reema Iqbal, Chris Figler, Lili Haydn, James Ponsoldt and Karen Kloack. (Front row, L-R): Tiffany Anders, Allison Anders, Michael Des Barres and Tracy McKnight.
Pictured at the BMI-sponsored roundtable discussion during Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival are (back row, L-R): Richard Gibbs, BMI's Reema Iqbal, Chris Figler, Lili Haydn, James Ponsoldt and Karen Kloack. (Front row, L-R): Tiffany Anders, Allison Anders, Michael Des Barres and Tracy McKnight.

The Broadcast Music, Inc.-sponsored Don’t Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival roundtable discussion was held on August 31 at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Some of the topics included the changing landscape of music rights; song placement in film, television and new media and the art of composing original music.

Moderated by acclaimed actor and musician Michael Des Barres, the discussion drew insight from a diverse group of professionals. Experts participating in the conversation included BMI’s Reema Iqbal; director Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Grace of My Heart and Sugar Town); music supervisor Tiffany Anders (Like Crazy, Kaboom, Smashed); Music Sales Corporation Publisher Karen Kloack; film and TV composer/producer Richard Gibbs (10 Things I Hate About You, Natural Born Killers, Battlestar Galactica); editor Chris Figler (Mad Men, Big Love, Ring Of Fire, Strutter); recording artist/film composer Lili Haydn (Anita, Broken Kingdom, Somewhere Between); Lionsgate Head of Film Music Tracy McKnight; editor Aaron Rottinghaus (Strutter, Ring Of Fire, Apart) and director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now).