BMI presented its sixth annual “Coffee Talk” panel at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (LAIFF) on Sunday, June 24. Moderated by BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President of Film/TV Relations, and featuring composers John Ottman (The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2), Alex Wurman (March of The Penguins, Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby), Theodore Shapiro (The Devil Wears Prada) and Brian Reitzell (Stranger Than Fiction and Marie Antoinette), discussion centered around the creative process in scoring a film, music usage, creative control and budgetary issues.
Shown at the “Coffee Talk” (back row, l-r) are BMI composers John Ottman, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Teddy Shapiro. (front row, l-r) Brian Reitzell and Alex Wurman. Photo: Randall Michaelson