BMI, in conjunction with The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and Warner Bros., hosted a screening and Q&A panel for the feature film August Rush. The event, held November 5 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, also celebrated the original score by Grammy Award-winning BMI composer Mark Mancina.
The Q&A session, moderated by Doug Frank, President, Music Operations for Warner Bros. Pictures, included guest panelists Richard Barton Lewis, producer; Mark Mancina, composer; Julia Michels, music supervisor; John Ondrasik musician/songwriter and Grammy Award nominee (Five For Fighting); and Jeff Pollack, music supervisor.
August Rush is a drama with fairy tale elements that tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York’s Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.