BMI hosted the eleventh annual Sundance Film Festival composer/director roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Wednesday, January 21 at the Kimball Art Center. Focusing on the dialog and relationship between composer and director, the panel is a cornerstone discussion at the festival on the role of music in film. Topics discussed included the formula for creating a successful film score and the foundation and development of an effective composer/director relationship.
Panelists included composers George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, Sundance Composer Lab Advisor) Christopher Lennertz (Adam), Craig Richey (The September Issue), Duncan Sheik (Dare), Lili Haydn (Over The Hills & Far Away), Michael Bacon (Boy Interrupted), Anton Sanko (When You’re Strange & Against the Current), Marco D’Ambrosio (We Live In Public), T. Griffin (Children of Invention), Peter Golub (Frozen River, Sundance Composer Lab Director), Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Sundance Composers Lab Advisor), David Poe (Dare) and Ben Decter (We Live In Public). Directors on the panel included Michel Orion Scott (Over the Hills and Far Away), Max Mayer (Adam), R.J. Cutler (The September Issue), Dana Heinz Perry (Boy Interrupted), Ondi Timoner (We Live In Public) and Tze Chun (Children of Invention). The discussion was moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations at BMI.
Pictured are (l-r): back row: directors Max Mayer and Michael Orion Scott, composers Duncan Sheik and George S. Clinton, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Craig Richey, director R.J. Cutler, composers Ben Decter and Rolfe Kent; front row: directors Tze Chun and Ondi Timoner, composers Christopher Lennertz, Peter Golub, T. Griffin, David Poe, Lilli Haydn, and Anton Sanko, director Dana Heinz Perry, and composers Michael Bacon and Marco D’Ambrosio.
Pictured are (l-r): Adam
director Max Mayer, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Adam
composer Christopher Lennertz.
Pictured are (l-r): Boy Interrupted
cinematographer Hart Perry, Boy Interrupted
director Dana Heinz Perry and the film’s composer Michael Bacon.
The September Issue
creative hive huddled for a photo with BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross. Pictured are (l-r): director R.J. Cutler, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Craig Richey.
Pictured are (l-r): We Live In Public
composer Ben Decter, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, We Live In Public
composer Marco D’Ambrosio and the film’s director Ondi Timoner.
Pictured are (l-r): Children of Invention
director Tze Chun, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Children of Invention
composer T. Griffin.
Pictured are (l-r): Over the Hills and Far Away
director Michael Orion Scott, Over the Hills and Far Away
composer Lili Haydn and BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross.
Pictured are (l-r): Frozen River
composer Peter Golub, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Austin Powers
composer George S. Clinton and When You’re Strange & Against The Current
composer Anton Sanko.
Pictured are (l-r): Dare
composer Duncan Sheik, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Dare
composer David Poe.
CommunityConnect with BMI & Professional Songwriters