Roundtable Discussion Hosted by BMI Delights Attendees of 2009 Sundance Film Festival

Posted in News on January 22, 2009

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.

photo 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.
photo Pictured are (l-r): Adam director Max Mayer, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Adam composer Christopher Lennertz.
photo Pictured are (l-r): Boy Interrupted cinematographer Hart Perry, Boy Interrupted director Dana Heinz Perry and the film’s composer Michael Bacon.
photo 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.
photo 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.
photo Pictured are (l-r): Children of Invention director Tze Chun, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Children of Invention composer T. Griffin.
photo 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.
photo 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.
photo Pictured are (l-r): Dare composer Duncan Sheik, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and Dare composer David Poe.


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