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BMI to Present 18th Annual Composer/Director Roundtable at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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From News, posted 1.19.16. Snowball showcase ready to rock Read more...


A Conversation With Michael Penn

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From News, posted 7.08.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. composer Michael Penn is a busy man, composing for two of cable TV’s biggest hits, Showtime’s Masters of Sex and HBO’s Girls, creating emotional music that pulls viewers further into the action of these revolutionary series. Before breaking into composing, Penn was a dedicated singer-songwriter, snagging an MTV… Read more...


BMI Hosts ‘The Blurred Line Between Film and TV Panel’ at Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Conference

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From News, posted 11.17.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. recently hosted the panel, “The Blurred Line Between Film and Television,” at the 2014 Billboard + The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Wednesday, November 5, at The Globe Theatre, Universal Studios, Universal City, Calif. Moderated by BMI Vice President Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, the panel… Read more...


BMI Presents “Music & Film” Roundtable and Snowball Showcase at Sundance

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From News, posted 12.21.12. BMI’s 15th annual Composer/Director Roundtable and 11th annual Snowball showcase will take place Wednesday, January 23, during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” the roundtable will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. at the Sundance House. The conversation… Read more...


BMI’s “Coffee Talk” with Composers Enriches LA Film Fest

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From News, posted 6.26.12. BMI staged its annual “Coffee Talk” panel at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, June 17. The in-depth discussion was moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations for BMI, and featured composers Rolfe Kent (Up in the Air, Sideways, Mean Girls), Michael Penn (Skateland, Sunshine Cleaning, Boogie Nights),… Read more...


2010 Sundance Roundtable Video: Music & Film, The Creative Process

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From Blog, posted 2.04.10. 2010 Sundance Roundtable: Music & Film, The Creative Process BMI and the Sundance Film Festival presented the twelfth annual composer/director roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Wednesday, January 27 at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center. Moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations at… Read more...


Sundance Video Blog: Michael Penn Discusses ‘Skateland’

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From Blog, posted 1.27.10. Composer and singer/songwriter Michael Penn took time out of a hectic Sundance schedule to discuss his compositional process for his score for Skateland, the directorial debut of Anthony Burns which is being screened at the festival. Watch and listen to Penn’s reflections here: Read more...


Sundance Profile: Michael Penn

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From News, posted 1.20.10. Composer: Skateland, Boogie Nights Michael Penn isn’t afraid of new artistic challenges. He has composed original music for films including Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, The Last Kiss, Melvin Goes to Dinner, The Anniversary Party, American Teen, That Evening Sun and past Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize award-nominee Sunshine Cleaning.… Read more...


BMI and Sundance Film Festival to Present 12th Annual Composer/Director Roundtable

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From News, posted 1.12.10. BMI and the Sundance Film Festival will present the twelfth annual composer/director roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” on Wednesday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center (638 Park Avenue). This event is open to festival badge holders, and… Read more...


Michael Penn on Collaboration, CDs, and Counting Film Composition Blessings

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.29.09. For anyone trying to make it in the music business, success has always been subject to the vagaries of timing and fate, but for Michael Penn, today’s marketplace is downright inscrutable. “It’s a really weird time,” the veteran singer-songwriter says. “People who I respect say things that I think are crazy… Read more...


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