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Leanna Primiani’s Score to “The Bad Seed” Blossoms into Greatness for the Award-Winning Composer

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From News, posted 6.12.19. Based on the 1954 novel by William March, the 1954 play, and the 1956 film, A&E Lifetime’s new version of The Bad Seed takes the horror/thriller to new heights with an incredibly compelling score by award-winning composer Leanna Primiani, which perfectly complements the expert direction of Rob Lowe, who also stars.… Read more...


BMI Attends 5TH Annual Production Music Conference

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From News, posted 10.10.18. BMI executives and staff joined other music industry leaders for two days of panels and networking during the Production Music Association’s fifth annual Production Music Conference (PMC). The conference kicked off with the 4th Annual Mark Awards, held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. BMI’s Michael Crepezzi was a judge and presenter… Read more...


BMI Helps USC Students Learn the Art of Scoring

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From News, posted 4.20.18. Students in the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program were again this year mentored by BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, BMI Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media Doreen Ringer-Ross and Assistant Vice President Ray Yee, who were guest speakers during a recent class. Lennertz,… Read more...


BMI Checks Out “The Shape of Water” With Score by Alexandre Desplat

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From News, posted 11.13.17. BMI composer Alexandre Desplat’s music for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was recently illuminated in a Q&A discussion with the award-winning composer after a screening of the film by the Society of Composers and Lyricists in Los Angeles. Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962,… Read more...


BMI’s Support of Sundance Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound Successfully Continues

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From News, posted 8.08.17. One of the highlights of BMI’s support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program is the Music and Sound Design labs at Skywalker Sound in California. At the labs, composers, directors and sound designers intensively collaborate to develop music and sound for documentary and narrative film projects. Workshops and creative exercises… Read more...


BMI Proudly Continues its Support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program

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From News, posted 7.05.17. BMI is proud to continue its support of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which collaborates each year with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. As a founding supporter of the Institute’s Composers Lab, BMI has played a critical role in the… Read more...


Behind the Screen With Disney’s “Moana” Composer/Songwriter Mark Mancina

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From News, posted 11.17.16. The Society of Composers & Lyricists welcomed in the music creators behind Disney’s new film Moana with an exclusive screening and Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in West Hollywood on November 13. BMI composer Mark Mancina, along with songwriters Opetaia Foa’i, Lin-Manuel Miranda and EVP, Music – Disney & Pixar… Read more...


BMI Helps Take American Youth Symphony Back to the Future

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From News, posted 10.24.16. BMI composer Alan Silvestri’s score to the iconic film Back to the Future will hit the big screen once again – this time with an accompanying special performance by the American Youth Symphony, led by multi award-winning BMI composer/conductor David Newman. This exuberant LIVE-to-picture event, of which BMI is a proud… Read more...


Award-Winning BMI Composer Jeff Beal Talks About His Emmy-Nominated Music for Jesse Stone

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From News, posted 8.26.16. Emmy-winning BMI composer Jeff Beal, who has scored the Jesse Stone film series since it began in 2005, has created a signature score over the years as the lead character, played by Tom Selleck, and his world have evolved. His newest musical installment, for Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, has this… Read more...


BMI Composers Talk Superheros and Video Games at WonderCon 2016 Panels

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From News, posted 4.12.16. Renowned BMI composers Brian Tyler (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) joined equally renowned composer John Debney (Marvel’s Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book) in lending their expertise in a panel… Read more...


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