BMI Composers to Participate in Composers Lab: LA
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, is proud to continue its support for Sundance Institute, which is collaborating with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills to present two events exploring the role of music in film: Composers Lab: LA On Stage with world-renowned BMI composer Harry Gregson-Williams on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm, and Composers Lab: LA on Saturday, April 12, for composers working in film and television. Composers Lab: LA is supported by BMI and will include a discussion on career development led by BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations.
Now in its fourth year, Composers Lab: LA is a daylong workshop for composers, filmmakers, students and other industry professionals looking to engage with music in film. The event will empower and connect the next wave of emerging artists by offering them access to some of the top composers working in film and television today.
Composers Lab: LA will focus on craft, process and tricks of the trade. The program aims to give composers first-hand experience working on film music and sound design, and to also give directors insight into the process. Speakers include some of BMI's top composers. Tickets priced at $125.00 are available at www.sundance.org. BMI members are eligible for a $25 dollar savings by using the promo code BMI25 at checkout.
April 12, 2014, Composers Lab Participants:
- Academy Award-nominated BMI composer Thomas Newman (Skyfall, American Beauty, Saving Mr. Banks);
- Emmy-nominated BMI composer Anton Sanko (Great Migrations, Ring of Fire, Big Love);
- BMI composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Pollock, Ugly Betty);
- BMI composer John Frizzell (Ghost Ship, Legion, Cradle 2 the Grave);
- BMI composer Blake Neely (The Mentalist, The Last Samurai, Resurrection);
- Trevor Morris (The Tudors, The Hills Have Eyes II, The Borgias).
BMI is a long-time supporter of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program. As a founding supporter of the Institute's original Composers Labs, BMI has played a critical role in the long-term development of the Lab. Through their involvement, BMI has furthered the careers of many film composers from the Labs. BMI builds on its support of the Film Music Program by producing a composer/director roundtable each year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, highlighting BMI composers who have scored films in the Festival, as well as their filmmakers.
"BMI has supported the Sundance Institute Film Music Program since its inception," said Ringer-Ross. "The work that occurs during their Lab is a unique artist development forum for film music and sound design. It's a vital program for the film music community."
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a ground-breaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.
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