Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), a global leader in music rights management, is proud to continue its support for the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, which collaborates with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. Its first 2015 session of the Lab, which begins July 7 at Skywalker Ranch, provides an opportunity for composers and directors to explore the collaborative process of writing music for feature film and is a joint venture of the Institute's Film Music Program and Feature Film Program.

BMI is a long-time supporter of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program. As a founding supporter of the Institute's Composers Lab, BMI has played a critical role in the long-term development of the Lab. Through its 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.

The Sundance Institute Film Music Program is in its third year of collaborating with Skywalker Sound, which focuses on both film composing and sound design.

"BMI is proud to have supported the Sundance Institute Film Music Program since its inception," said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations. "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."

At the Lab, fellows work with a variety of creative advisors, a distinguished group of film composers, sound designers, filmmakers and film industry professionals. The program aims to give composers first-hand experience working on film music and sound design, and to give directors insight into the process as well.

2015 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab:
Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab: Feature Film (July 7-21) with participating composer fellows: Kris Bowers, Stephanie Enconomou, Danielle Eva Schwob, Fabrizio Mancinelli, Forrest Gray and Alexander Rudd.
Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab: Documentary (July 22-30) with participating composer fellows: Samora Pinderhughes, Germaine Franco, Christopher North and Jeremy Turner.

Feature film creative advisors include composers: Harry Gregson-Williams, John Frizzell, Anton Sanko, George S. Clinton, and Jeff Beal; film music agent Robert Messinger; BMI Vice President Doreen Ringer-Ross; Music supervisor Sue Jacobs and music editor Adam Smalley.

Documentary creative advisors include Laura Karpman and composer Todd Boekelheide.