December 18, 2002 - LOS
ANGELES - BMI today announced that it is sponsoring the "Film Music State of the
Art Roundtable" at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT on Thursday,
January 23. The panel will be held at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center, 638
Park Ave., Park City, from 2 to 4 p.m.
are to include composer Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream); director Neil
Labutte (In The Company of Men, Nurse Betty); music supervisor Evyen Klean
(Swat, Rat Pack); composer BT (Fast and the Furious); music supervisor Thomas
Golubic (Six Feet Under); and Director, Sundance Composers Lab and composer
Peter Golub (Laramie Project). BMI's Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen
Ringer Ross, will moderate.
"We've been a part of
Sundance for the past 15 years, and we are continually looking for ways to
explain, introduce and promote the world of music in film," said Ross. "This
year, in addition to exploring the director/composer relationship, we will be
focusing on the sometimes contentious relationship between composers and music
supervisors as well as the expanding world of music on cable
The roundtable is an
open event at the Sundance House.
BMI, founded in 1940, is
an American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000
songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. Through its
music performance and reciprocal agreements, it grants businesses and media
access to its repertoire of approximately 4.5 million musical works from around
For more information on BMI activities at the 2003
Sundance Film Festival please visit www.bmi.com/sundance.