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.

Panelists 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 television."

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 the world.

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Hanna Bolte, BMI