BMI and the Sundance Film Festival presented the 14th annual Composer/Director Roundtable durning the Sundance Film Festival on January 25 in Park City, Utah.
BMI's "Music & Film: The Creative Process" roundtable is a cornerstone event at the festival on the role of music in film. Focusing on the relationship between composer and director, participants will discuss what goes into creating a successful film score, the ingredients of an effective composer/director relationship and more.
Panelists included composer Peter Golub -- the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Director -- and director Katie Aselton, who collaborated on Black Rock; composer Ryan Beveridge and director Aurora Guerrero, who collaborated on Mosquita y Mari; composer Alec Puro and director Jonathan Kasdan, who collaborated on The First Time; composer T. Griffin and director Marshall Lewy, who worked together onCalifornia Solo; composer Michael Bacon (Slavery by Another Name); composer Miriam Cutler (Ethel); composer Cliff Martinez (Arbitrage); composer Andrew Hollander (Sleepwalk With Me); director Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man); composer Heather McIntosh and director Craig Zobel, who worked together on Compliance; director and composer Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) and composer and Sundance Composers Lab advisor Blake Neely.
The conversation was moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations at BMI.
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