BMI’s roundtable finds the harmony in music and film |

BMI’s roundtable finds the harmony in music and film

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) presented its 20th annualcComposer/director roundtable at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” took place on Sunday, January 21, at The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., and was moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI’s vice president of film, TV and visual media relations.

The panel is a cornerstone event at the Sundance Film Festival that explores the role of music in film.

Focusing on the relationship between composer and director, participants discussed what goes into creating a successful film score, the ingredients of an effective composer/director relationship, the Sundance Film Festival experience and more.

This year’s panelists included Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Peter Golub, composer Jeff Beal and director Lauren Greenfield (“Generation Wealth”), composer Paul Cantelon (“Jane Fonda in Five Acts”), composer Miriam Cutler and director Kimberly Reed (“Dark Money”), composer Craig Wedren (“A Futile and Stupid Gesture”), composer Laura Karpman (“Half The Picture & Inventing Tomorrow”), composer Heather McIntosh and director Amy Scott (“Hal”), composer Jongnic Bontemps and director Mel Jones (“Leimert Park”), composer Kris Bowers (“Monsters and Men”), composer Dustin O’Halloran (“Puzzle”), composer Sam Bisbee and director Rudy Valdez (“The Sentence”).

Celebrating more than 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, 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 nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

The organization 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 groundbreaking 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 information, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page.

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