Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) presented its 20th annual Composer/Director Roundtable at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. BMI’s roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” took place on Sunday, Jan. 21, at The Shop (1167 Woodside Ave, Park City) and was moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI's Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations. The roundtable is a cornerstone event at the 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 and director Susan Lacy (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 Faldez (The Sentence).
Feautred Photo - Pictured (L-R): Composers Craig Wedren (A Futile and Stupid Gesture), Kris Bowers (Monsters and Men), Miriam Cutler (Dark Money), Heather McIntosh (Hal), Paul Cantelon (Jane Fond in Five Acts), BMI Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, composers Jeff Beal (Generation Wealth), Laura Karpman (Half the Picture & Inventing Tomorrow), Dustin O’Halloran (Puzzle), Jongnic Bontemps (Leimert Park), Sam Bisbee (The Sentence), and composer and Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Peter Golub.