BMI 'Score to Screen' at Sundance to Feature Common, Amy Poehler

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has announced its programming for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival with two virtual Score to Screen panels featuring conversations between Common and Patrick Warrenand Amy Poehler and David Schwartz. Each discussion gives an inside look at the creative process of incorporating music in film while delving into the relationship between a composer and the film’s director or producer.

The multi-talented GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning entertainer, Common, along with award-winning composer Patrick Warren co-produced and curated the music for the drama/thriller AliceThe film tells the story of a brave young woman who escapes a life of slavery on a secluded Georgia plantation, only to realize that not everything is as it seems. Common, who also plays the role of Frank in the film, and Warren open up on how they each came to work on this project, take viewers into the inner workings of the score for the film, elaborate on their creative process and beyond. Both the film and Score to Screen conversation premiere on January 23rd.

Making her documentary directorial debut, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Amy Poehler and esteemed Emmy and GRAMMY nominated composer David Schwartz kick things off with a candid discussion about their work on Lucy and Desi, which chronicles the life of the much beloved Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. During BMI’s Score to Screen, launching on January 22nd to coincide with the film premiere, the pair elaborates on what drew them to the film, how they collaborated to interweave Lucille and Desi’s professional and personal lives and so much more.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with the Sundance Film Festival and present two insightful discussions about music in film, with BMI’s Score to Screen,” said Alex Flores, BMI’s Senior Vice President of Creative. "There are many BMI composers who have scored films premiering at this year’s Festival, and we’re honored to provide a platform and continue our commitment in supporting and highlighting their brilliant work.”

The Sundance Film Festival is premiering films featuring musical works by twenty BMI composers, including Aska Matsumiya (After Yang), Carmen Vandenberg (Bring On The Dancing Horses), Chanda Dancy-Morizawa (Aftershock), Christopher Wong (Maika), Gretchen Jude (Free Chol Soo Lee), Kyle Rodriguez (Work), Marcus Norris (Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.), T. Griffin (2nd Chance), Tony Morales (La Guerra Civil) and many others.

To watch BMI’s Score to Screen visit festival.sundance.org