2015 Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable: Word of Wisdom Part 1
BMI’s 17th annual Composer/Director Roundtable, entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” was held on Tuesday, January 27, during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The informative conversation, which is a cornerstone event at the Festival, was moderated by BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and explored the role of music in film. Focusing on the relationship between composer and director, panelists discussed what goes into creating a successful film score, the ingredients of an effective composer/director relationship, the Sundance Film Festival experience and other relevant topics. This year’s participants included composer H. Scott Salinas and director Matthew Heineman of Cartel Land; composer Ilan Eshkeri and director Jared Hess of Don Verdean; composer Bryan Senti and director Michael Almereyda of Experimenter; composer Miriam Cutler and director Kirby Dick of The Hunting Ground; composer Peter Golub and director Chloé Zhao of Songs My Brother Taught Me; composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and director Nikole Beckwith of Stockholm, Pennsylvania; composer Mark Orton and director Jim Strouse of People, Places, Things; composer Keegan Dewitt and director Kris Swanberg of Unexpected; composer Dustin O’Halloran and director Prashant Nair of Umrika; composer T. Griffin and directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker of Welcome to Leith; composer Heather McIntosh and director Craig Zobel of Z for Zachariah; and composer H. Scott Salinas and director Mora Stephens of Zipper.
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