For the first time, the prestigious lab will include over 50 percent female participants.
BMI will partner with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab from July 10–23, the the performance rights organization announced on Thursday (June 28).
For the first time, the prestigious lab will include over 50 percent female composers, a hefty number for a group that’s underrepresented in this Hollywood climate. The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism published a recent study by Dr. Stacy Smith that pointed out only 14 female composers have worked on approximately 1,000 films from 2007–2016.
BMI plays a critical role in the lab’s long-term development, in turn helping to enhance many young film composers' careers, as well as hosting an annual roundtable at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, that spotlights those who scored films featured at the festival.