BMI Announces Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable Panelists, Snowball Concert Performers

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Festival signage is seen at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

BMI has announced the panelist lineup its 19th annual Sundance Composer/Director Roundtable for Jan. 24 at Festival Base Camp in Park City, Utah.

The "Music & Film: The Creative Process" panel takes place from 2–4 p.m. and will feature BMI's vice president of film, tv & visual media relations Doreen Ringer-Ross as moderator. 

This year's panelists include director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Peter Golub, Sundance Institute Composers Lab advisor George S. Clinton; composer Greg Tripi and director Mark Palansky (Rememory), composer Tyler Strickland and director Michael Barnett (The Mars Generation), composer H. Scott Salinas and director Matthew Heineman (City of Ghosts), composer Matthew Atticus Berger and directors Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos (Bending the Arc), composer Laura Karpman and director Amanda Lipitz (Step), composer Fil Eisler and director Marti Noxon (To the Bone), composer Jeff Beal and directors Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power), composer Mark Orton and director Sydney Freeland (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), composer Martin Tillman and director Evgeny Afineevsky (Cries from Syria) and composer Keegan DeWitt (Golden Exits, The Hero, The Incredible Jessica James and Newness). DeWitt will be paired with director Brett Haley (The Hero). 

"We are proud to be so closely aligned with the Sundance Institute Film Music Program throughout the year," said Ringer-Ross, "and we are committed to shining a light on our composers at the Sundance Film Festival because they provide an essential and deeply emotional element of filmmaking that is so subliminal that it often goes unnoticed and uncelebrated."

As well, BMI has set a Jan. 25 date for its annual Snowball concert at Festival Base Camp with performances by Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon, Sean McConnell, Rachel Crow The National Parks and The Hearings. The Snowball is open to Festival credential holders. 

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