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PANEL: Music For Film

Sponsored by BMI
Saturday 12 pm

Join BMI's Charlie Feldman as he chats with filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider, composer Paul Cantelon and narrator / musician Lori Singer about their unique collaboration in God Knows Where I Am, and the powerful role music plays in delivering the special essence of film. Live performance by Cantelon, on keyboard, and Singer, on cello, will follow. Panelists:

10/15 UPDATE
Angela McCluskey will join Paul Cantelon and Lori Singer to perform music written for and inspired by the film God Knows Where I Am at a very special performance on Saturday at the Woodstock Film Festival. The directors of the film, Todd and Jedd Wider, will also participate in the BMI Music in Film Panel. Don't miss it!

In 2005, Paul Cantelon began his venture into film with Liev Schreiber's Everything Is Illuminated. He went on to score such films as the award winning Diving Bell And The Butterfly; Sony Pictures' The Other Boleyn Girl; Oliver Stone's W.; New York, I Love You; Tony Goldwyn's Conviction; Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel; Woody Allen: A Documentary; Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher's upcoming release Violet & Daisy, and Effie Gray. Cantelon has recently contributed original music to Jonathan Demme's interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, entitled Fear of Falling.

Lori Singer is a Golden Globe winning actress who won 'ShoWest Newcomer of the Year' for her role as Ariel Moore in the film Footloose. She went on to act in Robert Altman's Short Cuts, John Schlesinger's The Falcon and the Snowman, Warlock, The Man with One Red Shoe, Alan Rudolph's Trouble in Mind and Equinox, to name a few. In 2015 she was in Almereyda's Experimenter and in 2017 she will appear in James Franco's film The Institute. Singer starred in the television series Fame, and VR5. She is also a concert cellist, performing on film with Yo Yo Ma in Atom Egoyan's Inspired by Bach, and she plays on stage as a cello soloist with orchestras, most recently at Carnegie Hall.

Jedd Wider and Todd Wider have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films, including the multiple Primetime Emmy and Peabody Award winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, the Academy Award nominated King's Point, Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful , the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, and the Academy Award, multiple Emmy Award and Peabody Award winner, Taxi to the Dark Side. In 2011, the Widers were nominated for Outstanding Producers of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild of America.

Moderator:
Charlie Feldman directs BMI's concert music, musical theater and jazz department's writer-publisher relations activities. He also fosters many community relationships with outreach to such organizations as Farm Aid, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, The National Endowment For the Arts, The Smithsonian Institution, The Thelonius Monk Institute, The Recording Academy, T. J. Martell Foundation, and the UJA-Federation's Music and Entertainment Division, to name a few. Feldman was the music supervisor and executive soundtrack producer of the motion pictures Tender Mercies and Assassination Tango, and was the music consultant on the documentary Only the Strong Survive. In the early 1970s, Feldman was a songwriter signed to Muscle Shoals Sound Publishing Company.

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