BMI Announces Additional Lineup For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

BMI Announces Additional Lineup For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival

BMI® (Broadcast Music, Inc.®) unveils additional lineup for its programming at this year's Sundance Film Festival featuring the 21st edition of the Composer and Director Roundtable "Music & Film: The Creative Process," on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at theKimball Arts Center, followed by the 17th annual BMI Snowball on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at The Shop.

Oscar and Grammy nominated BMI songwriter Patty Smyth burst onto the music scene with her band Scandal in the early '80s. As a solo artist in the early '90s, Smyth's chart-topping platinum hit "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" became the biggest hit of her career landing at No. 1 on Billboard's AC chart and No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart where it stayed for six consecutive weeks.

Smyth now makes her Sundance debut at this year's Snowball showcase as the headliner of an eclectic all-star female line-up featuring S-Curve Records/BMG recording artists Neyla Pekarek(formerly of The Lumineers) and Hailey Knox, as well as Brooklyn born and bred performing artistTamar-kali. Throughout the years, BMI's Snowball has grown into a must-see event for festival-goers by showcasing a phenomenal mixture of buzzworthy and iconic talent. Memorable performers have included Rita Wilson, Devo, Death Cab for Cutie, Dawes, John Paul White, Christina Perri, KT Tunstall, Beck, Angela McCluskey, Rosanne Cash, Cheap Trick, Percy Sledge, Donovan, Robert Randolph, Terence Blanchard and Keb Mo, among others.

Joining this year's panelists at the Composer and Director Roundtable "Music & Film: The Creative Process," are composer Enis Rotthoff and director David Wnendt (The Sunlit Night); and composer David Wingo and director Scott Z. Burns (The Report).

Previously announced guests include the Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music ProgramPeter Golub; composer Mandy Hoffman and director Minhal Baig (Hala); composer Jon Ekstrandand director May el-Toukhy (Queen of Hearts); composer Blake Neely and director Ryan White(Ask Dr. Ruth); composer Heather McIntosh and director Martha Stephens (To the Stars); and composer Will Bates (The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and The Sound of Silence). As moderator, Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI's Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, will guide the conversation as participants discuss what goes into producing a successful film score and the ingredients of a productive creative relationship.

See below for complete event details. For more information and coverage of the Festival, and follow #BMISundance on Twitter and Instagram (@BMI), or stay connected through Facebook.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Composer and Director Roundtable "Music & Film: The Creative Process" Kimball Arts Center (1401 Kearns Blvd. Park City). The event is open to Festival credential holders.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 Doors 7:30 p.m.
The BMI Snowball Showcase: The Shop (1167 Woodside Ave, Park City). The event is open to Festival credential holders.

Celebrating over 78 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in 14 million musical works created and owned by more than 900,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook. page. Sign up for BMI's The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.

About the Sundance Film Festival®
The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Sorry to Bother You, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Eighth Grade, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, Brooklyn, Precious, The Cove, Little Miss Sunshine, An Inconvenient Truth, Napoleon Dynamite, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reservoir Dogs and sex, lies, and videotape. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2019 Festival sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors - Acura, SundanceTV, Chase Sapphire, YouTube; Leadership Sponsors - Adobe, Amazon Studios, AT&T, DIRECTV, Dropbox, Netflix, Omnicom, Stella Artois; Sustaining Sponsors - Canada Goose, Canon, Dell, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, GEICO, High West Distillery, IMDbPro, Lyft, RIMOWA, Unity Technologies, University of Utah Health; Media Sponsors - The Atlantic, IndieWire, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, VARIETY, The Wall Street Journal. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival's costs and sustain the Institute's year-round programs for independent artists. Look for the Official Partner seal at their venues at the

Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Sorry to Bother You, Eighth Grade, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, RBG, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Top of the Lake, Winter's Bone, Dear White People, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, I'm Poppy, America to Me, Leimert Park, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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