Alan Brewer (standing) introduces a panel during the 2004 Nashville Film Festival. Speaking about the dynamics between filmmakers and composers are (seated l-r): director/actor Lisa Niemi, film composer Stacy
Widelitz and actor/producer Patrick Swayze.
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL names ALAN BREWER as President of the Board of Directors
BME owner/president Alan Brewer has been named The Nashville Film Festival's president for its
upcoming 36th season. One of the premiere film festivals in the
NaFF is the only festival in the U.S. where the winning
feature film automatically can qualify for Academy Award
consideration. Brewer will continue efforts to expand the
national cachet of the festival, capitalizing on the festivals unique
ties to the music industry and utilizing his own history as a film and
Brewer began producing films for Miramax and Universal Pictures in the
mid 1980's, and his music production work ranges from soundtracks for films such
as Tokyo Pop, The Burning, and B.C. Rock, to
working with acts as diverse as classic rocker Pete Townshend, Japanese
supergroup Hound Dog, and the upcoming debut album for the all-girl country band
Cowboy Crush on Curb-Asylum Records.
Brewer's recent efforts as a festival board member have included sponsoring a
festival keynote appearance featuring film
producer Andrew Mason (The Matrix, Scooby Doo), moderating and
coordinating music in film panels (featuring, among others, Dreamworks' Todd
Homme, William Morris Joel
Roman, Disneys Glen Lajeski, and Dan Butler of Warner Bros. Pictures), and
sponsorship of the BME Best Music In A Feature Film award (with its debut award
presented to Stacy Widelitz, composer for the Lisa Niemi/Patrick Swayze
film One Last Dance).
The dates for this seasons festival are tentatively set for April 14 - 21, 2005.
An international assortment of folks converge on the closing night festivities
of the 2004 Nashville Film Festival. Making sure they get their fill of food and fun (from l-r) are: BME artist/producer client Robert Ellis Orrall, BME artist/songwriter Matt King, BME copyright manager Erika Jacobsen, Warner Bros. Pictures' Dan Butler, Caroline Butler, BME VP Mason Cooper, BME President Alan Brewer, Toronto music supervisor Michael Perlmutter.
Posing for a pic (l-r)
after a recent YES concert: BME VP Mason Cooper, actor/musician Jack Black, and BME client Rick Wakeman.
happens backstage...stays backstage!!!
Rick Wakeman and Mason Cooper say YES to Hollywood...
Mason Cooper, VP West
Coast for BME, focusing on building stronger relationships between BME
clients and the film and television communities, recently gave client
Rick Wakeman his own personal tour of Hollywood.
Wakeman (film composer, solo artist and perhaps best known as the
keyboard wizard from legendary rock band YES) to meet with studio executives at
Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Pictures, WB Television, Walden Media
and Fox Studios a busy way to spend his days off in the midst of the
current YES tour (Yes tour dates)!! Ready to get back to creating
music for film and television, Rick recently completed a special music
project for Fox Sports, and is currently in discussions regarding TV themes and
feature film scores.
Some fun did you know tidbits on Rick Wakeman:
- Rick Wakeman has composed the scores to over a dozen films
- Rick was recently voted one of the top ten television comedian/personalities
in the UK
- Rick wrote and performed the classic piano arrangement on Cat Stevens' Morning
- Ricks solo in YES Roundabout was
lauded as the ultimate rock keyboard solo by Jack Black in the
blockbuster film School of Rock (read Boston Globe article)
Upcoming News items:
Roster Signings, Alan Brewer producing new artist for Curb-Asylum
Records, BME completes music supervision for CMT, BME artists on tour,
and much more.
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