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May 25, 2016

Time: 5:30 - 7:00PM

AIMP Creative Sessions - Synch Pitch - FILM

This is the follow up session to this year's Creative Session which takes a turn toward the film synch world in cooperation with the Ghetto Film School. Particants who attended our first session on April 20th may attend this second meeting - any others may also attend if space permits.  Please reserve your place so that we can keep track of attendence.

Please click through to our YouTube site to see the videos and for instructions for submitting your work. 

Two up and coming filmmakers/directors will join a panel discussion on how their films were made and give creative briefs on either the perfect song or score for their movies.  They will be accompanied by acclaimed music supervisors Susan Jacobs (American Hustle, Little Miss Sunshine, Diving Bell & Butterfly) and Jackie Mulhearn (Slow Learners, Mozart In The Jungle) who will give advice and context.  
Juan del Río (Writer/Director) was born in Spain in 1988 and has directed over a dozen short films. He is part of the Sundance Ignite Advisory Board and works as Creative Director at Digital Bodega, with clients such as Sony, 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Netflix, creating advertisements, PSAs and web series.  His short film is called Larry in love.  Larry, a kid in a leg cast, spies on his neighborhood from his house window and becomes convinced that his attractive, 20 something neighbor, and him should be together forever. He’s an inventor. He’s a gallant. And he’s 5 years old.  Juan is looking for a score for the short film.
Tristen Torres (Writer/Director) is currently in the Film Conservatory at SUNY-Purchase.  The currently untitled film is about a character named Haley.  Haley has the power to see into the past of anything she chooses, but when she decides to investigate the past of an abandoned home, she finds herself in the year 1988 with a family on their first and last day living in their new home. Tristen is looking for an end title song for the film.
Session 1:April 20th, 5:30pm – 7pm -  we will discuss the process of placement and creation of music for film and creative brief(s) will be presented for each movie along with visual segments. Songwriters will then be asked to go off and create and upload their video submissions by May 13th.  Publishers are also welcome to submit. Directions for submissions will be distributed on April 20. All songs will be reviewed and a list of top contenders will be made.  Songwriters will be notified if their songs have made the top list.  
Session 2: May 25th, 5:30pm – 7pm the top contending songs will be played and discussed.  The filmmakers will then pick their choice for the movies.  
If a choice song is selected, Ghetto Film School will issue a $1,000 all in (master and publishing) synch license under standard terms and conditions for use of the songs in the movie.   To be used, choice songs will need to be mixed and mastered and fully cleared.  In addition to the placement, the song title, songwriter and artist name will be featured in the end credits of the film.  
This is a fantastic opportunity and we hope to see as many of you at our sessions as possible!  Please register ASAP as this will fill up and space is limited to 60 songwriters
Presented in conjunction with Youtube and the Ghetto Film School (www.ghettofilm.org)


Due to limited space, this is a prepaid event.  Members must register even though there is no charge for members.  You will not be permitted entry if  you are not on our list.

Non-members should pay $20 (for this and including the follow up meeting on May 25th) with a credit card to secure their place.  Non-members who do not pay when they register will be considered standby until their check is received and may be cancelled once we receive 60 total reservations from members and/or paid non-members.



Susan Jacobs
Music Supervisor, SuperVision

Jackie Mulhearn
Music Supervisor, SuperVision

Juan del Rio

Tristen Torres


Alisa Coleman
COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

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