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2023 in Review: 5 Quick Tech Takeaways from September’s New York Film Festival

Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone in Poor Things, filmed through a fisheye lens

Those of us who live in New York are treated each fall to a Whitman’s Sampler of world cinema, a curated selection of highlights from some of the year’s most prestigious international festivals. It’s hardly a large sample size, given…  Read more

By Dec 31, 2023

“I Wish Film Schools Would Teach Directors and Producers More About Music Rights”: Music Supervisor Lucy Bright

Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio star in Charlotte Wells's AftersunPaul Mescal and Frankie Corio star in Charlotte Wells's Aftersun

Early in music supervisor Lucy Bright’s career, she worked at Warner Classics and managed composer Michael Nyman. In 2020 she started Bright Notion Music, her own music publishing company, which has signed composers such as Hildur Guðnadóttir, Oliver Coates, and…  Read more

By Dec 19, 2023

“If You Know the Song, and Your Mother Knows the Song, You Can’t Afford the Song”: Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs Demystifies the Profession

Sharp Objects (photo: Anne Marie Fox/HBO)

Over her two-decade-long career, music supervisor and self-confessed music nerd Susan Jacobs has worked with directors such as Robert Altman, Jean-Marc Vallée and Spike Lee. She has worked on notable TV series and films such as I, Tonya, American Hustle,…  Read more

By Dec 19, 2023

“I Like the Challenge of Trying to Find a New Approach to Music That Doesn’t Feel Tired”: Music Supervisor Jemma Burns on Creativity and Musicology

Jemma Burns (Photo: Pier Carthew)

After going to school for film at the University of East London, Jemma Burns began music supervising on TV series Summer Heights High. She has worked on noteworthy film and TV series’ like Okja and Top of the Lake. More…  Read more

By Dec 19, 2023

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