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BMI Names Tracy McKnight, Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media

A woman with brown hair and a black scoop next top smiling against a grey backdropTracy McKnight (photo: Joseph Cultice for BMI)

BMI announced today that veteran music supervisor Tracy McKnight, whose work includes scores of independent films, has been appointed the performance rights organization’s new Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media. From the press release: In this role, McKnight…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2023

How the Oscar Contending Song “Brasília Bella” Is the Key to Watergate Film 18½

Vondie Curtis Hall, Catherine Curtin, Willa Fitzgerald and John Magaro in 18½

In making my Watergate historical fiction film 18½, I always knew that coming up with a consistent musical soundtrack was going to be essential for balancing the tone of a film that swings from comedy to thriller to drama at…  Read more

By Nov 30, 2022

Metrograph Tribute to the Brothers Young Recalls Heroic Era in Indie Filmmaking

(L-R) Aaton’s Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Willem Dafoe, Irwin Young, and director Bob Young on the set of Triumph of The Spirit, Poland, 1989.

Since the passing in January of Irwin Young, chief mensch at New York’s fabled DuArt Film Lab, there has been an outpouring of tributes and reminiscences, including a packed memorial at Lincoln Center in May. But no tribute has been…  Read more

By Sep 28, 2022

On The Making Of 8 Winds: How I Turned An Ancient Buddhist Parable Into A Contemporary No-Budget Political Thriller

A middle-aged white man with black hair wearing a white wide-brimmed hatRobert Davi in 8 Winds

How and why What started it all was the 2016 election. I was at the Napa Valley Film Festival showing my documentary The Lost City of Cecil B DeMille, and I remember sitting in my hotel room watching the results…  Read more

By Apr 21, 2022


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