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    PATRICE RUSHEN TALKS ABOUT SCORING THE FILM AT PAN AFRICAN FILM FEST LOS ANGELES - Film composers Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler and Mandrill, Civil Brand
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 11, 2003

      LOS ANGELES - Film composers Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler and Mandrill, "Civil Brand" Director Neema Barnett and ASCAP Vice President Jeanie Weems will discuss how to score a film vs. creating a soundtrack, how a director works with a composer and how to license music for film at the "Scoring The Film" music panel of the 11th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Magic Theatres, 3650 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

      "Scoring The Film" explores how music is used to enhance the film story and how some soundtracks drive the box office.

      Grammy Award winner Patrice Rushen has scored "Hollywood Shuffle," "Ruby Bridges," "The Steve Harvey Show," "Brewster Place" and "The Killing Yard." She also composed music for "Waiting To Exhale," the Emmys, People's Choice Award and HBO Comic Relief. And she won the ASCAP Award for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture, when her song "Forget Me Nots" was sampled by Will Smith for the movie "Men In Black."

      Noted drummer Ndugu Chancler performs on the soundtracks of "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Indecent Proposal" and "The Color Purple." His songs also appear on the on soundtracks of "Grosse Point Blank," "Next Friday" and "The New Guy." And he served as Assistant Music Director for the television show "A Different World."

      The 70s funk band Mandrill composed the eclectic score for "Civil Brand," working closely with Director Neema Barnett, who has also helmed "The Donna Cheek Story," "Cosby Show," "China Beach," "Diagnosis Murder" and "Zora Is My Name."

      Filmmakers who want to learn about the legal requirements of how to license music to use in their films may pose these questions to Jeanie Weems, Vice President ASCAP.

      In addition LaHitz.com will present the Sojourner Truth Award to one of the panelists. Hosted by A. Jacquie Taliferro, the "Scoring The Film" panel is co-produced by Taliferro and Writer/Producer/Director Emma E. Pullen. The award medal was designed by Bryon Kirkwood of Dynamic Expressions.

      Tickets for "Scoring The Film" are $10. They may be purchased through the Magic Theatres box office.

      The "Scoring The Music" panel is part of the festival's salute to music, which features many music related films, including "Honeyboy," "Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew," "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony," "I'll Sing For You," "Karmen Gei," "Nha Fala," "Freestyle" "Passing Through," "Big Pun: Still Not A Player," "Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box," "Stolen Moments" and "Standing In The Shadows of Motown."

      World-renowned performer Oscar Brown, Jr., a jazz artist who also pioneered the spoken word tradition, will make a special appearance on Wednesday February 12 at 9:00 p.m.

      For more information about PAFF industry panels and the screening schedule, visit www.paff.org. You may call (323) 295-1706 or email info@... or eepblackseeds@....

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