Featuring Stewart Copeland, Krishna Das and Duncan Bridgeman
October 3, 2015 12pm at The Kleinert James Gallery, Woodstock


The BMI Music in Film Panel is an annual panel featuring artists and directors who are influential in setting trends in music in the film industry.

The 2015 panel will feature Stewart Copeland, Krishna Das and Duncan Bridgeman among others and will be moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross Vice President of TV & Film at BMI.


October 3, 2015 12pm

Kleinert James Gallery


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for tickets to 1 Giant Leap


ABOUT Stewart Copeland:

Stewart Copeland has spent more than three decades in the forefront of contemporary music as rock star, acclaimed film composer and documentary filmmaker, while concurrently moving between the disparate worlds of opera, ballet, world and chamber music. As the polyrhythmic drumming founder of The Police, Stewart introduced Sting and Andy Summers to the worlds of reggae and punk music, and with Sting’s songs and Summers’ complex guitar harmonies the band became an iconic force in rock music from the ‘80s through the present day.

Stewart spent twenty years as a successful film and TV composer, working for among others: Francis Ford Coppola on Rumble Fish , Oliver Stone on Wall Street and  on TV shows like The Equalizer.  Beginning in parallel to his film and rock music work Copeland also began to write opera, ballets and ‘serious’ orchestral concert pieces. Commissions and performances have ranged from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his score and edit of the 1925 black and white MGM silent film classic Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ.


ABOUT Krishna Das:

Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga's "rock star." With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album 'Live Ananda' (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. For more info, visit Krishna Das.

One Track Heart – The Story of Krishna Das, which screened at the 2013 Woodstock FIlm Festival, chronicles Krishna Das's chanting path. The film is distributed by Zeitgeist Films and has been screened in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries, and is available on DVD around the world.


ABOUT Duncan Bridgeman

Duncan Bridgeman is a double Grammy nominated filmmaker and musician.

He has composed and produced music for 30 years. Including producing acclaimed boy band Take That, The entire catalogue of 90's UK pop sensation Transvision Vamp, Nitin Sawney's breakthrough album Migration as well as mixing and playing with talent such as Paul McCartney, Eurythmics, Sly and Robbie, among others.

His first break into filmmaking came from Island Records/Palm Pictures owner Chris Blackwell, making the Grammy nominated cult hit 1 Giant Leap. In 2004, Simon Fuller produced the second 1 Giant Leap, project What About Me? Bridgeman followed with the award winning film Hecho en Mexico (2012), produced by Mexican media mogul Emilio Azcárraga.

He most recently directed Mystical Journey (2013) a documentary for The Smithsonian Institution about the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela with actor Dominic West (The Wire, 300, The Affair) as presenter. Bridgeman is currently in production with The Magic Plant. A documentary about plant medicine and the religion of Bwiti in Gabon, and is currently in development for his latest documentary to be shot in Britain next year.


About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals world wide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 16th Anniversary, September 30-October 4, 2015, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.