Union to push envelope of visual, audio arts, sez Collin

The Film Music Network (FMN), a professional org for the film and television music industry, and the indie Assn. of Independent Feature Film Producers (AIFFP), which reps more than 20,000 filmmakers, have formed a strategic partnership to assist and educate members of both orgs on the art, technology and biz aspects of music for film.

They also intend to introduce FMN members to AIFFP’s worldwide membership of leading indie filmmakers, and to enable AIFFP filmmakers direct access to the industry’s top film composers, songwriters and licensed music.

“Music has become as integral a part of films as the cinematography,” said Barry Collin, prexy of AIFFP. “With AIFFP and FMN working together to facilitate and educate composers and filmmakers, we anticipate pushing the envelope of visual and audio arts in ways that haven’t yet been explored.”

As part of the union, FMN will provide AIFFP with educational content for the AIFFP Web site (www.aiffp.org), a direct link to the Film Music Directory, an online listing service for the industry, and will extend discounts for AIFFP members at Film Music’s monthly events. In return, AIFFP will provide educational and editorial content about filmmaking for the FilmMusic Network’s Web site at www.filmmusic.net.

FMN will also provide premium job listings for AIFFP filmmakers seeking composers, songwriters or licensed music on the Film Music JobWire, an online service sponsored by the FMN and Film Music magazine.

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