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Music Licensing for Documentary Films

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Music Licensing for Documentary Films
Presented by Peter Miller

The right music can be a central part of documentary storytelling, and it’s essential to know how to get permission to include other people’s songs and recordings in your film. A crash course in using music in docs, this session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to license copyrighted music for your film and how to factor music permissions into your creative choices and budgets. Topics covered will include researching and identifying owners of masters and publishing, how and when to ask permission, what kinds of rights to secure, and how to communicate effectively with music copyright owners.

Peter Miller is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker whose documentaries have screened in cinemas and on television throughout the world. His films include A.K.A. DOC POMUS (about the legendary songwriter), JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, SACCO AND VANZETTI, the musical short THE INTERNATIONALE (Oscar short-list), and ROBERT SHAW: MAN OF MANY VOICES, about the celebrated conductor, for which he won two Emmys. With Carlos Sandoval, he made A CLASS APART for PBS’s American Experience, which is being adapted as a feature film executive produced by Eva Longoria. With Ken Rosenberg, he is currently producing BEDLAM, a documentary feature about the crisis in care for the severely mentally ill, which will air on PBS in 2019. He has been a producer on numerous documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, including the PBS series THE WAR, JAZZ, and FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. In addition to his work as a producer and director, Peter has supervised music clearances for Ken Burns’ BASEBALL and his upcoming COUNTRY MUSIC series for PBS, Stanley Nelson’s THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY, as well as other landmark documentaries. More about Peter's work is at willowpondfilms.com

Date: Thursday, November 8, 6:00 PM
Location: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $15 for NYFA-affiliated artists (fiscally sponsored, Fellows, IAP artists) and $20 for the general public.

New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA's office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Car Service. Please email sponsorship@nyfa.org or call 212.366.6900 ext. 243 between 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

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Photograph from AKA Doc Pomus provided courtesy of Willow Pond Films

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