Composing for documentaries/non fiction shares many of the aspects of scoring for fiction film - creating drama, setting the tone, punctuating/calibrating emotion - but it also has some unique challenges. This seminar presented by The Society of Composers & Lyricists explores the particulars of writing music for documentaries with a panel of experienced composers, including Miriam Cutler.
Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media have acquired “RBG,” a documentary (scored by Miriam Cutler) about pioneering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a worldwide deal following its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Miriam Cutler was one of the panelists at this years 20th annual composer/directors roundtable of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) at Sundance.
Miriam Cutler attended and was honored for her work 'RBG" and 'Dark Money' at the 4th Annual Sundance Luncheon for the Alliance for Women Film Composers.
Miriam went to the festival with 2 films: RBG (an inspiring bio doc of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg) and Dark Money, a high energy who done it about the perils to our democracy resulting from the passage of Citizens United, which unleashed torrents of untraceable millions into our election process. It takes place in Montana, the last stronghold for citizens defending their right to regulate and have full disclosure of campaign contributions.
"Finding Kukan' composed by Miriam Cutler will screen at the Boston Asian American Film Festival.
In July 2017 Miriam Cutler spent a week in Baden, Austria presenting a Hollywood Music Workshop modeled on her carreer experience of over 20 years of scoring.
Variety magazine covered the 'Women Who Score' Concert Documentary, which aimed to highlight the lack of female composers in film and television.
Composer Miriam Cutler will be teaching the workshop "The Art of Musical Narrative and Collaboration" from July 15 to 17, at the Hollywood Music Workshop.
The 2017 LAAPFF (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival) has announced its Jury Winners and Audience Winners. FINDING KUKAN, scored by Miriam Cutler, has won the Audience Award for North American Documentry Feature.
In an article on the web-site of the Columbia College Chicago, composers Miriam Cutler and Kubliay Uner explain how they prepare students for the industy. Cutler who as Kubilay mentions is the "queen of documentaries" is the first documentary focused composer in the program.
The creators of the documentray A PLASTIC OCEAN are happy to announce that on June 6th they will be presenting a special condensed screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN alongside a discussion on the future of our oceans in partnership with The Permanent Missions of Colombia and Indonesia at the United Nations General Assembly Building. They will be joined by Plastic Ocean producer Adam Leipzig and director Craig Leeson.
Chicago FilmMakers will host a Sunday afternoon meetup with Los Angeles-based Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler.
Emmy nominated Miriam Cutler will join the Chicago Filmmakers on May 7 at 3:00pm for a meetup.
A PLASTIC OCEAN directed by Craig Leeson, with a score by Miriam Cutler, is having its Montana Premiere at the 15th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on February 21st at 3:30pm.
BMI composers Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler completed a full day of giving expert first-hand advice to Berklee College of Music students during BMI Day at Berklee on November 14.
Mind Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamiqua Holdsclaw - wonderful film Miriam Cutler scored for director Rick Goldsmith, shining a light on mental health issues. The documentary chronicles Chamique Holdsclaw's athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate.
The panel discussion "Women in Film Music" with Miriam Cutler (Alliance for women film composers), Jasmin Reuter, Jessica Curry, Nicole Ackermann(WIFTG) and Francine Raveney representing European Women's Audiovisual Network - EWA was a great experience.
SoundTrack_Cologne is happy to announce all special guests of Theme Day „Music In TV“ on August 27th: Jeff Russo („Fargo“), Reinhold Heil („Cloud Atlas“, „Deutschland 83“), Miriam Cutler („Ethel“, „The Hunting Ground“) and Łukasz Targosz („The Pact, „The Game“)!