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Join host John Debney and step inside our Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, a renowned incubator for emerging composers. 12 participants will get a month's worth of insider's perspective from film music experts, and record an original composition with a 60-piece orchestra. Serious about film composing? Then apply by April 1st!

The Lion King musical recently became the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time. Behind its success is the visionary director Julie Taymor. So much of her work for stage and screen has involved musical collaborations. We spoke with her about working with music creators to unite sound and vision into a compelling whole.

The Oticons Faculty Film Music Competition is back again! This annual competition helps to discover, nurture and cultivate film composing talents with a unique voice. Submissions are open 'til April 10th, 2015; ASCAP composers get a 25% discount on submission fees. Click through to find out how!

Buzz bands aren't the only music creators worth hearing at SXSW this week! The 2015 SXSW Film Festival (March 13 to 21) runs parallel to the SXSW Music Festival, and many of the most hotly-tipped films feature scores by ASCAP composers. Here are 34 SXSW films scored by our members. See you in Austin!

ASCAP hosted its 30th annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on March 9th. The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony paid special tribute to Elliot Goldenthal and Deborah Lurie, and honored the composers of the top film, television and video game music of 2014.

Need some help fine-tuning your scores and boosting your composerly creativity? Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis has released a series of video tutorials for composers of visual media. The Richard Bellis Masters Series deals with subjects seldom included in music educational, including creativity on a deadline and sonic competition. Watch and learn.

Guided by Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis, this renowned workshop gives 12 aspiring film composers the opportunity to record an original composition with an "A list" of Hollywood professionals, including a 60-piece orchestra of LA's finest musicians on a major studio film scoring stage. Submission deadline is April 1st.

From ASCAP member Neil Patrick Harris's top notch hosting job to Jennifer Hudson's scorching "I Can't Let Go," from the eye-popping "Everything Is Awesome!!!" to Lady Gaga's memorable medley of classic tunes from The Sound of Music, this year’s Oscars ceremony was full of magical moments featuring ASCAP members and their music.

Andrew Dost performed solo at the 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Watch him discuss his Café performance and his experiences composing for Sundance films The D-Train and It's Me Hillary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.

Last week, the thousands of cinephiles at Sundance encountered some of the most creative films - and film music - in the world. Many of the festival's most acclaimed films were scored by ASCAP members. Get to know the 19 ASCAP composers whose films won awards at Sundance 2015.

The 2015 edition of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café wrapped up its eight-day run after electrifying performances by Lindsey Stirling, top Nashville songwriters, Allen Stone, O.A.R. and more.

On Tuesday, January 27th, ASCAP hosted its annual Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party, an exclusive after-show event at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe in Park City, Utah.

After an exciting opening weekend, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café continued to deliver musical thrills on days 4 and 5 of its eight-day run run with performances by Dylan Gardner, Baskery, Leon Bridges, Rainey Qualley, John Fullbright and more.

The 2015 Sundance ASCAP Music Café kicked off with a musical bang on Friday, January 23rd with an exciting mix of heavy rock ’n’ roll (Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts), foot-stomping Americana (Jamestown Revival), moody lounge music (The Duchess and the Fox, featuring Joe McGinty and Andrea Diaz) and more.

The title character of Mortdecai may be a bumbling art dealer, but he's got an impeccable soundtrack for his misadventures in the funky, zany collaborative score from ASCAP composer Geoff Zanelli and it-producer Mark Ronson. We asked Zanelli about the particulars of the film's madcap music.