ASCAP recently hosted a reception for songwriters and artists attending EMI’s Global Writers Retreat at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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BMI invited a selection of the Big Easy’s top songwriters to perform at the annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. Set in the courtyard of the Historic New Orleans Collection, the BMI Songwriter Stage featured performances on Saturday (4/14) from Charlie Oxford, Jon Roniger, Erin Miley, Denton Hatcher, Alexis Marceaux, Sean Bruce, Andrew Duhon, and Kristin Diable; followed Sunday (4/15) by Reed Alleman, Armand St. Martin, Jalan Crossland, Olga Wilhemine, David Shaw, Jim McCormick, Jason Matthews, Colin Lake, and the Backyard Heavies.
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Film Com kicked off their week of events with a special dedication on April 14 at Montgomery Bell Academy in the newly built Mary Helen Lowry Building to honor screenwriter Tom Schulman. He’s best known for the legendary film Dead Poets Society, which won him an Academy Award for best screenplay. At the Event, U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn gave the Keynote address and school Headmaster Branford Gioia welcomed all and presented Schulman the Film Com Award.