bmiBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) continues its support for Sundance Institute’s Film Music program which has just launched its new collaboration with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound in 2013 and 2014. The Music and Sound Design Lab for documentaries ran June 3 through June 10, and the session for feature films will run from July 10 through July 25. This is the first time Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound are collaborating to support independent filmmakers and film composers and marks a significant expansion of the Institute’s former Composers Labs to include sound design. At the Lab, Fellows work with a variety of Creative Advisors, a group of film composers, sound designers, filmmakers and film industry professionals. The program aims to give composers first-hand experience working on film music and sound design, and to give directors insight into the process, as well. This year’s lab participants include documentary series Fellows Kathryn Bostic, Omar Fadel, Miles Jay and Todd Reynolds, feature film series Fellows Jongnic Bontemps, Larry Goldrings, Lucas Lechowski, Heather McIntosh, Vladimir Podgoretsky and Mac Quayle. Creative Advisors include composers Mark Isham, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman, Heitor Pereira, Todd Boekelheide and Osvaldo Golijov and additional advisors include music editors Adam Smalley and Scott Johnson, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, director Allison Anders and agent Richard Kraft. To learn more about the Composers Lab, visit the Sundance Institute’s official website.