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RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO AGAIN SUBMIT TO THE GRAMMY AWARDS 2007

 


DEAR FILMMAKERS, COMPOSERS & PRODUCERS:

We're here to announce an exciting and unique ongoing partnership.

 

Big Noise has joined forces with the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) to offer once again this year's filmmakers an opportunity to have their films' music scores and soundtracks submitted for nomination consideration with the 2007 Grammy Awards. Scores and soundtracks will be submitted in all appropriate categories of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' annual Grammy Awards, including Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture. There are 106 categories total that each soundtrack will be considered for based on how the score or soundtrack fits each category.

By teaming up with the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Big Noise anticipates drawing some of the best music composers and filmmakers within the industry.

We expect to add another dimension to an already outstanding festival. Music can make or break a film and we want to encourage film composers to make their music available for the world to hear. The Rhode Island International Film Festival is currently the only film festival in the
country to have Grammy Awards affiliation
, and we're very proud to be able to offer the festival that distiction.

Big Noise
has over 16 years experience in all aspects of the music business. Its services run the gamut from artist development to music promotion and CD cover design to event planning. Big Noise's track record with international recording artists like Christina Aguilera, Billy Gilman, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and Patti Rothberg, in addition to its award-winning work with indie recording artists and projects, led to us being selected three years ago by the National Academy
of Recording Arts and Sciences as a full voting and nominating member for The Grammy Awards.

The Rhode Island International Film Festival has always wanted to integrate music into the Festival and this will allow them to add another new Festival Award category, that of Best Composer. Providingfilmmakers an opportunity to grow and expand professionally, as well as
network within the industry is a critical part of the festival's mission.

Last year more than 145 filmmakers came to Rhode Island to participate in the Rhode Island International Film Festival, see premiere films and meet their fellow directors. They have charted the economic impact this event has for our state and the region. The Grammy affiliation will only enhance that impact.

Our goal in creating the Grammy Nomination Committee is to give the Rhode Island International Film Festival another forum to create additional opportunities for its participating filmmakers and film composers.

To be eligible for Grammy Awards consideration, filmmakers are asked to submit a separate CD of their film's score or soundtrack to the Festival.

Big Noise is pleased to also announce that we submitted over 25 soundtracks to last year's 2005 Grammy Award committees including the soundtrack to actor Andrew McCarthy's directorial debut, 'News For the Church,' which had its premiere right here in Providence at The Rhode Island International Film Festival, and received two Official Entries on the Grammy Awards Ballot in the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture categories.

GUIDELINES FOR RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL FILMMAKERS AND FILM COMPOSERS:

• All soundtrack CDs must be submitted to the Rhode Island International
Film Festival Grammy Nomination Committee by June 1, 2006


• All soundtrack CDs must have been released (500 copies or more per
release) between October 1, 2005 and September 30, 2006

• CD must have bar code on tray card (back) and matrix or catalog number
on spine of CD and on the CD itself

• All material contained on the CD has been cleared for use by all of
the film's composers or by song clearance houses

• In order for a CD to qualify as a compilation, 50% of the compositions
by different composers contained on the CD must have been composed
specifically for use in said film

• Filmmakers or film composers must supply the following info when
submitting CD for Grammy consideration: names of composers, producers,
engineers, release date and composition copyright info (unless listed on
CD artwork)

• The Rhode Island International Film Festival Grammy Nomination
Committee will review all CDs sent to the Rhode Island International
Film Festival for consideration for eligibility with the annual Grammy
Awards board including Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture,
Television Or Other Visual Media, Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for
a Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, Best Song Written
For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, and all other
106 award categories

• The Rhode Island International Film Festival Grammy Nomination
committee will assist filmmakers and film composers, if needed, in
bringing their CD release up to criteria set by the National Academy of
Arts and Sciences (The Grammy Awards). Filmmakers and film composers
will be responsible for covering all expenses of any repackaging,
printing, remastering, or CD replication.

 


To submit to the Rhode Island International Film Festival Grammy Nomination Committee:

Call 401-274-4770 (USA) for further instructions or email us at: algomes@bignoisenow.com

Please send two copies of your soundtrack recording to:

Big Noise
69 Governor Street
PMB 307
Providence, RI 02906 USA


Include a DVD copy of your film so we can review the use of your music in the film.

We look forward to a successful 2006 festival and submitting your score and soundtracks to the 2007 Grammy Awards!

All the best,

Al Gomes and A. Michelle
Big Noise