Nyman music made available to indie filmmakers
LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - Composer Michael Nyman is making edited tracks from his score to "The Piano" available to a group of short-film directors.
The tracks, "The Embrace" and "Lost and Found," are being offered for use in shorts made by members of Shooting People, a networking organization dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking.
Nyman will be one of the judges in the organization's June film-of-the-month competition and said he will be looking for the most creative and original use of his soundtrack when picking a winner.
Members who use one of the tracks and upload the resulting film to Shooting People by August 12 will have a chance to win a personal endorsement from Nyman, as well as a Final Cut Pro training package from the Frontline Club, a London media club.
Previous judges have included Mike Figgis, Morgan Spurlock, Stuart Beattie, Martha Fiennes and Vincent Moon.