Nyman music made available to indie filmmakers

Wed Jun 3, 2009 12:38am EDT
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By Stuart Kemp

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.

<p>British composer Michael Nyman performs onstage during the Live Earth special concert at Toji temple in Kyoto, July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota</p>