SOCAN presented a screen composing panel at the 21st annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival, on March 6, 2021, in Kingston, ON.

The workshop, moderated by SOCAN A&R Representative Melissa Cameron-Passley, featured Martin Macphail, member of the award-winning trio Blitz//Berlin, which has worked on films like BirdBox, The Girl on the Train, Bad Times at the El Royale, Fifty Shades of Grey, Top Gun: Maverick, and the Blade Runner 2049 prequel Nexus Dawn. Attendees were also joined by Australian-Canadian composer Michelle Osis and music producer and screen composer Terry Benn, who together scored the music for BLOODTHIRSTY, which played at the festival this year.

The panel was designed to help those looking to get started in film scoring by providing an overview of important first steps. The panelists shared their stories about how they broke into the film world as musicians. And attendees took full advantage of the many opportunities to participate and ask questions.