Scoring your Film - A FCFF Industry Panel

Wolf Performance Hall
252 Dundas Street - Downtown Library • London, ON

Doors: 1:44PM | Show Starts: 2:00PM
All Ages

Featuring: Moderator - Ryner Stoetzer, MARVIN DOLGA -Composer, MICHAEL A. PERMUTTER -Music supervisor, producer. , AMY ELIGH -  Director of Sync and Creative Service, KYLE MERKLY - Director, Music & Technology

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Event type: All Ages

Creating or locating and selecting affordable music for independent film

• Working with music publishers - what do they do? advantages/disadvantages? Budget expectations.
    • License - what is it and what does it entitle you to?
    • Working directly with the artist, contract, fair compensation, how to communicate musical direction, providing feedback, 
    expectations on revisions, time etc.  


RYNER STOETZER, is a sound recording engineer and a prolific and diversified composer with scores on shows such as Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Access Hollywood, Portlandia, and in Allan Ungar’s feature films Gridlocked and Tapped Out.  Ryner has composed, arranged, produced and performed music for more than thirty-three television series, documentaries and specials that comprise nearly 800 individual episodes, in addition to a substantial portfolio of long- and short-form commercial music and album tracks for a variety artists in multiple genres.  A career highlight was when Ryner worked with Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue to edit and arrange the music for Scott and Tessa’s Olympic Gold Medal ice dance win in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.



After a successful early career of performing, writing and producing music, Marvin Dolgay founded Tambre Productions, Toronto, Canada, in 1984. His critically acclaimed, multi award-winning scores, themes and songs have been featured in well over 2,500 television episodes, movies and specials that have been broadcast on most major networks in North America and worldwide. He has been music director for many live TV events and tours and has also created hundreds of advertising for television and radio, which have also won major national and international awards. 

As Marvin continues his professional life as a music creator and producer, he has become a respected advocate for creator’s rights in Canada and internationally.  After serving for 7 years as president of The Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC) he now serves the SCGC as the board’s Chair. Marvin also currently serves as co-chair of the Canadian Creators Coalition, representing not only music creators, but also 250,000 creators that make up the broader landscape of rights holders from across Canada.

Marvin is very proud to be able to say that on behalf of the SCGC, he is a founding member of Music Creators North America. 

MICHAEL A. PERLMUTTER, Music supervisor, producer. Instinct Entertainment

Michael has placed thousands of songs in TV shows, films and documentaries, seen and heard around the world. Michael has been working in the music/film/TV industries for 20+ years.  Select TV credits: The Handmaid’s Tale, Ten Days In The Valley, Houdini Doyle, Mary Kills People, Degrassi, Private Eyes, Beauty and The Beast,  Select Film credits: Arbitrage (Richard Gere), Little Italy (Hayden Christensen,
Emma Roberts, Danny Aiello), A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (Harvey Keitel)  Select Special Projects: Highlight reels for CTV’s Olympic Broadcasts (Vancouver and London) He has been asked to moderate and speak on panels around the world. Michael is also the President of The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada.

AMY ELIGH is the Director of Sync & Creative Services at Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media. Amy started in the copyright and royalties department before moving into Creative. Amy pitches songs for film and TV; organizes showcases for TV networks, music supervisors, and advertisers; develops new writers; arranges co-writing sessions; coordinates writing camps and scouts for talent. Amy has secured sync placements on Shades of Blue, Lucifer, Heartbeat, Grey’s Anatomy, Equals (feature film), Extant, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Bose, Sunkist and many others.  The Red Brick roster includes US bands Psychic Twin, Camp Counselors, EXROYALE and Field Mouse as well as Canadian bands Fast Romantics, Said The Whale, Folly & The Hunter, STACEY, Teen Daze, producer Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run) and The RAA (and many more).


KYLE MERKLEY - Director of Music & Technology at Arpix Media, Kyle Merkley has worked on some of the biggest TV and film productions in Canada, including Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Killjoys (Syfy), Wynonna Earp (Syfy), Heartland (CBC), and Flashpoint (CTV/CBS). Kyle has also served as a speaker/panelist and moderator at various music & film events, including the Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards (NOMFA), Songwriters Association of Canada's Date With A Demo, Durham College's Music Business Management Program. Kyle also received a 2011 Golden Reel Award Nomination for 'Best Sound Editing: Short Form Music in Television' for music editing on Flashpoint.  Kyle is also a musician with appearances on Entertainment Tonight: Canada and MuchMusic's disBAND. He has also written and performed with top-24 Canadian Idol contestants and produces music under the name BURGAH. 

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Wolf Performance Hall
252 Dundas Street - Downtown Library, London, ON


Part of: Forest City Film Festival 2017

October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2017

Scoring your Film - A FCFF Industry Panel

Scoring your Film - A FCFF Industry Panel will be at Wolf Performance Hall in London, ON on Friday, October 27, 2017. The doors open at 1:44PM, and the event will get underway around 2:00PM. Scoring your Film - A FCFF Industry Panel line-up includes Moderator - Ryner Stoetzer, MARVIN DOLGA -Composer, MICHAEL A. PERMUTTER -Music supervisor, producer. , AMY ELIGH -  Director of Sync and Creative Service, KYLE MERKLY - Director, Music & Technology. Wolf Performance Hall is located at 252 Dundas Street - Downtown Library, London, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Friday, October 27, 2017 10:59 am EST unless the event sells out earlier.