Friday Mar 5, 2021

‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer Terence Blanchard Proposes Blind Auditions for Film Scoring to Boost Diversity (Video)

on thewrap.com

Summary

“Da 5 Bloods” Terence Blanchard, a Grammy-winning jazz musician who earned his first Oscar nomination two years ago for spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” has an idea about how to boost diversity in Hollywood music — and give more talented women and musicians of color an opportunity to score films. “I am scoring a film from Latvia, and it’s so rare that an international film gets anywhere near a shortlist in a general category for music, and that’s probably because it’s a big epic score and people say ‘I didn’t know she could do that!'” she said. While Ritmanis has fought the stereotype that women don’t do epic soundtracks, Dustin O’Halloran went in the opposite direction to craft a more subtle score for the LGBT period drama “Ammonite.” “I was coming off….

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