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April 15, 2019

Female film composers

The Conversation

How to break the 'celluloid ceiling' in the movie industry, a term used to describe the under-representation of women in Hollywood? The numbers are particularly shocking when it comes to film soundtracks. In 2018, 94% of the music i...

January 10, 2019

"There are also new resources for support. The Alliance for Women Film Composers was founded in 2014, and now has close to 400 members. It has raised the visibility of women through concerts and advocacy work, and provides solidarity in a lonely profession with no form...

May 11, 2018

BMI proudly held its 34th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The private ceremony was hosted by Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President and CEO Mik...

May 11, 2018

Legendary composer John Williams accepted a new award, named after him, “in recognition of his incomparable status as one of the greatest film and television composers of our time,” at Wednesday night’s Film, TV and Visual Media Awards of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) in...

May 11, 2018

Award-winning composers Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler and Lolita Ritmanis received the BMI Champion Award for their commitment to supporting fellow women media composers through The Alliance of Women Film Composers, which they founded in 2014 READ MORE



April 25, 2018

When did you start composing film music - and what or who were your early passions and influences? What what is about music and/or sound that drew you to it? 

My sister Brigita was a huge influence on my musical development. I grew up hearing her practice hours on end...

March 20, 2018

Lolita Ritmanis is composing the score for the epic war film "Blizzard of Souls" ("Dvēseļu putenis") set to premiere in Rīga, Latvia on November 11th, 2019. 



March 1, 2018

Lolita Ritmanis featured in the March 2018 issue of Music Connection Magazine.


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