Kathriyn Bostic and Miriam Cutler Talk About the Alliance of Women Film Composers — Liz Whittemore Interviews
Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring. The AFWC advocates for the inclusion of women composers within industry events; supports filmmakers, game developers and studios in their inclusion of women composers; and educates, mentors and inspires emerging women composers.
Composer Heather McIntosh is hopeful for women making music in Hollywood. She created the the riveting, emotion-packed score for Z for Zachariah, and was one of only four women who made the 2013 Academy Awards shortlist of composers for Best Original Score for Compliance. “The numbers are growing for women film composers and it’s a really exciting time,” she comments. “I think people are hungry for new voices in storytelling and there is real potential in that. It’s so encouraging. We’re just getting our bearings a little bit and it’s been exciting to get this momentum going as there are super talented women. There is an organization here called the Alliance of Women Film Composers (http://theawfc.com/) that has a really great support system. I’d love to work on big projects and I’m very hopeful.” Read Michelle McCue’s interview>>read more