CFC Bonds With Slaight Family Music Lab

Canadian Film Centre “Scores” that through Slaight family music lab a stronger relationship with the Canadian musical talent and onscreen creators. THE SLAIGHT FAMILY MUSIC LAB supported by The Slaight Family Foundation will launch in the fall of 2012.

This is a new platform for the upcoming song writers and composers to get a better exposure to be onscreen. There is a chance for them to get wider business opportunities to improvise and increase Canadian music onscreen.
Norman Jewison, CFC Founder said, “I believe the marriage of the moving image and music is perhaps the most powerful visual communication we have,I am excited to see the CFC embracing music, song and score and delighted to be doing so with Allan and Gary Slaight and the Slaight Family Foundation, whose deep commitment to music and to Canadian talent is a natural match."

Were the Slaight Family Founder Gary Slaight said, "This initiative is about creating new opportunity and real work for our talented Canadian songwriters and composers, I share Norman Jewison's belief that music is an amazing storytelling tool and I am excited to see how our worlds will come together to launch great talent and great content."

"We are also fortunate to have the support of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada as the first in hopefully a number of key industry partners, The addition of an onscreen music lab completes the circle of integrated programs offered at the CFC. By bringing composers, songwriters and content creators together in an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration, our goal is to build a respectful and fruitful forum where creative relationships can be established and our respective industries can grow together” Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of CFC added.

Internationally acclaimed and umpteen award winning music composer Mychael Danna will be on the Composer chair. Danna is very well known for his voice and have gained him a Grammy and Emmy award nominee. He is the recipient of many Genie and Gemini awards Danny has worked with acclaimed directors as Atom Egoyan (THE SWEET HEREAFTER), Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING), Deepa Mehta (WATER), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) and Bennett Miller (CAPOTE, MONEYBALL). Danna is currently working on Ang Lee's highly anticipated THE LIFE OF PI.

Jim Cuddy, Canada's most celebrated singer/songwriters was on the Song writer Chair, CFC announced the point. Blue Rodeo (with Cuddy as co-frontman) had made its slot into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 41st Juno Awards and in 2009 received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. According to Canadian music history Blue Rodeo is considered to be one of the premiere bands. Jim Cuddy’s first solo album released in 1998 , All in Time, made a signature mark in whole Canada and his second album released in 2006 The Light That Guides You Home