SAGindie Movies & Music

Celebrating the enduring partnership between filmmakers and musicians

About the Program

Before there was spoken word in film, there was music. But now that talkies are all the rage, how does an independent filmmaker find the right music for their movie? How does an up-and-coming composer get attention from the film industry? As so many aspects of indie filmmaking have become more accessible than ever, there is still too often a barrier between the film and music worlds.

SAGindie Movies & Music is a program designed to bridge that divide, making it easier for indie filmmakers and music professionals to connect and – if the feeling is right – make beautiful music together.

SAGindie & Helix Collective Composition Workshop

Five filmmakers will get the chance to collaborate with a professional composer to create original music for their short film. Film submission deadline: January 15, 2020

Speed Pairings

The SAGindie Movies & Music Speed Pairing sessions are a quick way for filmmakers with upcoming projects to connect with musicians one-on-one.


The SAGindie Movies & Music Panels give filmmakers and musicians the opportunity to learn about a swath of issues from industry experts.

Good Reads

How to Get Your Music Licensed for Films, TV, and Beyond by Josh Briggs for The Creative Independent

A guide to getting paid for your music through sync licensing…

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mike turnerMovies & Music Profile: Music Supervisor MIKE TURNER

Excelling at the job of music supervisor takes more than just the ability to curate a killer playlist. As music supervisor Mike Turner could attest… Read more

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