- Lolita Ritmanis, President
- Kathryn Bostic, Vice-President
- Chandler Poling, Secretary
- Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Treasurer
- Catherine Grealish, Executive Director
Board of Directors
- Laura Karpman
- Lolita Ritmanis
- Miriam Cutler
- Chandler Poling
- Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
- Kathryn Bostic
- Peter Golub
- Germaine Franco
- George S. Clinton
- Penka Kouneva
- Thomas Mikusz, Press
- Veronica Frausto, Accounting
Founding Steering Committee
Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Rimanis, Doreen Ringer-Ross, Dan Carlin, Peter Rotter, Chandler Poling
Four-time Emmy award winning composer Laura Karpman maintains a vibrant career in film, television, videogame, concert and theater music. Her distinguished credits include scoring Steven Spielberg’s Emmy- winning 20-hour miniseries Taken for DreamWorks/Sci-Fi Channel; Showtime’s Odessy 5 (Emmy-nominated); ABC’s primetime drama In Justice; Masters of Science Fiction, Sandlot II; Doing Time On Maple Drive; A Woman of Independent Means; Man In The Chair, The Living Edens, and numerous video games including Everquest II, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (PS3) & Field Commander. After writing music for Sony’s video game Everquest II, Karpman was the 2005-6 resident orchestral composer of Sony Online Entertainment. She received a 2005 Game Audio Network (GANG) award for her video game music, which has been performed by orchestras internationally. Her score for the animated short film A Monkey’s Tale, commissioned by the Chinese Government, went on to receive a 2006 Annie Award Nomination for Best Music in an Animated Feature.
Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background scoring for independent film & TV projects. Credits inclue: Oscar nominated Kingspoint (HBO) and Poster Girl (HBO), Emmy nominated Ethel (HBO), Vito (HBO), Thin (HBO), Desert of Forbidden Art (PBS), Emmy winner Ghosts of Abu Grahib (HBO), BAFTA nominated Lost in La Mancha (IFC), Sundance winners American Promise (PBS), Scouts Honor (PBS) and License to Kill (PBS), and Peabody Award Winning The Castro. Miriam Co-Produced and scored One Lucky Elephant (OWN) and has served as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, on documentary juries for the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, IDA Awards, AFI Film Festival. She has co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums on PolyGram/Verve for Joe Williams, and albums for Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Marlena Shaw as well as independently released albums of her own songs and soundtracks. Miriam recently joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Lolita Ritmanis is a ten time Emmy Award-nominated composer, having won this award in 2002 for work on the animated series Batman Beyond. Lolita is a founding member of Dynamic Music Partners. Lolita, along with partners Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Spectacular Spider-Man, and currently Marvel’s Avengers Assemble represent but a few of the series to their credit. Lolita’s music has been performed throughout the world on the concert stage, from New York’s Lincoln Center, to Ubeda, Spain. Prior to her successful career as a composer, Lolita worked as an orchestrator for composers Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Mark Snow as well as for her mentor – the late, great Shirley Walker. Lolita is a member of the Music Peer Group Executive Committee of the Television Academy.
Chandler Poling is the Co-Founder and President of White Bear PR, a Public Relations firm specializing in Publicity for Composers, Music Supervisors, and Film & Music Festivals around the world. Over the last few years Chandler ran the Golden Globe winning campaign for Alex Ebert and “All Is Lost”, four successful Emmy Campaigns and worked on a variety of TV and Film score campaigns. His clients were featured in a numerous of national and international publications, such as Time Magazine, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The Guardian, LA Times, Rolling Stone Magazine to name just a few. He created the first ever composer-focused panel at Comic-Con San Diego, the World’s Largest Pop Culture Convention. These panels are now an ongoing tradition – a platform for composers to discuss their craft and meet their fans. In addition to producing and moderating panels, Chandler has been guest speaker at numerous conferences, festivals and universities. www.whitebearpr.com