Emmy nominated composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background scoring for independent film & TV projects. Her passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction: 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 Ghraib/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.