B. Original Song:
An original song consists of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for
the motion picture
. There must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not
necessarily visually presented) of both lyric and melody, used in the body of the motion picture or as
the first music cue in the end credits.
A. The work must be created specifically
for the eligible feature-length motion picture.
B. The work must be the result of a creative interaction between the filmmaker(s) and the composer(s)
and/or songwriter(s) who have been engaged to work directly on the motion picture.
C. The work’s eligibility shall be evaluated on its effectiveness, craftsmanship, creative substance and
relevance to the dramatic whole.
D. The work must be recorded for use in the motion picture prior to any other usage, including public
performance or exploitation through any media whatsoever.
E. Only the principal composer(s) or songwriter(s) responsible for the conception and execution of
the work as a whole shall be eligible for an award.