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  Abel Korzeniowski Abel Korzeniowski Golden Globe-nominated and BAFTA-winning composer Abel Korzeniowski most recently composed Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” which gained a ton of buzz at both the Venice Film Festival and TIFF.  In fact, The Hollywood Reporter said, "The tempestuous strings of Abel Korzeniowski's lush score provide an additional ballsy flourish, explicitly nodding to Hitchcock and Sirk.” Prior to “Nocturnal Animals,” Abel collaborated with Tom Ford on “A Single Man,” starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.  Abel’s score earned him a Golden Globe nomination, as well as the attention of Madonna, who hired Abel to score her film, “W.E.,” for which Abel received his second Golden Globe nomination. Abel’s most recent accolades stem from his compositions for Showtime's “Penny Dreadful,” for which Abel received three Emmy nominations and a BAFTA win.

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  Adam Anders Adam Anders , a four-time Grammy nominee, has written and produced songs for artists such as CeeLo Green, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and the Backstreet Boys. He has also created the soundtrack or served as Executive Music Producer for movies and television shows, including Glee, American Horror Story, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, and Rock of Ages. In addition, he runs Anders Media, a production company that specializes in developing original music-driven content for major Film Studios and TV Networks. Anders recently moved his label, Deep Well Records, to the Capitol Music Group, and is a consultant for Virgin Records. Edit
  Adam Gubman Adam Gubman

has scored more than 600 video games, helping to establish the sound of many iconic downloadable, mobile, and casual titles. Gubman’s work can be heard in projects for such notable clients as Disney, Zynga, Storm8, Sony, PlayFirst, GSN, GameHouse, NBC Today, and Warner-Chappell. An avid songwriter, Adam is a composer for Disney Parks, and writes, arranges, orchestrates, and produces music for parades and entertainment. He will be opening his tenth show this summer at Tokyo Disneyland. He has seven original songs in the upcoming Baywatch, and has a personal mission to get one original song in every story drive game he writes for. Q2 2017 will see 10 original song releases within three new story-driven titles.

  Adrian Gurvitz Adrian Gurvitz is a prolific singer, songwriter,musician and record producer. His songwriting ability has gained him hits on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack The Bodyguard, Eddie Money’s No. 1 Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts single "The Love in Your Eyes", and with his own song "Classic", a No. 8 UK hit single, as well as the Top 10 UK Rock Chart single "Race with the Devil", with his band The Gun as the lead guitarist and singer.The song reached the UK charts in the top 10 and in March 1969, it became No. 1 in many European countries. "Race with the Devil" has been covered by numerous bands including Judas Priest, Black Oak Arkansas and Jimi Hendrix quoted the song's riff during his song "Machine Gun" at the Isle of Wight Festival. His early bands The Gun, Three Man Army, and The Baker Gurvitz Army were major influences to the first wave of the British hard rock circuit. Gurvitz also gained notability as a lead guitarist, known for this intricate, hard-driving solos. Gurvitz was placed in the “top ten” by Chris Welch of Melody Maker’s "Best Guitarist in the World" list of the band The Gun, Gurvitz had his first major hit with "Race with the Devil" at age 18.

As a producer, songwriter and singer, Adrian Gurvitz has collaborated with artists and bands including,Buddy Miles Ginger Baker of Cream, Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues, Earle Brown, Hot Chocolate, and wrote the popular England World Cup Squad song "England, We'll Fly The Flag." He wrote Sweet Vendetta with US studio musicians Jeff, Joe and Steve Porcaro, and David Paich who later formed, Toto.  Gurvitz solo third album, Classic with the song "Classic", reached # 8 in the UK Singles Chart.

Adrian Gurvitz left his English homeland and moved to the U.S. where he wrote Eddie Money's #1 hit, "The Love in Your Eyes." He continued to write for artists including Steve Perry, REO Speedwagon and Chicago.  In 1992, he wrote "Even if My Heart Would Break," recorded by Aaron Neville and Kenny G. The song appeared in the movie and on the Grammy-winning, best selling soundtrack album of all time, The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The soundtrack is still recognized as one of the top 5 best- selling albums of all time with over 45 million copies sold worldwide.

In 2002, Gurvitz formed an American pop girl group, No Secrets. One of the members of the group was his daughter, Carly Lewis. They signed to Jive Records and their song, "Kids in America" peaked at No. 1 on Billboard charts. It was also featured on the Jimmy Neutron movie soundtrack. Gurvitz also produced and wrote songs for  their in-house talent including Jesse McCartney, Cheetah Girls, Anne Hathaway and producing  the song "Stevie on the Radio" for Pixie Lott featuring Stevie Wonder on her album Young Foolish Happy.Most recently, Adrian Gurvitz has worked with Ziggy Marley and Andra Day, among others. He is currently working as an executive at Buskin Records in which he founded alongside Jeffrey Evans, and with Warner Bros. Records in which Buskin has a partnership deal.

  Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner ALAN ZACHARY & MICHAEL WEINER (Songwriters/Screenwriters) have crossed their songwriting talents from Broadway musicals to film, TV and online media. On Broadway, Zachary and Weiner are known for the musical FIRST DATE, starring Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) and Krysta Rodriguez (Smash). Zachary & Weiner also wrote music and lyrics for the musical adaptation of the film SECONDHAND LIONS, as well as writing the script and songs for the musical act in Universal Studios’ The World of Harry Potter, CELESTINA WARBECK & THE BANSHEES.

For film, TV and online media, Zachary & Weiner have written songs for FOX, Disney Channel, VH1, Nickelodeon and Amazon Studios. They also wrote the irreverent theme song for an online FOLGERS COFFEE ad entitled “HAPPY MORNING,” one of the first internet viral marketing campaigns.
Zachary & Weiner are recipients of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, presented by Oscar and Grammy winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz. Upcoming musicals include: 17 AGAIN (directed by Adam Shankman/produced by Warner Bros.) and INTERMISSION!, an original musical comedy with Jerry Zucker, co-creator of Airplane! and The Naked Gun.

  Alex Ebert Alex Ebert Alex previously collaborated with J.C. Chandor on the original score for ALL IS LOST, for which he won a Golden Globe. He is the multi-talented musician and songwriter behind the band EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGENTIC ZEROS. Edward Sharpe has toured the world extensively including the Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons. A documentary chronicling that trek, BIG EASY EXPRESS, earned a Grammy Award. He previously led the band IMA ROBOT and released a solo album ALEXANDER in 2011. Ebert’s music has also appeared in such films as AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, GOING THE DISTANCE, and 10 YEARS. Edit
  Alex Steyermark Alex Steyermark feature films, Prey for Rock & Roll (2003), One Last Thing… (2006), and Losers Take All (2013) have been acclaimed at dozens of US and International film festivals from Sundance to Toronto to Tribeca, and are distributed throughout the world. He is a creator, producer and the director of The 78 Project web series, and directed, shot and edited the feature doc, The 78 Project Movie, which had its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and is now playing in theaters worldwide. He started his filmmaking career as a documentary cameraman and editor, before segueing to feature film picture and music editing. Prior to directing, Steyermark distinguished himself as a film music supervisor and music producer working with a wide array of recording artists (including David Bowie, Public Enemy, Michael Jackson, Dave Grohl and more) on films by Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Jonathan Demme and Robert Rodriguez, among many others. Steyermark is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he is the founder of the ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop. Edit
  Alex Steyermark Alex Steyermark For over 25 years, Alex Steyermark has been living and working at the intersection of film and music as a director, film music producer and music supervisor. His feature films, Prey for Rock & RollOne Last Thing…Losers Take All and documentary The 78 Project Movie have been acclaimed at numerous US and International film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, SXSW and BFI London, and are distributed throughout the world. He is a creator, producer and the director of the ongoing critically acclaimed music documentary web series, The 78 Project, which was an official selection at the inaugural Cannes Cross Media Corner and the British Film Institute’s Power to the Pixel Cross Media Forum. Prior to directing, Alex distinguished himself as a film music supervisor and music producer, working with a wide array of recording artists (including David Bowie, Public Enemy, Michael Jackson, Dave Grohl, and many more) on films by directors Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Jim Sheridan, Robert Rodriguez, Jonathan Demme and Paul Schrader, as well as on the acclaimed rock musical film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, among many, many others. He is a member of the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, and is also an adjunct professor in the graduate film program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he is the founder of the ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop. Edit
  Alex Wurman Alex Wurman

Emmy Award-winning composer Alex Wurman (The Amazon Series Patriot, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) is highly versatile with a broad musical palette. 

Wurman traverses the film-score landscape, whether writing critically-acclaimed music for an Oscar®-winning film, to supporting comedy with musical punctuation for box office giants, or capturing the essence of brainy ideas for indie films.  This is exemplified by his eerie piano melodies of Confessions of A Dangerous Mind, groovy ’70’s themes for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, contemporary interpretations of French impressionism for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and soulful melodies combined with ethereal orchestrations for March of the Penguins.

This independent spirit has been called on for such varied projects as Run, Fatboy, Run, The Switch, Elf, Four Christmases, the TV series The Newsroom for HBO, and the docu-series Kingdom of Oceans.  Wurman’s awards include being named best music twice at the world’s leading natural history film forum (The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival) for The Last Lions and March of the Penguins.  He was nominated in 2008 for an EMMY Award for his work on Bernard and Doris.  Wurman’s minimalist/20th century sculpted sounds for HBO Film’s Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes) earned the EMMY in 2010 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

Wurman currently writes the original score for the Amazon Series Patriot, which has been renewed for a second season.

  Alexandre Desplat Alexandre Desplat

An eight-time Academy Award nominee, Alexandre Desplat won the Oscar for Best Original Score for his work on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel; his compositions on the film also brought him a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award.

Mr. Desplat won the Golden Globe Award for his score for John Curran’s The Painted Veil; he was also simultaneously nominated for his score to another 2006 movie, Stephen Frears’ The Queen. He was subsequently an Academy Award nominee for his score for the latter film. His scores for both films earned him the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Best Music award.

He was an Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Golden Globe Award nominee for his scores of David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper’s Best Picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech. The latter score earned him his first BAFTA Award.

Mr. Desplat is a classically trained musician, and fuses that knowledge with his love of American jazz and classic movie scores in the film scores that he composes. 

He has composed the music for over 50 European films, earning multiple César (France’s equivalent of the Oscar) Award nominations, including for scoring Jacques Audiard’s Un héros très discret [a.k.a. A Self-Made Hero], Sur mes lèvres [a.k.a. Read My Lips], and Un prophète. Mr. Desplat won the César, and a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, for scoring Mr. Audiard’s De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté [The Beat That My Heart Skipped]; and won the César for scoring Mr. Audiard’s De rouille et d’os [Rust and Bone]. He also won the César for scoring Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer.

Mr. Desplat first came to U.S. film industry attention with his score for Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. The latter earned him Golden Globe, BAFTA, and European Film Award nominations. His subsequent scores have included the ones for Jonathan Glazer’s Birth; Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana, for which he was again a Golden Globe Award nominee; Ang Lee’sLust, Caution, also for Focus Features; Chris Weitz’s The Golden Compass, [The Twilight Saga:New Moon, and A Better Life; Stephen Frears’ Chéri and Tamara Drewe; Nora Ephron’sJulie & Julia; David Yates’ two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films; George Clooney’sThe Ides of March; Roman Polanski’s Carnage and Venus in Fur; Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life; Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty; George Clooney’s The Monuments Men; Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla; Angelina Jolie’sUnbroken; Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine; and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdomand Fantastic Mr. Fox, the latter of which brought him an Academy Award nomination.

He has also been Academy Award-nominated for his original scores of Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game; Stephen Frears’ Philomena; and Ben Affleck’s Argo. All were Best Picture Oscar nominees, with Argo winning that and two additional Academy Awards.

Mr. Desplat’s current and upcoming scores include ones for Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette and Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He was recently honored with the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Icon Award for Outstanding Career Achievement.

  Alexis Marsh Alexis Marsh Alexis Marsh is one half of Alexis & Sam, a composing duo (with Samuel Jones) whose score work focuses on recording out of a home studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. They have written and produced scores for films that have premiered at Sundance (Meera Menon's Equity, Charles Stone's Lila & Eve), Tribeca (Christopher Denham's Preservation, Meera Menon's Farah Goes Bang), SXSW (Jocelyn Towne & Simon Helberg's We'll Never Have Paris), and are currently working on the second season of John Wells' & Jonathan Lisco's Animal Kingdom on TNT. Edit
  Allison Leyton-Brown Allison Leyton-Brown is an award-winning composer, pianist, and Musical Director, specializing in collaborative multi-media works. Allison has written countless original scores for TV, theater, dance, opera and film productions across the U.S. and Canada. Recent productions include scores to popular children’s show Pete the Cat: The Musical, podcast “The Room Where It’s Happening”, and new musical triptych Mouth Pieces, her sixth show written with lyricist/playwright Sophia Chapadjiev. Allison was a visiting artist at Duke University in 2016 where she composed score and songs for their MainStage production of the absurdist comedy BOB: A Life in Five Acts.

Allison composes regularly for various Television programs including PBS kids’ multiple Emmy-winning series “Peg+Cat”, “20/20,” “The Good Wife,” “Primetime,” and “What Would You Do?”. Film credits include dramatic shorts It Had Wings (DCIFF, MSPIFF, Durango Official Selections), The Bicycle (Cannes, NY Film Fest), documentaries Rainy Season (PBS), Millions: A Lottery Story (nationwide screening), and dramatic feature Dog’s Life (Telluride Film Fest). She is composer-in-residence for national avant-garde company Archipelago Theatre, for whom she has composed five full-length scores including their award-winning multi-media production The Narrowing.

Upcoming and currently, Allison is commissioned to write music and lyrics for an international touring production of children’s story Elmer, score for the new children’s web series Melia & Jo, and highly anticipated new podcast series “Stranglers”, about the Boston Strangler.

Leyton-Brown teaches singers and pianists in her private studio, and works regularly as a Musical Director, band-leader and recording pianist. Most recently, she musically directed and arranged music for Transcendence Theater’s Rhythm of Life, and Fogg Theater’s Bottle Shock: The Musical in California. Allison can be seen performing around NYC with multiple groups including New Orleans jazzers Smith & 9th Ward.

  Amanda Pollack Amanda Pollack  is an Editor in Feature Films and Television. Her early credits include Associate Editor on Loverboy, directed by Kevin Bacon, Uptown Girls, starring Brittany Murphy, and HBO's A Dog Year, starring Jeff Bridges.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: none;text-autospace:none">Working with director David Frankel on The Devil Wears Prada, Amanda found many of the songs and edited much of the temp score, earning her credit of Additional Music Editor on the film. Throughout her career in features, Amanda has had the good fortune to work with an impressive list of directors including Terry Gilliam, Ang Lee, Sidney Pollack, Barry Levinson, Martin Brest and Robert Altman.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: none;text-autospace:none">Her television experience began as Associate Editor on Season Two of the HBO series, In Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne. Amanda was Editor on the popular British series Skins for its US Premiere season, and the FX Television's series, Lights Out. One of the Lights Out episodes Amanda edited gained significant recognition in an article of&nbsp;<a href=""></a>:</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: none;text-autospace:none">"The high point of the episode (SPOILERS AHEAD) is the last act - the finest 12 minutes I've seen on TV in years, and about as strong an illustration of the power of cross-cutting as you'll ever see. Every minute, every second, every frame is held as long as it should be and not a moment longer; the filmmakers and actors attain an economy of gesture that's truly transporting. What's on-screen at first seems plain, simple, even corny. But if you watch it all again, you start to grasp the intricacies of its construction, and see how one shot or moment mirrors or intensifies another."</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.0pt;mso-pagination:none;mso-layout-grid-align: none;text-autospace:none">Amanda worked on two seasons of NBC's musical show, Smash, and has been editing&nbsp;on all three seasons of the critically acclaimed series, The Americans for the FX Network Edit
  Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner With nearly 50 scores to his credit, composer Amin Bhatia has written music for film, television and album projects for over 30 years. Similarly, composer Ari Posner is a fixture in Canadian film and television, with a large roster of credits. The Emmy nominated composing duo has uplifted countless projects with their diverse range and musical acumen.

Following a busy and productive schedule, Amin and Ari recently wrapped the highly rated series Anne with an E (Netflix/CBC). The frequent collaborators also underscored the multi award-winning WWII espionage TV series X Company (Temple Street/CBC), for which they garnered 2 Canadian Screen Award Best Music nominations; Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War (America History Channel); and crime drama Flashpoint (CTV/CBS/Ion), the score and theme for which brought the series composers several Gemini nominations, SOCAN Awards, and their first Canadian Screen Award for Best Music. Amin’s most recent projects also include Wonders of the Arctic (IMAX), a surround sound multi-media release of the 25th Anniversary of The Interstellar Suite, scoring the upcoming film Blood Honey, and additional music in The Handmaid's Tale. The duo has amassed a wide array of accolades for their celebrated musical contributions.

Amin's prizes in the Roland International Synthesizer competitions won him international fame in his youth, leading to projects with David Foster and Steve Porcaro. His solo albums Interstellar Suite and Virtuality have garnered rave reviews for their neo-classical style and huge dynamic range.

Originally from Winnipeg, Ari is a proud alumnus of York University’s Fine Arts Program where he studied composition and improvisation.

Amin & Ari currently work & reside in Toronto.
  Amotz Plessner Amotz Plessner

Amotz is best known for the Netflix dark comedy series Haters Back Off as well as his critically acclaimed scores for Marvel, including Astonishing X-Men, Iron Man Extremis, and Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers, and independent films like Till Human Voices Wake Us, (Paramount Classics) starring Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pierce. He has also scored countless commercials for Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Chevrolet, and Bose.

A citizen of the U.S., Germany, and Israel, Amotz spent his formative rock n roll years in Tel Aviv. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to L.A.

Amotz owns Underground Music, a high production value music library with thousands of tracks, combining music licensing with custom work for trailers, advertising, and television shows. Amotz has composed trailers for many major film releases, including Avatar, Safe House, The Amazing Spiderman, and The Expendables.

Amotz recently produced two CDs: Omar Faruk Tekbilek’s, Love is My Religion, and Notes from the Whistler, featuring Alessandro Alessandroni, the whistler and arranger of the Ennio Morricone scored Spaghetti Western films of Sergio Leone.

Amotz lives with his writer wife, genius daughter, a couple of horses, and a handful of other annoying animals just outside of Los Angeles.

  Andra Day Andra Day Singled out by both Rolling Stone and Essence magazine as “an artist you need to know/watch” Andra Day’s debut album “Cheers to the Fall” released in August via Warner Bros/Buskin Records has been embraced by critics and fans alike garnering rave reviews,   Making an impression in the business, her first two music videos were directed by industry icons Spike Lee and M. Night Shamalyan respectively. The album continues to build hitting an impressive spot #20 on the Billboard 200 Digital Album chart and #3 on the R&B Album chart. Andra Day recently performed her hit single “Rise Up” on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live with Kelly & Michael, and more. 

A San Diego native, singer songwriter Andra Day experienced a unique rise to stardom. Discovered by Stevie Wonder in a local nightclub, Day was catapulted from local singer, to YouTube sensation, to signed artist with Warner Music, quickly gaining recognition as “Music’s Next it Girl.” She recently opened for Rock and Roll superstar Lenny Kravitz during his 2015 Strut Tour. In a recent review, the Boston Globe paid tribute to Day’s debut album “Cheers to the Fall,” praising her “powerful, polished vocals and jazz-influenced phrasing and intonations” and adds, “With her vocal depth and rustic chords on her usual stage companion, the guitar, Andra could elevate your outlook on life.”   In describing the Meru song, “The Light That Never Fails,” Day said, “The song is meant to inspire people to never give up.”

  Andrea Pejrolo Andrea Pejrolo "( is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Andrea is a composer, producer, music technology expert, audio engineer, and bassist. He is the author of ""Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production"" (1st edition 2005, and 2nd edition 2011) and ""Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer"" (2007) and has written several articles for music magazines, including Sound On Sound, MacWorld, Bass World Magazine, Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), Computer Music Studio Magazine, and Il Capitello Publisher (Italy). Andrea has extensive and active professional experience as a sound designer, audio engineer/producer, MIDI programmer and composer for film, TV, theater and multimedia. Some of his recent collaborations and projects include Lou Salloum and Jamie Helou (Beirut), Traits de Marque in Paris, iAcoustica Studio drum library, iDrum Rock Edition for iPhone/iPad in collaboration with Izotope, arrangements and recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Sebesky, ABC, CBS, Cy Coleman, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show ""Swing"" (St. James Theater, NY), and the Grand Canyon Music Festival. Andrea is an active presenter and lecturer for prestigious conferences such as AES and MacWorld. Currently he is working on a new publication for Oxford University Press about sound design and production techniques. Some of his latest ""inventions"" as music technologist and programmer can be sen on Vimeo at and Andrea holds a Ph.D. in jazz composition/performance from New York University, a Master in Composition for Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and a Music Diploma in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Follow Andrea's work via Twitter @apejrolo_music." Edit
  Andrea Pejrolo Andrea Pejrolo

Assistant Chair of Contemporary Writing and Production, Berklee College of Music

Andrea Pejrolo  ( is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Andrea is a composer, producer, music technology expert, audio engineer, and bassist. He is the author of "Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production" (1st edition 2005, and 2nd edition 2011) and "Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer" (2007) and has written several articles for music magazines, including Sound On Sound, MacWorld, Bass World Magazine, Computer Music Studio Magazine, Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), and Il Capitello Publisher (Italy).

Andrea has extensive and active professional experience as a sound designer, audio engineer/producer, MIDI programmer and composer for film, TV, theater and multimedia. Some of his recent collaborations and projects include Lou Salloum and Jamie Helou (Beirut), Traits de Marque in Paris, iAcoustica Studio drum library, iDrum Rock Edition for iPhone/iPad in collaboration with Izotope, arrangements and recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Sebesky, ABC, CBS, Cy Coleman, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show "Swing" (St. James Theater, NY), and the Grand Canyon Music Festival.

He is the author of the online course "Music Writing and Production with the iPad" for Berklee Online. 

Andrea is an active presenter and lecturer for prestigious conferences such as AES and MacWorld. Currently he is working on a new publication for Oxford University Press about sound design and Music production techniques. Some of his latest "inventions" as music technologist and programmer can be sen on Vimeo at and

Andrea holds a Ph.D. in jazz composition/performance from New York University, a Master in Composition for Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and a Music Diploma in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Follow Andrea's work via Twitter @apejrolo_music.
  Ann Mincieli Ann Mincieli Ann Mincieli is a mix engineer who owns and operates Jungle City Studios, her New York City-based studio. She is known for her longtime work with Alicia Keys. Other recent projects include engineering for Queen of Katwe, The Hamilton Mixtape, 12 Years a Slave, and working with such artists as Jennifer Hudson, Emeli Sandé, and Drake.
  Antonio Sanchez Antonio Sanchez Director Alejandro González Iñárritu called upon four-time Grammy winner Antonio Sanchez to provide the drum score for Fox Searchlight’s Birdman. In his first time composing for film, Sanchez collaborated with González Iñárritu recording parts of the drum score prior to filming began. Sanchez improvised on the drums from the script’s themes and emotions suggested by the director. González Iñárritu used the drum score on set for the cast to set the pace for the scenes; tying the beat of the drums to the flow of cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki’s extended shots. Born in Mexico City, he started playing drums at the age of five and began performing professionally in his teens. He has been the drummer of choice for twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and has been part of virtually every project the famed guitarist has put together since 2000. They’ve recorded eight albums together, and three of them have been awarded the Grammy. Sanchez’s continuous search as an artist has pushed him to compose and lead his own bands and ensembles. He has released three critically acclaimed albums under his name. Last year, he won the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll for 2013’s ‘Best Jazz Drummer,’ and has been a top contender since the early 2000’s. Edit
  Arun Vir Arun Vir

award-winning filmmaker, writer/director, began her love affair with the narrative in New York where she produced an ultra-low budget feature, The Bulls'Night Out. Her screenplay The Last Weekend earned her the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women Award sponsored by the American Film Institute and Gale Anne Hurd, and was Arun’s first short film, which starred Suzzanne Douglas (Parenthood). The Last Weekend won “Best Short” at the Pan African Film Festival. Arun has written /directed several shorts. Among them, a drama titled Reset centers on addiction and recovery through the eyes of a mixed-race teen. Reset won Programmers Award at the 2016 Pan African Film Festival, and was nominated by The Africa Academy Movie Awards, Nigeria. In 2016, Arun’s feature script Suburban Turban was voted Finalist by The Academy Nicholl Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Willie Dawkins and her two children.

  Ashley Irwin Ashley Irwin Emmy® award-winner, ASHLEY IRWIN, has scored over 30 feature films, 300 hours of television and over 3,000 commercials. He relocated from his native Australia to the U.S.A. in 1990 after a successful career in theatre, records, advertising and television.

He began his endless quest to understand the complexities of music licensing and associated contracts, as the in-house producer and A&R manager for an independent record label in Sydney, started his first publishing company in 1989 and currently maintains publishing entities at ASCAP, BMI and APRA.

In 1992 he received his first Emmy® for his work on the 64th Academy Awards after 3 prior nominations.

In 1998 he was awarded Best Feature Film Score by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers for his score to the restored silent classic The White Hell of Piz Palü and the following year commissioned by the British Film Archives to write a new score to Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic The Lodger, in honor of the great director’s 100th anniversary. Both these films continue to be performed in film-live concerts throughout the world.

In 2006, Ashley received a G.A.N.G. award for EA’s The Godfather video game.

Well-known for his collaborations with Oscar® winners Clint Eastwood and Bill Conti, Ashley has arranged and composed music for 19 Academy Awards shows (including the most recent), several Emmys and Grammys, as well a slew of other TV variety shows. He was Musical Director for the inaugural S.A.G. Awards and for the American Giving Awards, both for NBC.

Most recently, he recreated the songs of Peter Allen for the mini-series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door and was nominated for an AACTA award.

He is an official APRA Ambassador and has been president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists for the past 4 years.

  Atticus Ross Atticus Ross began writing music for picture in 2004 after he was approached by directors ‘the Hughes Brothers’ to score their television series ‘Touching Evil’. He has gone on to do two further projects with them; their vignette in the indie film ‘New York I Love you’, and his first big budget feature ‘The Book of Eli’ which Starred Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. The score for 'The Book of Eli' earned Atticus a nomination as 'discovery of the year' at the 2010 World Soundtrack Awards. The music to his second feature, David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ (released October 2010), was written with Trent Reznor. The score was nominated, and won, a number of awards including the Golden Globe and the Oscar. After ‘The Social Network ‘ the duo began work on ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ also directed by David Fincher. The score, released alongside the film as a three hour soundtrack in December 2011, was again nominated for a number of awards and won the Grammy. In 2012 two further films with music by Atticus were released; the Mexican independent ‘Days of Grace’ which won the Ariel for best score and Allen Hughes’ ‘Broken City’ starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. The majority of 2013 was spent on record production and a commission for the Royal Academy of Dance in the UK before returning to score Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love and Mercy’. In early 2014 writing began with Trent Reznor for their third collaboration with David Fincher , ‘Gone Girl’ . The film debuted at the New York Film Festival and spent two weeks at the top of the US box office. Atticus has also contributed to Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ which will be released in early 2015 with the aforementioned ‘Love and Mercy’ following in the Spring. In addition to music for film Atticus has produced, programmed and remixed many records for a variety of artists. Much of the last decade has been spent working alongside Trent Reznor - Atticus has served as co- producer on the last five Nine Inch Nails albums; 'With Teeth', 'Year Zero', 'Ghosts ', 'The Slip' and ‘Hesitation Marks’. They have also worked together on various other projects and in July 2010 released the first EP of their new band 'How to Destroy Angels'. A second EP, ‘An Omen’, was released in the fall of 2012 followed by their first album ‘Welcome Oblivion’ in 2013. They debuted live headlining the Mojave Tent at Coachella 2013 followed by a tour of select shows across the country. Edit
  Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor

Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor have successfully transitioned from songwriters and musicians to film composers. In 2010, Ross in tandem with Nine Inch Nails founding member Reznor, won the Oscar for ‘Best Score’ on the film The Social Network. Additionally, Ross and Reznor have also collaborated on three films: Triple 9, Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They also have five Nine Inch Nails’ albums together, play alongside each other in their band How to Destroy Angels, and have worked with a variety of other artists.

  Autumn Rowe Autumn Rowe is an International Singer-Songwriter and a highly sought after vocal coach.

Displaying an abundance of talent from an early age, Autumn honed her skills on the New York session circuit, where she sang and wrote songs with a diverse array of artists ranging from jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker, to Dj/Producer Todd Terry and hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz. In addition, Autumn formed her own self-titled band and became a permanent fixture on Manhattan’s underground club scene.

In 2009, Autumn landed her first major deal as a songwriter with B-Room/Water Music Publishing, which ultimately led her to a joint publishing deal with Stellar Songs/Stargate Productions/EMI SONY ATV. Autumn’s first collaboration, on Alexis Jordan’s single “Happiness” was produced by progressive house music producer Deadmau5, and was named the Official Song of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

That was just the start for Autumn as she has had many accomplishments since then, with several of her songs, including Cher Lloyd’s “Swagger Jagger” and Karmin’s “Hello” charting as high as #1 on the Billboard charts in the US, UK and Ireland. She worked with Leona Lewis on “Collide,” produced by Swedish superstar DJ/Producer Avicii, and has written music for other notable artists including The Saturdays, Little Mix, Kylie Minogue, Estelle, Kelis, Alexandra Burke, Beatrice Miller, The Knocks, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sinead Harnett, Dualipe, Kwabs, Zendaya, Kate Stewart, Melissa Steel, Becky Hill, Zedd, and Nicole Scherzinger.

Autumn’s work has been featured in Hollywood movies such as Abduction starring Taylor Lautner and Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. She also worked on “22 Jump Street,” with Angel Haze featuring Ludacris, which became the theme song for the movie starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The massive success of her hits was Autumn’s statement to the world that her music is universally inspiring and able to capture the hearts and ears of millions of fans.

Autumn’s genius is not just limited to her lyrical mastery; she has shown additional expertise as a featured vocal coach on Fox’s The X Factor USA Season 2, working alongside Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato, and currently on America’s Got Talent. Fifth Harmony, the third place runner up on The X-Factor, also enlisted Autumn’s expertise in completing their first project. Showcasing her ability to collaborate with both established and upcoming artists, Autumn has proven that her own talent show no boundaries.

Autumn has finally begun to explore her true potential as a solo artist. She is working on her first single, “If I Don’t Have You” produced by AYB, as well as her EP, both to be released on Ultra Music in the coming months. Autumn’s stunning work ethic, gifted musical talent and her drive to reach for the skies are all signs pointing to her success as a solo artist on the top of the musical charts.


  Ayana Haviv Ayana Haviv


Ayana is a member of and has been a soloist in Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Los Angeles Master Chorale, where she has sung everything from atonal 21st-century music to Anglican chant. Originally from Israel, she grew up singing Jewish music of all kinds, from klezmer to Middle Eastern. Ayana’s voice can be heard on the film and TV soundtracks TRANSPARENT, CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III, MINIONS, TOMORROWLAND, GODZILLA, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, AVATAR, BEWARE THE BATMAN, NEED FOR SPEED, THE NEXT THREE DAYS, SEVENTH SON, CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN, EPIC, SMURFS 2, AGENT CARTER, DEFIANCE, WRECK-IT RALPH, HELIX, THIS IS THE END, STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, THE LORAX, SUPERNATURAL, and many more. Recent career highlights include an on-camera appearance as a campy, over-the-top Jewish wedding singer in Season 2 of Emmy-award winning show TRANSPARENT, and featured soloist in the video game CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (composer Jack Wall).
  Barry Jenkins Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins is writer and director for MOONLIGHT, his second feature film. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received a BA in English and a BFA in Film. Post-graduation, Jenkin’s moved to Los Angeles where he worked as an assistant director to Darnell Martin on Harpo Films’ THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. His feature film debut, MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, was released in theatres by IFC Films, and hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by A.O. Scott of The New York Times. In 2010, Jenkins co-founded the commercial collective Strike Anywhere Films. A nominee for several Spirit and Gotham Awards, Jenkins’ recent work includes a screen adaptation for Overbrook Films and staff writing on HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS. In addition to being a curator and presenter at the Telluride Film Festival, he is a United States Artists Smith Fellow and was recently named one of the “20 Directors to Watch” in world cinema by The New York Times.

  Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

BENJ PASEK and JUSTIN PAUL are the Tony, Oscar® and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team behind the Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen (Tony, Drama Desk Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Helen Hayes Award) and A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Other musicals include Dogfight, (Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Awards nominations), James and The Giant Peach, and Edges. Film projects include: La La Land(Lionsgate); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Upcoming film projects include The Greatest Showman (FOX); Snow White (Walt Disney Pictures); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation). TV credits include SmashSesame Street, The Flash and Johnny and the Sprites. Additional honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters); ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award; Jonathan Larson Award. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

  Benjamin Wallfisch Benjamin Wallfisch

Recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation, Benjamin Wallfisch's career spans over a decade and 60 feature films. He has composed music for such legendary film makers as Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier, and has worked on scores that have been recognized with awards and nominations at the Oscars®, Golden Globes®, Emmys®, BAFTAS® and World Soundtrack Awards.

He made his scoring debut at the age of 24 with DEAR WENDY, at the invitation of Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, who had heard some of Benjamin’s concert music. This score led to Benjamin’s nomination as ‘Discovery of the Year’ in the 2005 World Soundtrack Awards and was followed by a succession of original scores including THE ESCAPIST for Rupert Wyatt, and collaborative scores with Dario Marianelli including orchestrating and conducting the Academy Award® winning score for ATONEMENT, and Academy Award® nominated scores PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and ANNA KARENINA.

Upcoming movies include Gore Verbinski’s A CURE FOR WELLNESS for New Regency/Twentieth Century Fox, Ted Melfi’s HIDDEN FIGURES, which Benjamin was honored to co-score with industry titans Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams, BITTER HARVEST for Roadside Attractions and David Sandberg’s ANNABELLE 2 for New Line/Warner Bros.

Benjamin’s recent credits include the Lionsgate thriller HOURS; Vertigo’s HAMMER OF THE GODS; Relativity’s DESERT DANCER; BBC’s THE THIRTEENTH TALE, staring Vanessa Redgrave and produced by David Heyman; Pinewood’s PRESSURE; MULLY, produced by James Moll and directed by Scott Haze; and the box office breakout thriller LIGHTS OUT for New Line/Warner Bros. Benjamin was honored to compose the score for the short film AUSCHWITZ, produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by James Moll and featured in the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Benjamin has also been invited to compose additional music for award winning films such as 12 YEARS A SLAVE, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and THE LITTLE PRINCE.

Benjamin obtained a Masters degree in composition at London’s Royal Academy of Music and has also performed in concert with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House and the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa.

  Beth Ertz Beth Ertz

BETH ERTZ enjoys wearing several very different hats, changing them according to the world currently being inhabited. In Los Angeles, she worked for 20 years orchestrating and arranging for Elmer Bernstein and many other noted film composers, as well as composing her own scores for film and television.  As the film music world became more electronically oriented, Beth slowly built her own studio, using it for recording and record production as well as film scoring. In 2004, her arrangements and CD production were nominated for 3 Grammys.

While in Los Angeles, Beth wrote dance and production arrangements for the annual Academy Awards and for many concert and recording artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson, Placido Domingo, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, producer David Foster and several Pops orchestras, to name just a few.

After moving to New York City, she became more active in the musical theatre and dance worlds, musically directing events at Town Hall, Symphony Space, Madison Square Garden, the York Theatre and other venues. She was music director, arranger and pianist for tributes honoring luminaries such as the late Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Menken, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey and Barbara Cook. She is currently Sheldon Harnick's (Fiddler On The Roof, lyricist) music director and pianist for his musical, Dragons.

Beth was music director and/or pianist for countless shows that included A Chorus Line, The Fantasticks, Les Miserables, Jerome Robbins Broadway (with Jerome Robbins himself) and Fiddler On The Roof.  Beth also enjoys coaching a variety of singers and musicians, preparing them for their roles on Broadway and beyond, concerts, recordings and cabaret acts and preparing their written music for performance and auditions.

  Beth Krakower Beth Krakower

In 1998 Beth Krakower founded CineMedia Promotions (now The Krakower Group), specializing in publicity, radio and web promotions campaigns for crossover artists, film/TV/video game soundtracks, and cast album recordings.  She has promoted the soundtracks of over 2000 soundtrack and cast album recordings. In 2005 the firm expanded to include personal representation of film/TV/video game composers. Her clients include composers Bear McCreary, Jeff Beal, Cliff Martinez, Rolfe Kent, Blake Neely, Frederik Wiedmann, Michael Abels, Kevin Kliesch, Tony Morales, Tyler Bates, record labels Lakeshore Records, Varèse Sarabande, and Sony’s Masterworks Broadway and Classical divisions, international festivals in Belgium (World Soundtrack Awards) and Spain (MOSMA, formerly the festival in Ubeda and then Cordoba), and Amazon Studios.

Beth began her career at 99Rock in Hanover, NH, in 1989, eventually becoming General Manager of the station. Her record label experience includes stints as Director of Promotion at Pipeline Records, King Biscuit Flower Hour Entertainment (distributed by BMG) and Mechanic Records (then part of Giant Records). In January of 1996, she joined Milan Entertainment, as the National Director of Radio and Web Promotions and Acting Director of Media Relations where she fell in love with working on soundtrack recordings for visual media. She left Milan Entertainment to form CineMedia Promotions in 1998.

For over 10 years Beth was an Adjunct Professor at CUNY/Baruch College.  She works annually for the Telluride Film Festival. Her volunteer work includes Education Through Music – LA, serving on the Executive Board of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, The Teak Fellowship, Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment and Media Association (DAEMA), and the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. In 2008 she earned the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Dartmouth College.

  Beth Wernick Beth Wernick began her career in the music industry as a publicist in New York City, working with iconic recording artists such as Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Ambrosia, Judy Collins, Tanya Tucker, KC and the Sunshine Band, War, and many others. After moving to Los Angeles, Beth worked at Rhino Records and later on co-founded Imaginary Friends Music Partners with Stacy Robin & Donna Rawlins. IFMP is a one-stop, exclusive song catalog, which licenses the music of unsigned, Indy artists to TV shows, films and commercials. In 15+ years of pitching songs, IFMP has had a wealth of placements including regular uses on CBS Daytime Drama - The Young & The Restless, ABC’s Nashville and American Crime, Hallmark movies, NBC’s Nightshift, Netflix Inc’s Trailer for Club de Cuervos, plus numerous reality series and films.  Beth gives full credit to the truly gifted artists, bands and songwriters whose music she is honored to represent.  Edit
  Bill Stankay Bill Stankay is a composer, performer & sound designer specializing in atmospheric music production.

His music flows into multiple streams, utilizing innovative sound architecture to shape the sonic landscapes in his work. In late 2011, he launched his company Sunfall Records, releasing the debut EP "Prelude to Sunfall" through his own private label. As his projects evolved, Bill began to develop Sunfall into an innovative production company offering a variety of services to new & established artists, filmmakers, gaming companies, theater productions and trailer houses in the film & new media industries. 

In the summer of 2012, Bill traveled to the Arctic region of Svalbard to develop Earthtones, an environmentally-inspired music experience featuring the mysterious sounds of the Arctic wildlife seamlessly blended with his own musical interpretation of the remote archipelago. In 2013, Bill was awarded with an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Pittsburgh Arts Council to help fund the release of the debut "Earthtones" album. He debuted the project for the first time in a live setting at the Oaks Theater in April of 2015, performing in front of a dynamic visual show featuring drone footage of Svalbard glacier regions shot by photographer Peter Cox; timelapse & wildlife footage created by Witek Kaszkin, shot at the Polar Station in Hornsund; visual contributions from Polar Bears International and excerpts from the lectures of glaciologist Doug Benn & bear specialist Rupert Pilkington. He followed his performance with a trip to the South Coastal region of Alaska in May of 2015 to continue his expansion of the Earthtones experience. 

His recent composing work includes productions for Quantum Theatre, fashion designer Deborah Lindquist & adventure filmmaker Danny Strasser. He also completed original scores for director Jared Passante's "Pass Me By" and Talia Shea Levin's "All-Sight". He is currently scoring the feature film "A Fancy Piece of Homicide", directed by Joseph Varhola & starring Bingo O'Malley & Mark Tierno.
  Bill Wilson Bill Wilson As Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association (Music Biz), including initiatives such as metadata. A music industry professional with over two decades of experience working in varied roles within independent and major record labels, internet ventures, and mobile content, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the industry trade association.
  Billy Martin Billy Martin

is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked as a composer, songwriter, orchestrator and music editor for videogames, television, film, and production music. Billy is a seven-time GANG Award nominee, most recently for Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming. Billy's work on the Ubisoft Rayman series garnered multiple award nominations: Rayman Legends (AIAS Award, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition; GMO Award, Best Soundtrack); Rayman Fiesta Run (GANG Award, Best Handheld Audio). His songs, “Magical Memories Parade” and “My Little Wish,” are currently a featured part of the Disney Stores 30th anniversary celebration.

  Bob Moses Bob Moses

Musician, artist manager, digital entrepreneur

Bob Moses began his music career playing in bands and in music editorial. His interests in music and film led him to start two creative firms that served media companies and brands. His current firm, Smoke Creative, builds careers and content at this pivotal moment in the music business, and explores with music-industry partners new-release formats designed for the momentary audience engagement of streaming and social media.

He currently manages LA's Tall Tales and the Silver Lining and Brooklyn's Big Thief. He produced an innovative mobile-web EP for Tall Tales and the Silver Lining released October 30 (

  Bonnie Greenberg Bonnie Greenberg has been at the forefront of entertainment integrating music and motion pictures for over two decades. She is a firm believer that music should enhance and support the visual images of film. 

She began her career in the entertainment industry working as an attorney and then business affairs executive at MCA Records, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. She authored various music chapters of the Matthew Bender four volume practical law treatise entitled, “Negotiating Contracts in the Entertainment Industry”. Seizing upon the opportunity to merge music and film, she decided to leave the executive desk and enter the world of production and music supervision.

Greenberg has been integrally involved with over 80 films spanning all budgets and genres — from documentaries BOBBY FISHER AGAINST THE WORLD, LOVE, MARILYN, independent films HAIRSPRAY, MENACE II SOCIETY, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, mid-budget independent and studio films such as DEAD PRESIDENTS, THE BEST MAN, THE MASK, RAT RACE, PLEASANTVILLE, TAKE THE LEAD, to major studio blockbusters including MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, WHAT WOMAN WANT, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, IT’S COMPLICATED, to the hit series “Desperate Housewives”.

She has worked repeatedly with established directors including Jerry Zucker, Ron Howard, Malcolm Lee, P.J. Hogan, Nancy Meyers and The Hughes Brothers. Greenberg consulted for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, overseeing the music in all of their original productions. Most recently, she is in post-production on an original film musical entitled BASMATI BLUES.

Greenberg is featured in the book “How I Broke into Hollywood: Tales from the Trenches.”  Additionally, she has produced or executive produced numerous gold and platinum soundtrack albums. She received an NAACP award for album of the year for her work on THE BEST MAN.

Greenberg is a frequent lecturer on music in films and is an adjunct professor at UCLA Graduate Film School where she teaches music supervision. 

Greenberg received a law degree from Southwestern University. She is on the advisory board of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern University School of Law. Bonnie Greenberg is an active member of the New York Bar. She is a 30-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors. 

  Brad Haehnel Brad Haehnel Brad Haehnel is a professional recording engineer based in Los Angeles, California known for his work with Mark Mothersbaugh, Mychael Danna, and John Powell. Getting his start in Toronto, Ontario at Manta Records, Brad has spent his career amassing credits ranging from Nelly Furtado's early albums to feature films like the Academy Award winning Life of Pi and LEGO: The Movie. With over twenty five years of experience in the field, Brad has built his reputation on his unique style and meticulous work ethic. As the founder of Noise Alchemy Studio based in Hollywood, Brad spends his off time developing independent artists who focus on divergent acoustic sounds and folk aesthetics. Edit
  Brad Kelley Brad Kelley

What do the Sherman Brothers, Michael Giacchino, Alan Menken, IsaoTomita, Gavin Greenway and Brad Kelley have in common? They have all written music specifically for theme parks, which can involve movies, videos, recordings, live theatrical shows, fireworks and laser shows. Brad is an internationally known orchestra conductor and award-winning producer and composer of music for the broadcast and entertainment industries.  His television music is heard throughout the United States and his compositions for the Digital Production Library are performed daily throughout the world. 

Brad has produced scores of successful music projects for domestic and international clients including Universal Studios, Paramount Parks, McDonalds, Disney, IBM, Mazda, ESPN, Sea World, and Fox Television. He has toured as a musician, arranger and music director, performed on Don Kirshner’s “In Concert,” The Grand Old Opry, “The Midnight Special”; has written jingles for IBM and McDonald’s; been “Disney on Classic” conductor/music director from 2002 to the present; and was music director for the Harry Potter World, Universal Studios Orlando Grand Opening.

He is recognized for his extensive work for Theme and Amusement Parks and other location-based entertainment in the U.S., Europe and the Orient. This includes music composition and production for dark rides, simulator films, live animal shows and nighttime spectaculars.

With more than 30 years’ experience in conducting and music direction for live and broadcast events, he is the author of numerous published collections for chorus, brass and winds and has served as a clinician for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' "Grammy Sessions" program.  His conducting and recording schedule has taken him to London, Nashville, Tokyo, Dallas, Seattle and Los Angeles where he resides with his family.  Brad is a member of ASCAP, The American Federation of Musicians, The Recording Academy (NARAS) and the Conductors Guild of America.

  Brad Segal Brad Segal has studied the piano since the age of six, winning competitions and performing both solo piano concerts and as the featured soloist with orchestras in the US and Europe including multiple performances with The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brad graduated from of The Juilliard School of Music in NYC. During his time at Juilliard, he accelled in classical perfomance but was was also known as the “improvisor” due to his “underscore” cue writing while in the schools practice rooms!  After graduation, Brad remained in NYC working for two prominent jingle companies. When Brad returned to Los Angeles, he started FineTune Music, producing music for film, television and commercials. In 2003, Brad was asked to produce music for an “unscripted” series and he has not looked back. Brad and the FineTune Music Library has been supplying music to unscripted productions ever since including American Idol, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Chrisley Knows Best, Life Below Zero etc.
  Brett Levisohn Brett Levisohn blends over twenty years of production and marketing experience to produce a variety of unique campaign and documentary elements for films and brands alike.  Some of the campaigns he has worked on include Jurassic World, Inside Out,  Cinderella, Frozen, Safe House and Savages ­- and as well as producing the launch video for a new incarnation of Miramax, creating trailers for several digital publications, and writing/producing/directing a series of educational DVDs for Disney’s International Disney English program.

Currently a Vice President at Trailer Park, Brett has worked at Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment and has run two independent production companies.
  Brian Tuey Brian Tuey
is the audio director at Treyarch and has been working in the game industry since 1999. His titles include True Crime: New York City, Call of Duty: World at War, and Call of Duty: Black Ops I, II, & III. Brian is chiefly responsible for all aspects of sound in Treyarch’s games: sound design, audio implementation, tools/systems design, team management and creative direction. For more info:
  Bruce Broughton Bruce Broughton Academy® Award nominated Bruce Broughton is best known for his many film scores such as “Silverado”, “Tombstone”, “The Rescuers Down Under”, “The Presidio”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, the “Homeward Bound” adventures and “Harry and the Hendersons”, his television themes to “JAG”, “Dinosaurs “and Steven Spielberg’s “Tiny Toon Adventures”, TV mini-series (“Texas Rising”, “The Blue and Gray”), TV movies (“Warm Springs, O Pioneers!”), as well as countless episodes of TV series like “Dallas”, “Quincy”, “First Monday” and “Hawaii Five-O”. He has been nominated for an Oscar and a Grammy and has won the Emmy a record ten times. His music has accompanied many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world.

Broughton’s concert music includes numerous works for orchestra and chamber groups, performed by ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He is a board member of ASCAP and a past president of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. He is an adjunct professor in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television for the Thornton School of Music at USC, and a lecturer in music composition at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

  Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach is a universally acclaimed composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer. He imprinted a legacy of popular hit songs and timeless compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyricist and frequent collaborator Hal David. The duo delivered numerous hits for Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, and The Carpenters. Bacharach has written six number 1 hits, twenty-eight top 10 hits, and sixty-six top 40 U.S. hits. He has won eight Grammy Awards, including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. Additional feature film credits include musical contributions to “What’s New Pussycat” and “Casino Royale” to name just a few. 

  Carolyn Baron Carolyn Baron Like many of today's top CEOs, international entrepreneur and Philadelphia native Carolyn Baron comes from a rather eclectic background.  A 30-year management veteran of the Retail, Music, Human Mindfulness and Health & Wellness industries, she earned a degree in Anthropology and Film Arts from Bard, and then proceeded to become one of the leaders in developing arts & health based business ventures, carving out niches in the USA, the UK, Italy, and Canada, eventually settling in Florence. Marrying the two disciplines resonated loudly with many, generating the modern "hipster" multi-billion dollar Health & Wellness sector we see today. During the 90's and 2000's, Carolyn would often be captured next to contessas, film stars, athletes, and some of the world's most renown industrialists, sharing her principles for positivity through self-expression and self-healing. This notoriety led to important collaborations within the music industry, as she was invited to write music for synchronization and record label initiatives, resulting in multiple placements in feature films, television programs, and industrials, and even hosted her own NBTMusic Radio blog series on "The Art Of Collaboration". Edit
  Carter Burwell Carter Burwell has composed the music for more than 80 feature films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Rob Roy, Fargo, The Spanish Prisoner, Gods and Monsters, Velvet Goldmine, The General’s Daughter, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (BAFTA Nominee for Film Music), Before Night Falls, A Knight’s Tale, The Rookie, Adaptation., Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, No Country for Old Men, In Bruges, Burn After Reading, TwilightWhere the Wild Things Are (Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Score), A Serious Man, The Blind Side, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2, and The Fifth Estate

Burwell most recently wrote the music for the mystery drama Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen directed by Bill Condon, the true crime thriller Legend directed by Brian Helgeland opening November 20, and the drama Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara directed by Todd Haynes which premiered in Cannes this summer and is being released in theatres on November 20.  Carol marks Burwell’s third collaboration with Todd Haynes having previously worked together on Velvet Goldmine and HBO’s mini-series Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet in which Burwell was nominated for two Emmy Awards, winning for his work in the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score).

Other upcoming film projects for Burwell include Charlie Kaufman’s first-stop motion film Anomalisa opening December 30, the ocean thriller The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck directed by Craig Gillespie opening January 29, Hail, Caesar! written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen opening February 5, and the Nicole Kidman-Jason Bateman drama The Family Fang.

His theater work includes the chamber opera The Celestial Alphabet Event and the Mabou Mines productions Mother and Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day.

 In 2005 he developed a concert work for text and music titled Theater of the New Ear, presented in New York, London and Los Angeles. The text, by Joel and Ethan Coen and Charlie Kaufman, was performed by a dozen actors including Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The music was performed by the 8-member Parabola Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Burwell.

Burwell’s dance compositions include the pieces The Return of Lot's Wife, choreographed by Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, and RABL, choreographed by Patrice Regnier. He has performed around the world with his own ensembles as well as others, such as The Harmonic Choir.

His writing includes the essay "Music at Six: Scoring the News Then and Now," published in the inaugural issue of Esopus magazine in 2003 and reprinted in Harper's Magazine in 2004, and the essay “No Country For Old Music” in the 2013 Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics.

Burwell has taught and lectured at The Sundance Institute, New York University, Columbia University, and Harvard University.

  Chandler Poling Chandler Poling


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  Charles Fox Charles Fox was born and raised in New York City, graduated from the High School of Music and Art, and continued his formal musical education and composition studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He studied jazz piano with Lenny Tristano and electronic music with Vladimir Ussachevsky at Columbia University. He began his career playing the piano, composing and arranging for such salsa legends as Ray Barretto, Joe Quijano and Tito Puente, as well as writing theme music and arrangements for Skitch Henderson and the Tonight Show Orchestra.

Charles has composed the music for hundreds of songs. Most of them have been recorded for records, motion pictures and TV. Among the many legendary and diverse recording artists who have recorded his songs are Roberta Flack, Sarah Vaughan, Barry Manilow, Jim Croce, Fred Astaire, Luther Vandross, Johnny Cash, Lena Horne, George Shearing, The Boston Pops, Jack Jones, Tito Puente, Goldie Hawn, Carly Simon, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Crystal Gayle, Lori Lieberman, Sergio Mendes, Maureen McGovern, Olivia Newton John, Lauryn Hill & The Fugees, and Ice T.

Among his works for theater, in collaboration with lyricist Norman Gimbel, are “The Eleventh”, starring Shelly Berman, and “A Midsummer Night's Dream” starring Cleavon Little and Mare Winningham. In collaboration with Hal David, he has composed the musicals “The Chosen” based on the book by Chaim Potok, and “The Turning Point” based on that 20th Century Fox film.  Other song collaborators include Paul Williams, Bob Crewe, David Zippel, Sammy Cahn, Carly Simon, Carole Bayer Sager and Marilyn and Alan Bergman.

He has composed the musical scores for over 100 motion pictures and television films including “Barbarella”, “Nine to Five”, “Goodbye Columbus”, and “Foul Play” for which he received one of his two Academy Award nominations. The other was for the film “The Other Side of the Mountain”. Among his popular songs are "Ready to Take a Chance Again," "I Got a Name," and "Killing Me Softly with His Song," for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Song of the year. His TV shows and theme songs include “The Love Boat”, “Happy Days”, “Laverne and Shirley”, “Wonder Woman”, “The Paper Chase”,  “Wide World of Sports”, “Monday Night Football” and “Love American Style, for which he received two Emmy Awards.

In addition to his popular works, Charles has composed music for the concert hall and ballet. His ballet “A Song for Dead Warriors,” originally composed for the San Francisco Ballet and continuing in the repertoire of The Dance Theater of Harlem, was most recently performed in London at the Sadler Wells Theatre. His ballet, "Zorro!" premiered in San Francisco with the Smuin Ballet Company in 2003.

In August, 2009, Charles conducted the Poland National Opera Company Chorus and Orchestra in a performance of his Oratorio, “Lament and Prayer” at the Warsaw Opera House.  The work was based on the words of Pope John Paul II.  In August 2010, he conducted the world premiere of his “Fantasie, Homage a Chopin” which he was commissioned to compose by the Polish Government to honor the 200th birthday of Chopin.  Charles conducted the performance featuring the great Polish pianist, Leszek Mozdzer and the great American clarinetist, Eddie Daniels along with the Akusa Orchestra in Gdansk, Poland for an audience of 22,000 people as part of a 30th year celebration of the Solidarity Movement.  He has conducted symphony orchestras performing his music in Budapest, Prague, Poland, Caracas, London, Israel and Tokyo as well as in the US.

Charles was inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame in 2004.  He was awarded Lifetime Achievement awards from the Society of Composers and Lyricists and BMI and is a Governor of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
  Charles J. Sanders Charles J. Sanders "Charlie Sanders is currently engaged in private legal practice in New York City, representing numerous music industry clients including the Songwriters Guild of America, StarClub, Ltd., the Native American Music Association, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is a member of the bars of New York, California, Washington, D.C. and the United States Supreme Court. Sanders has served as an adjunct professor in the NYU Graduate Music Business Program for over fifteen years. He also as counsel to the National Music Publishers’ Association and its licensing subsidiary, The Harry Fox Agency, for nearly two decades. During that period, Sanders participated in policy-making and legislative advocacy on virtually every major issue faced by the international music industry and helped oversee the distribution of over $4 billion in royalty income to songwriters and music publishers. Among Sanders’ other music industry activities, he is a platinum award-winning record producer, a saxophone player with numerous album credits, a long-time voting member and former New York Governor of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and an Emmy Award winning co-producer of the copyright education PSA entitled “Copy Kid” created by animator Bevin Carnes (2014)." Edit
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  Chris Hajian Chris Hajian

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Chris Hajian began his musical education at the age of five, studying trumpet under his father, Edward, a professional musician in New York City. Chris’ formal training started at New York’s “Famed” High School of the Performing Arts, and continued at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied classical composition. He considers himself a composer first, but also a writer. He is always working on new stories and screenplays.

Chris’s composition roots began in the indie film movement of the 90’s. Most notably, he composed the score to Ten Benny, starring Adrian Brody, that was selected for the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. He then composed the compelling score for Mr. Vincent that premiered at Sundance the following year.

Chris’ most recent film scores include Laddie, about the life of iconic Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jr, the feature Documentary First Position directed by Bess Kargman, Unraveled directed by Marc Simon about the life of corrupt lawyer Marc Dreier, Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald, narrated by Liev Scrieber, Yonkers Joe starring Chazz Palmenteri and Christine Lahti, and The Take starring John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez, directed by Brad Furman. In 2013, Hajian released a compilation album of his documentary scores titled Perspectives. The one-on-one collaboration with filmmakers is very special to Chris and one that builds a strong, creative connection between filmmaker and composer to help enhance the film and its message.

In 2016, Chris found himself reunited with director Brad Furman to score the feature film The Infiltrator. The film stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. It is a high stakes thriller set in the 80’s, about Robert Mazur, a U.S. Customs agent who uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The score is a very unique blend of 80’s synths, ambient textures mixed with a string section. It is a tension filled and very internal, emotional musical journey. The film will see a wide theatrical release on July, 13th 2016.

Currently Hajian is scoring the Television Series Start Up for Sony/Crackle. Created and Directed by Ben Ketai, the series stars Martin Freeman and launches in August 2016.
In addition to his composing career, Chris is a steering committee member of the Society of Composer’s and Lyricist’s in NYC and leads their very successful Mentor Program. He is also very involved in various Music Advocacy groups. He teaches Film Composition at NYU. When he is not writing music, Chris can be found taking Boot Camp or Spin classes at the gym, playing baseball or chess in the park, or enjoying a night out at the theater.

Chris is represented by Patty Macmillan at Allegro Talent Group in Los Angeles.

  Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) are the 2014 recipients of the Fred Ebb award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting. They have written The Burnt Part Boys (2010 Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Musical) and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Revue), both of which are available for licensing, and have cast albums on Yellow Sound Label available at iTunes and Amazon. Current projects include an adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting (Direction by Casey Nicholaw, Book by Claudia Shear), and commissions from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons/Theatreworks Silicon Valley. They have also written two circuses for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, contributed to the revue Stars of David, and penned an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). Television work includes songs for Sesame Street (2012 Daytime Emmy Award) and The Electric Company. Chris and Nathan are proud recipients of awards and grants from Edward Kleban, Jonathan Larson, Richard Rodgers, Daryl Roth, Kitty Carlisle Hart, ASCAP, and the NEA. They began their collaboration at NYU where they received their MFA's in musical theatre writing. Edit
  Chris Tedesco Chris Tedesco Chris Tedesco has distinguished himself as a one of the top call Trumpet players on the music scene in Los Angeles since 1987. Equally at home performing classical trumpet or jazz, chamber music or orchestral pieces, Chris’s sound has been heard on numerous recordings for Movies, TV shows, TV Commercials, CD recordings, and live dates with some of the biggest names in the industry. He is also very active in the “business end” of music as a musician contractor/project manager for some of this recorded and live work as well. He is a graduate of the University of Miami in Florida, where he studied trumpet with Gil Johnson, former principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy.

Some most recent credits include the newer TV shows Timeless and Making History, The Quad, the Netflix series Jessica Jones, TV cartoon series All Hail King Julien, Miles from Tomorrow-land, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Mickey's Roadster Racers. Also Musician Contractor/3rd Trumpet for the Dreamworks movie Need for Speed, solo jazz Trumpet for the theme to Showtime’s Homeland, Christina Aguilera’s movie Burlesque, big band trumpet for Ironman I.

Partial credits include the movie soundtracks to For Your Consideration, Finding Nemo, Best in Show, Batman Begins, The Mexican, Winchell, and Nixon. Television credits include American Idol, The Playboy Club, The Green Lantern Cartoon series, Beware the Batman cartoon series, America’s Best Dance Crew, the El Tigre Cartoon series, The Latin Grammy’s, The SAG Awards, The Star Trek TV series, The District, Chicago Hope and many more. He is the leader of the Angel City Horn section, which have recorded the hit tunes “Don’t Cha Wish” for the Pussy Cat Dolls, and Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman” and “Nasty Naughty Boy”.

  Christophe Beck Christophe Beck Emmy® winning composer Christophe Beck began playing piano at the age of five, studied music at Yale and attended the USC film scoring program under the tutelage of composers like Jerry Goldsmith. He started composing in television at the personal recommendation of Disney music legend Buddy Baker, and was soon writing for the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, earning an Emmy® Award. Beck is the man behind the score to the Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning film Frozen – an album that has sold more than 3 million copies. Beck most recently returned to Disney’s The Muppets to score this year’s Muppets Most Wanted starring Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey. Other recent projects include Edge of Tomorrow, the sci-fi thriller directed by Doug Liman starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Let’s Be Cops starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., Cake starring Jennifer Anniston, and the upcoming documentary Red Army directed by Gabe Polsky. Other projects include the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, Date Night starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey and Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick. He also staged the drama for such films as We Are Marshall, Under the Tuscan Sun, and indie films Year of the Dog, Saved!, and the award-winning documentary Waiting for Superman. Up next for Beck is Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and the classic, Peanuts. Edit
  Christopher Gillard Christopher Gillard Producer, engineer, and award-winning composer and vocalist, Christopher has been making and recording music and audio since the days of reel-to-reel and cassette. He earned a B.S. in Media Production from Florida State University and is an alum of the Recording, Radio, and Film Connection. Christopher serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City where he teaches Digital Audio Technologies, Post-Production Audio for Film, Intro to MIDI, and has designed the curriculum for their Stagecraft course. His credits include Sound Design for the short film, "Choice" (featured in the 2016 LA Women's Film Festival) as well as Composer for the stage musical "Hip Hop High" (2014 Finalist in the Mainstreet Musicals Theatre Competition). Edit
  Christopher Lennertz Christopher Lennertz Award winning composer Christopher Lennertz was personally sought out by Marvel co-president and director Louis D’Esposito when “Agent Carter” was green-lit for its first season following his work on Marvel's “Item 47” and “One Shot: Agent Carter”. “They wanted the music to be smart and lush,” says Lennertz of the direction from the Marvel folk. “(Agent Peggy Carter) isn’t a superhero, but she’s a super spy, and the action music lives in the world of James Bond and Mission: Impossible.”

See Deadline’s article on Lennertz and his Marvel-ous Score on “Agent Carter”.

Aside from “Agent Carter” Lennertz has also written the music for NBC's Revolution (J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau) and continues his long time run on the series Supernatural which led to an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Underscore. His most recent television project alongside “Agent Carter” is ABC’s newest musical comedy Galavant whom he worked on with Oscar and Tony-winner Alan Menken.

His adeptness for a multitude of genres has put him on the map time and time again. He first made a splash with his breakout score for “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his steadfast talent with films like the star-studded “Horrible Bosses”, as well as Universal's box office smash “Ride Along”, and “Think Like A Man Too”. Other scores include the hit comedy “Identity Thief” and the critically acclaimed drama “Thanks For Sharing” starring Mark Ruffalo & Gwyneth Paltrow. More recently, Chris has had the pleasure of scoring films such as “Horrible Bosses 2” (Warner Bros) and The Wedding Ringer (Screen Gems) and also recently finished working on the highly anticipated new shows, Marvel’s “Agent Carter” and ABC’s “Galavant”. He is currently working on the upcoming sequel to the original box office hit, “Ride Along 2.”

  Christopher Willis Christopher Willis Christopher Willis is an Emmy-nominated, multi-talented composer working in the mediums of film, television, and games. His strong classical music background and musicological approach to composition have quickly established him as a leading voice in orchestral scoring, and his adaptability to any musical style or culture has put him at the forefront of his field, particularly in animation. Christopher is most known for his work on HBO's hit comedy series, Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. A favorite choice of Disney creatives, he currently scores The Lion Guard and the recent Mickey Mouse specials. His work on Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special earned him an Emmy nomination in the Music & Lyrics category, for the song "Jing-A-Ling-A-Ling."  

​Christopher was born in Australia and grew up in the UK. He trained principally as a classical pianist and musicologist, attending the Royal Academy of Music and completing a PhD in musicology at the University of Cambridge, Clare College. His love of 18th-century music led to his doctoral thesis, "Performance, Narrativity, Improvisation and Theatricality in the Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti."
In 2007 he relocated to California to pursue a film music career. He assisted on many Hollywood feature film scores as an additional music composer, working with renowned composers like Carter Burwell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams, and Henry Jackman, before becoming a composer in his own right. Upcoming for Christopher is another collaboration with Veep creator Armando Ianucci, Death of Stalin, which will premiere as a part of the opening films of the Toronto International Film Festival.
  Christy Carew Christy Carew

is a Burbank-based composer who works as Music Director, In-House Composer and Producer at 5 Alarm Music, the largest independent production music library in the nation for film, television, radio and commercials. 5 Alarm offers unparalleled music expertise from award-winning composers and musicians, representing more than 100 music catalogs and 285 independent artists. Christy has had major placements of her custom music with such clients as Cartier, NBC and Universal Pictures. Before joining the team at 5 Alarm, Christy worked as a freelance composer in the production music world for many years. She is also active as a film composer, with seven features, twenty-five short films and a national ad campaign on her resume.

  Cindy Badell-Slaughter Cindy Badell-Slaughter

President Heavy Hitters Music Group, LLC

is the President of Heavy Hitters Music Group, and a 30-year music industry veteran. Her first job in the music industry was in the Music Department at Lorimar Productions working on Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Full House and other iconic shows.  Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters Music she was the Director of Clearance for Evan M. Greenspan, Inc., and Director of Music Operations at CBS Broadcasting Inc., where for 10 years she helped manage the day-to-day music clearance, licensing and general music operations for many award-winning shows such as Touched By An Angel, CSI, CSI NY, CSI Miami, Survivor and countless other series, reality shows and movies.

Today, Cindy and her husband, Bill Slaughter, own Heavy Hitters Music Group, an Emmy award-winning catalog of more than 11,000 songs and master recordings whose primary purpose is to provide hit-quality, Indie artist and source music to the Film, TV and advertising communities. In addition, Heavy Hitters Music also provides the Film and TV industry with superior music clearance, licensing and music administration services.

  Cindy Shapiro Cindy Shapiro
is a theatrical composer/librettist, singer and multi-faceted artist. She has sung on several video game, television and film scores as a session singer. She composed the lyrics for the Zombie campaign in Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Shadows of Evil. Her major works as a theatrical composer includePsyche: A Modern Rock Opera about which the LA Times said, “..the production features spectacular design elements, a wonderful cast, terrific choreography and the kind of dream musical direction that would grace a broadway show” and Broadway World said, “Beautiful… undeniably impressive, much like a master painting brought to life!”; and “Anais: a Dance Opera” which will debut at the Greenway Court Theater in Los Angeles in September, 2016. For more
  Common Common

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning actor and musician, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office.

He appeared on the big screen in the Oscar nominated film, SELMA, a film centered around the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for “Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” for “Glory” which was featured in the film. He most recently appeared in the David Ayer’s high profile comic book movie, Warner Bros’ SUICIDE SQUAD. The film continues to break box office records both domestically and around the world.

Common recently wrapped production on Judy Greer’s directorial debut A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS with Allison Janney, premiering in 2017, as well as the action-thriller HUNTER KILLER opposite Gerard Butler, Billy Bob Thornton, and Gary Oldman. He will next be seen opposite Keanu Reeves in the much anticipated sequel JOHN WICK 2, out February 2017.

Common’s 11th studio album, BLACK AMERICA AGAIN, released November 4th on ARTium/Def Jam Recordings. The album includes socially conscious new single, “Black America Again” featuring Stevie Wonder and the anthem “Letter to the Free,” the end-title track to Ava Duvernay’s powerful new documentary 13TH. The song has already been nominated for a 2016 Critics' Choice Documentary Award for “Best Song in a Documentary.”

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  Cory Pesaturo Cory Pesaturo is one of only four accordionists to win world championships on both the acoustic and digital accordion and is the only person to also win a world championship in jazz.  He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was the first musician ever to major and graduate in the accordion. Cory’s primary contribution to the instrument is his visionary thinking of how the accordion should be used, played, and presented in modern music. Cory currently gives masterclasses on music theory and the accordion throughout the US and Europe. He is developing his own electric accordion, and has created the first ever skinned accordion that includes a symmetric midi lighting system attached to the keys. 
  D.D. Jackson D.D. Jackson

D.D. Jackson is a Canadian-born, Emmy Award-winning composer based in the New York area. He began his career as a Juno Award-winning jazz pianist/composer, recording, performing, and touring around the world with such acclaimed artists as drummer Jack Dejohnette and saxophonists James Carter and David Murray, and recording 12 jazz CD’s as leader or co-leader (including two for the major label BMG).  He also collaborated frequently with Questlove and "The Roots”, appearing most recently with them last year on piano at the theater of Madison Square Garden for the John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, as well as at Radio City Music Hall (for which he also wrote 30-piece orchestral arrangements), and as an arranger/producer/pianist on their past 2 CD’s. 

Jackson in more recent years began composing music for television, film and other media, and in 2016 received his first Emmy Award for composition (for his writing on the 7-Emmy winning PBS show “Peg + Cat”), after 2 previous additional Emmy nominations as composer.  He has also written regularly for both "The Wonder Pets" (Nickelodeon) (which won 4 consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction and Composition), “3rd & Bird” (Little Airplane/BBC Worldwide), “The Ocean Room” (Sinking Ship Productions) (which won the 2010 “Gemini” Award for “Best Preschool Show or Series”), and Sesame Workshop (where his “Marvie’s Song” on Youtube has recently garnered 1.2 millions views). 

Jackson lives in Maplewood, NJ (just outside of New York City) with his wife and two children. His website is:

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  Dan Beyer Dan Beyer

Composer and co-founder, Onyx West Music

Composer Dan Beyer has written for and headed up production music libraries for over 15 years. Since his work on the 8-time Emmy-winning series The Amazing Race, he has created music for Megatrax, Amusicom, APM, Bruton, Sonoton, ABC’s Fifth Floor Music Library, and many more. His work on the custom music catalog for Guiding Light garnered an Emmy nod in 2007 for outstanding music direction and composition for a series.

Beyer is currently the co-owner of Onyx West Music, a niche catalog of production music for TV and recently founded Divergence Music, a trailer catalog featured in dozens of movie campaigns, most recently: Jack Reacher 2, Star Trek Beyond, Warcraft, and The Shallows.

  Dan Moses Schreier Dan Moses Schreier

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Dan Moses Schreier is an award-winning composer and sound designer best known for his theatrical work on and off Broadway. Schreier was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Sound Design of a Musical for Gypsy (2008), A Little Night Music (2010), and Sondheim on Sondheim (2010), and for Best Sound Design of a Play for Act One (2014). His Broadway scores also include The Snow Geese (2013), On Golden Pond (2005) and many others.

He has been nominated several times for Drama Desk awards, most recently for Outstanding Music in a Play, for The Merchant of Venice (2011), as well as for sound design for Act One, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Passion, Sweeney Todd and Spic-o-Rama. He has won three sound design Drama desks, for Floyd Collins (1996), Into the Woods (2002) and Assassins (2004). In 1990 Schreier won an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

  Dan Romer Dan Romer Dan Romer is an award-winning music producer, songwriter and film composer based in Los Angeles who provides the eclectic, ambient score for Netflix drama “Beasts of No Nation". Romer approached the score through the perspective of Agu, the child soldier at the center of the film, and created a contained musical world that oscillates between themes of innocence, confusion, and terror. The non-traditional ambient musical world of the film uses dream-like ‘70s synth, manipulated sounds of submarine sonar, and the playing of wine glass rims incorporated with bode acoustic guitar, mellotron organ, and trombone. All of the percussion for the film was played on buckets or by beating string instruments with sticks

Romer was given creative freedom to explore a diverse musical territory by director Cary Fukunaga, and they collaborated closely to find the best way for the music to enhance the picture. Romer relocated from Los Angeles to New York to work side by side with the director during the editing and mixing of “Beasts of No Nation.” Romer met Fukunaga seven years ago when the composer scored the short film “Glory at Sea,” which Fukunaga worked on as the underwater camera operator.

He has produced music for numerous acclaimed artists including A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, whose single "Say Something," topped charts around the world, sold over six million copies and won a 2015 Grammy. Romer co-scored the Oscar® winning film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with the film’s director Benh Zeitlen. The score garnered critical acclaim and led to Romer being named the 2013 Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium. Romer recently scored Joe Swanberg’s “Digging for Fire,” the documentary “Finders Keepers,” and the Amazon series “Sneaky Pete,” starring Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi. Romer also co-wrote and produced the lead single off of A Great Big World’s sophomore album, “Hold Each Other.” 

  Daniel Pemberton Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello award winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer. After self-releasing an avant-garde electronic album at the age of 16, Bedroom, Pemberton began making waves in the world of electronic music, with interest from Massive Attack’s label to release his second album. Pemberton commented on his second album in relation to film scoring: “It was very heavily influenced by BLADE RUNNER.” From there, Pemberton’s interests tended toward TV scoring. Pemberton began composing for British television while still in high school, and has written for over 150 productions adding up to over 500 TV episodes. More recently, Pemberton has delved into scoring for film, with credits including Guy Ritchie’s THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and Danny Boyle’s STEVE JOBS. Edit
  Daniel Pemberton Daniel Pemberton Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer well known for embracing a wide range of musical mediums – from electronic to orchestral - throughout his work. After more than a decade establishing himself as one of the most inventive and experimental voices in British television – scoring countless Emmy and BAFTA award winning dramas and documentaries such as Complicit, Peep Show, Upstairs Downstairs, Space Dive, Occupation and Hiroshima – Pemberton moved into the world of film with the period supernatural thriller The Awakening (2011). His hybrid choral, orchestral and electronic score caught the ear of Ridley Scott who, heavily impressed with the standout work and what he called the composer’s ‘10,000 hours in the garage’ hired the composer to score his feature The Counselor (2013). He collaborated again with Scott on the director’s first foray into television – The Vatican (2014). This work, alongside scores to other features such as Blood (2012), In Fear (2013) and Cuban Fury (2014), led him to be named the current ‘Discovery Of The Year’ at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards.

Already this year has seen the release of Pemberton’s acclaimed soundtrack to Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015). Featuring a kaleidoscope of unusual instruments – including cimbaloms, harpsichords, bass flutes and exotic percussion - the bold 1960’s influenced music caught the attention of cinema goers and critics alike and has established him as one of the most versatile and exciting voices working in film today. Now collaborating with yet another legendary director – Academy Award winner Danny Boyle – Pemberton continues to approach the world of scoring from a new angle, creating another unique and unexpectedly inventive soundtrack with this latest work – Steve Jobs (2015). 

  Daniel Spreadbury Daniel Spreadbury is the Product Marketing Manager for Dorico. Daniel holds a master's degree in music from Oxford University, and has been working in the field of music notation software for nearly 20 years. He leads the design of Dorico, can be found at all hours of the day and night answering questions from users on the Dorico forum, and also writes a blog about the development of Dorico, called Making Notes. Daniel is a keen choral director and singer, and runs an adult chamber choir and a children's choir. Edit
  Daniela Crudup Daniela Crudup Daniela Crudup is the energetic, buoyant, and hardest working Head of Artist Relations (A&R) you're likely to find anywhere.  At SODA BOX she is the go-to, the glue that binds our multi-part activities and colorful initiatives. At any moment you might see her diligently corralling new sounds, digging deep into our web matrix, positing thoughts and advice on artist mix-tapes and outreach, or framing client-lobbying and conference strategies with our CEO and Head of Music.

The daughter of Musical icon Herbert Marshall Crudup, a renowned pianist, composer and vocalist, Daniela was taught at an early age how to merge old school sensibilities with new school ears.

In 2008, with Canadian vocalist Addictiv, Daniela found success with her single Little Game breaking into the CHR Top-40 charts, securing two Canadian Radio Music Awards nominations in the Dance/Urban/Rhythmic class. Soon after followed collaborations with Miami-based rapper Pitbull and a feature on New York artist Papoose's single Everything.

Her musical contributions continue to flourish, through associations with Ricky J, Carl Henry, Liquid (BV3), Distant Reckoning, Czar Records, and Double O Records.  Along with songwriting/publishing commitments and her important work at SODA BOX MUSIC, Daniela finds herself drawn to stages far and wide, performing alongside Erykah Badu, Ja Rule, Tyrese, Usher, Ashanti, Master P and TLC.

  Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurrians Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurrians

Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are contemporary composers working together in New York and Los Angeles. In 2010, they were approached to score their first feature movie Two Gates Of Sleep directed by Alistair Banks Griffin - which premiered in Cannes (Director's Fortnight).  They were asked for a unique sounding orchestral score for the film - and it quickly garnered the attention of several other film makers and directors. From minimalist, modern classical music to sweeping epic orchestral scores, the composer duo soon after scored an array of award-winning edgy films and documentaries including Martha Marcy May MarleneThe One I Love and Denis Villeneuve's Enemy which won best Musical Score at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2015 they scored Joel Egerton’s acclaimed thriller The Gift.

Danny and Saunder have been a fixture at the Sundance Film Festival for 7 years. With films like Last Days in The Desert, The Wolfpack, Frank & Lola, Christine, The Fits and The Discovery. All of which went on to have successful international releases. 

Recent projects include Andre Øvredal’s horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Ubisoft's highly anticipated video game For Honor, two television series (“The OA" and Jason Bateman’s upcoming “Ozark”), Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, and Nat Geo’s LA 92 directed by Academy awards winners TJ Martin and Daniel Lindsay. 

  Darrell Brown Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer, arranger, and manager who has written or co-written such songs as "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Raining on Sunday” and “Simple Things.” He’s written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music all over the world as well as music for film, television and video games, for such artists as Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of Me”), Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, The Crystal Method, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town, among hundreds of others. Brown is producer, arranger for and main co-writer on LeAnn Rimes’ critically acclaimed 2013 release Spitfire. He worked with Neil Young as an arranger on his records Living With WarChrome Dreams II and Young's latest with Crazy Horse, Americana. Brown wrote and produced dozens of compositions used in the popular Sims 3 video game by EA Games. He co-wrote and produced songs for the Coen Brothers’ film Gambit, starring Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth, and Alan Rickman. His music has been used in such other films as Like Dandelion Dust, Cruel Intentions, Pretty Woman, and television series Cold CaseRookie BlueOne Tree HillAngela's Eyes, and Las Vegas. He splits his time between Los Angeles, Nashville and London.
  Darren Fung Darren Fung

Darren Fung is one of Canada’s most successful film and TV composers. Thrice nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and with over 100 composition credits to his name, Darren is seminally gifted and a highly influential composer who is well-respected in the TV and Film scoring worlds.  Most recently, he scored the The Great Human Odyssey for NOVA and PBS, a mini-series that explores the roots of human kind.  The project opened to widespread critical acclaim in Canada, winning the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Music and receiving a nomination from the International Film Music Critics Association.  Darren utilizes an epic, large-scale orchestra and choir to bring this special’s score to life, replete with memorable melodies and unique musical colors. The Great Human Odyssey premiered in the U.S. this past fall to widespread acclaim.

His diverse credits include a recreation of Canada's second national anthem (the beloved Hockey Theme) for CTV and TSN and the theme music for CTV’s flagship morning news show Canada AM.  Additionally, Darren scored Bell Canada’s Orchestra advertisement spot (for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics), which was voted as Canada’s top commercial by readers of The Globe and Mail. Darren’s feature and short film scores have been heard at prestigious film festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, and Sundance.

In addition to composing full time, Darren currently serves as the Second Vice President of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and acts as a Program Advisor for the Canadian Film Centre's Slaight Music Residency. He is an alum of the Action Canada Public Policy Leadership development program and sits on the Creative Ecologies Advisory Board for the Banff Centre’s Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute.

After studying at McGill University and working full-time as a composer in Montreal, Darren moved to Los Angeles. When not composing, Darren stays up way too late playing hockey, and wakes up way too early rowing with Los Angeles Rowing Club.  He’s pleased to report that he is rather terrible at both.

  Dave Porter Dave Porter Dave Porter is a Los Angeles based composer for television and film. He began his classical musical training at the piano at age five, but it was his interest in electronic music as a teen that led him to start composing his own music. Dave is best known as the series composer for the Emmy-acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad," scoring all 62 episodes and creating its iconic theme. Actor/Producer Bryan Cranston stated: "With his music, Dave Porter has created another character for Breaking Bad. Evocative and meaningful, Dave's work is an essential part of the storytelling." For his work on the series, Dave was awarded the inaugural ASCAP Composer's Choice Award by his peers as Best Television Composer of 2013.

Dave currently scores NBC's "The Blacklist" starring James Spader, the Emmy nominated "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" on AMC, and last year reunited with fellow Breaking Bad alum Moira Walley-Beckett for her Golden Globe nominated limited series "Flesh and Bone" on STARZ.  His newest work includes scoring the new highly anticipated AMC series “Preacher” executive produced by Seth Rogen.
  David Das David Das David Das is a prolific composer, music producer, and songwriter based on Los Angeles. His experience covers the range from feature films, TV shows, cartoons, commercials, trailers, and other media work, over to modern music production, choral and orchestral writing/arranging, and more. He has worked on projects for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, DirecTV, Dreamworks, Fremantle, Intel, BBDO, HBO, PBS, TLC, Telemundo, Weight Watchers, Coca Cola, Hal Leonard, and many others. He has composed music for dozens of TV shows, scored films (such as Lionsgate’s feature thriller The Appearing and the upcoming drama Trafficked), and written and produced songs for numerous pop, rock, R&B, soul, and indie artists.

With a background in pop and jazz but schooled in the classical tradition, David has lived and studied all over the world, including the U.S., England, Italy, and Singapore. He earned his degree in classical piano and conducting from the University of North Texas, and during that time was a member of the award-winning Jazz Singers. Later seasons in both Nashville and in his current home of Los Angeles brought opportunities to tour as a keyboard player, arranger, producer and musical director for such diverse artists as Grammy-winning singer Rebecca St. James, American Idol superstar Katharine McPhee, Rachael Yamagata, Mark Ballas, Israel Houghton, The Voice’s Amber Carrington, Ginny Owens, Margaret Becker, Rachael Lampa, Tori Kelly, Bryan Duncan, Ryan Farish, and many others. His television writing includes theme music for Nick Jr’s Parental Discretion, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, The Young Icons, and additional music for dozens of shows ranging from the animated Dreamworks series VeggieTales in the House, American Idol, Amish Mafia, FOX Football Daily, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, HBO’s Homeland, Pawn Stars, Say Yes to the Dress, The Sing-Off, So You Think You Can Dance, and many more. He also does sound design work for Big Fish Audio, MOTU, and Native Instruments.

He serves as President of the Academy of Scoring Arts, and is also actively involved with the Society of Composers and Lyricists, BMI, Television Academy (Emmys), and the Production Music Association.

  David Finck David Finck

Musician, Contractor

  David Gluck David Gluck is a music professional and musician based in Portland, Oregon. He oversees label, aggregator, publisher, and artist accounts for Rumblefish, a pioneer in micro-licensing and YouTube monetization for music. Prior to his work with Rumblefish, he helped launch CD Baby's music publishing platform, CD Baby Pro. When he's not working with music and technology, he can be found volunteering for PDX Pop Now!, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting Portland music, or recording and performing with bands like The Sorry Devils. Edit
  David Knauer and Jason Atkinson David Knauer and Jason Atkinson

Audio Perception

the founders of Audio Perception, each have over 30 years of experience that has accumulated in a broad knowledge of all things audio and music related. Additionally, they both have experience in audio post and sound design for film and television.

Audio Perception is an audio technology, consulting, design, support and sales company based in Los Angeles, California. They service a wide range of audio and music professionals including film and TV composers, music artists, songwriters, producers, studio owners, and the audio post industry.  

Combining their abilities, knowledge and creativity, David and Jason formed Audio Perception in 2008 to focus on providing comprehensive service and support with a complete top to bottom approach. They specialize in covering everything from studio design, construction, acoustics and complete consultation services, to all types of tech support including, wiring, patch bays, wall panels, computers, software and instruction. Lastly, they carry a full line of audio equipment, hardware, software and more. This complete support model ensures their clients receive thorough and reliable technical service.

  David Lang David Lang

Passionate, prolific, and complicated, composer David Lang embodies the restless spirit of invention. He is both deeply versed in the classical tradition and committed to music that resists categorization, constantly creating new forms. Lang’s pieces often resemble each other only in the fierce intelligence and clarity of vision that inform their structures. His catalogue is extensive, and his opera, orchestral, chamber, and solo works are by turns ominous, ethereal, urgent, hypnotic, and unsettling, but always emotionally direct. Much of Lang’s work seeks to expand the definition of virtuosity in music—even the deceptively simple pieces can be fiendishly difficult to play and require incredible concentration by musicians and audiences alike.

Lang's recent works include the concerto man made for the ensemble Sō Percussion and a consortium of orchestras, including the BBC Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; love fail for the early music vocal ensemble Anonymous 4, with libretto and staging by Lang, at the Kennedy Center, UCLA, and the Next Wave Festival at BAM; reason to believe for Trio Mediaeval and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra; death speaks for Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Owen Pallett, at Carnegie Hall; plainspoken, a new work for choreographer Benjamin Millepied and the New York City Ballet; writing on water, for the London Sinfonietta, with libretto and visuals by English filmmaker Peter Greenaway; the difficulty of crossing a field, a fully staged opera with the Kronos Quartet; and the oratorio Shelter, with co-composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, originally performed at the Next Wave Festival of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and performed this season at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella, by the Ictus Ensemble in Belgium, and by the Remix Ensemble in Portugal. Lang, Gordon, and Wolfe are the founders of the musical collective Bang on a Can, and their joint compositions will be interpreted in concert halls across the world in 2014-15.

Lang is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Musical America’s Composer of the Year for 2013, Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer’s Chair for 2013–2014, the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, ISPA’s 2013 Performing Artist of the Year, the Rome Prize, the BMW Music-Theater Prize (Munich), a Bessie Award, an OBIE Award, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The commercial recording of the little match girl passion received the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance.  In 2013 Lang was made Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Government of France.  In 2014 Lang was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Lang is Professor of Composition at the Yale School of Music.    

  David M. Israelite David M. Israelite

President and CEO, National Music Publisher's Association

David M. Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), a position he has held since February 2005.

Israelite is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the NMPA’s operations, from legal strategy and implementation to government affairs and advocacy.  His tenure to date has produced landmark legal successes on behalf of publishers, groundbreaking industry collaboration in royalty rate agreements and raised the profile of the publishing community within the music industry.  He has been named to Billboard’s Power 100 multiple times and serves on several boards including the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Special Olympics DC.

Prior to leading NMPA, Israelite held senior positions in various capacities for the U.S. government including at the Department of Justice where he was appointed Chairman of the Task Force on Intellectual Property and in the U.S. Senate where he was Administrative Assistant for Missouri Senator Kit Bond.  Israelite earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri and his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College.

  David Sheldon David Sheldon

Principal Business Representative, Local 802, AFM

  David Weiss David Weiss

Founder/Editor, SonicScoop

  David Wingo David Wingo

was nominated for the World Soundtrack Academy’s Discovery of the Year Award for his original score to Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter. Mr. Wingo has since scored the director’s Mud, Midnight Special, and now Loving.

He got his start writing music for films after sending his childhood friend David Gordon Green some of the ambient drone music that he had been working on at home; later, he was surprised to receive a copy of Mr. Green’s student film with one of the tracks included. He then composed original music for the director’s next student film. When Mr. Green made the feature George Washington, he called on Mr. Wingo to compose the score, which he did in collaboration with Michael Linnen, and the movie went on to critical success and awards. Since then, Mr. Wingo has scored eight more features for Mr. Green, including Manglehorn, on which he collaborated with Explosions in the Sky, and Our Brand is Crisis.

Among the other features that he has scored are Margaret Brown’s award-winning documentary The Great Invisible; Todd Rohal’s The Guatemalan Handshake, which won Best Film at the Slamdance Film Festival; Jared Hess’ cult favorite Gentlemen Broncos; and Craig Zobel’s acclaimed Great World of Sound.

  Deborah Lurie Deborah Lurie "Deborah Lurie began her career scoring short films like the celebrated ""George Lucas in Love."" In the years following, Lurie worked as an orchestrator on studio films such as ""The X-Files"" and ""X-Men 2,"" and as a composer for additional music on ""Bubble Boy"" and ""View From The Top."" In 2004, she reunited with ""Lucas in Love"" director Joe Nussbaum, scoring the pre-teen comedy ""Sleepover"" for MGM. In the following years she went on to score acclaimed films such as “The Little Traitor,” and the Tim Burton-produced animated feature ""9."" Deborah has scored three Lasse Hallström films; ""An Unfinished Life"" starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez, the box office hit ""Dear John"" and most recently “Safe Haven.” Additonal box office hits include: “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Craig Brewer’s “Footloose,” and “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” Lurie has worked frequently with Danny Elfman, composing additional music for ""Wanted,"" ""Spiderman 3,"" and the IMAX film ""Deep Sea: 3D"" as well as arranging/orchestrating for ""Charlotte's Web,"" ""Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,"" and ""Alice in Wonderland."" More recently, she worked with Danny on the music for a brand new ride at Hong Kong Disneyland called “Mystic Manor”. Lurie's work in pop music began with productions for the live stage, including arranging and producing the music for The Pussycat Dolls' live appearance at The Roxy, starring Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, and Carmen Electra. Deborah is also recognized for arranging/producing the music for the Off Broadway musical ""Bare"" and Vegas' hit show ""PeepShow,"" staring at Planet Hollywood Casino. In film, Lurie’s arrangements appear in the musicals ""Dreamgirls"" and ""Fame.""" Edit
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  Diane Warren Diane Warren Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time.  She is the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs.
Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in eight Academy Award® nominations. She was nominated for five Golden Globes and won for the powerful ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” performed by Cher in the movie Burlesque.  Both Tricia Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes had hit records with her Oscar and Grammy nominated song “How Do I Live” from the movie Con Air.  Warren’s popular “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from Mannequin, “Because You Loved Me” sung by Celine Dion for the film Up Close and Personal, “Music Of My Heart” performed by *NSYNC and Gloria Estefan for the film Music Of The Heart, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” performed by Aerosmith for Armageddon and “There You’ll Be” sung by Faith Hill from Pearl Harbor were also Oscar nominated and hit songs.  She received an Oscar nomination for her original song “Grateful” performed by Rita Ora for the film Beyond the Lights. She most recently received an Oscar nomination for the original song “Til It Happens To You” from the critically acclaimed documentary The Hunting Ground, with music and lyrics by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga and performed by Lady Gaga.
Diane has been nominated for 13 Grammys, and received a Grammy for the song “Because You Loved Me.”  She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

Diane wrote the song “I Was Here” for Beyoncé’s record “4,” which hit number one on the Billboard charts. The video for the song was filmed at the U.N. to launch World Humanitarian Day, and the song has reached over 1 billion people.   
Her original song “Til It Happens To You” is featured in the Radius and CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground which was released in February 2015 and aired on CNN in November 2015. The song has received a 2016 Oscar nomination in the original song category. It also received a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song. In addition, it won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Song – Documentary. Diane also wrote the original song “The Crazy Ones” performed by Paloma Faith for Miss You Already starring Drew Barrymore and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, released in November 2015. In addition, Diane wrote the original song “You Will” for Oprah Winfrey which serves as the anthem for the OWN network.  The song is performed by Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles and debuted in March 2015.Warren recently wrote the song “This Is For My Girls,” which features vocal performances from Kelly Clarkson, Chloe & Halle, Missy Elliott, Jadagrace, Lea Michele, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland and Zendaya. Sales from the single benefit charities supporting young women's education globally, including First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative.

Diane continues to work with many of today’s most popular acts, including:  Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Jennifer Hudson, Keyshia Cole and Leona Lewis, among many others.  During her impressive career, Warren has written for iconic artists such as:  Whitney Houston, Cher, Aerosmith, Elton John, Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Brandy, *NSYNC, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, Mariah Carey, and Barbra Streisand, just to name a few.
Diane, who is a vegetarian, is a major advocate for animals and the elderly.    

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  Dominic Lewis Dominic Lewis

British-born composer Dominic Lewis’ sensational talents have catapulted him to the forefront of music in television and film.  Last year, Dominic scored seasons one and two of Amazon’s critically acclaimed series “The Man in the High Castle”, produced by Ridley Scott and starring Alexa Davalos and Rupert Evans—within a month of its release, the show became Amazon’s most popular series ever.

Beyond his success in television, Dominic composed a variety of feature films. His recent work includes Sony Pictures’ "Rough Night," starring Scarlett Johannson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz and Ilana Glazer and Warner Brothers Pictures and New Line Cinema’s comedy “Fist Fight,” starring Ice CubeCharlie Day and Tracy Morgan.  Additionally, he scored Sony’s riveting hostage drama, "Money Monster," starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Dominic received an Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music for his work on “Free Birds,” starring Owen WilsonWoody Harrelson and Amy Poehler. His innate instinct for harmonizing music and picture has been recognized as he was nominated for the World Soundtrack Award’s Discovery of the Year for his work on “Spooks: The Greater Good,” starring Kit Harington and Peter Firth.  Dominic also scored “The Duff,” starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne and “Open Season: Scared Silly.”

  Dominik Scherrer Dominik Scherrer Swiss­-born composer Dominik Scherrer is a real veteran of the British television scene. His credits include the new adaptation of Agatha Christie's Marple (2004­-2013), the hospital drama Monroe (2012-2013) and the sci­fi adventure series Primeval (2007­-2009) whose soundtrack was also released by MovieScore Media. More recently Scherrer composed also the music score for both seasons of the British television crime series Ripper Street (2012­) and his work can be heard in the currently aired third series as well. He won the Best Television Soundtrack Award for his work on the show at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards. Edit
  Doug Wood Doug Wood

Writer Co-Chair, ASCAP Board of Directors

Composer and music rights advocate Doug Wood is the Writer Co-Chair of the ASCAP Board of Directors. Doug has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night LiveDateline NBCConan O'Brien, promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC, national spots for Mercedes Benz, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Verizon and scores of others. A classically-trained pianist and oboist, and composition major at Manhattan School of Music, Doug is the founder and CEO of the Omnimusic Production Music Library, founding member of the SCL in New York Steering Committee and co-founder of the Council of Music Creators.

  Duncan Thum Duncan Thum

Duncan Thum is an Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. A host of sonic explorations lead Duncan from co-forming LA's d.i.y. music scene fixture Pizza! to performance at Disney Hall with Glenn Branca's Hallucination City: Symphony for 100 guitars. Duncan's muse crystallized in writing music for film, where story and image provide a poignant context for his eclectic background.

Notable credits include an Emmy nominated score for Netflix's "Chef's Table", VICE Media's "Broadly", animated series “Ninjago”, feature films “Thou Wast Mild And Lovely”, “Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!", "The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On", "Keeping Country" and an award winning score for the short film "The Restoration". Duncan is a graduate of USC's esteemed SMPTV film scoring program.

  Duncan Thum Duncan Thum is an Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California.

An early exposure to music from his father and an active imagination lead Duncan through a host of sonic explorations during his youth. The muse crystallized in the study of guitar at Interlochen Arts Academy and USC’s Thornton School of Music. Duncan's career as a composer also began at USC, where friendship and collaboration with his filmmaker counterparts in USC's School of Cinematic Arts would prove long lasting.

Upon graduation Duncan honed his skill as a songwriter, performer and producer in experimental art rock band Pizza!, as well touring nationally with electro pop acts Walter Meego and Evan Voytas. Turning his full attention to film music, he scored his first feature in 2012, Drew Denny’s “The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On”, and in the following year earned a certificate from USC’s prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program.

At SMPTV, Duncan developed a signature style of writing that would play out over subsequent scores and additional music for Lego’s “Ninjago” animated series, feature film “Thou Wast Mild And Lovely” and feature documentary “BodySlam! Revenge of the Banana”. 

In 2015, Duncan grabbed his collection of guitars and teamed back up with USC contemporaries David Gelb and Clay Jeter for their profile of Argentinian chef Francis Mallmann, part of Netflix’s docu-series “Chef’s Table”. Duncan's score for the series was recognized by the Television Academy and nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score). In the same year, his score for the short film “Restoration” was awarded Best Original Score by the Long Island International Film Expo.

  Dustin O'Halloran Dustin O'Halloran

first received widespread recognition after Sofia Coppola invited him to contribute music to her award-winning Marie Antoinette. Amid the film’s vibrant colours, and the admirably incongruous sounds of the new wave, post-punk and electronic acts who dominated the movie’s soundtrack, O’Halloran’s solo piano pieces provided welcome moments of eloquent stillness. He’d already been composing for a considerable time, though: in fact, it wasn’t long after he’d begun to teach himself how to play piano at the age of seven – having been inspired by the sounds coming from the ballet lessons that his mother gave – that he started to perform his own work. Soon, the influence of the likes of Chopin, Arvo Pärt and Debussy was supplanted by a fondness for more esoteric acts – Cocteau Twins (whose Simon Raymonde would later sign him to his label, Bella Union), Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman and Joy Division – and, by the time he was 19 or so, he was writing songs with Sara Lov, whom he met at Santa Monica College, where he was studying art.

Devics, whose hazy dream pop won them considerable plaudits, went on to record five albums. (Formally, they’ve never actually split up.) But, by the time their last release, Push The Heart, came out in 2006, O’Halloran already had two albums of solo piano pieces under his belt, written in the Italian farmhouse to which he’d relocated after the turn of the millennium. It was the first of these that attracted Coppola’s attention – the second called largely upon work for the movie itself – but initially he’d been reluctant to release it, as he considered his compositions too naïve and his playing too unskilled. Arguably, however, it was their very Satie-esque simplicity that made them so haunting and earned them a place in the Bella Union catalogue, while the simultaneous emergence of other likeminded souls – including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter and Nils Frahm – helped establish a healthy musical environment in which he could flourish. Indeed, Frahm has regularly engineered recordings for O’Halloran, while Jóhannsson mixed 2011’s Lumiere, his last studio album (released by UK independent label Fat Cat), and has a studio beside O’Halloran’s.

Since the release of Piano Solos Volumes 1 and 2 in 2004 and 2006, O’Halloran has gone on to score a number of films and TV shows. These include Drake Doremus’ Breathe In (starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones) and Like Crazy, which won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, as well as the new sci-fi drama, Equals (starring Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult and Guy Pearce), which he scored in collaboration with Sascha Ring of Apparat. In 2015, O’Halloran scored the Indian drama Umrika – which won the Audience Award at Sundance, and gave him his first opportunity to compose for a full string orchestra – as well as the new comedy drama, Transparent, for which O’Halloran won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. O’Halloran also released two further solo collections, including the live recording, Vorleben (2011), as well as winning further fans – and selling out prestigious seated theatres – with A Winged Victory For The Sullen, whose two albums (released by Erased Tapes in Europe and Kranky in the USA) showcase O’Halloran’s trademark, delicate melodies awash in his colleague Adam Wiltzie’s ambient atmospherics. Their most recent release – ATOMOS (2014) – emerged from an irresistible invitation to work with Wayne McGregor, the Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in London, and further emphasises O’Halloran’s eagerness to explore new musical realms.


Sound is 50% of the VR experience, yet is often an afterthought in the rush to great visual imagery. ECCO VR brings high-end spatialized, positionally aware sound & music to Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality projects. We break conventions of stereo and surround to create hyper-real environments that support and direct the story, as only sound can do. We explore the power of music as the single greatest tool to bring emotion and meaning to immersive experiences.

Our expertise in live soundfield recording, sound design, immersive music composition, audio post-production & player integration is combined with strong development partnerships with industry & academic leaders in spatial audio research.

ECCO VR co-founder Benedict Green is a composer, sound designer & technical wizard. Originally from London, he has worked with a broad selection of clients including the BBC, SKY, Lacoste, Ted Baker, Ellesse and many others. Benedict brings a deep experience in VR audio from state-of-the-art location recording to cinematic and game orientated post-production.

  Eddie Schwartz Eddie Schwartz "Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as ""Hit Me With Your Best Shot"" recorded by Pat Benetar, ""Don't Shed A Tear"" by Paul Carrack, and ""The Doctor"" by the Doobie Brothers, as well as producing the Doobie Brothers' ""Cycles"" album, Paul Carrack's ""Groove Approved"", Rita Coolidge’s “Fire Me Back”, as well as a his own recordings as an artist. His worldwide physical sales are currently in excess of 65 million units. A native of Toronto, Eddie has won numerous music industry awards including multiple JUNO, BMI, and SOCAN awards, including SOCAN's prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. He serves as President of the Songwriters Association of Canada, Co-Chair of Music Creators North America and the Executive committee of CIAM, CISAC’s music creator arm, was a longstanding director of SOCAN, and is a graduate of the renown Leadership Music program in Nashville. In late 2012 Eddie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. " Edit
  Elisabeth Oei Elisabeth Oei

Director, Sonoton Production Music

Elisabeth Oei – Producer, Music Publisher, Indie Record Label Owner. Since 1992, Producer and Director of Sonoton Production Music, the world’s largest independently owned production music library, headquartered in Munich, Germany.  Represented by APM in the U.S. and Canada, Elisabeth oversees all North American based operations and productions, and has produced over 200 diverse albums for the Sonoton catalogue.  Many of her productions have been placed in Film and TV, including Boyhood, Frozen, The Hurt Locker, Dallas Buyers Club, Spongebob Squarepants, Scandal, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Blackish, Modern Family and several others.  Elisabeth is also founder and owner of Afrasia Productions, an independent record label specializing in Jazz. Edit
  Elizabeth Zharoff Elizabeth Zharoff 's primary goal in life is to create music that can stop time. Currently she does this by performing opera and composing music for video games. She has performed in major halls throughout America, Europe, and Asia, and has sung in more than 15 languages. The press has described Ms. Zharoff’s voice as “a powerhouse of sound” whose “glorious high notes defy imagination,” and her performances as “magnetic” and “a delight from start to finish.” In the gaming world, Elizabeth is best known for directing “Song Cycle: The History of Video Games,” a Materia album. which combines her passions for game and classical music into 26 new songs. She has also composed for a number of mobile and VR games, sung on many more, and been nominated for awards by GANG and Sony. 

  Elliot Wheeler Elliot Wheeler

Composer, producer and Turning Studios founder Elliott Wheeler excels at the pressurized heights where contemporary music and film fuse.  He’s as adept at bringing diverse artists - from Nas to Bryan Ferry - into synch with the complex demands of music-driven visual tours de force, as he is working on period needle drops and mixes, or composing traditional dramatic scores.

Wheeler has a unique ability to bring disparate personalities, talents, eras and idioms into coherence with an overall vision. That’s been honed in his work as composer and executive music producer with Baz Luhrmann – most notably on the genre- and era-defying The Great Gatsby, and new Netflix sensation The Get Down, as well as projects such the Ship Song Project for the Sydney Opera House.

His collaborations in these adventures crossed many musical boundaries, from Nas, Jay Z, Grandmaster Flash, Rahiem from the Furious Five, Bryan Ferry, Florence + the Machine, Sia, Dianne Warren, Emile Haynie,, Mike Dean, Nile Rogers, Christina Aguilera, members of the Dapkings, Emily Warren, Duncan Sheik, and many more.

Now based in New York, Wheeler is in high demand as a screen composer and producer across a broad spectrum of genres from studio releases to film, theatre, and commercials. His current projects include his continuing role as Executive Producer and composer for The Get Down, numerous artist collaborations on various releases, and a follow up album to his last release, The Long Time.

  Emily Robinson Emily Robinson 's directorial debut is Virgin Territory. She is 18 years old and has been acting for the majority of her life. She filmed three movies this past year: Behold My Heart with Marisa Tomei, directed by Joshua Leonard; Once Upon a Time in Venice with Bruce Willis, directed by Mark and Robb Cullen; and Unicorn Store, Brie Larson's directorial debut. Emily plays Young Rose and Young Ali in Seasons 1 through 4 of Amazon's Transparent. Emily is represented by UTA. Edit
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  Fil Eisler Fil Eisler


Fil Eisler faithfully composes music that embodies both story and character.  His knack for writing instantly recognizable melodic themes, as well as his strength in production and orchestration, have rapidly become his signature.  His music can be heard on Fox’s mega hit drama series, “Empire,” starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, ABC’s “Revenge,” starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily Van Camp, and Showtime’s Emmy-winning “Shameless,” starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin (feels like a run on…should we break into 2 sentences?).  Fil is also composing the music for Lifetime’s critically acclaimed new scripted series “UnReal,” which premiered at this year’s SXSW Festival.  Fil composed the music for two films being released in 2015: Indie Growing Up and Other Lies” and Sony’s “Kitchen Sink,” starring Bob Odenkirk, Vanessa Hudgens and Denis Leary.  Other film and television credits include songwriting for NBC’s “ER,” Lionsgate’s “My Best Friend’s Girl,” NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” Universal’s “This Revolution” and FX’s “Thief.” 

Over the years, Fil’s scores have garnered critical acclaim on the film festival circuit.  He won Best Film Score for his music in Robbie Pickering’s “Natural Selection” at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. The film was the most decorated of the festival, also winning the Grand Jury and Audience Awards.  In 2011, Fil was nominated as Discovery of the Year for the World Soundtrack Awards, which commemorate an excellent piece of musical work in the field of TV and movie soundtracks, for his work on “Natural Selection” and “The Hammer,” based on the inspiring life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill.  In addition, BMI has honored Fil with multiple awards for his work on “Empire,” “Revenge,” and “Shameless.”

Fil started his career as a touring musician, and he has traveled, recorded and written with artists, producers and composers as diverse as Robbie WilliamsRyan AdamsMarco BeltramiDave StewartImogen Heap,Jesse MalinKim CaldwellKylie MinogueBrian MayHolly Johnson, among many others. 

  Fiona Bloom Fiona Bloom is a global taste-master and new media maven, who elevates frontline ideas, arts, and all things scrumptious, sparkly, and profound…

Always seen seated front row, bright eyed, with a winning ticket in hand for her lucky clients.  A business woman with a keen and unrelenting talent for providing her clients with the spotlight, and growing the wallflower to full bloom at the blink of an eye.

Savvy beyond her years, Ms. Bloom established herself as a social media guru before the rest of the curve knew how to hold an iPhone.

Fiona Hailed from the UK a self made starlet debuting as a Steinway Award winning classical pianist while still in her teens, and soon after traveled across the pond riding the coattails of two prestigious scholarships to Universities in the US.

She has a solid background as a popular urban music radio host, publicist, label owner, manager, and has maintained her legacy of having the energy and tenacity to position and launch careers, products, and companies like a true champion.

Her effervescent charm is a perfect pairing with the laser precision of her shrewd and seamless marketing skill. She keeps her passions alive by always keeping heart and schedule open to social-minded events that support world culture.  Her genuine passion for life, and love for people and world community is actually the magic behind her rigorous work ethic, and the alchemy behind her "Bloom Effect."

Fiona enjoys lecturing around the globe, and has worked with such clients as NYU Tisch School of the Arts, J. Walter Thompson, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, SAE Institute -NYC, SXSW- Austin, CMJ, Canadian Music Week- Toronto, Billboard Conference, Polar Music Prize-Stockholm Sweden, Dewey Beach Music Fest. Maryland, Grammy's in the School, NARIP and others.

She was voted by Billboard Biz as the top 140 Characters to follow in the Music Industry, a winner of NARIPS's Top Strategist in 2009, and was a Nominee in Women in Music/Billboard.

Fiona has independently produced over 1000 shows, consulted on 200+ album projects and has been a part of over 300 artists’ careers.

Besides having her own Label and Imprint under her belt, She has held three prestigious executive positions, two at major labels, and another at a large flourishing independent label.

Currently, she runs a boutique agency called The Bloom Effect specializing in Entertainment Marketing/Branding.  

  Frederik Wiedmann Frederik Wiedmann Emmy® Award-winning composer Frederik Wiedmann has compiled an interesting and varied résumé, with over 40 titles to his name encompassing all genres of film and television. Wiedmann is currently composing the music for two animated series (All Hail King Julien, Miles From Tomorrowland), has become a mainstay in the DC animated universe, and continues to score dramatic feature films.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Wiedmann has been inspired to film composition since he first heard John Barry’s score for Dances With Wolves at the age of 12. Wiedmann attended the Berklee College of Music to learn the craft before moving to Los Angeles. 

In 2007 he scored his first feature Return To House On Haunted Hill (produced by Joel Silver) and in the ten years since, his résumé includes horror films like The Hills Run Red, Hostel Part III, Mirrors II, The Damned and Intruders.  His dramatic work can be heard in the epic civil war drama Field Of Lost Shoes (directed by Sean McNamara) and Paul Schrader’s recent feature Dying Of The Light (starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin).

In 2016 Wiedmann earned his first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Song” (with lyricist Mitch Watson) on the song “True Bromance” for the Dreamworks Animations series All Hail King Julien. 

Twice Wiedmann has collaborated with DC mastermind Bruce Timm, first on Green Lantern  - The Animated Series (which earned him 2 consecutive Annie nominations) and later with his twisted take on Batman, Superman and Wonder Women in Justice League - Gods And Monsters.  He has also composed the music for DC Animation’s made-for-DVD movies Justice League - The Flashpoint Paradox, Son Of Batman, Justice League - Throne Of Atlantis, and WB’s latest Batman TV Series Beware The Batman.
  Gabe Polsky Gabe Polsky Gabe Polsky co-directed and produced the award winning and critically acclaimed The Motel Life, starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and Stephen Dorff. Additional producing credits include: Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which was named in over 40 top-ten lists of the Best Films in 2009;His Way, an Emmy-nominated documentary released by HBO in 2011; and Little Birds, which was named among the top ten independent films of 2012 by the National Board of Review. Polsky is adapting the novels Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams, and National Book Award winning Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. Other notable projects in development include critically acclaimed novels Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, to be produced at Sony as a starring vehicle for Will Smith; and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Polsky has also secured the life rights to Albert Einstein as well as to surfing legend Dorian Doc Paskowitz and his family. Edit
  Gabriel Mann Gabriel Mann A composer, songwriter, singer, and band member of LA-based alternative rock band The Rescues, Gabriel Mann has made significant strides in almost every corner of the music industry.

Equally comfortable in drama and comedy, Mann wrote the themes and currently composes for the award-winning hit comedy series “Modern Family,” now in its sixth season, and Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed prison drama “Rectify,” as well as NBC’s freshman comedy “Marry Me,” CBS’ “The McCarthys, and TV Land’s “The Exes.” Past shows include CW’s “Star-Crossed,” ABC’s “Trophy Wife,” ABC Family’s “Twisted,” Fox’s “Friends With Better Lives,” NBC’s “Bent,” and many others. Gabriel was also asked to write for ABC’s Yellow Ribbon campaign for the 2013 holiday season, where composers were paired with filmmakers from the armed forces.

Some highlights over the years: Mann produced Sara Bareilles’ first album “Careful Confessions,” was resident songwriter on all four seasons of Fox’s “Arrested Development,” supported Alanis Morissette as a solo artist on tour through Europe, opened for the legendary Rolling Stones in England while touring with Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, sang on a Jack in the Box Superbowl ad in Spanish, and is a featured vocal soloist in Office Space and The Lorax. He backed up Adele on the 2013 Academy Awards, sang on Muse’s latest album, and played a Christmas vs. Hanukkah show with Katy Perry.

Between his busy schedule composing music and lending his vocals for various projects, Mann finds time to make his own solo albums, a series of yoga/massage/chillout records with side project Vive, is an occasional sideman for other artists. On Saturdays you will likely find him in a yellow shirt refereeing his kids’ soccer games, and/or dining at the Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard.

  Garry Schyman Garry Schyman BAFTA-winning composer Garry Schyman is a rare artist who can claim the trifecta of success - popular, critical, and artistic. His work is loved by fans of such games as the Bioshock Trilogy, Dante's Inferno, Shadow of Mordor, and the Destroy All Humans Trilogy. He is one of the most decorated composers of video game music, and is a true 'composer's composer' - loved and respected by those who deeply appreciate his talent and mastery of the craft. He has written music for nearly every genre of music for audio-visual works including film, television and production music.  

Garry is also a long-serving member of the board of the Society of Composers and Lyricists and chairs it’s Music Rights Committee, through which he has participated in numerous discussions with the US Copyright Office and the Department of Justice regarding current copyright issues. 
  Gary Lionelli Gary Lionelli

Three-time Emmy-winning composer Gary Lionelli has captivated audiences worldwide with his daring music for both film and television. Most recently, he has earned critical acclaim for his epic score for the 2017 Academy Award winning film "O.J.: Made in America," directed by Ezra Edelman. Gary Lionelli's intensely dramatic melodies and textures set the perfect tone for this haunting saga, depicting the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson from football legend to murder suspect.

In addition to "O.J.: Made in America," Gary Lionelli has captured the attention of the film and television industry with his unforgettable compositions for director Rory Kennedy's 2015 Academy Award nominated film "Last Days in Vietnam" and HBO's dramatic series "LUCK," helmed by Michael Mann and David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman.

Gary Lionelli's evocative sound holds audiences rapt and has bolstered the success of award-winning films and television series.

  Geoff Zanelli Geoff Zanelli

Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David Duchovny; producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg; as well as actor/producer Tom Hanks.

Zanelli scoredthe fifth installment of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” coming to theaters in May 2017. “Pirates of the Caribbean” fans have previously heard Zanelli’s original music contributions in all four of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films via his collaborative work with Zimmer.

This marks a return of Zanelli’s strong scores for Disney, which began with his breakout score for the fantasy drama “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. Zanelli’s organic and stirring score for the film also received critical acclaim, including a feature in Variety’s Eye on the Oscars issue.

Zanelli recently collaborated with Grammy-award winning Mark Ronson on the co-written score and songs to Lionsgate’s “Mortdecai,” marking his third time working with writer/director David Koepp; director Jared Hess for the comedy “Masterminds;” and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to lend string arrangements to the Grammy-award winning album “Love Has Come For You,” and follow-up album “So Familiar,” which dominated the Bluegrass charts. He is currently writing the score and songs for “Star Citizen: Squadron 42,” the most crowd-funded game in history.

In 2006, Zanelli earned his first Emmy after scoring the original music for Steven Spielberg’s miniseries “Into The West.” With this win, Zanelli became the youngest composer ever to be awarded the ‘Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)’ accolade. A few years later, Spielberg once again tapped Zanelli to score HBO’s “The Pacific,” which earned him his second Emmy nomination. Other credits include: DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ “Disturbia,” 20th Century Fox’s “Hitman,” Lionsgate’s “Gamer,” DreamWork’s “Ghost Town,” The Weinstein Company’s “Outlander” and Columbia Pictures’ “Secret Window” (co-written with Philip Glass) among many others. Additionally, Zanelli co-wrote the song “Don’t Make Me Wait” for “Disturbia.”

Zanelli has contributed music to many feature films including: Disney’s “The Lone Ranger;” the Golden Globe-nominated scores for Warner Bros.’ “The Last Samurai” and Touchstone Pictures’ “Pearl Harbor;” Paramount Pictures’ “Rango,” MGM’s “Hannibal,” Columbia Pictures’ “Angels & Demons,” DreamWorks’ “Antz,” “Chicken Run,” “Shark Tale,” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” working alongside composers Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams and Steve Jablonsky.

Zanelli has degrees in Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, which he attended on scholarship. He is an active alumnus at his alma mater and has participated in Berklee’s Curriculum Review Initiative as well as given seminars to students studying composition. During his time at Berklee, Zanelli received the Doug Timm Award in recognition of his film scoring work and the Music Production/Engineering Scholar Award.

A Southern California native, Zanelli began his musical career as a guitar player and songwriter. In 1994, he met Zimmer and was offered a job at Remote Control Productions. Now, Zanelli is known as a versatile composer in his own right, who combines music from different genres and cultures.

  George S. Clinton George S. Clinton

Mr. Clinton is an award winning composer who has scored over 100 films, most notably “Austin Powers International Man of Mystery” and it’s blockbuster sequels; Disney’s hit Santa Clause sequels; Mortal Kombat” 1 & 2; “Wild Things”, “Red Shoe Diaries”, John Water’s “A Dirty Shame” and the Emmy Award winning Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.”

He began his professional musical career as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, while earning degrees in music and drama. Upon moving to LA, he became a staff songwriter for Warner Brothers Music, with songs recorded by the likes of Michael Jackson and Joe Cocker. It was the music from Clinton’s last album as a recording artist, that attracted the attention of Cheech and Chong, giving him the chance to score his first film “Still Smokin’”

In addition, Mr. Clinton is an advisor at the Sundance Composers Lab, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy, served as Chair of the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music for 3 years, and most recently, joined the Board of the SCL.

Awards include Grammy and Emmy nominations, the SCL Ambassador Award, and nine BMI Film Music Awards, including their highest honor, the BMI Icon Award for career achievement.

  Grace Lee Grace Lee is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker of both fiction and nonfiction films. She directed the documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, which The Hollywood Reporter called ”an entertainingly revealing portrait of the power of a single individual to effect change.” The film premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival where it won its first of six festival audience awards before its broadcast on the PBS series POV and won a 2014 Peabody Award. Most recently she produced and directed two documentaries for PBS: Makers: Women in Politics and Off the Menu: Asian America. Other directing credits include the feature film Janeane from Des Moines, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, American Zombie and The Grace Lee Project. Edit
  Greg Ondo Greg Ondo s the Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg North America and has done over 2,000 seminars on music technology. He has worked with many high profile clients including Microsoft, NPR, Electronic Arts, Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, Teddy Riley and Phil Ramone.  Greg Ondo has worked on many projects and was awarded a TEC award for his audio engineering on Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD.  He has also done many online tutorials with over 3,500,000 views on YouTube. Edit
  Greg Ondo Greg Ondo Greg Ondo is the Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg North America and has done over 2,000 seminars on music technology.  He has worked with many high profile clients including Microsoft, NPR, Electronic Arts, Hans Zimmer, BT, Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, Teddy Riley and Phil Ramone.  Greg Ondo has worked on many projects and was awarded a TEC award for his audio engineering on Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD.  He has also done many online tutorials with over 4,000,000 views on YouTube. Edit
  Greg Pliska Greg Pliska

SCL Board Member, War Horse

Greg Pliska is a composer, orchestrator and conductor working in theater, film and television. His theatrical scores include soon-to-open Sylvia, on Broadway, and Shakespeare in the Park productions of Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (co-composer with Steve Martin), and Twelfth Night (arranger). He also created scores for many off-Broadway shows, including Vigil, Ice Island and Pericles, the acclaimed off-Broadway debut production of Red Bull Theater.

He was music director for the Tony-winning play War Horse. Greg's film work includes orchestration for features Manhattan Nocturne, Beethoven's Treasure Tail and The Little Rascals Save The Day, as well as documentaries Flying Monsters 3D (BAFTA award-winner), Kingdom of Plants and Conquest of the Skies. His film and TV compositions include Life (Discovery), Hunting the Edge of Space (Nova) and several shorts.

He is a Board Member of the SCL and head of the SCL in NY Steering Committee.

  Greg Pliska Greg Pliska GREG PLISKA is a composer, orchestrator and conductor whose work spans Broadway, film, TV, commercials and pop recordings. He was musical director for the Tony-winning play War Horse, composer for the Broadway hit Sylvia, and has contributed score and arrangements to four Shakespeare in the Park productions: The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of ErrorsAs You Like It (with Steve Martin, Drama Desk nom.) and Twelfth Night (with Hem, Drama Desk nom.). He was orchestrator for the new CBS Evening News theme (premiered in June), as well as the new IMAX theme music (now showing worldwide). Film orchestrations include The Infiltrator (composer, Chris Hajian, now in wide release), Manhattan Night (composer, Joel Douek), BAFTA-winning documentary Flying Monsters 3D (composer, Joel Douek), and more. His music can be heard on TV shows including "Life" (Discovery's Emmy-winning series), Nova ("Hunting the Edge of Space"), and "Blood in the Water" (Discovery Shark Week special). He has orchestrated for and performed on albums by Tony Trischka, Carly Simon, James Iha, Hem, Karen Elson and Cat Power, Michael Stipe, and many others. His regional theater scores include Moss Hart award-winner In a Lake of Fire, and the opera The Secret Garden (libretto by David Ives). He was a 2010 Sundance Composers Lab Fellow. Greg is an SCL Board Member and head of the SCL-NY Steering Committee.
  Gregg Alexander Gregg Alexander Grammy winning singer/songwriter and producer Gregg Alexander scores and writes original songs for The Weinstein Company’s Begin Again, directed by John Carney (Once). Alexander wrote or co-wrote all of the songs in the film, including “Lost Stars,” which is performed in the film by Keira Knightley, and later by Adam Levine. Alexander is best known as the former front man of New Radicals, who scored the international hit "You Get What You Give" in 1999. Since the New Radicals disbanded, Gregg has gone on to write and produce multiple #1 hit songs for both international and domestic artists. Alexander won a Grammy in 2003 for "The Game of Love" by Santana and Micelle Branch. Gregg has accomplished the rare feat of making pop music and commercial singles without artistic compromise that have driven sales in excess of twenty million albums. Edit
  Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer

has scored more than 120 films, which have, combined, grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. His upcoming film projects include Sean Penn’s The Last Face and 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures, with Pharrell Williams and Ben Wallfisch out January 2017. Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. His most recent Academy Award-nomination for Interstellar marks his 10th career Oscar nomination with the Academy. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and in 2014 was honored with the Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Zimmer recently completed his first concerts in the UK, “Hans Zimmer Revealed,” at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, and concluded his first ever European tour, “Hans Zimmer Live,” on June 5, 2016.

Other recent releases include: Ron Howard’s Inferno, Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince, Peter Sollet’s Freeheld, Simon Curtis’ Women in Gold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Ron Howard’s Rush, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Some of Zimmer’s most notable works include his scores for Rain Main, Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, Hannibal, Pearl Harbor, Tears of the Sun, Spanglish, The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar films, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award.

  Harry Gregson-Williams Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought after composers, whose scores span the spectrum of high-profile projects from action to drama to animation – each infused with the emotional punch and atmospheric intensity that mark his distinctive musical style.  He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

His recent scores include the upcoming Miss You Already for director Catherine Hardwicke, Blackhat for Michael Mann, Monkey Kingdom for Disney Nature, The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, Total Recall starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, music for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the Aardman animated film Arthur Christmas, the action thriller Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau as well as the unique documentary Life in a Day.

His long list of film credits also includes the critically acclaimed The Town, marking his second collaboration with director Ben Affleck. Gregson-Williams first worked with Affleck as the composer on Gone Baby Gone. He has worked multiple times with other directors, including Joel Schumacher on the films Twelve, The Number 23, Veronica Guerin and Phone Booth; and Tony Scott on Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Déjà Vu, Domino, Man on Fire, Spy Game and Enemy of the State.  Gregson-Williams’ prolific output has also seen him scoring Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Mr. Pip; Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven; Beeban Kidron’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; Aardman’s animated smash Chicken Run; Return to Sender  and Smilla’s Sense of Snow, both for director Bille August; Antoine Fuqua’s The Replacement Killers; and the first computer generated animation from DreamWorks, Antz.

Gregson-Williams has scored three of the five games in the highly successful Metal Gear Solid franchise for Konami and recently scored Call of Duty for Activision, which became the top selling video game of 2014 and for which he received various music gaming awards.

Born in England to a musical family, Gregson-Williams earned a music scholarship to St. John’s College, Cambridge at the age of 7 and subsequently gained a coveted spot at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama from which he recently received an Honorary Fellowship. Gregson-Williams then turned his attention to teaching, initially in schools in England but later in Alexandria, Egypt. He started his film career as assistant to composer Richard Harvey and later as orchestrator and arranger for Stanley Myers, and then went on to compose his first scores for director Nicolas Roeg. His subsequent collaboration and friendship with composer Hans Zimmer resulted in Gregson-Williams providing music for such films as The Rock, Armageddon and The Prince of Egypt and helped launch his career in Hollywood. He has also been a regular and valued mentor at the Sundance Composers Lab, working directly with talented emerging composers from all over the world.

  Harvey Mason Jr Harvey Mason Jr

is a six-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer and movie producer.  His past work includes films such as Dreamgirls, The Help, Pitch Perfect 2, Get on Up, Sparkle, Straight Outta Compton and NBC’s record breaking musicalThe Wiz Live!  His Grammy-Award wins include Jennifer Hudson’s first solo album, Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E., Beyoncé’s B-Day, Justin Timberlake’s Justified, Toni Braxton’s He Wasn’t Man Enough and the soundtrack for Dreamgirls.  In addition, his work on Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls also helped earn her an Academy Award® for her performance and was the first to produce three Oscar® nominated songs from the same film in the same year.  In 2008, Mason, Jr.’s company, Harvey Mason Media, produced the major motion picture More Than a Gamedocumenting the incredible journey of LeBron James’ high school basketball team.  The movie garnered a second place People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival behind the film Slumdog Millionaire.  Mason, Jr. also composed the score to the film and served as executive producer on the soundtrack Music Inspired by More Than a Game released on his label Mason Music through Interscope Records.

Mason, Jr. has also produced for Elton John, Whitney Houston, Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Luther Vandross and Mary J. Blige, to name a few. Mason, Jr. currently serves on the board of the Recording Academy serving as the chairman of the Producer’s Wing and Advocacy Wing while in his personal time helps raise funds for Heroes of Hope Race Benefitting Brain Tumor Research, in honor of his teenage daughter who had a tumor successfully removed when she was just 12-years-old.  ​

  Hauschka Hauschka

is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician who uses prepared piano as his primary instrument. The prepared piano refers to the technique of resting pieces of paper, marbles, drumsticks and other objects on the strings to produce odd, sometimes randomly generated sounds that move the instrument in unexpected directions. “I wanted the sound of a hi-hat [cymbal] to add a percussive effect to a composition I was writing,” Hauschka says, explaining his discovery of the technique. “I took foil from a Christmas cake and wrapped it around the strings [inside the piano]. From there, I was inspired to use other objects on the strings to get bass drum sounds. I put tacks on the piano hammers to get the sound of a harpsichord, like I did when I was a boy, first learning to play.”

His albums of prepared piano music include The Prepared Piano, a solo record of spontaneous improvisations; Ferndorf, featuring arrangements for cello, trombone, violin and piano; Salon des Amateurs, with drummers Samuli Kosminen (múm), and Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico); Silfra, an improvised collaboration with classical violinist Hilary Hahn and Abandoned City.

The composer also has a prolific sideline writing scores for films. “I love psycho thrillers, so when Craig Macneill asked me to write a score for The Boy, a story about a kid who becomes a mass murderer, I sent an hour of music to him - abstract things I’d created over the years and never used. The tempo of the film is very slow and the music brings you closer to the dark mood he establishes. I scored it for prepared piano, cello, violin and the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk orchestra.

  Heitor Pereira Heitor Pereira

Brazilian guitar legend and Grammy winning musician/composer/songwriter Heitor Pereira’s credits include all three Despicable Me movies (Despicable Me: 3 out next month), The Angry Birds Movie, and The Smurfs. Other credits include the YA drama If I Stay and the action drama The Jesuit. Heitor has collaborated with many music icons and received international acclaim as the guitarist for Simply Red. Variety named him “Billion Dollar Composer” in 2015.

  Heitor Pereira Heitor Pereira In addition to composing for the “Despicable Me” franchise since its inception, Grammy winning composer Heitor Pereira’s other animated scoring successes include “The Smurfs,” “The Smurfs 2” and “Curious George”.  Pereira’s scoring talent traverses many genres. His career credits as a composer and guitarist span films of all types including drama (“If I Stay,” “The Kite Runner”), action (“The Dark Knight,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Mission Impossible: II”), and comedy (“The Simpsons Movie”, “Something’s Gotta Give”).  In the ’90s, Pereira was a member of the platinum-selling international British soul band Simply Red.  As a solo artist, Pereira has released three albums and collaborated with music icons Pharrell, Jack Johnson, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Seal, and Nelly Furtado.  In 2005, Pereira won a Grammy® for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist” for his collaboration with Sting and Chris Bottie.  Pereira is a native of Brazil and began his musical career playing with legendary Brazilian jazz musicians such as Ivan Lins.

Pereira shares his career experience and success with future generations of songwriters and composers.  In 2014, Pereira co-wrote and recorded a song “World Cup, It’s Time!” at his studio with 20 underprivileged Los Angeles sixth-graders as part of the “Score” Program along with the ASCAP Songwriter Residency.  Additionally, Pereira recently collaborated with Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for HBO’s “Saving My Tomorrow”, a powerful series about children and their commitment to saving our planet’s environment and resources. 

Pereira’s upcoming film credits include the documentary “Sonic Sea”, crime thriller “The Jesuit”, and the action adventure “The Moon and the Sun”.

  Henry Jackman Henry Jackman Classically trained from an early age, Henry Jackman is a revolutionary film composer, ingeniously marrying his expertise in classical music with his experience in dance/club music and his innovative production of Electronica. For each film he scores, Henry combines a unique range of skills, which include classical composition, orchestral arrangement, beat programming, sound design, production and mixing. Jackman’s recent film scores show this immense versatility, paralleled by few other composers. He is able to easily span across a wide range of genres, from action films to period dramas to family films, including: Marvel’s Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Captain Phillips, X-Men: First Class, Henri 4, Wreck-It Ralph, Puss In Boots, Kick Ass, Turbo, This is the End, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Man On A Ledge, Winnie The Pooh, Gulliver’s Travels and Monsters and Aliens. Henry Jackman is currently scoring Disney’s Big Hero 6, out in November 2014, and Columbia Pictures’ The Interview, in theaters in December 2014. Edit
  Howard Shore Howard Shore

Academy Award-winning composer

HOWARD SHORE is one of today’s premier composers whose music is performed in concert halls around the world by the most prestigious orchestras and is heard in cinemas across the globe.

Shore’s musical interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s imaginative world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

  Ignacio Longo Ignacio Longo Argentinean-born Ignacio Longo is Spectrasonics’ Vice President and one of their principal sound designers. Thousands of Ignacio's signature sounds are used daily by music creators around the world in the award-winning virtual instruments Omnisphere, Keyscape, Trilian, and Stylus RMX.

Ignacio became interested in synthesizers and computer music as a child while studying classical piano. After years in the conservatory and working as a pianist/keyboardist around the Buenos Aires scene, he earned a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he earned degrees in Composition and Music Synthesis. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where his diverse music interests led him to produce and remix a variety of artists, compose and collaborate on film scores, and work as a programmer for Roland. Ignacio wrote "Liliana's Theme" for the Oscar-winning Best Foreign Film, "The Secret in Their Eyes," which was also used in the Academy Awards ceremony.

Ignacio Longo's work for Spectrasonics appears in:

• Omnisphere
• Keyscape
• Trilian
• Stylus RMX
• Bob Moog Tribute Library
• Keyscape Creative Library

  Ilan Eshkeri Ilan Eshkeri
is a British/French composer and songwriter, known for his film scores, songwriting collaborations, concert work and video game scores.

Most recently Eshkeri collaborated with the world renowned visual artists The Chapman Brothers on their film The Marriage of Reason and Squalor and scored Aardman Animations’ Shaun The Sheep, as well as writing the songs for the film with Nick Hodgson of the Kaiser Chiefs and Tim Wheeler of Ash.

Eshkeri has also collaborated with artists KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Coldplay, Kasabian, Burial, David Gilmour, Annie Lennox and Marius DeVries. He worked with Amon Tobin on a live symphonic performance of his work, wrote the song Only You for Sinead O'Connor, worked with Take That on his score to the film Stardust and has been commissioned to write for the world-renown classical pianist Lang Lang.

Recent film work includes Still Alice for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar, Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea starring Jude Law, 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves, and the Oscar nominated Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes' second outing as a director. Ilan continues to write the music for Sims, one of the world’s largest video game franchises. Other films include, Oscar winning The Young VictoriaKick Ass and Stardust.

Eshkeri’s various live performances include The Snowman & The Snowdog, a collaboration with singer/songwriter Andy Burrows, performed live to picture. Ilan has performed with Spice Girl Mel C  (Sporty Spice), James Corden (The Late Show), Nick Laird-Clowes (The Dream Academy) and has conducted his own works at The Louvre in Paris, The Rudolfinum in Prague and The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Amongst his awards are the score to David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive, which won a Wildscreen Panda Award, and Stardust which won the International Film Music Critics Association award for 'Best Original Score’. His nominations include the score to The Snowman & The Snowdog (BAFTA), his score to The Young Victoria (Ivor Novello) and a 'Discovery of the Year' nomination from the World Soundtrack Awards for  his first film score Layer Cake.

Eshkeri is currently commissioned to compose a ballet, and is completing his score to Collide starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Nicholas Hoult & Felicity Jones.
  Improvisatory Minds Improvisatory Minds

Improvisatory Minds is a collective of four concert composers - Bevan Manson, Ed Neumeister, Michael Patterson and Dennis Dreith - who are also active jazz musicians.  The group presents performances of original chamber music informed by a jazz perspective, thereby promoting a unique and often neglected facet of the contemporary concert music world.  Their series “Chamber Music by Jazz Composers” features composers who draw upon our cultural and musical heritage to create a new vein of contemporary music that is refreshingly accessible, harmonically rich, and rhythmically intriguing.

Formed in 2011, Improvisatory Minds has presented concerts in Los Angeles area venues such as Upstairs at Vitello’s, Classical Encounters, and Sessions at the Loft, as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla and St. Peter’s Church in New York City. Prominent guest composers have included Claire Fischer, Billy Childs, John Williams, Jeff Beal, Paquito D’Rivera, Andre Previn, and Vince Mendoza. Featured artists have included the Lyris Quartet, the New Hollywood String Quartet, The Righteous Girls, the Midnight Winds, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Ben Hudson, pianists Antoinette Perry, and Gloria Cheng, and many other prominent musicians.

Each concert showcases new and recently written chamber works and includes at least one world premiere. In October of 2011, Improvisatory Minds was proud to present the first performance of Clare Fischer’s long-neglected Piano Quartet with the legendary Latin jazz bandleader and composer in attendance, just three months before his death. Four-time Emmy winner and prolific concert composer Jeff Beal, well known for his music for “House of Cards” and “Monk”, hosted an Improvisatory Minds concert with the New Hollywood String Quartet in his home in Agoura Hills in April of 2015.

  Ira Newborn Ira Newborn

Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Naked Gun

Ira Newborn (B.S. Music Education and Performance, 1972) began his musical career playing in and leading numerous R&R, R&B and jazz groups. He studied jazz guitar with Lenny Frank and Jim Hall, and classical guitar with Miroslav Jesic and Alberto Valdes Blaine earning a BS in Music with a dual major in Classical Guitar from Steinhardt NYU. Coming from a musical home, Professor Newborn was exposed to and influenced by composers from Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms to Mahalia Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, James Brown and the Beatles. This wide exposure made him extremely versatile and able to work in many aspects of the entertainment business: concerts, clubs, commercials, Broadway, records and motion pictures as guitarist, musical director, arranger, conductor and composer.

In 1974, as musical director of The Manhattan Transfer, Professor Newborn moved from New York to Los Angeles to direct this legendary group’s summer T.V. show, first 3 albums, and world tours. While in Los Angeles, he worked in various capacities on many records featuring such artists as Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel ( a childhood friend), Cher, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles and others. In 1980, he realized a major career change when as musical director, producer and composer he "rescued" The Blues Brothers movie from a variety of musical problems. After that, Ira continued to play in and arrange for major label recording but began to lean more toward film composition. Since then he has composed the scores for movies such as Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Wise Guys, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Naked Gun, The Naked Gun 2 1/2, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Innocent Blood, Ace Ventura Pet Detective and many others.

  J. Ralph J. Ralph J. RALPH (American born, NY; 1975) is a two-time Academy Award® nominated composer, producer, singer & social activist from New York City who focuses on creating awareness and change through music and film. His music has sold more than 10 million records worldwide, reaching the No. 1 spot on the billboard top 100 charts in over 22 countries.

His professional career began as a teenager and was quickly signed to Atlantic Records in one of the biggest deals ever granted to a new recording artist.  As the founder of the internationally award winning music production company The Rumor Mill, J. Ralph has written and produced the music for numerous Grammy Award winning artists, symphony orchestras, The United Nations, The President of The United States and more Oscar® winning/nominated documentaries than any other composer in the history of the Academy Awards®.

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as the "go-to producer of documentary film scores" and by Indiewire as “Perhaps the best documentary composer working today”, J. Ralph is widely considered by many to have had a profound impact on the medium.  He has helped create some of the most celebrated documentaries of all time revealing critically important social issues and culturally defining artists.  Over the last 8 years, J. Ralph has written and produced the music for 7 of the Oscar® winning/nominated films including MAN ON WIRE (2009), THE COVE (2010) HELL AND BACK AGAIN (2012), CHASING ICE (2013), FINDING VIVAN MAIER (2015) VIRUNGA (2015) and RACING EXTINCTION (2016).  

For his contribution to CHASING ICE, he received his first Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song with “BEFORE MY TIME” performed by Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell. In the history of the Academy Awards®, it was only the 3rd song from a documentary ever to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.  For RACING EXTINCTION, he received his second Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song with “MANTA RAY” which he co-wrote and performed with Anohni. The film also featured the original song “ONE CANDLE” written and performed J. Ralph & Sia.  In the history of the Academy Awards®, J. Ralph is the only composer to have multiple songs from documentaries nominated for Best Original Song. 

Immediately following his 2013 Oscar® nomination, J. Ralph produced the 2014 Oscar® nominated song "THE MOON SONG" performed by Karen O and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend while accompanying the duo on guitar, from the Academy Award winning film HER directed by Spike Jonze.  

In the summer of 2015, J. Ralph was commissioned by Discovery Channel to write and produce an original symphonic work for Shark Week to raise money and awareness for species extinction and oceanic preservation.  The resulting “Theodora” was conceived to reimagine what sharks could sound like.   Featuring Grammy Winning violinist Joshua Bell, the London Symphony Orchestra, The London Voices Choir the piece was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios with over 150 players.

J. Ralph’s most recent work is the HBO documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY for which he wrote and produced the main end title song “THE EMPTY CHAIR” with legendary artist Sting who also performs the song.  Other recent works are the music for the internationally Award winning documentary MERU, GARNET’S GOLD featuring his original song “UNTIL THE END” performed by Liza Minnelli and Wynton Marsalis and the Oscar® nominated documentary VIRUNGA featuring his original song “WE WILL NOT GO” which he performed with the icons of African music Youssou Ndour, Salif Keita & Fally Ipupa. 

J. Ralph’s music encompasses a wide variety of genres and mediums and has been featured in the world’s biggest television events including The Olympics, The World Cup, The Academy Awards®, The Super Bowl, The World Series, The Grammys, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, and The NBA playoffs. “He’s one of the most heard artists on the planet” declared Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue.  

J. Ralph is a fellow of Yale University, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the only composer ever to win two consecutive A.I.C.P. awards.  Several of Mr. Ralph’s works are included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York City.

  Jack Wall Jack Wall
is a multi-award winning and BAFTA nominated composer for video games, television and film. His credits include Call of Duty: Black Ops II and III, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Jade Empire, Splinter Cell and many others. In addition to his composing achievements, Wall served as Music Director and co-producer for composer/librettist Cindy Shapiro’s PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera. He also co-created Video Games Live and served as its Music Director/Conductor from 2005 through 2010 conducting and performing with more than 50 of the world’s finest orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and London Philharmonia Orchestra. For more info:
  Jacob Shea Jacob Shea

Jacob Shea is an established and multi-talented composer who has strengthened countless projects with his musical acumen. Jacob was the first to join the team and has served as principal lead composer at Bleeding Fingers Music, a prolific music production house specializing in scoring television series, since its founding in 2013. Within this role, Jacob has helped shape the composer team and contributed countless hours of music to some of the most acclaimed series on television. Most notably, Jacob has worked alongside fellow Bleeding Fingers composer Jasha Klebe as well as composing powerhouse Hans Zimmer, to create the dynamic BAFTA-nominated score for BBC’s Planet Earth II.

A longstanding collaborator with Hans Zimmer, Jacob also co-composed the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed science documentary Through the Wormhole, presented and narrated by Morgan Freeman. He has also steered the helm on some of Bleeding Finger’s most acclaimed projects, winning two BMI awards for his work on the History Channel’s Mountain Men, and another three BMIs for his work on Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People.

Jacob’s eclectic musical tastes allow for rich and novel orchestrations in his compositions. Equally adept with a traditional symphonic palette and a self-created arsenal of analog synths, he enjoys finding new and unexpected sonic textures to solve compositional problems in innovative ways.

Jacob’s previous credits also include work as music programmer for Public Enemies, an arranger for Madagascar 2 and Despicable Me, and a composer of additional music for Lone Survivor, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon and Battleship. Jacob was also selected to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab.

Jacob currently resides in Los Angeles, and when not working on new music, he’s busy with his other full-time job, being a loving husband and father.

  Jacob Shea Jacob Shea

Jacob Shea is an established and multi-talented composer who has strengthened countless projects with his musical acumen. Jacob was the first to join the team and has served as principal lead composer at Bleeding Fingers Music, a prolific music production house specializing in scoring television series, since its founding in 2013. Within this role, Jacob has helped shape the composer team and contributed countless hours of music to some of the most acclaimed series on television. Most notably, Jacob has worked alongside fellow Bleeding Fingers composer Jasha Klebe as well as composing powerhouse Hans Zimmer, to create the dynamic BAFTA-nominated score for BBC’s Planet Earth II.

 A longstanding collaborator with Hans Zimmer, Jacob also co-composed the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed science documentary Through the Wormhole, presented and narrated by Morgan Freeman. He has also steered the helm on some of Bleeding Finger’s most acclaimed projects, winning two BMI awards for his work on the History Channel’s Mountain Men, and another three BMIs for his work on Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People.

 Jacob’s eclectic musical tastes allow for rich and novel orchestrations in his compositions. Equally adept with a traditional symphonic palette and a self-created arsenal of analog synths, he enjoys finding new and unexpected sonic textures to solve compositional problems in innovative ways.

 Jacob’s previous credits also include work as music programmer for Public Enemies, an arranger for Madagascar 2 and Despicable Me, and a composer of additional music for Lone Survivor, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon and Battleship. Jacob was also selected to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab.

Jacob currently resides in Los Angeles, and when not working on new music, he’s busy with his other full-time job, being a loving husband and father.

  Jake Monaco Jake Monaco is a multi-talented composer whose music strengthens many projects across film and television.  Jake’s music was most recently featured in Fox’s action comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses starring Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, and Zach Galifianakis and Fox Searchlight’s comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.  He is also currently scoring three family-favorite animated series, enriching the worlds of Amazon’s The Stinky and Dirty Show, Netflix’s Dinotrux, and Warner Bros. Animation’s Be Cool Scooby Doo.

Jake has scored projects spanning a multitude of genres, including classroom comedy (Struck by Lightning), romantic drama (Kilimanjaro) and murder mystery (Out to Kill). Most recently, Jake composed the score to Vertical Entertainment’s Playing It Cool starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan, Universal’s Kindergarten Cop 2 starring Dolph Lundgren, and Warner Bros.’ A Cinderella Story: If The Show Fits, and   He also co-composed the music for Fox’s Let’s Be Cops, starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr, President Obama’s re-election film, The Road We’ve Traveled, narrated by Tom Hanks, and arranged, orchestrated and produced Piper, a hit Pixar short that earned an Oscar nomination this year.

In addition, his musical fingerprints can be found on some of the biggest film scores of the past decade. As a producer and composer of additional music for Christophe Beck, Monaco has contributed to the animated magic of Frozen, the record-breaking laughs of The Hangover trilogy, the furry hijinks of The Muppets, and the real-life drama of Waiting for Superman.

Monaco grew up in New Jersey and New Hampshire, and as early as 2 years old, preferred the band pit to the clowns and animals at the circus. He studied composition and music technology at the University of Richmond in Virginia, where he also started the band NE3 and opened for hit groups like Maroon 5. He met his mentor, Christophe Beck, through his time as a student in the film-scoring program at USC. After graduation, the pair began fruitful and ongoing collaborations.

“I’ve always loved storytelling through music, which is why songwriting came so naturally,” says Monaco. “I found it difficult to conjure up inspiration for a piece just for the sake of writing music. So when I finally made the connection between music and film, it just clicked and I fell in love.”
  James Levine James Levine Emmy nominated composer James Levine has established himself as a preeminent talent in television scoring. His diverse projects span across all genres, and have bolstered the success of many hit shows. At TNT, Levine is a household name, currently scoring “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, “Major Crimes,” starring Mary McDonnell, and the highly acclaimed “The Last Ship,” starring Eric Dane. For “The Last Ship,” Levine works with co-composer Jim Dooley to bring together dark tones and intense percussion to invigorate this hit post-apocalyptic military drama. 

James has also composed the music for many other hit series including the first three seasons of FX's "American Horror Story" franchise, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2014 for “AHS: Coven," "Nip/Tuck," starring Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, and "Damages," starring Glen Close and Rose Byrne, Fox's "Glee," starring Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, TNT's "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, and USA Network's "Royal Pains," starring Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo. Since 2001, ASCAP and BMI have honored James with over 20 film and television music awards, including those for most performed underscore.

  James S. Levine James S. Levine

Emmy-nominated composer, James S. Levine has established himself as a preeminent talent in television scoring. James composed the music for many highly acclaimed series, including the second and third seasons of Netflix’s family scandal drama “Bloodline,” starring Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek and Ben Mendelsohn, Fox’s hit music drama “Star,” starring Queen Latifah, and the first three seasons of FX's "American Horror Story" franchise, for which he received an Emmy nomination.  At TNT, Levine is a household name, currently scoring “Major Crimes,” starring Mary McDonnell and “The Last Ship,” starring Eric Dane.

Levine also scored FX’s "Nip/Tuck," starring Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, "Damages," starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, Fox's "Glee," starring Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, TNT's "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon, and USA Network's "Royal Pains," starring Mark Feuerstein.

Since 2001, James has been honored by ASCAP and BMI with 20 film and television music awards, including those for most performed underscore. In 2011, James founded the "Law and Audio" production music brand with Extreme Music and Sony.

  Jashe Klebe Jashe Klebe

Jasha Klebe is an accomplished, in-demand composer who has uplifted many projects with his emotionally impactful scores. Since 2013 he has served as a headline composer at Bleeding Fingers Music, a prolific music production house specializing in scoring for television. Within this role, Jasha has contributed countless hours of music to some of the most acclaimed series on television. Most notably, Jasha has worked alongside fellow Bleeding Fingers composer Jacob Shea, as well as composing powerhouse Hans Zimmer, to create the elegant BAFTA nominated score for BBC’s Planet Earth II. 

Jasha also composed the music for the Emmy and Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom. His music can also be regularly heard on numerous primetime television channels including ABC, CBS, MTV, Netflix, Lifetime, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic, and BBC.

Before coming onto the Bleeding Fingers Team, Jasha began his career at Remote Control Productions under Hans Zimmer. While with Hans, Jasha wrote on such films as The Dark Knight Rises, Rush, Man of Steel, and several other notable projects. 

Over four years, he gained experience working with top artists in the industry, including working with the Grammy Award winning composer, Lorne Balfe on several TV shows and video games. Jasha was also music arranger for the 84th Academy Awards, as well as keyboard/synthesizer player within the event’s orchestra.

Jasha currently lives and works in Los Angeles. When not working on new projects or thinking up new music, he’s pursuing his long-term goal of sampling every restaurant in the city.

  Jason Derlatka Jason Derlatka

Jason Derlatka has composed music for a broad range of television shows and films, and garnered two Emmy Nominations.  Often collaborating with composer Jon Ehrlich, the prolific pair has scored shows including fan favorites House M.D. (Fox) and Parenthood (NBC), and most recently, the Golden Globe-winning series, Goliath (Amazon), starring Billy Bob Thornton. Their other credits include Life (NBC), Invasion (ABC),The Agency (CBS), A.P.B. (FOX), About a Boy (NBC) Pitch (FOX),The Slap (NBC), and Heartbeat (NBC). Jason has also written and produced songs for multi platinum selling artists like Brandy and Josh Groban, although scoring to picture has been his primary focus.

  Jeff Beal Jeff Beal

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. —Jackson Pollock

It’s no coincidence that Jeff Beal’s film music career began to take off with his work on the acclaimed film POLLOCK (2000). Beal writes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes and often performs on his own scores – no other artist’s brushstrokes touch his canvas. As an accomplished jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisation skills to read the emotional tone of a scene and compose music on the spot. “This process allows me to set up a world where anything can happen, but you don’t see it coming.”

A five-time EMMY® winner, Beal’s approach is a favorite for more sophisticated works. His TV credits include HBO’s ROME, CARNIVÀLE and the Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS. His documentary work includes BLACKFISH, WEINER, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, and BOSTON an upcoming documentary about the history of the Boston Marathon. Jeff’s upcoming film projects include SHOCK AND AWE (directed by Rob Reiner).

Recently, Jeff’s performing, conducting, and composing worlds have begun converging. Jeff conducted The National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in the premiere of HOUSE OF CARDS in CONCERT (represented by Columbia Artists Management), with further performances in Miami, The Netherlands, and Denmark. He also led the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra for the premiere of BLACKFISH live-to-picture. In May several of his pieces were performed including “The Salvage Men” by The Apollo Chorus (Chicago), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus premiering his piece “The Fire Brand” at BAM, and Oregon Ballet Theatre premiering the ballet Terra, choreographed by Helen Pickett.

  Jeff Beal Jeff Beal Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal has successfully created music for television, film and the concert hall. With musical beginnings as a jazz trumpeter and recording artist, his works are infused with an understanding of rhythm and spontaneity. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beal has recorded seven solo CDs, and his commissioned works have been performed by many leading orchestras and conductors. He also mentors young composers at conservatories, universities and the Sundance Film Composer seminars.

Beal’s film and TV repertoire includes acclaimed productions House of Cards, Blackfish, and The Queen of Versailles. In addition to working with Tom Selleck, he also collaborated with actor/director Ed Harris on the films Pollock and Appaloosa, the latter coincidentally written by Jesse Stone novelist Robert B. Parker. His additional scores include Monk and HBO’s Carnivale and Rome. Beal recently conducted the world premiere of his House of Cards In Concert program with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The cast of the series was in attendance.

  Jeff Danna Jeff Danna was born in Burlington, Ontario. A reluctant piano student at age 8, he found solace in the guitar at age 11 and began playing professionally at 15 until a hand injury at age 21 curtailed his performance career. He subsequently began composing for films and moved to Los Angeles to continue working.

Danna has created scores for a long and varied list of films. His credits include such diverse projects as the hit film adaptations of the video game/action franchises “Resident Evil: Apocalypse and “Silent Hill 1 and 2”; the Ryan Gosling-Anthony Hopkins legal drama “Fracture”; “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” and “Tideland,” which were both directed by Terry Gilliam; “Lakeview Terrace,” directed by Neil LaBute; a series of films for director Brett Morgen, including “The Kid Stays in the Picture” and “Chicago 10”; “Closing the Ring” for director Richard Attenborough; and the cult classic “The Boondock Saints,” among others.

Additionally, his collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with brother composer Mychael Danna have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart in the United States.

Recently, Danna scored Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain biopic “Cobain: Montage of Heck,” which premiered in Sundance and was released on HBO in May 2015. He wrote the music for Tim Blake Nelson’s upcoming “Anesthesia” starring Kristen Stewart and Glenn Close.  

For television, Danna scores the FX drama “Tyrant” along with his brother Mychael Danna, which had its season 2 premiere in June 2015. Jeff Danna received two Emmy® nominations this year in the categories of outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score) and outstanding original main title theme music for “Tyrant.” He was previously nominated for outstanding original main title theme music.

  Jeff Rona Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer, recording artist and the founder of Liquid Cinema. The youngest son of European immigrants, he studied music, art & photography, but left school behind to pursue a life in music. He began as an in-demand studio musician, arranger, sound designer, synthesist and music programmer in Los Angeles & New York, working with artists such as Hans Zimmer, Philip Glass, Mark Isham, Basil Poledouris, Cliff Martinez, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Jon Hassell, David Slade, George Martin and many other top artists on films, records, and concerts.

He has scored dozens of film and television projects with directors like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Wong Kar-wai, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Mark Pellington and many others. He has also scored several video games including the epic God of War 3, Tencent's Asura and Far Cry 4. He is a three time recipient of the ASCAP film and television music award.
  Jeff Russo Jeff Russo Composer Jeff Russo, a two-time Grammy and  three-time Emmy nominee, is at the top of his field, scoring varied and compelling music for television, film and video games.  He recently received an Emmy nomination for his thrilling and angst-producing music on the latest season of FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “Fargo” and previously received two Emmy nominations for his music on previous seasons. Russo is currently scoring CBS’s reimagining of an iconic cult-classic series “Star Trek: Discovery,” premiering September 24th. Russo is also responsible for the emotions evoked through the dramatic music in Starz’s hit series “Power” produced by Curtis Jackson “50 Cent”, as well as Noah Hawley’s latest hit series, FX’s “Legion,” based on Marvel Comic’s X-Men, starring Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza.

In addition to his other shows, Russo scored HBO’s mini-series “The Night Of,” starring John Turturro, CBS’s Steven Spielberg series, “American Gothic,” and Annapurna Interactive’s indie video game, “What Remains of Edith Finch.”  Currently, Russo is working on Netflix’s newest original show “Altered Carbon” and has been slated to score three feature films including Jon Avnet’s “Three Christs,” starring Richard Gere; Craig Macneill’s “Lizzie,” starring Chloe Sevigney and Kristen Stewart, and “I, Tonya”; all of which are scheduled to be released in 2018.

Russo began his music career in 1990, after founding his rock band TONIC. The group quickly achieved great success and went on to receive two GRAMMY nominations, one for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Take Me As I Am," and one for "Best Rock Album.”- both in 2003. The band was a great showcase for Russo’s guitar work and songwriting that allowed him to branch out and begin his solo career in producing and composing.

  Jeff Russo Jeff Russo

Emmy and Grammy-nominated musician, Jeff Russo has become a prominent composer, songwriter and arranger in the film and television industry.  Jeff received two Emmy nominations for his memorable music on FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, “Fargo.”  Russo also scores Noah Hawley’s newest series FX’s “Legion,” based on Marvel Comic’s X-Men, starring Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza, as well as HBO’s hit Golden Globe-nominated mini-series, “The Night Of,” starring John Turturro, and Starz’s hit drama “Power,” from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.  Jeff also composed Annapurna Interactive’s indie video game, “What Remains of Edith Finch,” which was released on April 25th. 

Jeff is slated to score two feature films:  Jon Avnet’s “Three Christs,” starring Peter Dinklage, Julianna Margulies and Richard Gere, and Craig Macneill’s “Lizzie,” starring Chloe Sevigney and Kristen Stewart.  Russo will also score Netflix’s newest original series “Altered Carbon.”

Beyond composing music for film and television, Jeff still plays music with his rock band.  He is a founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, TONIC.  Their debut album, "Lemon Parade," posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts' Top 10, with "If You Could Only See," rocketing to number one.  In 2003, the band received two Grammy nominations, one for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Take Me As I Am," and one for "Best Rock Album."

Jeff also created the original scores for CBS’s Steven Spielberg series, “American Gothic,” Spike’s “Tut,” starring Ben Kingsley, and USA Network's "Necessary Roughness," starring Callie Thorne and John Stamos.  Jeff collaborated with Zoe Keating on both WGN’s “Manhattan” and A&E Network's "The Returned.”

  Jeff Toyne Jeff Toyne

Jeff Toyne is a Canadian composer who is currently scoring DirecTV’s third season of Rogue.

In his music, Toyne blends orchestral virtuosity with cutting-edge music technology, creating a unique voice for each project.  His feature film credits include Damaged (2014), Abel’s Field (2013), Twist of Faith (2013), The Privileged (2013), and Dirty Girl (2011).

Equally at home in television, Toyne scored several features for Lifetime including Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011), winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie, nominated for Best Score and winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award.  Additionally, Toyne has scored The Devil You Know (Investigation Discovery, 2010-2013).

The recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Ten to Watch” in 2011.  He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he composed “Splendor Sine Occasu”, the Official March of the British Columbia Brigade.  Toyne is an alumnus of the Sundance Composers Lab.

Jeff Toyne divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.

  Jen Ross Jen Ross has left her stamp on some of the highest-profile television series currently on the air, including sculpting the sound on the hit ABC / Marvel series “Agent Carter”, a period show that combines post-war mood and comic book adventure into one stylish package. She’s also the music-centric Fox hit “Empire” (created by the Oscar-nominated team behind “The Butler”, and produced by Brian Grazer) about the royal world of hip-hop.

Ross’ impressive CV also includes another music-powered series, NBC’s “Smash”, as well as the Emmy-winning Showtime anthology “Master of Horror” (where she worked with veteran genre directors like John Carpenter and John Landis), the sexy CBS crime drama “Reckless”, the newest Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie” (starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen), the STARZ drama series “Power”, and the Cartoon Network show about videogames-come-to-life, “Level Up”. Her big screen work includes the Adam Carolla comedy “The Hammer”, and Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming romance “Miss You Already”, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. 

Ross is a Los Angeles native who grew up around the entertainment industry, and soaked up the power of music and movies during her early years (particularly in John Hughes’ influential, soundtrack-fueled films). “The power of music is undeniable,” Ross says. “To be able to play with the dynamics of something that has no boundaries is a blessing. And working with various genres, as well as different tonal landscapes, is almost like getting to travel. Each show and scene is a different experience than the next.”

  Jenn Miller Jenn Miller is the COO and Co-Founder of Audiosocket, a music licensing and technology company. Miller has long been an entrepreneur in the music industry who continues to pioneer technologies that allow artists new ways to monetize and protect their work online. Edit
  Jenna Andrews Jenna Andrews Jenna Andrews is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. She has released two EPs to date, entitled Sextape Mixtape and Kiss and Run. Jenna has written and recorded with artists and songwriters such as: Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Noah "40" Shebib, Jessie J, DJ Mustard, Diplo, Lily Allen, Tori Kelly, Allen Stone, The Band Perry, Marsha Ambrosius, Jim Jonsin, Tamia, Majid Jordan, Jeremih, Babyface, Banks, Noah Cyrus, Max Martin, Doc McKinney, Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell, Claude Kelly and Nelly Furtado. Edit
  Jim Dooley Jim Dooley

The Last Ship

is an Emmy-winning composer well known in film, television and video game circles. He is currently scoring the TNT drama “The Last Ship” alongside James Levine, for which he recently received an ASCAP award.  Dooley is most known for his Emmy-award winning work on ABC’s fantasy comedy-drama “Pushing Daisies,” starring Lee Pace.

Dooley has creatively impacted a diverse list of projects across all mediums and genres.  His music enlivened the dark comedy in FX’s cult favorite “Wilfred,” starring Elijah Wood, and heightened the emotions in Nicolas Sparks’ first TV movie, Lifetime’s “Deliverance Creek.” His other credits include: “Obsessed;  "When a Stranger Calls;" “Mockingbird Lane,” “Best Friends Forever,” "Neighbors from Hell;" and "Carmel," an independent film starring Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Bacall and Josh Hutcherson.  Dooley has also scored the hugely popular video games "Epic Mickey" & “Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” for Disney, as well as "Infamous 2" and "SOCOM 3" for Sony.

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  Jody Talbot Jody Talbot

studied composition privately with Brian Elias and at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College before completing a Master of Music (Composition) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Simon Bainbridge. Talbot’s diverse output has included a trumpet concerto for Alison Balsom and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra “Desolation Wilderness” (2006); a 60-minute a cappella choral journey along the Camino de Santiago for Nigel Short’s “Path of Miracles” (2005); arrangements of songs by Detroit rock duo The White Stripes alongside existing works for Wayne McGregor’s The Royal Ballet; and, as a co-production between The Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Canada, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland(2011), which was the first full-length narrative ballet score to be commissioned by The Royal Ballet in 20 years.  A second such collaboration with Wheeldon and the same two companies culminated in the 2014 premiere of “The Winter’s Tale,” adapted from Shakespeare’s play.  Following the premiere of “The Winter’s Tale,” Talbot wrote a new one-act piece “Everest” for Dallas Opera, which premiered to critical acclaim in early 2015.

Talbot has considerable experience writing for the screen, including BBC Two’s comedy series The League of Gentlemen and feature films The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Son of Rambow (2007), Franklyn (2008) and Closed Circuit(2013).  For Hunky Dory (2011), he developed orchestral arrangements of pop songs with the film’s young musicians, alongside writing the largely electronic score.

  Joe Kraemer Joe Kraemer

has been scoring films since the age of 15, when he composed the soundtrack for high school classmate Scott Storm’s The Chiming Hour, a feature-length indie shot on Super 8 in 1986.  It was during this time that he first met a young writer named Christopher McQuarrie, a meeting that would lead to three career-defining projects for Kraemer, THE WAY OF THE GUN, JACK REACHER, and the upcoming MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION.

Kraemer would leave high school behind to attend the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston to study Film Composing.  Kraemer’s first real ‘industry’ gig was scoring the NBC/Warner Brothers pilot The Underworld, written and produced by Christopher McQuarrie, shortly following McQuarrie’s Oscar win for THE USUAL SUSPECTS.  Though the series was not picked up, the pilot was ultimately repurposed as a TV movie, where it has gained a small, cult following.  

Kraemer and McQuarrie would team for the first career-defining moment THE WAY OF THE GUN, McQuarrie’s debut as a feature film director. A modest showing at the box-office relegated the film to cult-status, but the film would be a favorite for ‘temp-scoring’ by music editors.  Ron Howard relied on the score heavily as temp music for his Best Picture film A BEAUTIFUL MIND, so much so that he included Kraemer’s music in the deleted scenes on the DVD and Blu-Ray. 

In the years following THE WAY OF THE GUN, Kraemer carved out an eclectic career scoring all manner of films, from documentaries to television movies to action and horror films.  He has written music for over 100 films, TV movies, episodic television, and film shorts, some 40 films just for The Hallmark Channel/Larry Levinson Productions alone!  Strong melodic writing and superb dramatic sensibilities have kept him at the forefront of their rotation, and highlights include his scores for John Putch’s The Poseidon Adventure and A Time To Remember, the Mystery Woman series of ten films, and westerns such as Hard Ground, Lone Rider and The Trail to Hope Rose.  He has also written the music for The Hitcher II and Joyride 2 for director Louis Morneau, and six films with writer-producer Mark Altman, including House of the Dead 2, The Thirst and All Souls Day. 

Kraemer’s close artistic partnership with Altman led to scoring duties for Altman’s TV series Femme Fatales, a sexy homage to film noir and other genres for HBO/Cinemax. Kraemer also wrote the score for the prestigious documentary An Unreasonable Man, an Oscar-shortlisted feature about Ralph Nader for directors Steven Skrovan and Henriette Mantell.  

But it is his relationship with director Christopher McQuarrie and actor/producer Tom Cruise that Kraemer is most known for.  McQuarrie’s second directorial effort, starring and produced by Cruise, 2012’s Jack ReacheR would allow Kraemer to again use the palette of a full symphonic orchestra.  Kraemer is poised to break out in 2015, with the release of DAWN PATROL in June, and a reteaming with McQuarrie and Cruise on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION, due out in July.

  Joel Beckerman Joel Beckerman

Composer, SCL in NY Steering Committee founder

Hailed as “equal parts Philip Glass and Don Draper” by Details Magazine, Joel Beckerman is an award-winning composer and producer for television.  He is the founder of Man Made Music, a company specializing in sonic branding. Fast Company named him one of their “Most Creative People in Business” and Man Made Music one of their “Most Innovative Companies” in music. He created original scores for more than 50 television programs, won ASCAP’s “Most Performed” theme award for the past eight years, and has developed signature sonic branding programs for global giants such as Disney, AT&T, and Southwest Airlines. Beckerman has worked with John Legend,, Moby, OK Go, Morgan Freeman, and the composer John Williams. He lives in New Providence, New Jersey. Edit
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  Joel Goodman Joel Goodman <p style="margin: 0in 0in 15pt; vertical-align: baseline;">Joel Goodman creates emotion through music. As an Emmy-winning composer for motion picture, his signature style thrives in musical settings that require both quiet undercurrents and intense human emotion. Joel has scored 4 Oscar-nominated films and over 25 Emmy-nominated television programs and documentaries. Organic and modern, his music can be heard in movie theatres and living rooms around the world.</p><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; vertical-align: baseline;">Joel composed the Main Theme for the long-running and critically acclaimed PBS series&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">American Experience</span>, of which he also scored more than a dozen episodes including<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Seabiscuit</span>,&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Wyatt Earp</span>,&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Walt Whitman</span>,&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Clinton</span>, and&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">JFK</span>, a four hour documentary about the 35th President. He has scored over 30 films for HBO, most notably&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Born Rich</span>,<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Wartorn</span>,&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Hear &amp; Now</span>,&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">A Small Act</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Saving Pelican #895</span>, for which he won an Emmy award.&nbsp;<span style="font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Being Elmo</span>, the heartfelt and crowd-pleasing documentary about the man behind the Muppet, is just one of several films featuring Joel’s music to see a theatrical release.</div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 15pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Goodman’s expertise as a composer is aided by his comfort in collaborating with directors and producers. Having scored more than 100 films in total, he has a refined ability to turn the emotions we see into those we hear and feel. Because of this, Joel has been fortunate to work with such award winning and legendary filmmakers as Wong Kar-wai, Neil LaBute, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, Barak Goodman, Sebastian Junger, Fisher Stevens, Kevin Spacey, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Andrew Jarecki, Rachel Grady, Marshall Curry, Oren Jacoby and Michael Epstein.</p><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Joel Goodman is about expressing human affection through richly textured music that comes from the heart. Joel lives in Los Angeles, where he enjoys time with his wife and daughters, riding his bicycle and of course, many hours writing music.</div> Edit
  Joey Newman Joey Newman

Joey Newman (ASCAP) is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor, and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music. He got his start working in television, co-composing with Emmy®-winning composer W.G. “Snuffy” Walden. For five years, Joey composed the orchestral score to NCsoft’s LINEAGE, one of the biggest online role-playing games in history. As a conductor and orchestrator, Joey has worked across the media spectrum including orchestrating for his cousin Randy and conducting alongside Michael Tilson Thomas and John Williams.

Joey’s music can currently be heard on the hit ABC comedy THE MIDDLE, starring Patricia Heaton, and TLC’s docu-reality series, LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD, for which his underscore was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award. Recent film credits include the multiple award-winning drama ANY DAY NOW (starring Alan Cumming), the 2013 Oscar®-nominated animated short film ADAM AND DOG, and Evan Jin’s hit Chinese romantic-comedy ONE NIGHT SURPRISE (starring Fan Bingbing and Daniel Henney).

  Jóhann Jóhannsson Jóhann Jóhannsson is a Berlin-based composer originally from Iceland. His varied and eclectic output includes commissioned works for Bang on A Can, Theatre of Voices and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra as well as a collaboration with the New York-based experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison on the film The Miners’ Hymns. His debut album “Englabörn” appeared in 2002 and he has since released 5 solo albums on the labels Touch and 4AD. He has composed music for the theatre and contemporary dance and was the founder of the Reykjavik based art collective Kitchen Motors.

Jóhann was awarded a Golden Globe in January 2015 for Best Film Score for The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. His music for the film also earned Jóhannsson an Oscar as well as a BAFTA nomination for best original score. Theory of Everything focuses on the life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking and stars Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for his leading role as Stephen Hawking, and Felicity Jones. Jóhannsson’s other recent film scores include Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, Lou Ye’s Blind Massage and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen. He recently finished his second collaboration with Denis Villenueve, for the film Sicario, starring Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt, which will premiere and compete for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Festival in May 2015.

  John Asher John Asher

John Asher, son of “I Love Lucy” director William Asher, was on a plane when he spotted legendary prolific songwriter Burt Bacharach (Say A Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Alfie). Asher walked up to Bacharach and told him that he wanted to license Close To You for his film “PO. Bacharach shared with Asher that he and his ex-wife Angie Dickenson had a daughter, Nikki, who was diagnosed with autism much later in her life and a few years ago took her own life. After watching the film, Bacharach joined the team as composer and songwriter, and told Asher he would definitely get him Close To You

  John Boswell John Boswell

John D. Boswell, known online as Melodysheep, is a composer and filmmaker from the Pacific Northwest. His most recent credits include creator and composer of National Geographic’s flagship series Origins: The Journey of Humankind, and producer/composer of numerous TV spots for Disney.

He is known best for his striking musical mashups on YouTube, which have attracted over 100 million views, one of which landed him a record deal with Jack White’s Third Man Records, and was the first vinyl record to be played in space.

In 2012, PBS picked Boswell to spearhead the launch of their PBS Digital Studios division, with the creation of “PBS Icons remixed,” a series of mashups that set Mr. Rogers, Bob Ross, Julia Child and more to music, attracting more than 30 million views.

Throughout the seven short years since he has found an audience online, he has immersed himself in a wide variety of projects, including work for Fox, Discovery, Dreamworks, General Mills, Planetary Society and Adobe, as well as producing, performing and composing on multiple folk and indie albums, electronic solo projects, remixes and short films.

With Origins: The Journey of Humankind, his most ambitious project to date, Boswell has undertaken the challenge of capturing 50,000 years of history in music, a task he has risen to by fusing instruments from every human era, from African hand drums to modern synthesis.

He now aims to refine his skills as a composer, producer and writer for TV and break into film scoring and directing.

  John Debney John Debney was literally born into the Disney family, since his farther worked for the company. Debney was greeted into this world through a congratulatory card sent to his parents the day he was born, which was signed by all the original Mouseketeers. As a child growing up on the lot, Debney had wonderful experiences: Walt Disney would tousle his hair, his best friend was the boy who was the voice of Mowgli in the original “Jungle Book,” and he met and spent time with the Sherman Brothers and was even on set for Mary Poppins. After college, the first feature film John scored was Disney’s Hocus Pocus. He has scored hundreds of hours of Disney projects in TV, film, amusement park rides, and for Disney’s ABC Network. When the new Jungle Book was greenlit and Jon Favreau was set to direct, there was no better fit for the project than John Debney, since Debney and Favreau had worked previously together on “Elf,” “Ironman 2,” and “Zathura.”  Edit
  John Debney John Debney Academy® award nominated John Debney reteamed with writer/producer Leslie Greif from History’s record breaking miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” to score this epic western. Upon joining the team, Debney reached out to Academy® award nominated composer Bruce Broughton to collaborate with him stating, “He’s an amazing iconic composer who I consider a master of the western genre.” Their synergistic collaboration resulted in a score that incorporates contemporary elements with a sound reminiscent of the great western scores.

John Debney is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after composers due to his versatility and collaborative nature. He has composed music in virtually every genre for film, television and videogames, with credits including “Iron Man 2”, “Elf”, “Doctor Who”, “The Passion of the Christ”, and “Bruce Almighty”. Debney has earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades for his music, receiving an Academy-Award nomination for his “The Passion of the Christ” score in addition to winning three Emmy Awards and being the youngest ever recipient of ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award. 

John Debney’s recent projects include “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”, NBC’s “American Odyssey”, and History’s “Houdini” starring Adrien Brody. Debney is also scoring Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau. He is considered one of the most prolific and successful composers in Hollywood. His unique ability to create memorable work across a variety of genres, as well as his reputation for being remarkably collaborative, have made him the first choice of top level producers and directors. Debney combines his classical training and a strong knowledge of contemporary sounds to easily adapt to any assignment. As director Robert Rodriguez perfectly described it, "It's not the years, it's the mileage."

  John Hawkes John Hawkes

Oscar nominated actor and acclaimed musician John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone,” ”The Sessions”) composes and performs “Down with Mary” for the Foe Killer Films independent drama, “Too Late.” The film, written and directed by Dennis Hauck, stars Hawkes, Crystal Reed, Vail Bloom, Robert Forster, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

Hawkes has also written and recorded several songs featured in films and television shows.  His song “Bread and Buttered” appears on the “Winter’s Bone” soundtrack.  With his former band, King Straggler, he performed at the Sundance Festival, SXSW Music Festival and numerous clubs across the U.S. Hawkes recently finished his residency at a Los Feliz night club where he performed material that he is currently working on for a new full length album.

In addition to being an accomplished musician, Hawkes is an award-winning actor who has crafted memorable performances across a wide range of styles and genres. He was last seen in Universal Pictures’ “Everest,” with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke.  Hawkes received an Oscar nomination and Independent Spirit Award win for his supporting role in the critically lauded film “Winter’s Bone.” He won a Best Actor Spirit Award for his performance in “The Sessions” which also garnered him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.  Previously Hawkes starred in “Me and You and Everyone We Know,” a film that received the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Camera d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Important television credits include lead roles in the HBO series, “Deadwood,” and “Eastbound and Down.” His upcoming film projects include “Small Town Crime,” starring Academy-award® winner Octavia Spencer and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

  John Houlihan John Houlihan is a Music Supervisor who has worked in film, television, advertising and politics.  He has helped shape the music of more than 75 feature films including Mr. Holland’s Opus, the three Austin Powers films, Training Day, and Looper.  Recent projects include the animated feature The Book Of Life, the documentary Supermensch, and the boxing drama Southpaw which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker and features two original songs by Eminem. John supervised the upcoming documentary film He Named Me Malal by Academy Award winning film director Davis Guggenheim that will be released October 2, 2015 with a score by Thomas Newman and the original song “Story To Tell” by Alicia Keys, produced by Rick Rubin. John is currently working on the films Peanuts and Deadpool and  serves as President of the Guild of Music Supervisors.  Edit
  John Kaefer John Kaefer JOHN KAEFER is a composer for film, television, multimedia, and the concert stage.

John recently finished the score for Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios’ live-action series “Quantum Break”, developed exclusively for Xbox One (released April 2016). The revolutionary game blurs the line between episodic television and cinematic gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. "Quantum Break" is the biggest-selling Microsoft Studios IP for Xbox One and was the #1 best-selling Xbox game worldwide in April 2016.

Recent television credits include the scores for the original drama series “Sequestered” on Crackle (Sony Pictures Television) and "Making Moves" on Fullscreen, and thematic music packages for “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, and “Would You Fall For That” on ABC. John's music is widely featured in popular series on NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, USA, TNT, TBS, MTV, Bravo, Nat-Geo, and The Documentary Channel, as well as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. He previously composed for Ah2 Music and has created three soundtrack albums for Discovery Music Source. He has also scored national ad campaigns for Mercedes, Hewlett-Packard, Comcast, LG, ABC, Simmons, Pfizer, and Marriott. He has worked with legendary composer Mike Post and has served as a judge/advisor for the BMI Foundation Pete Carpenter Fellowship.

Film music credits include the scores for the feature documentaries "Silence Patton" and “A Polite Bribe”, music for the Warner Brothers Picture's feature “Mama’s Boy” (starring Diane Keaton), and the scores for “Pandora’s Box” (starring Joe Mantegna/Frances Fisher) and the 3-Part documentary “Dance School: Juilliard” (co-composer).

As a composer for the concert stage, John has enjoyed performances worldwide at major venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and La Schola Cantorum in Paris. Recent commissions include a solo piano work for Molly Morkoski, a viola and laptop piece for Jessica Meyer, and a violin and piano work for violinist Cyrus Beroukhim.

John’s music has been programmed by leading musicians and ensembles, including The Pacific Symphony, Eighth Blackbird, the Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, The Juilliard Orchestra, Symphony In C (Haddonfield Symphony), The New York Youth Symphony, the Chamber Symphony of New Jersey, The Yale Philharmonia, and others. He has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI (concert music and TV/film), Meet The Composer, the Yaddo Corporation, the American Composers Forum, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Barlow Endowment, among others. He serves on the Board Of Advisors for Composers Now.

John earned his Doctorate from The Juilliard School. His work is praised as “continually fascinating, a kinetic tour de force” (The San Francisco Classical Voice), “steely and hard edged” (The Los Angeles Times), and “vividly scored” (The New York Times). He also holds degrees in composition from Yale University (MM) and the Eastman School of Music (BM).

John is represented by Evolution Music Partners in Los Angeles.
  John Powell John Powell


"Oscar® nominated composer John Powell was catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice with his oft-referenced scores for the Bourne trilogy starring Matt Damon. He has become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as Shrek, Chicken Run, Ice Age (2 & 3), Bolt, Rio, Happy Feet (1 & 2) and Kung Fu Panda (1 & 2). His pulsating action music has provided the fuel for Hancock, Green Zone, Stop Loss, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and The Italian Job. His music has also sweetened the romance of Two Weeks Notice and P.S. I Love You, empowered X-Men: The Last Stand, lent tenderness to I Am Sam and gripping drama to United 93. His moving score for How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Powell has also lent his voice to the score of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. Most recently, Powell completed the scores to Rio 2, directed by Carlos Saldanha, and the critically acclaimed DreamWorks’ film How To Train Your Dragon 2. John Powell’s numerous film contributions have not gone unnoticed as Variety recently named him Billion Dollar Composer of the year. Powell is currently taking some time off from films to compose a 45-minute oratorio called “Moltke,” to commemorate World War I, premiering in London January 2015. John Powell's score for How to Traid Your Dragon 2 was recently nominated for the 2014 Annie Award for Outstanding achievement for music in an animated feature production." Edit
  Jojo Villanueva Jojo Villanueva

has been working in film as a music supervisor and music consultant since 2000’s Dude, Where’s My Car? Jojo’s most recent film is Universal’s box office blockbuster Straight Outta Compton which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. 

His extensive credits include: Arthur, Something Borrowed, Prom, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Lottery Ticket,  Marmaduke, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Fighting, Miss March, Sex Drive, Disaster Movie, Shutter, Meet the Spartans, Sydney White, Meet Bill, Charlie Bartlett, Epic Movie, The Hitcher, Black Christmas Date Movie, American Reunion, Cold Light of Day, The Internship, Runner Runner, Unfinished Business, the documentary Searching for Debra Winger, and Vacation starring Ed Helms.

JoJo also music supervised season 2 of the NBC hit musical series Smash as well as Sing, an animated comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. Upcoming for Villanueva is Universal’s Sing.

  Jon Ehrlich Jon Ehrlich has scored over 800 episodes of television. He has 3 primetime Emmy nominations for music composition on House, M.D. (FOX), The Agency (CBS) & Roar (FOX). Current projects include: Goliath (Amazon), Pitch (FOX), A.P.B. (FOX).  Past TV projects include: Parenthood (NBC), The Slap (NBC), White Collar (USA), Graceland (USA), About a Boy (NBC), Life (NBC), Invasion (ABC), The Guardian (CBS), & Party of Five (FOX). Jon studied music and theater at Yale University where he graduated Scholar of the House. He spent his early years writing musicals, and got his start at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, writing a musical film called The Jester. Edit
  Jon Ehrlich Jon Ehrlich Jon Ehrlich has scored over 800 episodes of television.  Over the years, on many scoring projects he has enjoyed a collaboration with composer Jason Derlatka.  Jon has 3 primetime Emmy nominations in the Music Composition for a Series category for House, M.D. (FOX), The Agency (CBS) & Roar (FOX).  Current/recent TV projects include: Goliath (Amazon), The Resident (FOX), Pitch (FOX), A.P.B. (FOX).  Other TV projects include: Parenthood (NBC), The Slap (NBC), White Collar (USA), Graceland (USA), About a Boy (NBC), Life (NBC), Invasion (ABC), The Guardian (CBS), Heartbeat (NBC), Karen Sisco (ABC), & Party of Five (FOX).  Jon’s score for Ask Me Anything won Best Music in a Feature Film at the Nashville Film Festival.  Jon studied music and theater at Yale University where he graduated Scholar of the House.  He spent his early years writing musicals, and got his start at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, writing a musical film called The Jester.

  Jon Favreau Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau is an integral part of the formation and expansion of the Marvel Universe, Favreau directed the blockbuster hits “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.” He also served as executive producer on Marvel’s “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Most recently, Favreau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the indie hit, “Chef,” which also starred Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. In 2011, Favreau directed and produced “Cowboys and Aliens,” starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Prior to directing the first two installments of the “Iron Man,” franchise, Favreau directed “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” a children’s film starring Tim Robbins, for Radar Pictures and Sony Entertainment. In 2003, Favreau directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau made his feature-film directorial debut with “Made,” a script he wrote and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs for Artisan Entertainment.

  Jonathan Merrill Jonathan Merrill Synthesizers quickly became one of Jonathan Merrill's many objects of fascination when, as a young boy, his father showed him the portamento feature on his giant Moog modular! While still a composition student at USC, this preoccupation landed him the job as sound designer for Garry Trudeau’s satirical musical, "Rapmaster Ronnie,” and eventually led him to join the sound design team at Spectrasonics.

Alongside his work with synthesizers, Jonathan has composed the music for scores of commercials, including Mercedes, Budweiser, and Disney, as well as music for TV, film, and new media. He has produced a diverse roster of performing artists and licensed songs and instrumental music extensively in TV and film. You’ve seen Jonathan conduct orchestras with Guns N’ Roses and Elton John and he teaches conducting to film scoring students at UCLA Extension. He has performed and recorded at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to the Montreux Jazz Festival, with artists including Gustavo Dudamel and Danny Elfman, and he recently sang on Michael Giacchino's score for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Jonathan Merrill's work for Spectrasonics appears in:

• Omnisphere
• Keyscape
• Bob Moog Tribute Library
• Keyscape Creative Library

  Josh Boardman Josh Boardman

is the vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the LA-based electro synth rock band, Battle Tapes. In addition to his numerous years of production and engineering work for music industry veterans, Josh and Battle Tapes have had their songs placed in blockbuster games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Need for Speed.

  Julia Michels Julia Michels has spent more than two decades in the film industry and has had great success in various roles throughout her storied career. She found her true calling working as an independent music supervisor and has proven that her contributions translate to major box office success. Her box office hits have totaled nearly $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales. She was recognized in 2010 and 2011 with the award for Outstanding Music Supervision in Film by the Hollywood Music in Media, as well as Best Music Supervision in Film in 2011 and 2012 by the Guild of Music Supervisors. Among her projects arePitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, for which she shares an Executive Music Producer credit with Julianne Jordan. The Pitch Perfect album won an American Music Award for Best Soundtrack and is ranked as the best-selling soundtrack album in digital history. Julia has teamed again with Julianne for the upcoming Universal comedy Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and the DreamWorks animated musical Trolls starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. She’s also working on the musical The Greatest Showman on Earth  starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum. Prior box office successes: The Other Woman, The Devil Wears Prada, Sex & The City, The Blind Side and So It Goes and August Rush. Julia has been Sr. Vice President of Music for MGM Pictures overseeing such films as Be Cool, Beauty Shop and the remake of The Pink Panther. Before that, Vice President of Soundtracks at EMI Records; and also for 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight and Fox Animation film divisions. And before all that, Julia was Director of Soundtracks for Capitol Records and instrumental in the creation of numerous soundtrack albums. Throughout her extensive career, she’s been a music editor, co-owner of an independent record label and agent for film composers. Edit
  Justin Hurwitz Justin Hurwitz

Justin Hurwitz graduated from Harvard University in 2008, where he studied music composition and orchestration. He composed the songs and score for Damien Chazelle's 2010 feature debut, GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH. In 2014, he composed the original score for WHIPLASH, earning a Grammy nomination. Most recently, he composed the songs and score for Chazelle’s film musical, LA LA LAND. Justin lives in Los Angeles.

  Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

is a singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who has earned numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy-Awards, three Brit Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and four Emmy Awards. He has won Emmys not just for acting on Saturday Night Live, but for writing the following songs as well: “Justin Timberlake Monologue,” “3-Way,” “I Love Sports,” Motherlover” and “Dick In A Box.”

Timberlake has collaborated with other artists, including Timbaland ("Give It to Me") and Madonna ("4 Minutes"). In the last eight years Timberlake has given more focus to his acting career holding starring roles in the films The Social Network, Inside Llewyn Davis and Alpha Dog.  

  Justine Raczkiewicz Justine Raczkiewicz is a film producer and director living in Los Angeles, California. Throughout her career she has worked on a number of award-winning films which have screened in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, among others, and has worked with companies such as The Weinstein Company, Miramax, Mandalay, Red Granite Pictures and FOX International. Under her own production company, Building J, she produced and directed her debut film, WASTE, currently on the festival circuit. Justine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, and is originally from Warsaw, Poland. Edit
  Keegan DeWitt Keegan DeWitt Over the past 4 years, Keegan DeWitt has brought 8 films to the Sundance Film Festival. His recent collaborations have gone on to garner an Academy Award, a Sundance Audience Award, 3 NY Times Critic’s Picks and an Independent Spirit Award. They help comprise a resume steeped in signature collaborations with daring and acclaimed young directors, creating works that are unquestionably unique.

From the disintegrated orchestral operas of “This Is Martin Bonner” to the NY-drenched live jazz arrangements of “Listen Up Philip”; the urgent and touching “Life According To Sam (HBO)” to the 80’s buddy comedy of “Land Ho”, DeWitt has built a name as a chameleon-like voice for the definitive characters and directors of the films he tackles.

Raised in Portland, Oregon, DeWitt attended SUNY Purchase for film direction, before transferring to the Atlantic Theater Company Acting Conservatory where he completed the 2 year professional program. He has premiered at SXSW, LA Film Fest many other international film festivals collaborating with close friends Aaron Katz (“Cold Weather”), Chad Hartigan (“This Is Martin Bonner”) and Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”). In parallel to his work as a composer, DeWitt is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Wild Cub, who’s hit “Thunder Clatter” recently sat in the top 15 at Alternative Radio for over 12 weeks.

  Kevin Korn Kevin Korn

Agent, Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

Composer agent Kevin Korn is a dynamic and accomplished member of the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency team, who is enhancing their roster of exciting and cutting edge new composers, as well as servicing many of GSA’s long-standing and established composer clients. Through his efforts, Kevin is helping to develop a new and diverse generation of film composers, many of whom are destined to become Hollywood’s A-list composers of tomorrow.

Kevin’s passion for music started at an early age, when he played a variety of musical instruments including saxophone, clarinet, flute and piano. He earned a degree in Music Composition from The University of the Arts, before interning for New Line Cinema and the National Society of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS). He went on to work for the music-crossover department at the prestigious Creative Artists Agency, assisting pop musicians with transitioning into film composition.

At the age of 25, Kevin became the industry’s youngest film music agent when he was hired by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency. Within his first two years at GSA, Kevin expanded the roster by signing such notable clients as Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton, Insurgent, Earth to Echo), Steven Price (Gravity, Fury), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Theory of Everything), Ryan Lott aka Son Lux (Paper Towns), Sarah Schachner (Assassins Creed: Unity), Anthony Gonzalez of the band M83 (Oblivion), and Mike Shinoda of the band Linkin Park (The Raid: Redemption). 

  Kim Allen Kluge & Kathryn Kluge Kim Allen Kluge & Kathryn Kluge

Kim Allen Kluge and Kathryn Kluge are a husband and wife team who compose for film and live performance. They have written for music icons ranging from jazz legend, Branford Marsalis to classical virtuoso, Midori. A recording of their new American Concerto for Piano & Orchestra is slated to be released in January 2017.

Kim Allen Kluge is also a distinguished conductor. The Kluges work from their Los Angeles studio.

  Kris Bowers Kris Bowers

Emmy winning-composer Kris Bowers scores compositions that step outside any genre’s traditional boundaries to form new and thrilling music. Kris scored Netflix’s “Dear White People,” which premiered in April.  Bowers showcases his talent for fusing music with storytelling through this story that follows a group of diverse students navigating their way through discrimination at a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Bowers also scored a wide range of films including Amazon’s tv movie “The Snowy Day,” for which Bowers recently won a Daytime Emmy, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, “Seeds of Time,” “Play it Forward,” “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” and “I Am Giant: Victor Cruz.”  He also recently scored “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” which premiered at the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, and “Little Boxes” which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival and was promptly purchased by Netflix.

In addition to composing for film and television, Kris has recorded and/or performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Marcus Miller, José James, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.  Kris’s rich and eclectic sensibilities are also evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, his debut recording on Concord Jazz, which opened at No. 1 on the iTunes jazz chart.  He has been named a Steinway Artist, one of iTunes twelve “Artists to Watch,” and was one of 6 composers to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab at Skywalker Sound.

  Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Grammy nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, traveled back in musical time to soundtrack the biggest pop culture phenomenon of 2016: the Netflix series Stranger Things. The duo’s dreamy, throwback score helped sell the nostalgic ode to when Carpenter and Spielberg were the tastemakers of the horror/fantasy genre. Series creators The Duffer Brothers fell in love with the band’s albums, which spin classic synths into a distinctly modern sound—and the resulting alchemy produced the most talked-about soundtrack of the year that garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Season Two, which they’ll return to score, is in production now.

Dixon and Stein, both Texas natives, were born in the early 1980s when the inspirations for Stranger Things were being made. They met as teenagers, and both eventually gravitated towards the analog, electronic tones of their childhoods. S U R V I V E has quickly exploded from being a hip Austin act to touring the U.S. and Europe, and the band recently released their second studio album, “RR7349.”

“Every synth has a magical power, if you want to call it that,” says Dixon. “You can basically create the sound you’re thinking of,” adds Stein, “or you can just goof around with it and come across something that inspires you. So it feeds you and you feed it and just have this interaction with the instrument. It’s like a nourishment.”

  Lara Stolman Lara Stolman

Lara's work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH-1 and The New York Times' website. Her film Portraits of Survival, about coming to terms with the tragedy of 9/11 through art was selected for the Hamptons International Film Festival, aired on MSNBC and was awarded the Cine Golden Eagle. 

For Swim Team, her first feature documentary film, she was named an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow, awarded the New York Women in Film and Television Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness grant and was provided with completion funding from the Karma Foundation.

Lara has guest lectured on documentary production at NYU, served as a juror for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards and writes for the Huffington Post. She has a BA in Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and JD from Yeshiva University's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

  Larendee Roos Larendee Roos Larendee Roos is a Life and Business Strategist.  For the last 13 years she has consulted and advised corporate executives on professional and personal development.  She is an ordained ministerial counselor and licensed clinical hypnotherapist.  She is also a skilled strategic interventionist which is a proven method of quickly assessing teams and finding solutions and opportunities for improvement within systems and organizations.  She utilizes elements from her training in psychology and business to find unifying solutions that provide consensus, collaboration and positive change. 

 Formerly, the Executive Vice President for Extra Space Storage, a leading operator of 700 plus self-storage facilities nationwide from 1992 to 2003, she was responsible for leading the teams that analyzed, developed, and implemented all of the systems for the tactical sales, marketing, operations, and accounting at Extra Space Storage.  She also served as a strategic advisor relative to development, acquisitions and mergers, and business development. She has a Liberal Arts Education in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Evangel University, and the University of Utah.

  She is an ordained ministerial counselor through Pathways of Light Ministerial College and a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists.  She believes that when we are anchored in who we are and what we stand for, we will attract those we are meant to serve. Edit
  Laura Karpman Laura Karpman "Four-time Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman’s vibrant, diverse career includes performances by the Los Angeles and Czech Philharmonics, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Houston, National, Detroit, and Prague Symphonies, and American Composers Orchestra. She has become recognized for works that bring together music, image, and narrative. Her recent multi-media work ASK YOUR MAMA, written for Jessye Norman and The Roots, premiered to a sold-out house at Carnegie Hall which commissioned it, debuted in LA at the Hollywood Bowl, and returned to New York’s Apollo Theater in March 2013. She has also written scores for every major network and cable station, as well as studio and independent features, animation (feature Annie award nomination) and videogame music for Warner Brothers, Microsoft and Sony Online Entertainment. She has won two GANG Awards. In concert music, recent and upcoming premieres include a collaboration with NPR’s the Kitchen Sisters at the Cabrillo Festival under the baton of Marin Alsop, Different Lanes commissioned by Pacific Serenades for string quartet and 2 ipads, La Siren, a multimedia, a work about the ocean for the Pacific Symphony, and the One Ten Project for the Los Angeles Opera, celebrating both the 70th anniversary of the dedication of the freeway and the 25th anniversary of the Opera Company. She looks forward to her new opera, which she’s writing with New York Times columnist Gail Collins as well as new works for David Krakauer and Evelyn Glennie. Karpman has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Ives Fellowship and several ASCAP and Meet the Composer awards. She has had residencies at Tanglewood and the MacDowell Colony, and was among the first Sundance Institute Fellows, and has recently served as an advisor to that program. She attended the Aspen Music School and L' Ecole des Arts Americaines, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, and received her doctorate from The Juilliard School where she studied with Milton Babbitt. She is on the UCLA Theater, Film and Television faculty, directed Berklee School of Music’s first master degree in films scoring program and was a guest composer of The Juilliard Composition Forum, USC’s Film Scoring program, Frost School of Music and many other distinguished institutions." Edit
  Leigh Roberts Leigh Roberts Leigh Roberts (born February 18, 1969) is an American television and film composer. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey and currently resides in the Pasadena, California area. Prior to living in Los Angeles, Leigh ran a jingle company out of New York City, scoring many commercials and PSA's.

Leigh has a longstanding partnership with filmmaker and director Tom Donahue. Their past collaborations include the 2012 release of Emmy-nominated "Casting By", a documentary based on the fascinating life of casting agent Marion Dougherty and "Thank You for Your Service", an eye-opening documentary on the affects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in servicemen and women, released in 2016. Their most recent collaboration, the documentary "Davi's Way", is a character portrait of Robert Davi as he makes his shift from acting to singing professionally, reflecting on the cultural impact of Frank Sinatra.

Leigh has scored numerous documentaries for television networks like HBO, Discovery Channel, PBS, and A&E. He has also composed dramatic music for television shows including "House", "White Collar”, “Graceland” and "Power Rangers". Leigh also co-composed the international main title of the television show "House" with fellow composer Jon Ehrlich.

Leigh Roberts is also a founder of Qwire [ Qwire] (pronounced 'choir'), a cloud-based software company designed to organize collaboration between pre-production, post-production, and music clearance and administration of the television and film industry.

  Leon Bridges Leon Bridges R&B artist and singer songwriter Leon Bridges, who burst onto the nationwide music scene earlier this year with his hit song “Coming Home,” provides the original song, “So Long,” for the highly anticipated motion picture Concussion starring Will Smith. Bridges’ debut album, “Coming Home,” launched this summer to rave reviews and public acclaim, reaching the top ten in the US, UK and Australia.  A rare talent who performs smoldering ballads and elemental rock ‘n’ roll with equal aplomb, the minor-key, blue hues of Bridges’ songs embrace a refreshing subtlety that feels straight out of classic soul and R&B.  A little more than a year ago, a chance meeting in Fort Worth led to an independent recording session, and soon, signing with Columbia Records. Edit
  Lesley Barber Lesley Barber A 2016 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences initiate, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. From orchestral to atmospheric, alternative to children’s music, Appalachian to electronic,  Lesley has an innate ability to bring the essential to light and avoid the cliché.

In Manchester by the Sea, the new film directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Lesley employs intricately harmonized vocal performances and subtle, atmospheric orchestral work that provides integral support for the incredible performances by Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and young discovery Lucas Hedges. Praise for her work on this project promises to launch her into the top tier of a new generation of film composers.

The power of music to articulate the unspoken and take a film to a new level truly inspires Lesley. After starting her career as a concert composer, she knew she’d found a new calling on her first feature, Patricia Rozema’s When Night Is Falling. Other auteur-driven projects followed and shaped her career, including for the Oscar-winning You Can Count On Me (also directed by Lonergan, with Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney) and Mira Nair's Golden Globe-winning Hysterical Blindness (starring Uma Thurman and Gena Rowlands) which combined a full orchestra with a separate string quartet and unusual, inventive electronic effects.

Lesley’s interest in modern electronic programming, loops, and effects adds dimension to her work. She  often employs a signature solo instrument as well. For the award-winning documentary How To Change The World (dir: Jerry Rothwell) Lesley used the hardanger (Norwegian fiddle) and the bowed acoustic guitar as part of a primarily electronic score. For Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries, she used prepared piano, string harmonics and effects. A conservatory-trained pianist, she plays many of the piano solos in her scores, as well as other instruments.

Other film credits include a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects including Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park,  Boaz Yakin’s A Price Above Rubies, Yo-Yo Ma: Six Gestures, Bette Gordon’s  Luminous Motion, Wiebke Von Carolsfeld's Marion Bridge, and the children’s classic Little Bear with Maurice Sendak, and the recently released powerhouse doc The Apology by Tiffany Hsiung. Lesley is currently working on a remake of the film Beaches, directed by Alison Anders, starring Idina Manzel and Nia Long, as well as Attiya Khan’s feminist documentary A Better Man, for which she is utilizing analog synthesizers and other 80’s genre electronics.

Lesley is an active member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which has taken a leading role in the much-publicized diversity conversation now occurring in Hollywood.  She has a passion for good food, great cities and interesting company.

  Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, “Hamilton” - with book, music and lyrics by Miranda, in addition to him playing the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. “Hamilton” was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and has earned a record-breaking 16 Tony® nominations, including three nominations for Miranda for book, score and leading actor in a musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Hamilton” won the 2016 Grammy® for best musical theater album. Both Miranda and “Hamilton” won the 2016 Drama League Awards for distinguished performance and outstanding production of a musical, respectively. For its sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater, “Hamilton” received a record-breaking 10 Lortel Awards, as well as three Outer Critic Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best new musical, and an OBIE for best new American play. Material from the show was previewed at the White House during its first-ever Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word in 2009, Lincoln Center Theater’s 2012 American Songbook Series and New York Stage and Film’s 2013 Powerhouse Theatre Season at Vassar College.

Miranda’s first Broadway musical, “In the Heights,” received four 2008 Tony® Awards (best orchestrations, best choreography and best musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony for best score, as well as a nomination for best leading actor in a musical. Off-Broadway, “In the Heights” received nine Drama Desk nominations (best music, best lyrics) and an award for outstanding ensemble performance. “In the Heights” also won the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for best musical. Additionally, Miranda received an Obie Award for outstanding music and lyrics for the show. “In the Heights” also took home a 2009 Grammy® for its original Broadway cast album and was recognized as a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in drama. In 2016, Miranda won the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in music for the original London production of “In The Heights.”

Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s “Bring it On: The Musical” (2013 Tony® nomination for best musical, 2013 Drama Desk nomination for best lyrics). The original Broadway cast recording was released by Sh-K-Boom Records in 2012. Miranda contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz' “Working” and worked with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story.” In 2014, Miranda received an Emmy® with Tom Kitt for their song, “Bigger,” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

Miranda serves as a Council Member of The Dramatists Guild, board member of Young Playwrights Inc. and was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to New York City’s Theater Subdistrict Council in 2015.He lives in NYC with his wife, son and dog.

  Lolita Ritmanis Lolita Ritmanis Lolita Ritmanis is a ten time Emmy Award-nominated composer, having won this award in 2002 for her work on the animated series Batman Beyond. She received her first Primetime Emmy Nomination for her Main Title Theme for the Warner Bros. television series Justice League. Her second Primetime Emmy Nomination was shared with her partners: Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter (aka Dynamic Music Partners) for their musical – Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Mayhem of the Music Meister, starring Neil Patrick Harris. Prior to her successful career as a composer, Lolita worked as an orchestrator for composers Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Mark Snow and Shirley Walker (to name but a few). She was an orchestrator on over 100 films, mini-series and television programs, including Lethal Weapon 4, X-Files Movie, Swimfan, Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves, Final Destination and The West Wing. Lolita’s concert works as well as four original musicals have been performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Australia. Her cantata “A New Day” was performed at Lincoln Center in New York City. Her music for film and television has been performed at film music festivals in Ubeda, Spain in 2012, as well as Tenerife- Spain this past summer. Lolita serves on the Music Peer Group Executive Committee of the Television Academy. On October 4th, 2014 Lolita will attend the premiere of her new symphonic work "An Overture to Light," performed in Riga, Latvia. She is also completing a collaborative work, a children's opera, which will premiere at the end of November this year. Lolita is currently composing music for Marvel’s: Avengers Assemble. Edit
  Lorne Balfe Lorne Balfe is a Grammy-winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. His recent credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, DreamWorks Animation’s “The Penguins of Madagascar” and “Manny,” a documentary about the life of boxer Manny Pacquiao, which premiered at SXSW. Other composing credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Megamind” and Ubisoft’s acclaimed game, “Assassin’s Creed III.” Balfe is currently scoring the Paramount Pictures thriller “Captive” starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara, releasing September 18, 2015. He also currently co-scores the hit NBC mini-series “A.D.: The Bible Continues” with Oscar® and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including the second and third installments of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Iron Man,” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” He provided music and was the score producer on 2008′s “The Dark Knight,” which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture. In addition to being named Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2009, he was also the score producer for Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes,” which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. In 2011, he produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. His music is featured in the BBC and Sundance Channel TV mini-series, “Restless,” starring Hayley Atwell and Rufus Sewell, for which Balfe received the 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition. Balfe is a BAFTA nominated video game composer with credits including “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations,” “Assassin’s Creed III” and “Beyond: Two Souls,” which features performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty "won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for Ragtime. In the same year, they garnered two Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for Twentieth Century Fox's animated feature film, Anastasia. Other Broadway and world premieres include: Seussical (Grammy and Drama Desk nominations; one of the most frequently performed show in America); My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; Broadway revival of Ragtime; Rocky (Hamburg and Broadway, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Musical), and the 2014 Kennedy Center premiere of Little Dancer. Upcoming: Anastasia. Lincoln Center Theater and Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Dessa Rose (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); The Glorious Ones (five Drama Desk nominations); Lucky Stiff (Helen Hayes Award, Best Musical). Individually, Ms. Ahrens’ credits include A Christmas Carol (ten years at Madison Square Garden); A Christmas Carol (adapted teleplay, NBC/Hallmark Entertainment); Camp (IFC Films); Lucky Stiff (screenplay). She is a mainstay songwriter/singer for Schoolhouse Rock. Her published works have been nominated for the Pushcart Anthology and Best American Essays. Emmy Award winner and four-time Emmy nominee. Mr. Flaherty’s credits include: concert premieres at the Hollywood Bowl and Boston's Symphony Hall; commissions from the Guggenheim Museum, Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space; incidental music for Neil Simon's Proposals on Broadway; musical score for Loving Repeating: A Musical Of Gertrude Stein (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical.) Upcoming: In Your Arms, Old Globe Theater, 2015. Ahrens and Flaherty are Council members of the Dramatists Guild of America, ASCAP, NARAS, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They co-founded the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program for Emerging Writers, and in 2014, they received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement." Edit
  Mac Quayle Mac Quayle

Audiences worldwide have been captivated by the unique musical stylings of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, Mac Quayle.  Mac is currently scoring USA Network’s Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller “Mr. Robot,” starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek, for which Mac won an Emmy in 2016.

Most recently, Mac composed Ryan Murphy’s newest series, FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, about the notorious rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of the 1962 cult classic thriller, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.”  He also scores FX’s “American Horror Story,” for which he received an Emmy nomination, Fox’s “Scream Queens,” starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as FX’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” starring John Travolta, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.

In addition to Mac’s television work, he has also composed music for a diverse list of feature films and documentaries.  His music for the documentary “Autism in Love” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and indie thriller “LA Slasher,” which premiered at the New York City International Film Festival.

As a producer, re-mixer and keyboardist, Mac has worked on over 300 releases, 40 #1 Billboard Dance hits, and earned a Grammy nomination for producing Donna Summer’s “I Will Go with You.”  Quayle has been awarded numerous Gold and Platinum records, as well as worked with some of the biggest names in the music business.  Mac has created music for Madonna, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Annie Lennox, New Order, Beyonce and Sting, to name a few.

  Mac Quayle Mac Quayle

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Audiences worldwide have been captivated by the unique musical stylings of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, Mac Quayle.  He currently scores USA Network’s Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller “Mr. Robot,” starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek, for which Mac won an Emmy.

Most recently, Mac received 2 Emmy nominations, outstanding main title and score, for his music in Ryan Murphy’s hit series, FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, about the notorious rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of the 1962 cult classic thriller, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.” He also composed “American Horror Story: Cult,” starring Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters and is currently working on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” starring Penelope Cruz and Darren Criss.

Quayle has written music for over 40 films and television shows, and has accumulated a long list of credits as a music producer, dance re-mixer and multi-instrumentalist. He scored FX’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” starring John Travolta, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. He also composed FX’s fan favorite series “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” starring Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett as well as previous seasons including “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” for which Mac received his first Emmy nomination and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” starring Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer. He also scored Fox’s “Scream Queens,”starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis.

In addition to Mac’s television work, his music can also be heard on a diverse list of feature films and documentaries.  His music for the documentary “Autism in Love” premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, and indie thriller “LA Slasher,” starring Mischa Barton premiered at the New York City International Film Festival.

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  Marcelo Zarvos Marcelo Zarvos

The subtle nuances of composer Marcelo Zarvos’ style are evidenced in his recent scores for Golden Globe-winning THE AFFAIR and RAY DONOVAN.  Though his training began by studying classical music he later began delving into jazz, rock and world music.  This expansion of influence helped to create Zarvos’ trademark sound – a seamless blend of classical, orchestral, rock, electronic and various ethnic elements, that together create uniquely affecting and emotionally charged music for film, TV, modern dance and the concert stage.

Because of his skill with layered stories and emotive undertones, Brazilian-born Zarvos has become the go-to composer for filmmakers like Nicole Holofcener (ENOUGH SAID, PLEASE GIVE, the upcoming ONE MISSISSIPPI), Antoine Fuqua (BROOKLYN’S FINEST), Tod Williams (THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, CELL), Ross Katz (ADULT BEGINNERS, THE CHOICE), Cary Fukunaga (SIN NOMBRE) and Barry Levinson (THE HUMBLING, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, ROCK THE KASBAH).

A classically trained pianist and composer, Zarvos earned his BFA from Cal Arts. He burst onto the film landscape in the early 2000s with his score for KISSING JESSICA STEIN and with the film adaptation of the John Irving novel, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR. Splitting time between the New York independent film scene, Hollywood productions, World and European Cinema, Zarvos’ credits include THE GOOD SHEPHERD, THE WORDS, BROOKLYN’S FINEST, THE FACE OF LOVE, REACHING FOR THE MOON (FLORES RARAS), SIN NOMBRE, HOLLYWOODLAND, ADULT BEGINNERS, THE HUMBLING, LITTLE ACCIDENTS, AMERICAN ULTRA and ENOUGH SAID.

Twice nominated for Primetime Emmy® Awards (for YOU DON’T KNOW JACK and TAKING CHANCE), Zarvos’ television work includes TOO BIG TO FAIL, THE BIG C, EXTANT the HBO movie PHIL SPECTOR, and two current Showtime series THE AFFAIR and RAY DONOVAN.

Zarvos recently wrote the original score for Fences, which opens in theatres on December 25.

  Marco Beltrami Marco Beltrami is an award-winning composer whose résumé includes films ranging from epic drama to dark comedy and horror. He has worked with some of the most recognizable names in the industry including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, David Goyer, Bertrand Tavernier, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Len Wiseman, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelley and Tommy Lee Jones. Most recently, Beltrami scored Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans, The Giver, starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, World War Zstarring Brad Pitt and AMC’s spy thriller Turn. Other recent projects include The Wolverine, Trouble with the Curve, The Sessions, A Good Day to Die Hard and Warm Bodies. Additional film credits include Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, The Woman in Black, The Thing and Deadfall. Up next for Beltrami is True Story, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, and The Coup, starring Pierce Brosnan. The composer established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres and he has two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: one for 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and one for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner. In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for Soul Surfer. Previously, Beltrami worked with actor and filmmaker Tommy Lee Jones on The Sunset Limited and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. The Homesman marks the pair’s third collaboration together. Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then led him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master Luigi Nono and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Beltrami landed Wes Craven’s Scream. After Scream, he went on to compose the critically acclaimed score for Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic. This was the first of several collaborations with Del Toro, including Hellboy and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Edit
  Margeaux Sullivan Margeaux Sullivan Margeaux Sullivan is a strategic advisor. She partners with executives, startup founders, and members of C Suites to successfully market their products and companies through effective team management. Her passion is helping founders and executives convert large visions into action to build their brand and lead their teams. Margeaux holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, has successfully run her own consulting firm for over 5 years, and sits on multiple boards. Edit
  Mark Frieser Mark Frieser

As the Founder and CEO of the SyncSummit event series, Mr. Frieser brings together thousands of people annually to share ideas, knowledge, and to make deals between buyers and sellers in the music for visual, interactive and branded media market. 

As the Founder and CEO of the music licensing agency, Sync Exchange, Mr. Frieser works closely with the world’s largest music labels, publishers, artists and management companies to sell their music for usage in television, film, video games, advertising, Internet video and mobile projects, content and applications.

  Mark Mancina Mark Mancina American composer/producer/ songwriter, has created a body of work ranging from the Hollywood box office to the Broadway stage. He has been awarded three Grammy® Awards, Britain’s Ivor Novello Award and an American Music Award. Mancina received a Tony® nomination as co-composer/lyricist and music producer of "The Lion King on Broadway," a record-breaking production with an estimated audience of 55 million to date. Although he has scored more than 30 films, he is known to rank his scores for "August Rush,” “Tarzan,” “Training Day” and "Twister" among his personal favorites.

Although Mancina is best known as a Broadway and Hollywood composer, his music proliferates in nearly every genre of entertainment. He has written for Sony PlayStation games. Disney’s famous “Castle Logo” and its “Disneynature Logo” both feature Mancina’s work. Countless sporting events, including the 2008 Olympics Games, have highlighted his compositions, and his themes can be heard regularly on the TV shows “Criminal Minds” and “Saturday Night Live.” His song, “He Lives in You”—featured in “The Lion King on Broadway”—has been recorded by multiple artists. Mancina also writes for the concert stage, including works based on some of his most memorable film scores. Mancina is currently working with stage director John Doyle, on an adaptation of “August Rush” for the theatre.

Mancina is a noted rare-instrument collector and classical guitar enthusiast.

  Mark Suozzo Mark Suozzo

Mark Suozzo composes music for feature films and documentaries. He's had the pleasure of working with some of America's finest independent filmmakers over the years - with Whit Stillman on Metropolitan (Oscar Nomination), BarcelonaLast Days of DiscoDamsels in DistressThe Cosmopolitansand most recently the art house favorite Love & Friendship; Shari Springer-Berman and Bob Pulcini on American Splendor (Oscar Nomination) and The Nanny Diaries; and with Mary Harron on The Notorious Bettie Page

His scores have been featured in documentaries for HBO, American Experience and Independent Lens, including the series How Democracy Works NowSound and Fury (Oscar Nomination), Why Can't We be a Family Again (Oscar Nomination), Thank You and Goodnight and Well-Founded Fear. As an arranger he's recorded with Creed (#1 "With Arms Wide Open"), Aretha Franklin and Britney Spears.

Mark teaches at NYU / Steinhardt, where he is Co-Director of the Film Scoring program.

  Marty Simon Marty Simon

Founder and CEO, MRD Inc and PowerScore Music

is the founder and CEO of royalty management company MRD-Music Revenue Data Inc and PowerScore Music.

MRD-is a concierge service exclusively for composers and film and TV music publisher. MRD has created a Premium Royalty Assurance Service powered by custom technology and experience specializing in cue sheet product/audio visual looking after the Composer and/or rights owner of publishing for Films  including, Mychael Danna's Academy Award winner, Life of Pi, San Andreas, Hunger Games, Little Miss Sunshine, Capote,  as well as TV Programs Fear of The Walking DeadTyrant, Rookie Blue, Halt and Catch Fire among many others.                                                      

Born in Montreal, he began his musical career at McGill University’s Faculty of Music, and lived/worked in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Atlanta, before moving to Toronto in 1994. He joined ASCAP as a writer member in 1980. He has written and published hit songs for artists including Wilson Pickett, Celine Dion, and Rick Ross.

Simon has composed and published music for more than 25 films and has been twice nominated for Canada’s Gemini music awards.He has shared his expertise in speeches,workshops and seminars for the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Canadian Music Week (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010), Toronto International Film Festival, Rogers Industry Panels, Canadian Film Center, SOCAN and Harborfront Theatre, in Toronto, and ASCAP's "I Create Music" in Los Angeles.

He was elected twice to the board of directors of SOCAN as a film and TV music publisher and served as the 1st Vice Chairman of the Board of SOCAN from May 2006 to June 2009.

  Maurizio Malagnini Maurizio Malagnini is an Emmy-nominated composer based in London whose work spans drama, animation, and symphonic music. Over the past five years, the international award-winning composer has distinguished himself by bringing his elegant melodies and cinematic class to numerous BBC television shows. Since 2010, Malagnini has composed the music for 54 episodes of television for BBC One. In demand because of his ability to vary his palette of sounds and styles, each time bringing the audience to the heart of the story, Malagnini’s work on THE PARADISE has recently been recognized with an EMMY® Award Nomination, and has been hailed as a “masterpiece of musical storytelling.” Broadcast in 132 territories, THE PARADISE earned Malagnini international recognition, including three Music + Sound Awards and, in 2015, his first EMMY® Award Nomination. Continuing his relationship with the BBC, Malagnini was asked to compose the soundtrack for the fourth season of the popular period drama CALL THE MIDWIFE (Neal Street). Malagnini’s music helped to breathe new life and color to the show, and was awarded with his fourth Music + Sound Award in 2015. His recent projects include THE C WORD, a BBC TV-movie based on the book and blog by Lisa Lynch, featuring a minimalistic and subtle score, which mixed electronica with string orchestra. Malagnini is currently composing the music for the fifth season of CALL THE MIDWIFE. Edit
  Max Martin Max Martin

is a songwriter, record producer, singer and multi Grammy-Award winner. He rose to prominence after making a string of hits for artists including the Backstreet BoysBritney Spears and NSYNC. Some of his earlier hits include "I Want It That Way," "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "It's My Life."

Martin has (co-)written 22 Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits (many of which he has also acted as producer or co-producer on) in the United States, including Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," Britney Spears's "Hold It Against Me," Maroon 5's "One More Night" and Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "Shake It Off." Martin is the songwriter with the third-most number one singles on the chart, behind only Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

Martin won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award for the sixth consecutive year and for the ninth time in his career in 2016.

Other artists he has written with include Céline Dion (That’s the Way It Is and Faith), Kelly Clarkson (Since u Been Gone, My Life Would Suck Without You), Pink (“It’s All Your Fault”), Katy Perry (“Wide Awake” and “Roar”), Ellie Goulding (“Love Me like You Do” and “On My Mind”), The Weekend (“Can’t Feel My Face”) and more.

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  Melissa Bernstein Melissa Bernstein graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career working in documentary television on National Geographic’s “Explorer” series and The Learning Channel’s “A Wedding Story.” From there she transitioned into public relations, working for one of the leading global public relations agencies, Fleishman-Hillard, on accounts including Onvia, The Webby Awards, The Body Shop Digital and Sony PlayStation. Following that, Bernstein produced a number of award-winning short films. Presently, she works with Mark Johnson under his Gran Via Productions banner, overseeing television development and production. Bernstein was a co-executive producer on the Peabody, Golden Globe, and Emmy® Award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” which she was with since the pilot. In addition to Rectify, Bernstein is currently an executive producer on AMC and Sony Picture Television's “Better Call Saul,” which begins production on its second season in the summer of 2015. She is also executive producing the AMC original series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” which will premiere its second season in May of 2015. Bernstein lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jordan, and their son, Lee. Edit
  Mica Levi Mica Levi Mica Levi (Micachu) is a London based artist, composer and music producer.  Mica studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music, garnering her first classical commission from the London Philharmonic at age 20.  She has since written and recorded numerous albums and mix tapes, most recently with Good Sad Happy Bad (Rough Trade).  Her iconic score for Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin won the European Film Award, the Los Angeles Film Critcs Award and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Music.  Mica was also the youngest artist in residence at London’s Southbank Center and has performed at major art institutions worldwide including the Getty, MoMA PS1 and the Barbican. Current projects include her composition of the score for Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, a new album produced for Tirzah and a forthcoming solo LP.
  Michael & Patty Silversher Michael & Patty Silversher

Prime-time Emmy Award-nominated, and Grammy-winning songwriters, Michael & Patty Silversher have written, composed and arranged music and lyrics for theatre, films and television.

Michael and Patty composed the score for four seasons of the hit TV series Dinosaur Train, a collaboration between Jim Henson Productions and PBS. They composed songs as well as score for the new Henson/ Netflix show, Word Party, which premiered in July 2016, as well as another Henson/PBS Sprout series Pajanimals, writing the theme song as well. They were co-composers, arrangers and musical directors/ supervisors of the Jim Henson Company/TLC television series Animal Jam.

As songwriters, Michael & Patty Silversher’s latest recording is a January 2016 release by Social Thinking Superflex: A Hero Inside. The project involves songs written for a curriculum program for people on the Autism spectrum. They have written more than a hundred songs for the Disney song catalog including Donald Duck's 50th Birthday song, and Mickey Mouse's 60th Anniversary Song. They have also written the theme songs for two of Disney’s most popular series of the ‘80s and ‘90s; Gummi Bears and Tale Spin, as well as the Warner Bros/ABC series Eye to Eye.

In 1997 and 1999 Michael and Patty were honored with Emmy nominations for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for their work on Disney specials, Boo To You Too, Winnie-The-Pooh, and Winnie The Pooh: A Valentine For You. They were similarly honored in 1996 for Jim Henson Production's 1995 Christmas special, Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree. Their soundtrack of Elmo in Grouchland won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Recording with Music in 2000.

  Michael A. Levine Michael A. Levine

Cold Case, Close To Home, Star

Michael A. Levine was the series composer for the Jerry Bruckheimer/CBS dramas Cold Case and Close to Home, for which he was awarded eight ASCAP awards, and is the series composer for the not-yet-released George Lucas-produced Star Wars Detours animated Star Wars parody. He scored the much-lauded documentary, Landfill Harmonic, about the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, and co-wrote its closing credits song, “Cateura - Vamos a Soñar.” He was the music producer (w/Lucas Cantor) of Lorde's version of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, and of chart-topping records for Nat and Alex Wolff. Michael also composed the theme for Scrat, the sabertooth squirrel featured in the Ice Age shorts.

Levine provided additional music and violin on a number of Hans Zimmer scores, including The Simpsons Movie, Batman: The Dark Knight, and Rango. Levine’s concert music includes “Divination by Mirrors for Saw and Strings,” which premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City; his “Concerto for Pedal Steel Guitar and Orchestra” premiered at Ryman Hall in Nashville.

Michael began his career in advertising and still writes music for commercials. His best-known contribution to Western culture may be composing the classic Kit Kat candy bar “Gimme a Break” jingle.

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  Michael Brook Michael Brook is a Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer, producer and recording artist recognized for his unique style of composition that traverses ambient, world, Americana, electronic and orchestral territories.

His work often contains unusual combinations of instruments, sounds and moods that create a powerful, unique and emotional impact.

His music career began as a recording artist, guitar player, producer and collaborator, working with artists such as , Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, The Pogues, on ground breaking labels such as 4AD and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records.

As his music began to be licensed in films such as Heat and Any Given Sunday, he developed an interest in composing for film and moved to Los Angeles from the UK in 1999.

Among the more than 40 films that he has scored are THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, THE FIGHTER, INTO THE WILD, CHAVEZ, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and the Oscar® winning documentary UNDEFEATED.

  Michael Eames Michael Eames Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of PEN Music Group, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development. Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film & television department of Don Williams Music Group where he was responsible for song catalogues such as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago and Roy Orbison among numerous others. He also worked previously for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the management and music supervision firms The Derek Power Co and Seth Kaplan Entertainment. 

Michael is currently the President of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA). He is also a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Michael recently co-authored a book entitled FIVE STAR MUSIC MAKEOVER: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers (Hal Leonard) and is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms and panel discussions nationwide.

  Michael Giacchino Michael Giacchino

most recently composed the music for Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” and has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including “Zootopia,” “Inside Out,” “Jurassic World,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and “Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol.” Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit “Up” earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

Giacchino began his filmmaking career at the age of 10 in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, and eventually went on to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard and then at UCLA. From marketing, he became a producer in the fledgling Disney Interactive Division, where he had the opportunity to write music for video games. 

After moving to a producing job at the newly formed DreamWorks Interactive Division, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Subsequently, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score. Giacchino continued writing for video games and became well known for his “Medal of Honor” scores. 

Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long-standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series “Alias” and “Lost,” and the feature films “Mission Impossible: III,” “Star Trek,” “Super 8” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the “Ratatouille” ride in Disneyland Paris. Giacchino also was the musical director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. His music can be heard in concert halls internationally with “Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Ratatouille” films being performed live-to-picture with a full orchestra. 

 “Star Trek Beyond,” directed by Justin Lin, marks his first third in a franchise and was released this summer. Giacchino’s upcoming projects for 2017 include “War for the Planet of the Apes,” directed by Matt Reeves, and “Spider-Man Homecoming,” helmed by Jon Watts. 

Giacchino serves as the Governor of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the advisory board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.

  Michael Giacchino Michael Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including Inside Out, Jurassic World, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

Giacchino began his filmmaking career at the age of 10 in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, and eventually went on to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Afte college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard and then at UCLA. From marketing, he became a producer in the fledgling Disney Interactive Division where he had the opportunity to write music for video games.

After moving to a producing job at the newly formed DreamWorks Interactive Division, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Subsequently, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score. Giacchino continued writing for video games and became well known for his Medal of Honor scores.

Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long-standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series Alias and Lost; and the feature films Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille ride in Disneyland Paris.

Giacchino also was the musical director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. His music can be heard in concert halls internationally with Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Ratatouille films being performed live-to-picture with a full orchestra.

Last year, Giacchino’s music could be heard in Zootopia, Star Trek Beyond, Dr. Strange and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which marked the first score to be composed for a Star Wars film following John Williams. Giacchino’s projects for 2017 include War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man Homecoming, The Book of Henry, and Pixar’s Coco.

Giacchino serves as the Governor of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the advisory board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.

  Michael John LaChiusa Michael John LaChiusa

Michael John LaChiusa is a five –time TONY Award nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist for his Broadway productions of The Wild Party, Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. LaChiusa’s acclaimed off-Broadway musicals have been seen at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in NY and include First Daughter Suite, Giant, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna SeeFirst Lady Suite, Bernarda AlbaHello AgainLittle Fish, and Four Short Operas: Break, Agnes, Eulogy For Mr. Hamm, Lucky Nurse. LaChiusa’s latest musical, Rain, premiered at the Old Globe in San Diego in Spring 2016. LaChiusa has been commissioned by Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival among others and has penned  Lovers & Friends: The Chautauqua Variations for CLO and Send (who are you? I love you) written for Audra McDonald at HGO.  LaChiusa’s revues of his own work include…LaChiusa  (Joe’s Pub), Hotel C’est l’Amour (Blank Theatre), and most recently Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa’s Stories of America (Jazz at Lincoln Center). LaChiusa’s awards include an Obie, Gillman Gonzalez-Falla, Kleban Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and 2008 & 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards.  LaChiusa teaches at NYU and Columbia University.  He is a resident of New York City. 

  Michael Lehmann Boddicker Michael Lehmann Boddicker

As a composer, producer, synthesist and Grammy Award winning songwriter, SCL Board Member Michael Lehmann Boddicker has enjoyed a long and storied career in music. He has scored major theatrical films such as “Buckaroo Banzai”, “The Adventures of Milo & Otis”, “FX2”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Bulletproof”, “Free Jack” and “Captive”. His music and sound design have been featured in major theme parks and advertising campaigns. He has written songs and produced albums for major recording artists.

As a session musician, Michael has performed on hundreds of movie soundtracks and albums ranging from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller". He has been honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for his continuing contributions to the state of the art. Michael owns and operates, an audio post production facility in Los Angeles.

  Michael Whalen Michael Whalen Michael Whalen is one of the top composers, music supervisors and digital rights/monetization experts in the United States.  A two-time Emmy Award winning composer (with 8 nominations) he has created music for thousands of commercials, hundreds of TV shows and 19 feature films.  He is an expert on copyright law, music monetization and digital rights.  He has been a professor at NYU, The Berklee College of Music and The City College of NY and now is the COO of Gramophone Media - one of the top music PR and artist development companies in the United States.  He also consults with major technology and music companies and mentors artists around the world.  He loves making a difference for people as a successful seminar leader, author and panelist at dozens of major conferences and festivals.  His first book on music monetization will be available in 2017.  Edit
  Mike Flicker Mike Flicker Mike Flicker is a consummate music industry veteran, with creative, technical, and administrative expertise developed in the decades of service to the music, television, and film industries. His depth of music production/ editorial, technology, and administrative experience led naturally to the formation of Mike Flicker Music Services, a full-service music company supplying Music Editorial, Music Supervision, and related services to the entertainment community.

Founded in 1991, Mike Flicker Music Services continues to provide a diverse range of supervisory and editorial music services to the major studios and composers. Mike enjoys the privilege of working with many outstanding composers, including Mark Mancina, George S. Clinton, (on 30 films), Christopher Young, Elia Cmiral, Carl Davis, John Morris and Hans Zimmer. Diversity is one of Mike Flicker's unique strengths: an impressive list of number one box office feature credits including the hit thriller, "Stigmata," Denzel Washington's last #1 drama, "John Q" and one of the all-time highest grossing comedies, "Austin Powers In Goldmember." On the small screen, the company has worked on diverse record setting TV projects such as the edgy sci-fi series "The 4400," the biopic "The Natalie Cole Story," the unique crime drama "44 Minutes" and the Emmy winning “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”.

Mike complements his active entertainment industry role by conducting music and technology workshops and seminars. He has designed an array of curriculum, from Advanced Audio Engineering and Music Production to Audio Post Production, Music Video Production, and Business Aspects of the Recording & Music Entertainment Industries, for recording arts organizations including the Institute of Audio Video Engineering, Trebas Institute, and ISOMATA. Mike also developed, along with veteran producer/engineer Roger Nichols, the R.I.T. (Recording Institute of Technology), a state-of-the-art facility located at the famed Musicians Institute.

  Mike Knobloch Mike Knobloch As Universal Pictures' President of Film Music and Publishing since 2010, Mike Knobloch is a seasoned veteran working at the intersection of music and film. His credits include overseeing the music for four of the top five highest grossing films of all time worldwide, including the number one film Avatar, the Academy Award winning film TitanicJurassic World and Furious 7. This year, the Furious 7 soundtrack’s lead single “See You Again” has sold over 5 million units worldwide and spent a record twelve weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another recent success story is the Fifty Shades of Greysoundtrack, which has produced two multi-platinum singles in “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding and “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd. The soundtracks for Pitch Perfect 2Fifty Shades of Grey and Furious 7 recentlyheld the #1, #3, and #5 positions on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, respectively. Additionally, Knobloch headed the music team for one of Universal's top-grossing franchise film’s, Despicable Me 2, whose lead single “Happy” by Pharrell Williams shattered sales records and became a global phenomenon. Most recently, Knobloch oversaw the music for the highest grossing biopic of all time, Straight Outta Compton. Additional recent Universal credits include Illumination’s music-driven tent-pole Minions and Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck.
  Mike Lang Mike Lang Mike Lang is one of the premiere musical talents in Los Angeles. Mike is both a freelance jazz musician and sought-after studio artist, with a career spanning records, motion pictures and television. A 3-time winner of the coveted "MVP" Grammy award from NARAS and recipient of numerous Gold Records, Mike has built a career as an accompanist for an encyclopedic body of artists including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Vince Gill, InSync, Milt Jackson, Lee Konitz, Diana Krall, John Lennon, Arturo Sandoval, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban and Frank Zappa. Mike has also played with some of the biggest names in jazz, such as Lee Ritenour, Oliver Nelson, Bud Shank, Don Ellis, Shelly Manne, and Stan Kentonhas and written songs for jazz notables including Stan Getz, Herb Alpert and Dave Grusin.
He has recorded more than 2000 scores, working with virtually every major film composer including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Newton Howard, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Hans Zimmer, with numerous screen credits for solo appearances. He has premiered jazz piano concerti written especially for him by Byron Olson and Brad Dechter.
  Mikel Rouse Mikel Rouse For the last fifteen years, composer and performer Mikel Rouse has been developing a technically and thematically adventurous trilogy of multimedia operas that have played in theatres and festivals around the world. He’s putting the finishing touches on the final installment of this series, The End Of Cinematics, in anticipation of its September 17th premiere at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rouse’s musical and theatrical repertoire has its roots in the high art-meets-popular culture, mix-and-match aesthetic of the early ‘80s downtown Manhattan music and art scene from which Rouse emerged. In Dennis Cleveland, his most celebrated work (and the second part of his trilogy), he transformed the landscape of trash-talk TV into opera. Rouse himself played the rabble-rousing host, a character who, it turns out, is not so much holding a volatile show together as falling apart in front of the cameras. This provocative piece of environmental theatre, in which cast members were planted amongst the audience and the audience itself was featured on video monitors, blurred the lines between performance and reality in the same way the “Jenny Jones”/”Jerry Springer” type talk fests confused personal confession with popular entertainment. Dennis Cleveland began its life with a sold-out run at tiny New York City avant-garde venue the Kitchen, where theatre-goers had to turn to scalpers to nab hard-to-come-by tickets, and returned to Manhattan years later in more full-blown form, for a critically acclaimed engagement at Lincoln Center. Village Voice critic Kyle Gann called it “the most exciting and innovative opera since Einstein on the Beach.”

But Rouse doesn’t only think big: he’s also been able to operate on a more intimate scale as a solo recording artist and live performer, traversing the United States like a 21st Century Mark Twain with a surreally beautiful song-and-video storytelling piece called Music For Minorities. He’s now made the soundtrack to this “suitcase tour,” as he calls it, available via iTunes and CD, along with its audio prequel, Test Tones. This isn’t just another easily downloadable collection of material, however, but a fourth wall-shattering theatrical experience all its own. His elegantly arranged, subtly spiritual songs constitute a portable performance for audiences on the go, guaranteed to transform even the most ordinary of daily journeys.

The New York Times observed, "If Mr. Rouse had built his career in a different era, he might be playing these songs to indie-rock fans alongside bands like Dirty Projectors or Sufjan Stevens. [Rouse is] a composer many believe to be the best of his generation.”

  Miranda Winters Miranda Winters

is an award-winning producer, director and writer with more than 120 episodes of television to her credit. Beginning her career in documentaries, her films have played in festivals around the world, winning multiple awards and critical acclaim. Her most recent film, Red Chargers, was selected for a variety of international film festivals, including the Newport Beach Film Festival, and won Best Surf Film at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. She also specializes in unscripted television, with a focus on action and adventure sports. She is the co-owner and president of her production company, The Go Big Project.

  Miriam Cutler Miriam Cutler Emmy nominated Composer, MIRIAM CUTLER has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses.  In June, 2013, Miriam was chosen by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch.

She recently completed scores for THE HUNTING GROUND and AMERICAN PROMISE which received Special Documentary Jury Prize at Sundance 2013 and the Oscar-nominated KINGS POINT.

Miriam's passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction with credits including award-winning and festival favorites: Oscar-nominated POSTER GIRL (HBO); ETHEL (Sundance/HBO), Rory Kennedy's documentary about her parents, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, which was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2013), VITO (HBO), two-time Emmy nominee DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART (PBS/Independent Lens); Emmy Award-winner GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB (Sundance/HBO); Emmy-nominated THIN (Sundance/HBO); and many more.

Miriam Co-Produced as well as scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (OWN). She has served as lab advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, as well as on documentary juries for the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, International Documentary Association Awards, and American Film Institute's Film Festival Awards and is a long-time Society of Composers and Lyricists Board member. She has also 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.

  Morgan Inman Morgan Inman is a New York City-based Sound Designer, Producer, Electronic Musician, and Filmmaker.  While studying film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Morgan became fascinated by sound for motion picture.  He cut his teeth at Buttons Sound before moving on to Chief Engineer and Creative Director positions at WK Studios and Man Made Music.  He currently works independently providing audio post services to both traditional and new media.

Morgan is passionate about creating art regardless of the medium.  While his roots are planted in sound for film and television, Morgan now also creates sounds for interactive media, video games, and live spaces.  His iconic sound design can be heard everywhere from the phone in your pocket to the massive sound system of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium.

Morgan enjoys working independently and in collaboration with design teams and larger firms, and his experiences as a collaborator have led him to new styles and approaches in sound and production.  Morgan has provided professional post audio services for a diverse array of clients that includes HBO, 4Kids Entertainment, CBS News, Chase Bank, AT&T, IntenseLife Games, LiquidNet, Comcast, Microsoft, and many independent filmmakers.  He was awarded a PromaxBDA award for his sound design work on Discovery Channel’s “Critical Hour” and his feature film sound design includes the Sundance Official Selection “Moonshine”.  In addition to his work as a sound designer, Morgan also makes electronic music and short films.
  MoZella MoZella (Maureen Anne McDonald), born in Detroit, Michigan, is an American songwriter and recording artist. Along with her own artist success, she recently co-wrote the Miley Cyrus/Dr. Luke Billboard #1 “Wrecking Ball.” Some of MoZella's notable co-writes include "Fool’s Gold" on One Direction's latest album Four, “Dancing in the Dark" by Rihanna for the DreamWorks animated movie Home, "Bright" by Echosmith, "Feels Like Vegas" with Tinashe, and "Take You High” on Kelly Clarkson's latest album. MoZella has been in the studio with Madonna helping pen her March 2015 release Rebel Heart on which MoZella co-wrote 11 of the 19 tracks, including the single "Living For Love." Crossing genres into film, television and theatre, she co-wrote "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" with Goonrock and Fergie for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. In early 2014 she continued her work with Luhrmann, penning "A Beautiful Surprise" with David Foster for Luhrmann's musical theatre adaptation of his cult classic film Strictly Ballroom. Her latest TV sync success is use of her song “Love Is Endless” in the 2015 McDonald’s "Arch Enemies" campaign. Beginning April 2015, Chase Bank will use her song "Can't Get Enough" for their new commercials in the U.S. Other brands that have used her music include Chrysler, Verizon, Microsoft, Jeep, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, JC Penney, Aqua Fresh and more. MoZella has released three full-length albums, I Will (Warner/Maverick, 2006), Belle Isle (Universal/Motown, 2009), and The Brian Holland Sessions on Belle Isle Records; as well as three EPs, MoZella (Warner/Maverick, 2005), The Straits (Universal/Motown, 2009) and The Love (Universal/Motown, 2010). Edit
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is an Academy Award®-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-Western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. 

Danna’s passion for presenting complex ideas in a musically accessible way began as he learned his craft at the University of Toronto. There, Danna was exposed to early- and world-music that later influenced his style. He earned the school’s inaugural Glenn Gould Composition Award in 1985 and also began scoring for student theatre groups, as he launched his artistic partnership with Atom Egoyan. Danna has scored all of Egoyan’s films since 1987’s “Family Viewing.” 

Danna’s work on Egoyan’s films “Ararat” (2002), “Felicia’s Journey” (1999), “The Sweet Hereafter” (1997) and “Exotica” (1994) secured him Genie awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, as did his score for Deepa Mehta’s Oscar®-nominated film “Water” (2005).

Danna received the 2013 Golden Globe® and 2013 Oscar® for scoring Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” following his collaborations with Lee on “The Ice Storm” (1997) and “Ride with the Devil” (1999). The rich soundscape of “Life of Pi” reflects a deeply transnational story with inventive cross-cultural arrangements: Indian sitars play French melodies, European accordions play South Asian motifs, a church choir sings in Sanskrit, and a variety of other musical combinations soar alongside a full studio orchestra. The highly awarded work embodies Danna’s approach to composition—creating rich soundscapes to be appreciated by a wide audience.

Other celebrated collaborations include those with Bennett Miller on his multiple Oscar®-nominee “Moneyball” (2011) and his Oscar-winning drama “Capote” (2005); with Terry Gilliam on his Oscar-nominated “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (2009) and “Tideland” (2005); with Mira Nair on “Vanity Fair” (2004), “Monsoon Wedding” (2001) and “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” (1996); and with Billy Ray on “Breach” (2007) and “Shattered Glass” (2003).

Danna’s credits also include the Oscar®-winning “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), for which he shared a Grammy® Award nomination for best compilation soundtrack album; Marc Webb’s acclaimed romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” (2009); and James Mangold’s Oscar-winning film “Girl, Interrupted” (1999).

For television, Mychael and Jeff Danna write the original music for the FX series “Tyrant.” Mychael Danna is a double Emmy® nominee this year, his third and fourth Emmy nomination overall, in the categories of outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score) and outstanding original main title theme music for “Tyrant.” He was previously nominated for “Camelot,” and won for outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special (original dramatic score) for “World Without End.”

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  Nathan Barr Nathan Barr

Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Barr has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility, incorporating eclectic instruments from music cultures across the world.  He is currently scoring the fifth season of FX’s Critics Choice Awards-winning series “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, for which Nathan received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2013.  He also composes AMC’s multi-generational epic “The Son,” starring Pierce Brosnan, which recently premiered at SXSW and had it’s series premiere on April 8th.  Nathan’s eclectic and bold melodies draw the audience into a tale of America’s birth as a superpower, through the bloody rise and fall of a Texas oil empire.

Barr’s hallmark is his adaptability as he scores some of television’s biggest shows.  In addition to recently completing Amazon’s con man drama “Sneaky Pete,” Nathan’s music can also be heard on all seven seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning and fan-favorite series, “True Blood,” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” for which Nathan earned his second 2013 Emmy nomination for the main title theme.

With two Emmy nominations for both FX’s “The Americans” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” the double honor gave Barr the distinction of being the first composer to ever have two nominations in the Main Title category in the same year.

Nathan Barr’s extensive television career is only rivaled by his work in feature films.  With more than 30 feature films, he has worked with Alan Ball, gore-horror master Eli Roth, and many other highly respected directors.  Nathan’s feature scores include Lionsgate’s comedy “The Big Wedding,” starred Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, and Topher Grace, Jason Blumhouse’s box office hit thriller “The Boy Next Door,” starring Jennifer Lopez, 20th Century Fox’s “Shutter,” Warner Bros.’ “The Dukes of Hazard,” IFC Films’ thriller “The Ledge,” starring Liv Tyler and Terrance Howard, Dimension Films and Vivendi Entertainment’s “Grindhouse,” Screen Gems and Lionsgate’s “Hostel,” “Hostel 2” and “Cabin Fever” and Lionsgate’s “The Last Exorcism.”

Barr began studying music in Tokyo, Japan at four years old.  He grew up surrounded by eclectic music ranging from Kabuki Theater to the sounds of his mother performing on the koto and piano, and his father playing the banjo, guitar and shakuhachi. 

In addition to writing his scores, he performs many of the instruments heard in his compositions, and is skilled in many styles and genres ranging from orchestral to rock.  Barr is also known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world such as:  a human bone trumpet from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica, gourd cellos, and the gem of his collection, the 3 manual, 19 rank Wurlitzer Theater Organ that lived on the scoring stage at 20th Century Fox from 1928-1994, and can be heard in countless films from “The Sound Of Music” to “Patton” to “Star Trek.”

Nathan Barr currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

  Nathan Barr Nathan Barr

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Nathan Barr has scored all seven seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning and Fan-Favorite series, TRUE BLOOD.  Barr has composed music for more than 30 feature films in addition to his television experience.  The Topanga Canyon-based composer has worked with some of the most high profile filmmakers, including Alan Ball, gore-horror master Eli Roth, and most recently Rob Cohen (The Fast And The Furious). So far, Roth and Barr have collaborated on five films and a television show: Dimension Films GRINDHOUSE, Screen Gems and Lionsgate’s HOSTELHOSTEL 2, CABIN FEVER, Lionsgate’s THE LAST EXORCISM, and Netflix’s HEMLOCK GROVE.

This year, Barr has been composing the third seasons of both THE AMERICANS and HEMLOCK GROVE, and will be starting on the second season of Amazon’s Annie and Emmy Award-Winning children’s series TUMBLEAF. Additionally, Nathan co-wrote a song with Pete Townshend for Season 2 of The Americans last year. He will shortly begin work on the fourth season of THE AMERICANS, in addition to the pilot CASANOVA for Amazon, directed by

Barr began studying music in Tokyo, Japan at four years old.  He grew up surrounded by eclectic music ranging from Kabuki Theater to the sounds of his mother performing on the koto and piano, and his father playing the banjo, guitar and shakuhachi.

In addition to writing his scores, he performs all of the instruments heard in many of his compositions, and is skilled in many styles and genres ranging from orchestral to rock.  Barr is also known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world such as:  human bone trumpets from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica and gourd cellos, among many others.  Most recently Nathan has added to his collection a 1400-pipe Wurlitzer theater organ that lived on the 20th Century Fox scoring stage for 60 years, and was used by everyone from likes Bernard Herrmann and John Williams, among others. 

His interest in composing was further influenced by extensive travels around the world, where he experienced music ranging from Bali’s Kecak Orchestras to China’s Beijing Opera.  Barr went on to study at Skidmore College, and toured Italy and Switzerland with the Juilliard Cello Ensemble in the summer of 1993.  Barr was recently among a group of prolific composers who attended the renowned and respected 2011 Ubeda film Festival in Spain. He also joined 24 film, TV and video game composers in the Symphony of Hope to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

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  Nicholas Britell Nicholas Britell is an award-winning composer, pianist, and producer. His music featured prominently in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, for which he composed and arranged the on-camera music including the violin performances, spiritual songs, work songs, and dances. Britell recently finished scoring Adam McKay’s upcoming film THE BIG SHORT based on Michael Lewis’ book about the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000’s and the subsequent 2008 financial crisis. Britell’s work and projects have been highlighted in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Vogue, which called him among “the most talented young artists at work.” He also recently finished the score for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut feature film A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS which was selected for a special screening at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Britell has scored Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s documentary THE SEVENTH FIRE which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015. Britell wrote the score for the film GIMME THE LOOT (directed by Adam Leon), which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in March 2012 and was an Official Selection for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). He was awarded the Henry Mancini Fellowship from the ASCAP Foundation in December 2012 and also won the ASCAP/Doddle Award for Collaborative Achievement. Britell serves on the executive board of L.A. Dance Project and is Chairman of the New York-based Decoda Ensemble, the first-ever affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall.

As a producer, Britell produced the short film WHIPLASH, directed by Damien Chazelle, which won the Jury Award for Best US Fiction Short at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. After the initial success of the WHIPLASH short, he subsequently helped produce the Oscar-winning feature film WHIPLASH which also won Sundance’s 2014 Jury Prize and its Audience Award. In addition to serving as co-producer on the feature, Britell helped record and produce music for the soundtrack (including the songs “No Two Words,” “When I Wake,” and “Reaction”). Britell has produced numerous other projects with The Amoveo Company, a multimedia production company and artists’ collective that he co-founded with Benjamin Millepied. Among their projects, Amoveo collaborated with director Alejandro Iñárritu to produce his short film NARAN JAother projects include ballet and film commissions from Van Cleef & Arpels, production on the 30th Anniversary of Canal + live show broadcast, and brand partnerships with Feit shoes and Maiyet.

As a pianist, for the past four years, he has been performing as part of the critically-acclaimed “Portals” project with violin virtuoso Tim Fain. Britell has been performing for audiences from a very young age, giving his first public recital at the age of 10 in Manhattan. A student of the late Jane Carlson at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, he has performed at venues including the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Juilliard, Steinway Hall, the Palace Theater, Kaneko, Harvard University’s Fogg Museum of Art and Signet Society, the Aspen Music Festival, and the National Arts Club. He has also performed Mozart’s Piano Concerti Nos. 12 and 14 at the landmark Old Westbury Gardens with an orchestra led by Eric Jacobsen, noted conductor ofThe Knights.

In addition, Britell was the keyboardist in the hip-hop ensemble The Witness Protection Program. The WPP, as they were known, opened acts for hip-hop groups including Blackalicious and Jurassic 5 and performed at venues ranging from the Paradise Theater in Boston to New York’s classic Arlene’s Grocery.

Britell is an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University, as well as a piano performance graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division.

  Nick Phoenix Nick Phoenix is a London-born composer and a co-founder of the trailer music production​ ​company Two Steps from Hell. He has written music for a number of high profile trailers, with​ ​over 1200 noted scores and placements, and thousands of TV placements.​ ​In 2006, he formed Two Steps from Hell with his business partner, Thomas Bergersen, an​d ​the two publicly released the album Invincible in 2010. Several additional commercial album​ ​releases have since followed, including Archangel and SkyWorld, each of which has charted​ ​on the iTunes top 10 in the Soundtracks category. Battlecry, released in 2015, was #5 worldwide. Phoenix also performed in a 2013 live​ ​concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall alongside Bergersen, confirming  a tour planned for Europe.​ Since 1997, Nick has also produced all the Quantum Leap virtual instrument libraries for East​ ​​West Soundsonline, including Hollywood Orchestra and Stormdrum. Edit
  Noah Becker Noah Becker

VP, Rights Management and Product at AdRev

serves as Vice President, Rights Management and Product at AdRev – the leading YouTube focused monetization and service provider for music rights holders. AdRev is a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Inc. 500 Honoree Ranked #2 (2013/2014) and #5 (2015) Fastest Growing Media Company. AdRev administers over 6 million copyrights and paid out over $14M to its client base in YouTube royalties in 2014. 

Noah has a diverse background as both a longtime composer/producer, and industry insider. For the past 5 years, he has assisted AdRev’s client base with YouTube monetization and content protection strategy. In overseeing AdRev’s development team he has spearheaded numerous pieces of proprietary software built around copyright management and royalty accounting.

As a composer/producer himself with an affinity for EDM, he has engineered multiple Billboard #1 Dance Club Play remixes, works with several production music libraries, and has a deep passion and concern for the vitality of the creative class, which he manifests through his work at AdRev.
  Nora Felder Nora Felder

Emmy nominated Music Supervisor, Nora Felder's tenure in music began booking artist showcases and events at a New York City downtown club with artists ranging from the Cure to INXS. Later working as VP of production for legendary music producer, Phil Ramone, Nora worked on recording projects for artists ranging from Paul Simon, Sinead O'Connor, Barbra Streisand, Malcolm McLaren, and Iggy Pop. Transplanting from New York to Los Angeles, Nora landed her first film project on the forever classic "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion". and various other hit films, as well as serving as music consultant for companies such as Disney Touchstone Pictures, and Overture Films. Nora's winning streak in the world of television began with a music and soundtracks for the hit Showtime Series "Californication" and continued with Netflix worldwide hit series "Stranger Things/ Showtime's "Ray Donovan" /NBC's"The Night Shift"/Netflix series "The OA"/ Sony PlayStation 1st rollout sci fy series "Powers" ). Nora also served as a music consultant for Cameron Crowe first 2016 television Showtime series "Roadies", and has recently began work on Season 2 of the FX Louis CK Pamela Adlon series "Better Things/ and the Jamie Foxx/Tom Kapinos new roll out series "White Famous" for Showtime.

On the awards front, in 2017 Nora recently made Emmy history with the Television Academy's new 'best music supervision' category and her Emmy nomination for Stranger Things. Nora has also garnered 3 nominations and 2 wins for Outstanding Music Supervision for Television at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, 4 nominations and 1 win at The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, and 1 nomination for Women In Music's first 'Women in Sync Awards' 2016. Nora has also served on the prestigious advisory board committee for the Billboard Magazine Film and TV music conferences and continues to speak at various music conferences and festivals around the world including Denmark, Finland, France, London, Barbados, Brazil, Germany, and Tokyo.

  Opetaia Foa’i Opetaia Foa’i a native of the small village Alamagoto in Western Samoa, has written, recorded and co-produced eight albums to date with his band Te Vaka. His work is notable due to his experimentation with traditional Tokelauan songs, altering them considerably while maintaining the essence of the original pieces.

Foa’i has toured the world with Te Vaka, sharing the message of the Pacific Islands – the people, the culture, the music and the dance. Among his numerous awards and nominations, Foa’i won the Senior Pacific Artist award for his contribution to Pacific Music and has been instrumental in highlighting the music and culture of the South Pacific for a much wider international audience. Te Vaka and Foa’i have several upcoming projects including his work as songwriter on the original songs and music alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Mancina for the upcoming Disney animated feature “Moana.”

Foa‘i enjoys creating music that comes from his own roots and encourages others to do the same. He explains that his songwriting is the product of his great interest in Polynesia and love of traditional music and its marriage with other influences including rock, pop and jazz. Although Foa‘i speaks Samoan, Tuvaluan and English fluently, he writes his music in Tokelauan because of its familiarity and rhythmic cadence. It is close to the original Polynesian dialect due to Tokelau’s isolated geography, and it’s a unique language that has a musical sound and rhythm all its own.

  Pat Irwin Pat Irwin has composed the scores for many television shows and independent films including the AMC series "Feed The Beast," the HBO series, "Bored To Death," and the Showtime series, "Nurse Jackie" as well as "But I'm A Cheerleader," "My New Gun," and "Bam Bam And Celeste."

He has also composed music for hundreds cartoons including "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Rocko's Modern Life," "Pepper Ann," "A Little Curious," and "Class of 3000." His contributions to the "SpongeBob SquarePants" soundtracks were awarded ASCAP Film and Television Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

Pat was a founding member of "The Raybeats," as well as "Eight Eyed Spy." He joined "the B-52s" in 1989 and recorded and toured with the band from 1989 - 2008. He has been recently performing live with Sasha Dobson (drums and vocals) and Daria Grace (bass and vocals) with the PiPowerTrio.

He currently teaches a seminar in Film and Television music at NYU's Tisch School Of The Arts Graduate Music Theater Program.

  Patrick Doyle Patrick Doyle Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001. After many years composing for theatre, radio and television, Patrick joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director in 1987. In 1989 director Sir Kenneth Branagh commissioned Patrick to compose the score for Henry V, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and they have subsequently collaborated on numerous pictures, including Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You Like It and Thor. Patrick has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman. In October 2007, Patrick Doyle's ‘Music from the Movies’ sell-out concert on behalf of The Leukaemia Research Fund was staged at The Royal Albert Hall. It was directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and starred a host of international talent, including Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench and Alan Rickman, among many others. In December 2013, the London Symphony Orchestra performed a programme of Patrick’s work in a special celebratory concert at the Barbican for Patrick’s 60th birthday, at which Sir Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and soprano Janis Kelly performed. Patrick has received two Oscar, two Golden Globe, one BAFTA and two Cesar nominations, as well as winning the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA, the Henry Mancini Award from ASCAP and the PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music. Patrick has composed several concert pieces, including Tam O Shanter, commissioned by the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust; Corarsik, composed for Emma Thompson’s birthday; The Face In The Lake, commissioned by Sony and narrated by Kate Winslet and The Thistle and the Rose, commissioned by Prince Charles in honour of the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday. His concert suite Impressions of America received its world premiere in July 2012 with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra, of which Patrick is a patron. Patrick scored Rise of the Planet of the Apes for Fox Studios, and Brave for Disney/ Pixar, and was subsequently awarded Best Original Composition for Film at the International Music and Sound Awards for Brave. In addition, Patrick completed a score for the silent movie 'IT' starring Clara Bow, commissioned by The Syracuse Film Festival, which received its world premiere at the Syracuse historic Landmark Theatre in October 2013. Most recently, Patrick completed work on the music for Walt Disney’s live action version of Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and released worldwide in Spring 2015. This is their eleventh film collaboration to date. Edit
  Penka Kouneva Penka Kouneva "Composer Penka Kouneva enjoys a reputation as a unique talent. Working alongside Steve Jablonsky she composed the score for PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN video games, and has scored many indie features (MIDNIGHT MOVIE) and television (SyFy channel telefilms, FORENSIC FILES). Her style called ""haunting and passionate"" is a blend of her Eastern European heritage, classical training and media scoring. Recently, Penka scored the award-winnig casual game Rollers of the Realm, Intense Life, the shooters H-Hour: World's Elite, Galaxy, IronKill and others. In 1999 Penka arrived to Los Angeles with one contact, small savings and great passion for media music. In the following decade she worked as an orchestrator and composer on titles grossing $10 billion worldwide: Matrix, Transformers, Pirates, Need For Speed (films); World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Gears of War 2, 3, Sims 3, Diablo III, Dragon Age II (games). Last year she became the first woman since Shirley Walker to be the Lead Orchestrator on two studio films with budgets over $100M -- Elysium and Ender's Game. Penka's composition awards include : the SUNDANCE Composer Fellowship, two Ovation Awards, The Copland Award, Hollywood Music in Media Award, Square Enix Music Online nomination, Independent Music Award, and others. Penka is on the Advisory Board of Game Developers Conference and an Advisor for the Sundance Institute. Recently, she began a staff composing job and is also completing her second orchestral cinematic album The Woman Astronaut, due in January 2015." Edit
  Peter Bliss Peter Bliss Peter Bliss songs have been recorded by artists like Barbra Streisand, NYSNC, Peter Wolf of J.Geils Band, Southside Johnny, and many more. Peter’s journey began as an artist/songwriter releasing his United Artists debut LP in his early twenties. He continued writing and producing for artists, television and film. He’s shared his expertise creating workshop and event programs for the Songwriters Hall of Fame and now the New York Songwriters Collective. Peter works from his “Planet Studio NYC” recording studios located in Manhattan, arranging, recording and producing other artists to help bring their music to life. Peter is once again taking to the stage singing his own songs.

  Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams

Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early ’90s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar, Williams has never stopped creating. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as “Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” Britney Spears’s “I’m A Slave 4 U,” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You.” With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet.

He’s also created a new way of looking at established stars like Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. The music industry has honored Pharrell with 11 Grammy Awards (including 2004’s and 2014’s “Producer of the Year”) and ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award in 2012. He also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked at #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and was the lead single off his Grammy-nominated album, “G I R L.” His prolific body of work also includes designing a sculpture with Tokyo-born artist Takashi Murakami, accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, t-shirts for Japanese mega-brand Uniqlo, sneakers and sportswear for Adidas and a fragrance collaboration with Comme des Garçons.

In 2008, he founded From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA), a foundation focused on supporting the Pharrell Williams Resource Centers’ learning programs for underserved youth in at risk communities across the nation. For the past two years, Pharrell has partnered with the United Nations Foundation for the International Day of Happiness to inspire individuals all over the globe to celebrate their unique “happy.” Most recently, Pharrell partnered with Apple Music to launch their new streaming service with his latest anthem, “Freedom.” Pharrell was recently seen as a coach on Season 10 of “The Voice.” Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER — a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including record label, Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and the film Dope — Williams’ vision continues to push pop culture forward.

  Philip Rothman Philip Rothman

Composer and Music Preparer, NYC Music Services

Philip Rothman’s compositions have been performed by the Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Maryland Symphony, National Philharmonic of Lithuania, Juilliard Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, United States Military Academy Band, and numerous other ensembles.

Rothman’s endeavors have earned him numerous honors including four ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a Renée B. Fisher Foundation Award, the Brian M. Israel Prize, a fellow-ship from the League of American Orchestras, a New Music USA grant, and annual ASCAP Plus Awards since 1998.

Through his company NYC Music Services, Rothman provides music preparation services to professional composers, publishers, and institutions. Clients include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, NFL Films, Indianapolis Symphony/Symphonic Pops Consortium, and European American Music Corporation, and he runs the Sibelius users blog

Rothman is in demand as a consultant and lecturer, currently serving as program advisor to the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. He was the creative advisor and project director for Ford Made in America, a 60-orchestra commissioning consortium and education program sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. He travels frequently to give music training and technology workshops.

Philip Rothman holds a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship. His teachers in composition have included Samuel Adler, Edward Applebaum, Samuel Jones, Richard Lavenda and Stephen Shewan. He lives in New York City.
  Photek Photek Rupert Parkes, known as Photek, is an LA-based British record producer, film & TV composer, and electronic music DJ.

Photek is currently the composer on the hit show How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) starring Viola Davis, which premiered as the top-rated broadcast drama of the Fall among adults 18-49.  How to Get Away with Murder is created and executive-produced by Pete Nowalk.  Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Bill D’Elia also serve as executive producers.

Photek has contributed music to a long list of film, TV and video game productions as far back as Blade in 1998. He also scored Fox Television’s Gang Related (Imagine Entertainment) with director Allen Hughes, making 2014 one of his most prolific years yet.

Photek has been a game-changer since the UK dance music explosion of the 90’s, and after three consecutive Grammy Award nominations, his music has earned universal respect and acclaim.  His Grammy nominations in the category of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical were for Daft Punk “End of Line” from the Tron: Legacy movie soundtrack in 2012, Moby “Lie Down In Darkness” in 2013 and Bob Marley “One Love/People Get Ready” in 2014.

As a composer, Photek has fused his London underground pedigree with a new wave of film and TV music that elevates picture and electrifies audiences.

  Rael Jones Rael Jones

Based in London, Rael Jones' musical background began with classical training at an early age. His writing stems from improvisation. He is an accomplished performer with traditional instruments (piano, guitars and drums) to the obscure (autoharp and saw). His Film and TV musical contributions include virtually every role: music editor for Steve Jobs; continuing composer of BBC’s hit drama Sherlock, for which he was Emmy nominated; and music editor, programmer and additional orchestrator for Les Miserables, for which he won the Golden Reel Award. Other composing credits include The Weinstein Company’s period drama Suite Française, with a stunning orchestral and piano score; Supersonic; the coming-of-age drama Kids in Love; and the documentary Still the Enemy Within.

  Rainy Kerwin Rainy Kerwin is the award-winning writer-director-producer of the female buddy-comedy, The Wedding Invitation. She also plays the lead role in the film, which has racked up six wins and two nominations and is being distributed through Freestyle Releasing on June 6th. Rainy is an actors’ director and loves working with talent. As an acting teacher, she’s worked with more than 1000 actors. She is the founder of It’s Raining Films and -- a site that drives audiences to films by women. Her next feature film, Dead Between LA & Vegas, a dark comedy, will begin shooting in early 2018. Edit
  Randy Spendlove Randy Spendlove is an American record producer, songwriter, Grammy Award winner, and music executive. As President of Motion Picture Music at Paramount Pictures, Spendlove oversees all aspects of music supervision and has worked with such artists as BeyonceLinkin ParkGreen Day, Imagine Dragons, and U2.

Spendlove joined Paramount in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Music and Creative Affairs, and was promoted to President of Motion Picture Music in 2007.  He supervises Music Creative, Music Production, and Music Business and Legal Affairs.

Some of Spendlove’s credits include Selma, which received the Oscar for Best Song, Oscar-nominated films Insterstellar, Dream Girls, Chicago, Noah, and Hugo.  He is also credited for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which brought in $73 million at the US box office under Spendlove’s supervision and is the highest grossing concert film to date.

In 2004, Randy Spendlove won a Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture for Chicago. He co-supervised the music and co-produced the soundtrack album for Dreamgirls, which was nominated for three Best Song Academy Awards. In 2012, he was ranked number 69 on Billboard’s Power 100 list. 
  Randy Thom Randy Thom

Sound Designer

"Oscar winner Randy Thom’s career in sound design began over 30 years ago with the legendary film editor/sound designer Walter Murch. Murch hired Randy to work on Apocalypse Now, where he spent about a year recording sound effects in the field and assisting in the re-recording of the film. During his work on Apocalypse he met Ben Burtt, who asked him to work on The Empire Strikes Back. Randy recorded many sounds used in Empire, including the main sound for the Imperial Walkers. Next Randy tried his hand at production sound recording, and was production mixer and boom operator on Carroll Ballard’s Never Cry Wolf, and Francis Coppola’s Rumblefish. He came back to Lucasfilm as music re-recording mixer on Return of the Jedi after being a sound designer and sound effects mixer on The Right Stuff. Randy was nominated for three Oscars in 1984, for The Right Stuff, Never Cry Wolf, and Return of the Jedi; he received an Oscar for The Right Stuff. He received another Oscar for The Incredibles, and has fourteen Oscar nominations. Since working on The Incredibles he has done many animated films for DreamWorks, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Fox/Blue Sky and others." Edit
  Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq

I can see my name written across the sky,” Raphael Saadiq sings on “Go To Hell,” from his stunning new album, Stone Rollin’, as a B3 organ swells, cymbals dance, and a fluttering string section spirals towards the heavens. “Victory is near… I can feel it getting closer, closer every day.”

Since Saadiq’s early days with the groundbreaking 80’s soul trio Tony! Toni! Tone! the Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer has carried the torch for old school R&B. In addition to releasing critically acclaimed solo albums like Ray Ray and Instant Vintage (nominated for five GRAMMYs), for the last two decades Saadiq has worked behind the scenes as a celebrated producer, collaborator and sideman for big-time acts like D’Angelo, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, The Isley Brothers, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind and Fire and the list goes on and on. Now, at the peak of his creativity, Saadiq is finally ready to soak up the spotlight alone with Stone Rollin’.

A few years ago Saadiq signed a deal with Columbia Records. “When I first got the deal with Columbia they knew I had produced some records, but they didn’t know me as a solo act,” he explains. But when label guru Rick Rubin paid a visit to Saadiq’s home studio, he was blown away by what he’d heard. “He told me to never box myself in,” says Saadiq. “I just have to be myself. You’ve got to follow your own path. I’ve always gone down the road less traveled, but now I do it even more aggressively.” His instincts have paid dividends. Saadiq’s debut album for Columbia, 2008’s The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best R&B Album. “It’s definitely surprised me how far things have come,” he says.

Stone Rollin’ – written and produced by Saadiq, who also plays bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks — is even more powerful, urgent and bold than it’s predecessor. The new songs are firmly planted in classic R&B, and nod to Saadiq’s heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone. However Saadiq offers his own contemporary spin, one born out of a combination of his recent touring experiences, as well as inspiration derived from indie acts that hold regular rotation in his ipod.”I still want to be a throwback artist, but with a futuristic twist,” he says.

After a memorable powwow with Rick Rubin, Saadiq felt emboldened, vowing to pursue his solo work with no compromises. This is the reason, he feels, why The Way I See It struck such a universal chord. With that album’s release, Raphael Saadiq truly made his mark as a touring artist. Fans, new and old, came in droves to see Saadiq perform at festival shows throughout Europe and the States — including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, South By Southwest and Voodoo Experience, and a recent
opening slot on the Dave Matthews Band’s amphitheater tour.

Stone Rollin’ was born on the road, and recorded at his studio complex the Blakeslee Recording Company in Los Angeles, just around the corner from the Hollywood Bowl. “I damn near live in that studio,” he says. Saadiq wrote the stomping opening track, “Heart Attack” while in France, inspired by Sly Stone jams like “Dance To the Music” and “M’Lady” (Saadiq also grew up in the East Bay, where the Family Stone was born.) “I wanted the album to start out with that sense of urgency, that global soul and rock & roll feel,” he says. “After having so much fun out there touring, I really wanted to make an album that I could go out there and play.” Stone Rollin’ continues with the stunning standout track, “Go To Hell,” featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir intoning the mantra, “Let Love Keep Us Together,” and a vocal ad-lib by Saadiq that recalls Seventies Stevie Wonder. “I’m just screaming my feelings,” says Saadiq.

Stone Rollin’ does feature it’s share of special guests. Robert Randolph dropped by Blakeslee to lay down some nasty steel guitar on “Day Dreams.” Saadiq opens the track — evocative of a Dixieland rag. Also guesting on “Just Don’t” is one of Saadiq indie rock favorites, Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano, from the band Little Dragon. “She put some great vocals on top,” he says. “On that song I also had the chance to play with one of my idols, Larry Dunn from Earth, Wind and Fire. He played piano and took a long, epic Moog solo. That’s why the song is so long, because I wanted to give him the space and the respect on my record that he truly deserves.”

Saadiq had Chuck Berry’s feel-good rock & roll on his mind when he wrote “Radio.” “I always wanted to do something like Chuck,” says Saadiq. Another standout track on the collection is “Good Man,” which brilliantly blends golden age Soul with a killer hip-hop hook, co-written and sung by upstart Taura Stinson.

“I’m going to have a great time playing this album live,” says Saadiq. Until then, he’s spending every day in preparation. After he wakes up in the morning he bikes down to the local high school for some sprints around the track. “To get my wind up, ready for the tour.”

“I don’t know where the title Stone Rollin’ came from,” says Saadiq. “It just came out of my mouth one day, but it just made sense with where I’m at right now. I feel like I’m stone rollin’, like I’m ready to rock. I’m ready to go. Throw me anywhere and I’ll make it happen. I feel really good about this album.”

  Richard Sherman Richard Sherman

Richard M. Sherman, along with his brother Robert B. Sherman, has provided the musical soundtrack to an entire generation of families. Their songs include Your Sixteen, Let’s Get Together, Spoonful of Sugar, Jolly Holiday, Feed the Birds, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragililsticexpialidocious, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers, I Wanna Be Like You, Hushabye Mountain and Winnie the Pooh. Sherman Brothers songs have graced such classic films as “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Parent Trap,” “Charlotte’s Webb,” “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” and “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.” Their songs can also be heard in the Disney theme park attractions It’s a Small World, The Enchanted Tiki Room, and Carousel of Progress. On television they have written the theme song for Walt Disney’s “Wonderful World of Color.”

Richard Sherman recently composed the song Make Way For Tomorrow, Today for the film “Iron Man 2.” After a few radio hits (You’re Sixteen), the duo was approached by Walt Disney to write occasional title songs for movies. Then, in 1960, they were hired as the studio’s first on-staff songwriters—soon winning two Academy Awards for their work on “Mary Poppins.” Richard Sherman was brought on as a music consultant for the critically acclaimed Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks” directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson; the film centers around Walt Disney trying to acquire movie rights to “Mary Poppins;” the Sherman Brothers are showcased in the film. Most recently, Richard was brought in to consult and coach the actor/singer for Disney’s remake of the beloved classic, “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau.

  Rick Marvin Rick Marvin

Grimm, Six Feet Under, U-571

Rick’s versatile experience as an A-list synthesist/keyboardist in the studios of Hollywood in the '80's and '90's has been the foundation of his successful composing career, scoring such diverse projects including: "3 Ninjas", "Six Feet Under", "In Treatment", "U-571", "The O.C.", "Without A Trace", "Surrogates", and "Grimm." Based in Los Angeles, Rick is now one of the most in-demand composers for TV and film.

  Ricky Minor Ricky Minor

Rickey Minor is a music director, composer and music producer. Minor is best known as the musical director and bandleader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 2010 to 2014, and for his work on American Idol. Minor was born in Monroe, Louisiana and raised by his mother, Helen Blevins, in South Central Los Angeles, CA. Much of his musical training was self-taught.

Minor has served as musical director for numerous superstar tours, including: Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé and for television productions, including: the Grammy Awards, the NAACP Image Awards and the Super Bowl, of which he's received seven separate Emmy nominations in the musical direction category. In addition to his work as musical director for American Idol, he served as bandleader on Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics! In 2017, Minor was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys for his work on Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees; and Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America

  Rie Sinclair Rie Sinclair


Rie Sinclair has created original music for ABC/Disney. Her 100+ song catalogue for the Network continues licensing to television shows world wide. She was the voice of SOAPnet’s first original series, General Hospital: Night Shift producing & performing on 13 episodes. She has also written for other PMLs such as Megatrax a, 411, and Five arm Music.  As an Artist, she has been featured on several programmes including Ghost Whisperer, Dirt, Bionic Woman, Revolution, and HBO’s Californication.  Die also has her her own label & production library, I Miss You Records, collaborating and co-producing with a range of producers, artists and writers. Edit
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  Robert Lydecker Robert Lydecker is an Emmy-nominated composer. He currently scores the Fox TV show Sleepy Hollow along with composer Brian Tyler and the ABC series Designated Survivor with Sean Callery. Previous TV work includes composing the theme for PBS's Just Seen It, additional music for CBS's Hawaii Five-0 and Fox's Terra Nova, and music editor and additional composer on Hasbro's Transformers: Prime.
Lydecker has worked with Tyler and other composers including Trevor Morris and Mark Isham on film and game projects such as Avengers II: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Iron Man 3, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Expendables II & III, Olympus Has Fallen and The Crazies.
  Roger Neill Roger Neill

is a contemporary film and television composer, best known for his score to the Academy Award-winning film “Beginners” and his music for the long-running Fox animated series “King of the Hill.” Neill, who holds a PhD from Harvard in music, has a vast award-winning music catalog, including the scores to more than twenty feature films, hundreds of television episodes, video games, TV commercials, and even an operetta.

Roger’s recent projects include Amazon Studios hit series “Mozart in the Jungle,” based on the memoirs of Oboist, Blair Tindall. It stars Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal and Malcolm McDowell. The second season went out on the 30th December and has since won two Golden Globes, including Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical. For MITJ, Neill writes the original music, serves as music consultant and conducting coach, and arranged the main title, “Lisztomania.”

Other current projects include Chuck Lorre’s sit-com “Mom” for CBS-TV, and the feature films “20th Century Women,” for Mike Mills, and “Don’t Think Twice” for Mike Birbiglia.

  Roger Neill Roger Neill Composer Roger Neill is a Harvard doctorate whose award-winning music catalog spans hundreds of television episodes, TV commercials, games, more than 20 major motion pictures and even an operetta. 

For the Amazon Studios series Mozart in the Jungle, Roger acted as composer, music producer and consultant. In 2016 MITJ won two Golden Globes and an Emmy, including the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. Amazon recently released the soundtrack album for Mozart in the Jungle, which features Roger’s orchestral arrangement of Phoenix‘s “Lisztomania,” the series’ main title.

Roger’s recent feature films include Mike Birbiglia’s critically acclaimed Don’t Think Twice, which premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, and Mike Mill’s 20th Century Woman, which premiered as the Centerpiece of the 2106 New York Film Festival. Roger also scored Mill’s 2010 Academy Award winning film, Beginners. Other features include the documentary The Killer Within, featuring the renowned Kronos String Quartet, and Sofia Coppola’s kaleidoscopic “Marie-Antoinette.”

In television Roger is well known for his 13 seasons scoring the Fox prime-time animated series King of the Hill.  Currently Roger is music consultant for Chuck Lorre’s comedy series, Mom. Roger’s other television credits include Chicago HopeMichael Hayes and The Simple Life, and many others. 

As an arranger, orchestrator, conductor and collaborator, Roger has worked with a Who’s Who in the recording industry, including Air, Beck, John Legend, Kygo, Mellow, Spoon, David Sylvian, Jason Falkner, Natalie Merchant, Stereolab, Sondre Lerche and Stars of Track & Field.

Roger is very active in the commercial world, scoring ad campaigns for Facebook, Subaru, Hummer, Axe and many others. Roger has had the good-fortune to collaborate with many distinguished commercial directors, including Roman Coppola, Mike Mills. Kathryn Bigelow, Rupert Saunders and Gus Van Sant.

Roger has been active as teacher throughout his career, at UCLA Extension, Cal Poly Pomona, and as founding faculty of the Palomar Film Music Workshops. He is the recipient of many ASCAP and BMI awards, an Emmy for his work on King of the Hill, and an LA Weekly Theater Critics Musical of the Year Award for his operetta The Beastly Bombing. The Beastly Bombing will be produced next in late 2017 at the Deutsches SchauSpiel Haus in Hamburg, Germany.

Roger Neill is represented by Evolution Music Partners.

  Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams was born in England and educated at St. John’s College Choir School, Cambridge. The multi-award winning composer works from his studios in both London and Los Angeles. A truly versatile composer, Rupert has written a wide range of scores for many feature films, including the Oscar-winning Hotel Rwanda for which he was awarded the European Film Award for Best Composer, the blockbuster DreamWorks animated films Over The Hedge and Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie, for which Rupert was nominated for an Annie Award for his original score and the independent BBC Films’ Love + Hate, for which he was awarded the Reims International Composer Award.

Most recently, Rupert scored the international hit The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie and directed by David Yates. Upcoming projects for Gregson-Williams include Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Mel Gibson, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival this Fall and opens nationwide on November 4. For television, Rupert is scoring the original Netflix series, The Crown created by Peter Morgan which premieres on Netflix on November 4. Other film credits include Winter’s Tale directed by Akiva Goldsman, Zookeeper starring Kevin James, Made of Honor starring Patrick Dempsey and Thunderpants starring Stephen Fry.

Gregson-Williams has had a long association with Adam Sandler and has composed the scores for many of his films over the past ten years, including Click, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Here Comes The Boom, The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over.

Rupert has composed the music for various TV projects, including the Emmy-award winning HBO series Veep, AMC’s The Prisoner, and Sky Vision’s Agatha Raisin. He received an Emmy nomination for the 2002 telefilm “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story” for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore). Rupert’s commercial and film collaborations have included working with Ben Folds, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, Hadag Nahash, Lebo M., Junior Mambazo and Moya Brennan.

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  Sam Willmott Sam Willmott is a New York City-based musical theater composer, lyricist and bookwriter whose projects include Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!!Yo, Vikings! (with lyricist Marcus Stevens); the mini-musical Scarlet Takes a Tumble; the upcoming Bhangin' It (with playwrights Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew); and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (additional lyrics for the stage adaptation of the Jule Styne / Bob Merrill score). 

Sam is the recipient of the 2015 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist, a 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant, the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Lyrics, the 2012 Fred Ebb Award, the 2012 John Wallowitch Award, and the 2009 Kennedy Center ACTF Musical Theater Award.  He has been Composer-in-Residence at Goodspeed Musicals (2013, 2014) and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Music Theater Conference (2013), and was also the first musical theatre writer to be recognized with the Exploring the Metropolis / ConEdison Musicians' Residency (2013).

Sam’s work as a music director, arranger, orchestrator and pianist has taken him from Radio City Music Hall to Abu Dhabi, UAE, with collaborators as diverse as avant-garde theater legend Elizabeth Swados, Nunsense's Dan Goggin, and singer/songwriter Shaina Taub.  In May 2012, he made his Broadway debut with Sister Act.  Sam has spearheaded workshops, master classes and courses at such storied institutions as Interlochen Arts Camp, Emerson College and Harlem School of the Arts,.and currently works with Lincoln Center's Songwriting in the Schools program and Pace University's Musical Theater BFA program.  Sam is also a proud contributing writer to the Korean children's language program, English Egg.  

Sam’s additional accolades include a 2014/2015 NEO residency at the York Theatre (NYC); a 2013/2014 Dramatists Guild Fellowship; the 2013 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop, led by panelists Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Peter Schneider (Disney Animation) and Bob Alwine (Associate Producer at Goodspeed Musicals);  a Tisch School of the Arts Trustee Scholarship; Interlochen Center for the Arts' prestigious Maddy Summer Artist Award; and two National Capital Area Cappie Awards. He is an alumnus of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, New York University and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, and a member of the Dramatists Guild and the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.

  Sandra Seeling Lipski Sandra Seeling Lipski

born in Berlin and raised in Mallorca, Spain, is the founder and director of the Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF), located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She is an accomplished actress with notable credits such as CSI NY, Borat and Jane the Virgin. Sandra splits her time between Mallorca and Los Angeles. After having produced, directed and acted in several award-winning short films, Sandra is currently preparing the sixth edition of EMIFF and in development with her first feature film as a producer and actress. She holds an AA in dramatic arts from the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City, and graduated from the Los Angeles Film School with a degree in Filmmaking.

  Santos Santos J. Santos, also known as (Santos), is the youngest member of Small Form Films. He spent most of his childhood in Zapopan, a town in Jalisco, Mexico but since lived in Los Angeles, California. He has editing credits on: The Murder of Hi Good, Lake Los Angeles, Farah Goes Bang as well as, the feature length documentary, 20 Years of Madness and Chef's Table. Edit
  Sarah Kovacs Sarah Kovacs

Agent, Kraft-Engel Management

is the newest agent at Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film, theatre, television and interactive composers. She heads the New Media division, representing composers for the exploding field which includes video games, web-based original series and television. She has been an active force and witness to the mass acceptance of video game music by the recording industry: her client Austin Wintory (Journey) was the first game composer nominated for a Grammy in the “best score” category previously reserved for film and television, and her client Christopher Tin won the first Grammy awarded for a song written for a video game (“Baba Yetu” for Civilization IV). Kovacs also represents BAFTA-winning composer Garry Schyman (BioShock Trilogy), BAFTA-nominated composer Joel Corelitz (The Unfinished Swan, Hohokum), Garth Stevenson (Tracks, Ten Thousand Saints), Jake Monaco (Let’s Be Cops, A Many Splintered Thing), The Newton Brothers (Oculus, Before I Wake, Life of Crime), Emmy-nominated composer David Schwartz (Arrested DevelopmentDeadwood) and Grammy-winning composer Mateo Messina (JunoButter, Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Casual) . Kovacs had already been an integral team member at Kraft-Engel for nearly six years, cultivating relationships with composers, producers, and industry professionals. She attended Berklee College of Music with a major in Music Business Management. There she helped “write the rules” as a talent buyer at the new performing venue (The Red Room @ Café 939), cultivating a passion for discovering and giving exposure to up-and-coming artists. Later she found the perfect home at KEM—where she combines an eagle-eyed business savvy and love of music. “I was drawn to do this because I like taking care of people. Composers aren’t always wired to do that for themselves. I like being their advocate,” she says. “There’s always a way to make something happen, sometimes you just have to get creative. Edit
  Sean Callery Sean Callery has a total of 14 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, making him one of the most nominated composers of all time.  Callery currently composes the music for hit series such as Netflix’s Peabody Award winning “Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, Showtime’s award-winning drama “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, CBS’s hit Sherlock Holmes inspired drama series “Elementary,” starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller, and Fox’s award-winning “24,” and “Bones,” which is Fox’s longest-running procedural drama.  Sean’s music was recently heard in Fox’s “Minority Report,” which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Callery is also working on Fox’s series revival “24: Legacy."

With 10 Emmy nominations for “24,” Sean Callery is the only composer to get nominated every year for a series that ran more than 3 seasons. Known for composing the show’s suspense-driven scores, Sean composed all nine seasons of “24,” as well as the 2008 TV movie “24: Redemption.” Callery received his most recent Emmy nomination in 2015 for the limited series reboot, “24: Live Another Day.”  Of the nods he received, he won for Outstanding Music Composition three times. In 2016, Callery won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Jessica Jones” and was recognized in the same category for "Elementary" in 2013 and “Homeland" in 2012.  Additionally, Callery won the Composer’s Choice Award for “2014 Composer of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards. Callery performed his music live at Movie Score Malaga - MOSMA Festival earlier this year, and with an all-star composer ensemble at the 16th World Soundtrack Awards in Gent, Belgium.

  Sean Callery Sean Callery

Emmy-winning composer Sean Callery has a total of 16 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, making him one of the most nominated composers of all time.  Callery composes the music for hit series such as Showtime’s award-winning drama “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes, ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” starring Kiefer Sutherland, Fox’s series revival “24: Legacy,” CBS’s hit Sherlock Holmes inspired drama series “Elementary,” Netflix’s Peabody Award winning “Jessica Jones,” and “Bones,” which is Fox’s longest-running procedural drama. 

In 2016, Callery won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Jessica Jones.”  He also received a nomination for his score for the Steven Spielberg produced, “Minority Report.”  With 10 Emmy nominations for “24,” Callery is the only composer to get nominated every year for a series that ran more than 3 seasons.  Known for composing the show’s suspense-driven scores, Sean composed for all nine seasons of “24,” as well as the 2008 TV movie “24: Redemption.”  Callery received an Emmy nomination in 2015 for the limited series reboot, “24: Live Another Day.”  Of the nods he received, he won for Outstanding Music Composition three times.  In 2013, Callery was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Elementary,” and was recognized in the same category for “Homeland" in 2012.  Additionally, Callery won the Composer’s Choice Award for “2014 Composer of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards.

In 2011, Callery scored another Emmy® nod for “The Kennedys,” an eight-part mini-series that starred Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, and premiered worldwide on the Reelz Channel.  Callery’s other projects include series such as Fox’s “Minority Report,” “The Finder” and “Backstrom,” Hulu’s 10-part series “The Confession,” CBS’ “Shark,” NBC’s “Treasure Hunters,” and the feature film “Small Time,” starring Christopher Meloni. 

Callery has conducted his own works with the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir, at the first MOSMA Festival in Malaga, at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, and most recently in Krakow for their 10th Annual Film Music Festival.

  Sebastian Arocha Sebastian Arocha Grammy Nominated composer, producer and remixer Sebastian Arocha is one of today’s most cutting edge and innovative musicians on the LA scene. Raised between his native Mexico City and Europe, he has developed a unique sound by fusing Latin, Electronic and Orchestral music in very effective ways. His signature touch has led to collaborations with Sting, on the track “Never Coming Home” for the Billboard #1 charting soundtrack to “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, Sting and Mary J.Blige’s Grammy nominated single “Whenever I Say Your Name”, Enrique Iglesias #1 single “Not in Love (feat. Floetry)", Santana’s “One of These Days (feat. Ozomatli)", and eclectic drum programming and production sessions with the London Symphony for David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s iconic “Scent of Magnolia”. His electronic work under the moniker ROCAsound has led to many Billboard #1 dance singles with artists like Donna Summer, Seal, Ricky Martin, Amerie, Counting Crows, Fila Brazilia, Fischerspooner, Rick James, Jody Watley, and Kaskade.

A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring and Composition, Sebastian is also engaged in composing and producing for award winning films and TV shows. Some of his recent work includes: NBC’s "Game of Silence” and “American Odyssey”, USA’s “Mr. Robot", MGM’s remake of "Robocop”, Ivan Reitman’s "Draft Day", History Channel's “Houdini”, James Patterson’s “Alex Cross” and three #1 Box Office hits “Iron Man 2”, “The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge out of Water” and Jet Li’s “League of Gods”. Collaborating alongside Oscar nominated composer John Debney, Sebastian provided the electronic music production for Disneyland’s epic remake of “World of Color” and Disneyland Hong Kong’s “Iron Man Experience”. Both shows were a massive undertaking of full orchestra recorded at Abbey Road, remixed and enhanced with analog and modern textures to fit a new interactive 3D holographic environment.
  Seth Kaplan Seth Kaplan

Partner, Evolution Partners

is a partner in Evolution Music Partners, (EMP), a talent agency that represents a select group of composers and other music professionals for visual media. In addition, Kaplan, along with EMP partner Christine Russell are principals in Score Revolution, a music licensing service dedicated to the secondary exploitation of existing film music. A 25-year veteran of the film music space, Kaplan got his start as a music supervisor, transitioned into composer management, and established EMP in 2004. The company is dedicated to embracing all possibilities for its clientele, having expanded from its core business in film and television into the areas of video games, advertising, musical theater, music for brand identification, music licensing, and copyright management. A full list of EMP clients is available at The Score Revolution website is Edit
  Shellback Shellback

is a multi Grammy-Award-winning songwriter, record producer and musician who regularly collaborates with songwriter Max Martin, and together they have produced, written and/or co-written songs for Pink ("So What," "Raise Your Glass," "Fuckin' Perfect," "Just Like Fire" from Alice Through The Looking Glass movie soundtrack), Taylor Swift ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "I Knew You Were Trouble," "Shake It Off,"),  Britney Spears ("If U Seek Amy," "3,”), Usher ("DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love") and more.

In 2006 Martin invited Shellback to his studio in Stockholm to record a demo with him, and since 2007 Shellback has been signed to Martin's production company Maratone.

  Siddhartha Kosla Siddhartha Kosla

Siddhartha Khosla is a film and television composer, as well as singer/songwriter/producer of the critically acclaimed band, Goldspot.

Siddhartha recently scored the first season of NBC’s hit Golden Globe-nominated drama series, “This Is Us,” starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown.  The show was television’s biggest breakout hit of the year, adored by both audiences and critics alike.  Within the series (Episode 16 “Memphis”), Khosla composed the original song, “We Can Always Come Back To This,” which ranked #12 on iTunes Top 100 songs, and reached the top of the Billboard charts for 4 weeks in a row.  He also composes the Lionsgate TV drama “The Royals,” which gives an inside look into the lives of a dysfunctional British royal family, starring Elizabeth Hurley. 

Upcoming for Khosla is Hulu’s original Marvel series “Runaways,” and the feature comedy “Fat Camp.”  He also scored the upcoming film drama “Liv/The Sounding,”  as well as the musical film "Basmati Blues,” for which he composed original songs, starring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson and Golden Globe Award-winner Donald Sutherland.  Khosla’s scores have previously been heard on network comedies, such as Fox’s “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos, and ABC’s “The Neighbors,” starring Jami Gertz. 

Khosla began scoring for television and film while fronting his acclaimed band, Goldspot, which was first discovered on KCRW’s  “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”  NPR described Goldspot as “An inventive sound and independent vision,” and the Sunday Times UK called it “the best band to come out of America in years.”  In 2013, the band’s album “Aerogramme” captured #1 Album of the Year on the Los Angeles Times’ pop music editor's year-end best albums list. 

Siddhartha’s Indian-born parents came to the US in the mid-seventies to make the American dream their own.  With only eight dollars in their pockets upon arrival, they were forced to take night jobs while they completed graduate school during the day.  They had no choice but to send their toddler son back to India, where Siddhartha  was raised by his grandparents.  During this time, when international phone calls were prohibitively expensive, music became central to Khosla’s life as he listened to his mother sing to him on cassette tapes she mailed from America.  Khosla’s song “Evergreen Cassette” is about this very experience, and was featured in an episode of  “This is Us.”  Khosla’s love of music and connection to his Indian heritage were kept alive by his parents once he returned to the US, as they played old Indian movie soundtracks in their home.

In November 2013, Khosla was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama's Diwali celebration at the White House, where he delivered an emotional performance of several of his original songs.

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  Stephen Gaghan Stephen Gaghan is best known for directing the critically acclaimed geopolitical thriller SYRIANA, and for writing TRAFFIC, for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. SYRIANA, earned Gaghan his second Oscar nomination for writing and was awarded the National Board of Review “Best Screenplay of 2005.” Additionally, it was nominated for several Academy Awards. For TRAFFIC, Gaghan garnered numerous awards and nominations including wins for the Golden Globe, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Writers Guild of America. For his work in television, Gaghan won an Emmy for writing an episode of NYPD BLUE and has more recently written and directed the 2011 pilot METRO and directed the 2014 pilot WHITE CITY. Additional film writing credits include HAVOC, THE ALAMO, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and ABANDON, which he also directed. Edit
  Steve Kempster Steve Kempster Steve has recorded and mixed well over one hundred films and/or video games over his thirty year career. He has done 20 films with Mr Clinton and other work includes The Banner Saga, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Planes, The Bourne Supremacy, Rock Star and Con Air.

Having experience with all types of projects, from tentpole blockbuster films to well crafted independent films, he has recorded and mixed films made by A-list directors and producers, as well as first time filmmakers both in the United States and in Europe. These diverse experiences inform his choices with powerful and emotionally sensitive mixes that help deliver the best outcome. Coming from a background as a songwriter and musician, Steve's ability to understand and amplify the theme and story's core is invaluable to the composer and the visual media team.

  Steve Schnur Steve Schnur was born outside New York City and by age 7 began to study guitar, piano, composition, production and arrangement at Carnegie Hall. By the time he attended college, he became a full-time intern at MTV in its earliest days where he helped influence programming decisions behind the debuts of Madonna and Michael Jackson, among others. He went on to hold various executive positions with Warner Music Group, EMI and BMG, and was behind the debuts of such artists as Metallica, Sarah McLachlan, and Coldplay. Steve worked many years in Nashville when he ran the label Arista Austin, part of the Arista Nashville family of labels. He worked with Brooks and Dunn and Brad Paisley and produced Radney Foster’s “See What You Want To See,” which included Keith Urban’s future hits “Raining On Sunday” and “I’m In.” Steve went on to work as music supervisor for Sandra Bullock’s production company, Fortis Films, where he supervised and produced music for Miss Congenialitywhich garnered a Golden Globe nomination for best original song. Steve is currently Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group for Electronic Arts where he’s been responsible for the launch of Thirty Seconds to Mars, Katy Perry, and his own co-production of Florence + the Machine’s “I’m Not Calling You A Liar.” His hands-on approach with composer selection and score production has earned EA more than 50 soundtrack nominations over the last 10 years in which Steve has produced more than 100 EA soundtrack albums. With the formation of Artwerk Music Group, through which EA now directly signs, develops and launches artists for publishing, master recordings, sync deals and distribution, Steve, as its President, has signed alternative breakthroughs Matt and Kim, Chromeo, and Ladytron, among others.

Steve was selected “One Of The Most Creative People In Entertainment” by Entertainment Weekly, “One of the Most Powerful People in the Music Business” and “One of the Top 20 Power Players in Digital Entertainment” by Billboard and “One of The Top 25 Power Players in the new Hollywood” by The Wall Street Journal. In 2009 he was awarded “International Music Person of the Year” at MusExpo’s annual music conference in Hollywood.

  Steven Price Steven Price Steven Price is an award-winning composer, musician and music editor. This year he received the Oscar, the BAFTA, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Satellite Award and ASCAP’s first ever Film Composer of The Year Award voted on by his peers for his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuaron’s film, Gravity. His score for Joe Cornish's debut feature Attack The Block, produced by Edgar Wright, earned Price the award for Best Original Soundtrack from both the Austin Film Critics Association and the Sitges Film Festival. Price reteamed with director Edgar Wright on the Universal film The World’s End. Price then began working again as the music editor for Alfonso Cuaron’s film Gravity. Cuaron and Price began collaborating to create a sound that would mirror the ambition of the director’s vision for the film. This led to Price writing beautiful, complex original music that captured Cuaron’s imagination so much that he brought Price on to score the film. Price and Cuaron recently reteamed for the NBC series Believe. Steven Price most recently scored writer/director David Ayer’s WWII film Fury starring Brad Pitt. Edit
  Suzi Analogue Suzi Analogue Suzi Analogue is an incredibly versatile producer, vocalist, and designer whose futuristic, forward-thinking music blends abstract hip-hop, neo-soul, and electronic experimentation. Her recordings often feature blown-out, off-kilter beats in addition to her smooth vocals and positive lyrics, but she's also embraced drum'n'bass, footwork, and other forms of high-energy club music. True to her name, she releases much of her music on formats such as cassette and vinyl, and she runs a tape label called Never Normal Records. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she has resided in numerous cities including Philadelphia, Tokyo, and New York, and she's traveled to Uganda and the Netherlands to teach music production courses. Born Maya Shipman in 1987, she dubbed herself Suzi Analogue in tribute to RZA's moniker Bobby Digital. Edit
  Suzie Katayama Suzie Katayama Suzie Katayama is a musician, conductor, arranger, and orchestrator who has recorded and performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and renowned artists such as Duran Duran, Prince (Purple Rain), Madonna (Ray of Light), Aerosmith, Nirvana, Elton John, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Ben Folds, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Train, Josh Groban, Eric Clapton, andCeline Dion.

As a cellist, she has performed on numerous films and TV shows, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, WALL-E, Alias, Lost and Desperate Housewives. As an orchestrator/conductor, Suzie has also contributed to film soundtracks for Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengeance, Fatal Secrets, and been Mr Clinton’s chief orchestrator on over 30 films.

Suzie's music industry arranging and conducting credits include projects for Jon Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Sam Moore, Frank Sinatra, James Blunt and Ringo Starr.

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  Thomas Golubic Thomas Golubic


is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor, DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking DeadBetter Call Saul, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Halt and Catch Fire, the HBO series Six Feet Under, and the Showtime series Ray Donovan, among many other film and television projects. He is a founding and board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and is currently the head of their education committee. The Guild twice awarded Thomas with “Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama” for his work on Breaking Bad. He was twice nominated for Grammy awards for producing volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack album, and with former partner Gary Calamar was responsible for the use of Sia’s “Breathe Me” in the final scene of the series. It is considered one of the most memorable uses of music in television, and launched Sia’s music career in America. Thomas is also responsible for producing four soundtrack albums for The Walking Dead, the Breaking Bad soundtrack, and has assembled various remix projects for EMI-Capitol Records and MGM.

His ten-year residency as DJ and music programmer for KCRW 89.9 FM acted as a training ground for his music supervision and record producer work. Thomas’ talents also include being a successful club DJ, spinning wildly eclectic sets and mash-ups produced by his music collective, The Arbiters, often synchronized to visuals.  His SYNCHRONIZE re-score project, featuring live DJ re-scores of classic films, has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Luminato Festival, Dubrovnik Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, various residencies in Los Angeles, and has been profiled on Turner Classic Movies. You can find more information about Thomas and his team at

  Thomas Newman Thomas Newman is widely acclaimed as one of today’s most prominent composers for film. He has composed music for more than 50 motion pictures and television series and has earned 12 Academy Award nominations and three GRAMMY Awards.

He is the youngest son of Alfred Newman (1900-1970), the longtime musical director of 20th Century Fox and the composer of scores for such films as “Wuthering Heights,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “All About Eve.” As a child, Thomas Newman pursued basic music and piano studies. However, it was not until after his father’s death that the younger Newman, then age 14, felt charged with the desire to write.

Newman studied composition and orchestration at USC with Professor Frederick Lesemann and noted film composer David Raksin, and privately with composer George Tremblay. He completed his academic work at Yale University, studying with Jacob Druckman, Bruce MacCombie and Robert Moore. Newman also gratefully acknowledges the early influence of another prominent musician, the legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who served as a great mentor and champion. A turning point in Newman’s career took place while he was working as a musical assistant on the 1984 film “Reckless,” for which he soon was promoted to the position of composer. And so, at the age of 27, Newman successfully composed his first film score. Since then he has contributed distinctive and evocative scores to numerous acclaimed films, including: “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “The Lost Boys,” “The Rapture,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The Player,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Flesh and Bone,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Li
  Thor Jonsson Thor Jonsson "( is a New York based composer and a music technology consultant. He has composed music for TV commercials including: McDonald, Toyota, CVS, Bank of America, Dunkin Donuts, as well as the recent documentary “American Made Movie”. His music was also recently featured in the Oliver Stone movie “Savages”.   On the technology side Thor specializes in Logic Pro and has consulted for hundreds of clients including: Roger Waters, America Online, Teddy Reilly, Jack DeJohnette, Kool and the Gang and Randy Brecker. Thor has  degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Music Production from Berklee College of  Music." Edit
  Tim Davies Tim Davies is one of the busiest conductors and orchestrators in Hollywood. His recent film and TV credits include Minions, Ant-Man, Empire, The Peanuts Movie, Frozen, The Book of Life, Edge of Tomorrow and La La Land. He has conducted and orchestrated numerous video game scores, such as the God of War and Infamous series, The Last of Us, and both Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight. In 2015 he made his concert stage debut conducting Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Baltimore Symphony.

Davies is an active arranger as well. Recent highlights include arranging and playing drums for the twentieth anniversary concert of NAS’ Illmatic and being lead arranger for Kendrick Lamar’s recent performance of To Pimp a Butterfly, both featuring the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He has written arrangements for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Netherlands Metropol Orkest.  In the pop and hip hop world he has arranged for albums by chart-topping artists Amy Winehouse, Akon, Miguel, and Cee Lo Green. He plays drums and writes for his own group, the 18-piece Tim Davies Big Band, and received Grammy nominations in 2010 and 2017.

Recently Davies has been in demand as a composer, working with two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla on the score to the Fox animated film The Book of Life. This was also the beginning of a relationship with producer/director Guillermo del Toro, which led to writing additional music for Crimson Peak and now scoring his new animated TV show, Trollhunters, produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix, which recently premiered to widespread acclaim, and earned Davies his first Annie Award nomination.

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  Todd Brabec Todd Brabec Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney and industry consultant, a Deems Taylor Award winning co-author of the best selling music business book "Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business" (7th edition/560 pages/Schirmer Books), an Adjunct Professor at USC where he teaches  Music Licensing, Music Publishing and Film, Television and Video Game Scoring and Song Contracts and a former Governing Committee member as well as Music and Budget Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. He is a  recipient of the 2005 Educational Leadership Award from the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) and the 2015 Texas Star Award from the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Field of Entertainment Law. He has over 400 published articles on the business and law of Entertainment and lectures extensively throughout the world.

During his 37 year ASCAP career, he was responsible for signing most of ASCAP's successful film and television composers as well as songwriters. His efforts were instrumental in taking ASCAP from a 20% overall market share to a  52% share of radio and competitive dominance in broadcast television, cable and worldwide top grossing feature films as well as an increase in total annual receipts from 60 million dollars to 995 million dollars. In addition, he significantly changed most of ASCAP's distribution, payment and survey rules and systems and was responsible for significantly increasing the royalties and payment formulas for successful radio writers and film and television score and theme composers as well as eliminating practically all ASCAP payment and distribution policies, formulas and rules which were not in the best interests of composers and songwriters or which had a negative effect on their earnings or which financially penalized success. In addition, he was in charge of and responsible for all writer and publisher advances, guarantees, bank loans, financial incentives and other member inducements.  Website: Contact:

  Todd Brabec Todd Brabec , former ASCAP Executive Vice President, is an Entertainment Law Attorney and consultant, a Deems Taylor Award winning co-author of "Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business"(7th edition/ Schirmer Books), an Adjunct Professor at USC teaching music licensing, publishing and film, television and video game score and song contracts and a Governing Committee member and former Music Chair of the American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Forum. Edit
  Tom Bracy Tom Bracy Bracy is currently the executive director of the Merit School of Music in Chicago and part of its esteemed faculty. Bracy originally joined Merit School of Music as a faculty member from 1989-1992, and then returned in 2004 to teach in its Bridges: Partners in Music Program. In 2005, Bracy joined the staff as director of operations in charge of facility management. Over the next four years, he earned other duties, including acting director of development and director of human resources, and in 2010 he became Merit’s chief operating officer. Bracy is currently the executive director of Merit School of Music and remains part of its esteemed faculty. Bracy started his career in music education in 1986 as a young band director for the Archdiocese of Chicago while attending Northeastern Illinois University. He has continued conducting bands for more than 28 years. He currently conducts the Mancel Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy and John Palmer Elementary School Bands in Chicago. His primary instrument is percussion with additional studies in trombone. Bracy is also on faculty at North Park University where he teaches arts administration and is the principal for the Bracy Group, Inc., a boutique consulting firm, specializing in management, leadership, and marketing. Before joining Merit’s staff, Bracy was executive director of the Association for Catholic Music Education. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in organization management and leadership, a master’s of management, and a master’s of business administration from North Park University. Edit
  Tom Donahue Tom Donahue Tom directed the Emmy-nominated Casting By (HBO), hailed as one of the top five documentary films of the year by the prestigious National Board of Review and reviewed as “outstanding!” by legendary critic Leonard Maltin.  His interviewees for the doc include Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, among many others.  After premiering at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Casting By has played in over 50 festivals worldwide and been released in over 35 countries.  In 2014, it won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary of the Year from the National Alliance of Women in Media.  

His latest feature documentary, Thank You For Your Service premiered in 2015 at DOC NYC and was called “Gripping, wrenching and persuasive” by The Village Voice.  The film is about the mental health crisis in the military (Interviews include Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen).  A CreativeChaos production, it is being produced in association with the Sprayregen Family Foundation and Artemis Rising Foundation (The Invisible War).  

He directed the feature documentary, Guest of Cindy Sherman which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews (5 stars , Time Out NY) . The film was selected by the New York Times as recommended watching when it made its premiere on the Sundance Channel in May 2009.

Tom has produced and edited numerous features and documentaries that, combined, have won over twenty­ five awards at such prestigious festivals as Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, SxSW, Venice, San Sebastian and TriBeCa.  As producer, his credits include Ramin Bahrani’s acclaimed defeature, Man Push Cart, NIck Sandow’s Ponies (starring John Ventimiglia and Kevin Corrigan) and Alfredo de Villa’s acclaimed debut feature, Washington Heights (starring Manny Perez, Tomas Milian and Bobby Cannavale).
  Tom Salta Tom Salta MTV VMA nominated composer Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music artists/producers working in film, television, advertising and video games. Renowned for crafting emotionally engaging soundtracks for multimedia, Salta has received widespread industry acclaim for his world-class produced scores featured in video game titles such as HALO: Masterchief Collection, HALO: Spartan Assault, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, From Dust, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Red Steel (IGN Award for Best Original Score), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X series and original songs and adaptations for the world’s #1 dance game series, Just Dance. In addition to these scoring assignments, Salta has created music for numerous national commercials and ad campaigns for companies like Coca-Cola and the Marines, as well as music for Hollywood film trailers. Edit
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  Tony Finno Tony Finno

Over a career spanning more than 3 decades, TONY FINNO'S varied background includes arranging/orchestration work for recording artists: David Byrne, Natalie Merchant & Bette Midler & TV shows: American Idol, The Singing Bee & HBO's Big Love. Film work includes music preparation for over 60 films inclusion Noah, True Grit, Tower Heist & Hundred Foot Journey as well as having scored a dozen indie films.

Since 1995 he has orchestrated hundreds of national TV ads for every conceivable product including: Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coca Cola, Xerox, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Burger King & many others.

Recent highlights include the premier recording of his orchestration of Claude Debussy's Symphony in Bm (Naxos) and writing the horn arrangements on the recently released CD, "Love This Giant" by David Byrne & St. Vincent.

In 2011 Tony was the recipient of an Emmy Award for his contribution to the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce".

  Tony Harris Tony Harris

Tony Harris has been a trailblazer in the world of social media since he founded Deliberate Marketing Services agency in 2002.  Specializing in fan acquisition and grassroots engagement for movies and music, he’s had great success where those worlds intersect. Over the past 15 years, he’s spearheaded the social media departments at two of the top Soundtrack labels, Lakeshore Records and Varèse Sarabande Records. 

He’s also executed campaigns for prestigious releases for Iron Man, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight Rises, Indiana Jones and dozens of others, as well as many more smaller films.  His approach on social media stems from his unique perspective, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology. He developed the proprietary tool suite TwitProGro which encompasses Follow Faucet, InstaGroPro and Chatterbox.

  Tori Amos Tori Amos

Tori Amos has an extraordinary fan base. It’s not unusual to hear her listeners explain how a song changed their life, through its ability to alter perspective and heal. Or even that a song might have saved their life. Since the release of her debut Little Earthquakes in 1992, where she smashed apart boundaries with her piano rock and raw, confessional poetry, Amos - never one to shy away from the reality of life in her lyrics - has tackled the breadth of life's subjects over the last two decades in her recording career and also in her role as an activist and spokesperson for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). Although her writing is confessional and she has famously put her own experiences, both positive and harrowing, into song, the way she does it leaves the door open for the listener to join in. All of Amos’s albums have been layered with symbols, history and dimensions – elements that make them stand out as true works of art. “Flicker,” an original song written for Audrie & Daisy, continues Amos’ exploration of the sonic space to convey emotion that is, at once, personal and universal.

  Trent Reznor Trent Reznor While perhaps best known as the founder and sole member of the groundbreaking industrial music project Nine Inch Nails, TRENT REZNOR (Composer) is a multi-talented creative force whose drive and passion has extended to film, videogames, and digital music services. Throughout his career, Reznor has experimented with different expressions of music, leading to producing and composing scores for both videogames and film. His videogame credits include the scores for Quake and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. His film score production credits include Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994) and Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997). In 2010, Reznor composed his first film score for David Fincher¹s The Social Network which won an Academy Award® for best score and a Golden Globe for best original score. Additionally, he received a Critics¹ Choice Movie Award and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for best score. The following year Reznor scored his second film, Fincher¹s English adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, earning a second Golden Globe nomination for best original score. Most recently, Reznor has taken on the role of product visionary and artist advocate behind the Beats Music service, where he serves as Chief Creative Officer. Working alongside founder Jimmy Iovine and CEO Ian Rogers, Reznor¹s vision of a music service that could deliver contextually relevant playlists made by real music experts has become a reality. And he leads the charge to ensure artists will see value in Beats Music by not only paying them fairly, but also by providing ways to both communicate with fans and analyze data through the service. Edit
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Award winning singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist/composer, Trent Reznor has traversed the musical landscape. In the music world, he is well-known as the frontman of his industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, characterized by his strong melodic pop instincts meshed with harsh electronic beats and traditional song lyrics. The band Nine Inch Nails have released eight studio albums including several multi-platinum albums. As a film composer, Reznor along with with long-time collaborator Atticus Ross have received critical acclaim, which is evident by them receiving an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy.

Reznor’s many collaborations include recording artists such as Marilyn Manson and Tori Amos. Most recently he has been working with long-time collaborator, film composer Atticus Ross, who had worked with Reznor on Nine Inch Nails albums’ Ghosts I-IV and The Slip. The two worked so well together they accepted an invitation from director David Fincher to write an original score for his film The Social Network. The soundtrack was released, and the pair won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their score. Again teaming with FincherReznor and Ross also wrote an original score for the American cinematic version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; the 39-track album won them a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Reznor reunited with Ross for the score to Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl.

Reznor and Ross returned in 2016, this time composing the scores for the Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriots Day and the National Geographic film Before the Flood, which featured collaborations with Gustavo Santaolalla and Mogwai. Before the Flood also features the song by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross “A Minute to Breathe.”

British composer/producer/programmer Atticus Ross has worked steadily since the mid-'90s, collaborating with Tim Simenon's Bomb the Bass and Barry Adamson as a programmer, and performing with his own band with wife Claudia Sarne12 Rounds. The duo's first album, Jitterjuice, was released by Polydor in the U.K., but they were dropped by the label the following year; however, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor signed them to his label Nothing Records, which released My Big Hero. This began a long collaboration between Ross and Reznor, which intensified when Ross moved to the U.S.; he earned production and programming credits on NIN's albums With Teeth, Year Zero, and The Slip, and co-wrote Ghosts I-IV as well. During this time, Ross also worked with Reznor on projects that included Zack de la RochaJane's Addiction, the ill-fated Tapeworm collective, and How to Destroy Angels, which also included Reznor's wife, former West Indian Girl member Mariqueen Maandig, as a member.

Outside of his work with ReznorRoss collaborated with Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz in the band Error, which released a self-titled EP, and also did production and remixing work with artists including Joe BarresiCoheed and CambriaKornGrace Jones, and Telepathe over the years. Ross' first film music work was the score to the Hughes Brothers' television show Touching Evil, a collaboration with Sarne and his brother, Leopold Ross, but his big break was scoring the Hughes' movie The Book of Eli, which earned him a Discovery of the Year nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards. Later that year, Ross and Reznor collaborated on the score to David Fincher's The Social Network, and ultimately won that year's Golden Globe and Academy Awards for best original score. Ross and Reznor reteamed for Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and for the director's thriller Gone GirlRoss continued to garner high-profile scoring gigs on his own as well, including Love & Mercy, a biopic about the Beach BoysBrian Wilson. The following years saw more work from the composer, namely a credit on the composition team for Michael Mann's thriller Blackhat, and his score for the movie Triple 9, which he created alongside his brother Leopold RossClaudia Sarne, and U.K. electronic artist Bobby Krlic. The Ross brothers and Krlic collaborated again in 2016 for their soundtrack to Steve Hoover's documentary film Almost Holy. He returned later that year with a number of compositions on the collaborative soundtrack for Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary about the impact of climate change, Before the Flood including the song “A Minute To Breathe.” The effort marked Ross' fourth soundtrack collaboration with Reznor as well as his first with revered composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have successfully transitioned from songwriters and musicians to film composers. In 2010, Ross in tandem with Nine Inch Nails founding member Reznor, won the Oscar for ‘Best Score’ on the film The Social Network. Additionally, Ross and Reznor have also collaborated on three films: Triple 9, Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They also have five Nine Inch Nails’ albums together, play alongside each other in their band How to Destroy Angels, and have worked with a variety of other artists.

  Trevor Morris Trevor Morris

Two-time Emmy-winning composer Trevor Morris has scored compelling compositions across a variety of mediums including film, television and video games. Trevor recently invigorated several hit series with his music, scoring NBC’s “Emerald City,” and “Taken,” and Netflix’s “Iron Fist.”

Morris also composed many critically-acclaimed feature films such as Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, as well as the riveting sequel, Babak Najafi's “London Has Fallen.”  In addition, he composed Camille Delamarre’s “Brick Mansions,” starring Paul Walker, Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals,” starring Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke, as well as “Michiel De Ruyter,” (aka “The Admiral”), which is one of The Netherlands’ top grossing films of all time.

Trevor is widely known for his expertly crafted scores in period television, such as History Channel’s “Vikings,” and ABC’s “Of Kings and Prophets.”  He won two Emmys, one for each main title theme for Showtime’s “The Borgias,” and “The Tudors,” and he received another Emmy nomination for his score for Starz’s “The Pillars of the Earth.”  His prolific style, using electronic and hybrid music, extends to his work on other noteworthy series including NBC’s “Body of Proof,” “The Firm,” and “Dracula.”

In the world of video games, he composed the epic third installment of Electronic Arts’ video game franchise “Dragon Age,” which was awarded 2015’s Video Game of the Year.

Trevor has entered the world stage as a concert conductor, conducting suites of his music adapted for live concert venues.  He conducted a full orchestra and choir for an audience of 12,000 fans in Poland at the Krakow Music Festival, and will be returning to the festival this year in May.  He conducted the first concert dedicated to television music at the Fimucite Festival in Tenerife, Spain.  This preceded his first live concert at SCORE!, with LA’s best musicians performing top television music, both past and present, in Los Angeles at Royce Hall.  His music was also performed at the first inaugural concert for Festival de Musica in Cordoba, Spain.

With over 15 solo feature film credits, 25 primetime television series and five interactive titles, Trevor is one of the most versatile composers in Hollywood.

Trevor is a citizen of Canada and Great Britain, and works from his state-of-the-art studio complex in Santa Monica, CA.

  Trevor Morris Trevor Morris

The Tudors, Olympus Has Fallen

is a two-time EMMY award winning composer, dual citizen of Canada and Great Britain / UK , living and working in Los Angeles.  He is a Composer for Feature Film, Television and Interactive Video Games.

Recent Feature Film work includes “Olympus Has Fallen” for dir. Antoine Fuqua, “Brick Mansions” for Luc Besson’s company, and “Immortals” for dir. Tarsem Singh and Relativity Media.

Largely known for his period Television work on such Titles as “The Tudors”, “The Borgias” and currently on air “Vikings”, Trevor’s prolific style extends to his Electronic / Hybrid work on such shows as “Body of Proof”, “The Firm”, and “Dracula” for NBC.

He recently completed the epic third installment of the “Dragon Age” video game franchise for Electronic Arts, recorded with full orchestra and choir.

Trevor has also entered the World Stage as a Concert Conductor, conducting suites of his music adapted for the Live Concert Venue.  His recent trip to the Fimucite festival inTenerfie Spain this past summer marked the first ever concert there dedicated to Television music.  This was preceded by the first live concert in Los Angeles of his music atSCORE!, an amazing night of Television music past and present, peformed at Royce Hall in concert with LA’s best musicians.  He has also performed in Krakow Poland at the FMF, and in Cordoba Spain for the first inaugural concert of Festival de Musica.

With over 15 solo Feature Film Credits, 20 Network Television series and 5 Interactive Titles, Trevor is one of the most prolific and versatile young composers in Hollywood.

Trevor’s score for his first foreign language feature film “The Admiral” is set for release in 2015.

Trevor’s next feature “London Has Fallen” scores in London this coming August and will be released in 2016.  He was also Hans Zimmer's head Technical Supervisor for 3 years.

Trevor works from his state of the art Studio complex in Santa Monica, CA.

  Vance Marino Vance Marino


Vance Marino is a composer, songwriter, and producer with music in Megatrax, MusicBox, Black Toast, Pacifica, and other production music libraries.  Placements include “The Voice,” “New Girl,” “NFL,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Bates Motel,” and the Touchstone film “The Last Song” starring Miley Cyrus.  Vance also leads the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) San Diego Chapter.
  VÉRITÉ VÉRITÉ VÉRITÉ made a grand arrival in the alt-pop world with her debut EP's Echo, Sentiment and Living, which crowned her multiple Hype Machine #1's and a spot as the #1 viral artist on Twitter, as well as racking up over 40 million Spotify streams and a sold out tour on the back of these independent releases. While working on her full-length album, VÉRITÉ released her cover of The 1975’s “Somebody Else”, garnering over 43 million streams on Spotify and countless praise from outlets like TIME, Billboard, and Buzzfeed. Now, VÉRITÉ prepares to release “Phase Me Out”, the first single from her debut album coming this summer. Edit
  Victor Reyes Victor Reyes

Victor Reyes has established himself as a leading film & TV composer in both his native Spain and internationally. He has created music for groundbreaking filmmaker Rodrigo Cortés (Buried, Red Lights), and has worked with Berlinale Silver Bear winning director Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace), Daniel Calpalsoro (Salto Al Vacio), and Christoffe Offenstein (Tell No One). Reyes has garnered numerous Goya nominations, (the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Award) and in 2014 he was named “Composer of the Year” by The International Film Music Critics Association.

For “The Night Manager,” Reyes joins a list of legendary composers who have scored John Le Carre novels-turned-to-screen, including Oscar winning and nominated composers; Jerry Goldsmith, (Russia House), Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardner, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Quincy Jones (The Deadly Affair) and Dave Grusin (The Little Drummer Girl).  Victor Reyes’ created a classical orchestral score that complements the drama and intrigue of the series.

  Vivek Maddala Vivek Maddala discovered Grace Lee Boggs after hearing her speak on the news program Democracy Now! “I started reading her work on labor struggles, civil rights, feminism, environmental justice and economic sustainability. Caroline Libresco (producer) introduced me to Grace Lee (writer/director) who was making a documentary on Boggs. They asked me to write some music as a demo based on the concept of ‘what time is it on the clock of the universe’ (a question Grace poses to her students). They liked what I wrote and the piece eventually formed the basis for an on-going theme in the film.” The score is anchored by a number of themes, each one evolving in partnership with the main storyline. The playful motif of the main title opens the film and variations are heard when we’re summarizing the ideas of Hegel, Marx, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. Vivek Maddala is an award-winning composer and a multi-instrumentalist. He is also a Sundance Institute Lab Fellowship alumnus. His scores have accompanied films that have premiered at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Sundance Film Festivals. Maddala has produced music for a wide range of genres including rock, jazz, and world music. Maddala runs Tadcaster studios in Los Angeles, where he scores projects and produces albums for artists including Oscar® nominated songwriter Stephen Bishop. Vivek’s recent projects include unique biopic about Yogananda, I Will Find You, director Stuart Archer’s #Stuck, and the comedy short The Parting Shot. His upcoming projects include Career Girl and Asha. Edit
  Wellington Lora, Jr. Wellington Lora, Jr. CEO & Founder at The Cueniverse Music - Wellington Lora Jr. is a professional television and movie composer with 10 years of experience composing professionally. He has composed music for over 1200 episodes of television. Wellington is the founder and CEO of The Cueniverse music library and custom music company, and has produced music for shows like Jersey Shore, Keeping up with The Kardashians, Mtv Cribs, Mtv Catfish, Mtv True Life, My Super Sweet Sixteen, 16 and Pregnant, Bad Girls Club, Real World, Basketball Wives, American Pickers, SNL, Dateline, Mtv Diary, E! News Live, Mtv Made to name a few. He has produced radio records for Pitbull, Nina Sky, Swizz Beats, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Red Cafe,Tony Touch, Nore, Joel Ortiz, Maino, Papoose, Cassidy & Juganot. More recently Wellington produced 3 records for Thailands biggest group Thaitanium. He is the composer for the hit Parody "Mitt Romney Style" that has received over 28 million YouTube views. He is a firm believer that you should be paid for what you love to do and practices that everyday. Edit
  Wendy Blackstone Wendy Blackstone Wendy Blackstone has composed original film scores for over 130 film and TV projects. With equal strengths in drama and comedy, fiction and non-fiction, her artistic and eclectic approach inspires her to create a unique score for each film. Determined to innovate, Wendy combines experimentation with the great musical traditions of the past. She weaves originally designed sounds with acoustic ensembles to create the best score for each film.

A native New Yorker, Wendy takes advantage of the rich cultural and artistic diversity of her city. Wendy composes in a wide range of styles including: contemporary classical, downtown experimental, rock, minimalist, jazz, and Latin. Her ongoing connection with these music scenes is a vital part of her artistic persona.

After scoring the comedy Dear Diary for Dreamworks, Executive Producers Spielberg and Katzenberg became fans of Wendy’s work. According to Producer Barry Jossen, Spielberg said, “Wendy’s music took the show from a 3 to a 9.” Directed by David Frankel, Dear Diary, went on to win an Oscar.

Nine of the films Wendy has scored have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. Most recently, Girl in the River has been nominated and won, 2016, while Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 won in 2015. In 2012, Strangers No More won, while Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory was nominated in 2011.

Feature film accomplishments include: Lost in Florence, directed by Evan Oppenheimer starring Brett Dalton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stana Katic, Marco Bonino and Alessandro Preziosi, Love Walked In for Sony Pictures, starring Terence Stamp, Denis Leary, directed by Juan Jose Campanella; Nick Gomez’s New Jersey Drive, executive produced by Spike Lee for Universal Pictures; Latin music for Betty Thomas’ comedy, Only You, starring Helen Hunt, and The Dutch Master, Susan Seidelman’s comedy starring Mira Sorvino and Aida Tuturro.

Wendy has scored five Primetime TV series: Profiler (NBC, drama), New York News (CBS, drama), For The People (Lifetime, drama), Maybe It’s Me (WB comedy) starring Fred Willard and Julia Pat Sweeney, and MasterClass (HBO).

Documentaries remain an important part of Wendy’s work. Recent titles include: The Girl In the River for HBO, I am Not Your Guru: Tony Robbins, Larry Kramer In Love and Anger, which premiered at Sundance, 2015, Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus (HBO), Whitey (CNN), Weight of the Nation (HBO), Crude, and Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (HBO).

Wendy’s work in theater includes Anna Deavere Smith’s Tony-nominated Twilight: Los Angeles, directed by George C. Wolfe (Angels In America), for both the Public Theater and Broadway’s Cort Theatre.

Wendy is proud to be the first female film composer signed to Creative Artists Agency by Brian Loucks.

Wendy divides her time between NYC, LA and Italy. She speaks Italian, Spanish and French, and holds both US and EU passports.
  William Kraft William Kraft

William Kraft has had a long and active career as composer, conductor, timpanist/percussionist and teacher.  Among his many accomplishments, he has been commissioned by the Library of Congress, U.S. Air Force Band, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and the Schoenberg Institute, among others.  His works have been performed by the New York, and Los Angles philharmonics, Boston and Chicago symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra and other major American ensembles, as well as orchestras and ensembles in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Israel, and the former USSR.  During his 26-year tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic he was composer-in-residence, founded the LA Philharmonic New Music Group (now Green Umbrella), and was principal timpanist for 18 years, as well as assistant conductor.  He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he served for 11 year as the Corwin Chair. 

Kraft has received prestigious awards from numerous institutions, including the Ford Foundation, Huntington Hartford Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, in addition to Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Music Award, among many others.  CDs completely devoted to Kraft's music can be found on Harmonia Mundi, CRI, Cambria, Albany, Cristal and Nonesuch labels.  Recent projects include commissions for Boston Musica Viva and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. 

  Winifred Phillips Winifred Phillips is an award-winning composer. Some of her video game credits include Assassin's Creed Liberation, Total War Battles: KINGDOM, God of War, The Da Vinci Code, Speed Racer, Shrek the Third, Spore Hero and six games in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, among many others. Phillips is also the author of the bestselling book, "A Composer's Guide to Game Music" (The MIT Press, 2014), which recently was awarded the 2014 Global Music Award Gold Medal for an exceptional book in the field of music, and was described by The Boston Globe as "the first book designed to help experienced musicians brave the transition to the world of game composing." Phillips has received an Interactive Achievement Award/D.I.C.E. Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, three Hollywood Music in Media Awards, five Game Audio Network Guild Awards, three Global Music Awards, an IGN Best Score Award, a GameSpot Best Music Award, a GameZone Score of the Year Award, a GameFocus Award, and three Gracie Awards from the Alliance of Women in Media. Winifred was the composer of the award-winning Radio Tales series, writing the musical scores for over one hundred music drama programs such as "War of the Worlds," "The Time Machine" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." The series first aired via National Public Radio and then received a ten-year weekly broadcast run on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Her credits in film and television include the NBC coverage of the London Olympic Games, America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, Storm Stories, BBC's Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure, and Trek Nation, among many others. Edit
  Yanna Lehman Collins Yanna Lehman Collins

Co-Chair, Post NY Alliance

  Zach Cowie Zach Cowie Zach Cowie has spent his life working in the music industry at record labels including Touch & Go, Sub Pop, Drag City and Rhino/Warner Bros. as well as a tour manager for Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver and tour DJ for Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes. He has been a music supervisor/consultant in film (Celeste & Jesse, Forever, The Little Hours and State Like Sleep) and in television (Master of None) and has worked on runway music with such fashion designers as Rodarte. He’s been DJ’ing international since 2001 (often with DJ partner Elijah Wood under the Wooden Wisdom moniker). Above all, he is a record collector. Edit
  Zach Cowie Zach Cowie

Zach Cowie has spent his life working in the music industry at record labels including Touch

  Zoe Keating Zoe Keating

The Returned

is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
Zoë's grassroots, label-less approach has garnered her much public attention and press. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on the boards of the Magik Magik Orchestra and CASH Music, a nonprofit organization that builds open source digital tools for musicians and labels.


As a cellist, Zoë has played with a wide range of artists, including Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Tears for Fears, DJ Shadow, Dan Hicks, Thomas Dolby, John Vanderslice, Rasputina, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini. She has collaborated with WNYC's Radiolab and lends her music regularly to film, tv, dance productions and commercials. In August 2014, she started composing for the A&E’s hit drama “The Returned” with Jeff Russo.