Max Richter

Elegant contemporary classical artist and Emmy nominated composer shares about creating gender delineations within his intense Elizabethan inspired score for Mary Queen of Scots, implementing the devil’s interval and lamenting bass to reflect the grim emotional terrain of Taboo, and his approach in illustrating a 60-year long relationship with stunning piano duets on My Brilliant Friend.

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Lynn Fainchtein

Influential music supervisor and co-founder of Casete Agricultura Digital speaks on the three years she invested in the magical universe of 10-time Academy Award nominee for 2019, Alfonso Cuáron’s Roma, the powerful feminist message at the core of Miss Bala, and how her work with Netflix has led to enriching collaborations worldwide.

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Mychael Danna

Masterful Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winning composer speaks on channeling the discipline of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in his heroic score for On The Basis of Sex, striving for simplicity to support the heartwarming tale of A Dog’s Way Home, the beautiful struggle behind Life of Pi, and the value of having “a guiding intelligence” that underpins your creations.

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Kerri Drootin

Passionate Emmy nominated music supervisor speaks on tracking down Lucio Battisti’s widow to complete the Italian soundtrack of our dreams for Master of None, the challenge of getting artists to approve their songs for the purpose of psychological torture on The Good Place, going out with an expensive bang for The Office series finale, and her most memorable music pitch that was mistaken for an act of terror.

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Gabriel Mann

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter and ASCAP Award-winning composer dishes on teaming up with his former boss, David Schwartz to pen the hysterical soundtrack of Arrested Development, breathing new life into iconic songs of the past for A Million Little Things, and how contemporary music has influenced the guitar-driven musical universe of Modern Family over the course of ten seasons on air.

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Brett McLaughlin | Leland

Daring recording artist, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated songwriter, and burgeoning composer speaks on the creative considerations behind Revelation, the original song he co-wrote with Troye Sivan and Jónsi of Sigur Rós for Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, crafting musical numbers for the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and how creating the perfect breaker for Daya changed his life.

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Russell Emanuel

Visionary entrepreneur behind Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers Music speaks on his punk rock beginnings, his uphill battle to change the industry’s impression of production music and build the largest grossing company of its kind, the genesis of his collaboration with Hans Zimmer, and his recent adventures in VR.

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Rob Simonsen

Evocative composer and founding member of The Echo Society speaks on returning to his jazz roots to tell the scandalous story of politician, Gary Hart for The Front Runner, his harmonious working dynamic with director/producer/writer, Jason Reitman, the greatest challenge of executing the score of Love, Simon, and the power of listening.

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Blake Neely

Valiant award-winning composer and founder of Cow On The Wall speaks on the timeless and tension-filled realm of Riverdale, cross-pollinating thematic material within the evolving, action packed DC Comics franchise, achieving the perfect balance of psychosis and compassion in his score for You, and the rejection letter that started it all.

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David Schwartz

Artful BMI Award winning composer speaks on finding the key to the distinctive musical universe of The Good Place, showcasing every hysterically funny and utterly dysfunctional layer of the Bluth family dynamic over five seasons of Arrested Development, and what he hopes is waiting for him in the afterlife.

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Colin Stetson

Radically experimental composer, solo artist, and multi-instrumentalist speaks on avoiding all utterance of conventional themes and melodic motifs to support the deeply disturbed narrative of Hereditary, the sonic trifecta he conceived to highlight the triumphs and losses of The First, and his most significant rule for authentic storytelling through music.

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Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi

The impactful, award-winning composing duo discuss the components of their rustic and propulsive score for the bleak universe of Ozark, their thoughtful approach in illustrating the emotional complexities of Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, and the creative evolution of their invincible partnership over the course of two decades.

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Madonna Wade-Reed

Powerful award-winning music supervisor and owner of whoopsie daisy speaks on paying respects to local Los Angeles artists in her energy packed soundtrack for All American, infusing the historical drama of Reign with enchanting contemporary cover songs, and reuniting with director, John Ridley for the anticipated time travel love story, Needle in a Timestack.

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Christian Henson

Prolific composer and co-founder of Spitfire Audio speaks on his serendipitous partnership with Paul Thomson, facilitating the epic creation of Hans Zimmer Strings featuring 334 string players, meeting the love of his life while scoring Triangle, and forging a collaboration with Extreme Music.

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Rudy Chung

Vibrant music supervisor at Hit The Ground Running and founding partner of Pusher Music speaks on cultivating an eccentric soundtrack to contrast with the nerd zeitgeist of Silicon Valley, disrupting the trailer music space after the Hollywood writers’ strike, and teaming up with Mass Appeal to musically illustrate the stories of hip-hop titans for Rapture.

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Tracy McKnight

Eminent music supervisor and former head of film music at Lionsgate speaks on musically illustrating the unbelievable journey from Sri Lankan refugee to international superstar on Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, the resounding global impact of The Hunger Games franchise, and capturing the effervescent spirit of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders for Daughters of the Sexual Revolution.

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Theodore Shapiro

Sophisticated 13-time BMI Award winning composer discusses the mysterious, whimsical palette he assembled for Paul Feig’s thriller comedy, A Simple Favor, writing a score fit for a tormented female LAPD detective on Destroyer, and the art of creating serious music to support Hollywood’s funniest moments.

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Morgan Rhodes

Gifted music supervisor and radio host speaks on her deeply compatible collaboration with Justin Simien and Kris Bowers to define the layered musical identity of Dear White People, authentically soundtracking the Civil Rights movement for Ava DuVernay’s gripping historical drama, Selma, and how contemporary music is continuing to transcend genre.

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Henry Jackman

Adventurous 8-time ASCAP Award winning composer discusses living out his childhood fantasy and honoring Alan Silvestri through his score for The Predator, propelling the thematic DNA of Wreck-It Ralph into a new universe for Ralph Breaks The Internet, and the single most distinguishing skill for a composer to possess outside of musical prowess.

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Will Bates

Intrepid composer speaks on his intricate journey to make it in America, the synth-heavy musical identity he is crafting for George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, distilling the essence of rich Middle Eastern musical traditions for The Looming Tower, and the challenges he experienced in sculpting a distorted, frenetic sound world signature to The Path.

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