Rolfe Kent

Distinguished composer speaks on musically supporting the touching story of Laurel and Hardy’s enduring friendship for Stan & Ollie, the magnetic energy he experienced in collaborating with director, Jon S. Baird, and taking a turn into the world of French jazz for the upcoming romantic period drama, The Man Who Saved Paris.

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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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Doreen Ringer-Ross

Exemplary Vice President: Creative - Film, TV & Visual Media at BMI speaks on her transformative experiences working with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss during the golden age of A&M Records, the scope of educational initiatives she has instated to empower generations of composers, the legacy of John Williams, and how to thrive in the fast paced world of film music.

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Terence Blanchard

Heroic film composer, five-time Grammy Award winning recording artist, and jazz trumpeter speaks on drawing inspiration from Jimi Hendrix’s rendition of the National Anthem for BlacKkKlansman, the similar beliefs he shares with director, Spike Lee that guide their decade-spanning artistic collaboration, and the transformative power of expressing truth and integrity through music.

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Didier Lean Rachou

Esteemed ASCAP Award winning composer and philanthropist speaks on the fateful letter that landed him a scoring job on Sex in the City, building an expansive, triumphant sound world to highlight the treachery of Deadliest Catch, and the influence of being raised by an icon in the realm of haute cuisine.

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Maureen Crowe

Veteran music supervisor and co-founder of the Guild of Music Supervisors speaks on the sparkling legacy of The Bodyguard soundtrack, rounding up rock legends for Wayne’s World, her unrelenting advocacy on behalf of music supervisors, and what variables can impact the perceived value of a copyright.

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Jeff Beal

Magnificent composer and recording artist discusses his effective collaboration with director, Oliver Stone to create a striking, Russian flavored score for The Putin Interviews, manifesting a powerful female sound for the final season of political thriller, House of Cards, and how turbulent times in our society can lead to profound displays of artistic expression.

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Nick Urata

Brazen composer and front man of DeVotchKa speaks on his collaboration with author, Daniel Handler to create tantalizing musical numbers for the treacherous Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events, how backing up Dita Von Teese helped his band carve out a niche, the upcoming 60th anniversary of Paddington concert, and the importance of transporting your listening audience to an emotional place.

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