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Andor

January 17 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PST

Composer

NICHOLAS BRITELL

Creator, Executive Producer, Writer

TONY GILROY

MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Tuesday, January 17, 6:30PM (PT)

The Andor series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It is an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.  TV-14 | 45mins

Nicholas Britell is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, Grammy-nominated, and Emmy-winning composer, pianist, and producer who is known for his critically-acclaimed scores, including those for Adam McKay’s 2021 Don’t Look Up, Barry Jenkins’ 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk, and Jenkins’ 2017 Academy Award Best Picture winner Moonlight. Britell received Academy Award nominations for those three films as well as BAFTA and Critics Choice nominations for Don’t Look Up and If Beale Street Could Talk. He received Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations as well as the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (Dramatic Feature) for Moonlight. The year prior, he wrote the score for Adam McKay’s The Big Short, which marked the start of his collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer-director-producer. In 2018, he wrote the score for McKay’s Vice, starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Britell has the distinction of winning Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year, and Discovery of the Year, as well as winning Best Original Song Written for a Film at the World Soundtrack Awards, and an SCL award for Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy for “Just Look Up” on behalf of Don’t Look Up all within the past 5 years. Britell’s latest film project is She Said for Universal Pictures, the score of which he co-produced with his wife, cellist Caitlin Sullivan. Britell’s upcoming film projects include Barry Jenkins’The Lion King for Walt Disney Pictures.

Britell is also the mastermind behind some of TV’s most beloved scores, notably the Succession Main Title Theme, which won him an Emmy and was dubbed “the definitive TV Theme of the 21st Century” by The Guardian. He received a Grammy nomination in 2022 for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Continuing his work on the show over the following seasons, Britell received Emmy nominations for both his Season 2 and 3 scores and is currently scoring Season 4. Other television scores he has composed include his Emmy-nominated score for Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad and the score for HBO’s Winning Time which he co-composed with Grammy-winning artist Robert Glasper. His critically acclaimed score for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars series Andor premiered September 2022 which earned him an SCL nomination for Outstanding Score for a Television Production.

In addition to his work as a San Francisco Symphony Collaborative Partner, Britell is a Steinway Artist, a Creative Associate of the Juilliard School, and an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University.

Tony Gilroy is an Oscar-nominated writer, director, and producer who made his feature film directorial debut with Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, which earned seven Oscar® nominations, including one for best picture. The film garnered him Academy Award® nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Directors Guild® and Writers Guild® award nominations. The writer, director, and producer then followed Michael Clayton with his second directorial effort based on his own screenplay, the critically acclaimed thriller Duplicity, starring Julia Roberts and Clive Owen.

Raised in upstate New York, Gilroy is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker Frank D. Gilroy . A veteran screenwriter, Gilroy worked on the first three Bourne films: The Bourne IdentityThe Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. In 2012, Gilroy co-wrote and directed the fourth installment of the series, The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, and Edward Norton. Gilroy has a screenplay by credit on the 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Gilroy brought a clear creative vision to the film and from that, Andor was born.

Gilroy also served as a consulting producer on Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, during the show’s third and fourth seasons. Most recently, he produced and wrote the screenplay for the 2018 film Beirut starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.

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