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Annual Membership Meeting

October 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm PDT

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

5:00-6:00PM – Hors D’oeuvres, Cocktails (Cash Bar ONLY)

6:00PM – Welcome, Reports, and Keynote

7:00PM – Panel Presentation and Discussion

Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct








Composer, Producer, Arranger, Author, & Founder of Made Music Studio


Irish composer Amie Doherty recently made history as the first woman to score a DreamWorks animated feature film with the 2021 summer release Spirit Untamed, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, & Eiza Gonzalez. Fresh off of scoring Marvel Studios’ latest hit series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, starring Tatiana Maslany & Mark Ruffalo, her other recent credits include Sony/Hulu’s Yuletide hit Happiest Season starring Kristen Stewart, Dan Levy, Alison Brie, and Aubrey Plaza; Focus Features’ The High Note by director Nisha Ganatra; Amazon’s critically acclaimed series Undone starring Bob Odenkirk; the Jurassic World short film Battle At Big Rock from director Colin Trevorrow; and Here and Now starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Renée Zellweger.

Nominated by the International Film Music Critics Association in 2022 for both ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’ and ‘Best Original Score for an Animated Feature’ for Spirit Untamed, Amie has also received nominations from the Society of Composers & Lyricists for ‘Outstanding Original Song for a Comedy or Musical’ for her song Fearless, and the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her scores to Spirit Untamed, Marooned, and Battle At Big Rock.

As an orchestrator and conductor, her credits include Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album, a recent collaboration with The Dave Matthews Band, performing at Radio City Music Hall with 50 Cent, and series such as Star Trek: Discovery & Picard, Fargo, and The Umbrella Academy.

Kurt Farquhar is a Los Angeles-based TV and film composer, songwriter, producer, and founder/CEO of True Music, a prominent music licensing company. He has scored more primetime television series than any other African American composer throughout his 31-year career. In early 2018 Farquhar entered the superhero genre with Black Lightning. In 2021, you can look forward to hearing more from Kurt on shows like CBS’ The Neighborhood, Netflix drama First Kill, Disney+’s Proud Family: Louder & Prouder, BET+’s Sacrifice, and more.

Kurt is a seven-time BMI award winner, four for his work on The King of Queens, two for Being Mary Jane, and one for The Game. Farquhar was called ‘the musical voice of BET’ for his work on genre-defining series for the network for shows like American Soul, Games People Play, The Quad, Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and In Contempt.

After a song that he wrote became the end title for the pilot episode of Livin’ Large, produced by Stephen J. Cannell, Farquhar made the jump to writing music for film and TV. Farquhar went on to create theme songs and scores for a multitude of feature films and television shows including The King of Queens, The Neighborhood, Girlfriends, Sister/Sister, Moesha, Soul Food, In The House, Not Easily Broken, Stitchers, and Ned and Stacey – often writing on multiple series simultaneously. Kurt credits his incredible productivity to the fact that ever since he was a child he says “I hear music all the time.”

Geoff Zanelli is an Emmy Award-winning composer who is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice ranging from the affectingly intimate to the boldly adventurous. Musically weaving through the personal and public lives of America’s First Ladies, Zanelli most recently scored the SHOWTIME series The First Lady. In 2019, Zanelli composed for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, working with Bebe Rexha on her song titled “You Can’t Stop The Girl” which was lauded for its empowering musicality. Zanelli has also worked closely with prolific director Deon Taylor since 2018, scoring the films Traffik, The Intruder, Black and Blue, Fatale, and most recently Fear. After years of collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Zanelli scored the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which debuted at #1 worldwide in 2017. In 2006, Zanelli earned his first Emmy after scoring the original music for Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Into The West, becoming the youngest composer to be awarded the ‘Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)’ accolade. Zanelli earned his second Emmy nomination for Spielberg and HBO’s The Pacific.

Additionally, Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges, and David Duchovny; producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Jeffrey Katzenberg; actor/producers Angelina Jolie and Tom Hanks. He has also collaborated with DJ/record producer Mark Ronson, P!nk, and the Grammy award-winning duo Steve Martin and Edie Bricksell. 

Other notable credits include Mortdecai, Rango, Justice League, Christopher Robin, Disturbia, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and Madagascar: Escape to Africa

Marcelo Zarvos is an acclaimed composer who has scored a diverse variety of high-profile film and television projects throughout his career. He is recognized for his 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. Zarvos has scored more than 60 films and has expert skills with layered stories and emotive undertones. He most recently scored A Journal For Jordan starring Michael B. Jordan and directed by Denzel Washington. He previously collaborated with Denzel Washington on the award-winning Fences which Washington directed and starred with Viola Davis. Throughout his career, Zarvos has also collaborated with many other celebrated filmmakers including Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said, Please Give, One Mississippi, The Land of Steady Habits), Barry Levinson (The Humbling, You Don’t Know Jack, Rock The Kabash), and Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali, and The Guilty). 

Some of Zarvos’ credits include The Good Shepherd, The Words, Sin Nombre, Hollywoodland, Wonder, Breakthrough, The Loudest Voice, Dark Waters, Penguin Bloom, and American Ultra, amongst many more. Upcoming projects include Emancipation, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and Flamin’ Hot, directed by Eva Longoria. 

Joel Beckerman is an award-winning composer, producer, arranger and author, as well as the founder of Made Music Studio, a strategic music and sound studio in New York and Los Angeles. Beckerman has created, with his team, original scores for over 50 television series and specials, including numerous series and specials for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, co-composer of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, The CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, the theme for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 and the Super Bowl on NBC. His work can also be found across many networks, including A&E, FX, HBO, and NBC, and in the signature sonic identities for global giants such as IMAX, Hulu, DisneyNow, Showtime, CNBC, and dozens of others. Beckerman has collaborated with a wide variety of talent ranging from John Legend, Moby, Morgan Freeman, OK Go, will.i.am, to film composers John Williams and the late great James Horner. Beckerman is also the lead composer for the Lionsgate feature film Cook Off, with Melissa McCarthy. In 2015, Beckerman wrote a treatise on the role of sound and music in our lives in his book, The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy, which espouses what he calls Sonic Humanism—the power of sound to make our lives better and simpler—which is a core principle of Made Music Studio’s continued work to impact experiences across entertainment, technology, spaces, products and devices through the strategic use of sound.

He is a featured speaker at big-idea conferences around the world such as C2 Montreal, Future of StoryTelling, and London Design Festival, and Fast Company magazine has honored Beckerman, by placing him on its list of Most Creative People in Business 1000 and has included Made Music Studio as one of their Most Innovative Companies. For his work in television and media work, Beckerman has been named one of ASCAP’s Most Performed Themes and Underscore composers for twelve years, and currently serves on the board of Kaufman Music Center in New York City. Beckerman is also a former board member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists and proudly worked to establish the SCL New York chapter with fellow ASCAP board member and past president, Dan Foliart.

He works from his recording studios in New York and Los Angeles and lives in New York with his wife, author Tracy Beckerman.


Check-in begins 4:30PM.

If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Tuesday, October 11.

Free for current SCL members (click here to check your membership status)

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This invitation is non-transferable.

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