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Bridgerton

May 19 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PDT

Composer

KRIS BOWERS

Music Supervisor

JUSTIN KAMPS

MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Thursday, May 19, 6:30PM (PT)

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, the second season of Bridgerton follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest Bridgerton sibling and Viscount, as he sets out to find a suitable wife. Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India. When Anthony begins to court Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions — a true love match is not high on his priority list — and decides to do everything in her power to stop the union. But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal sparring matches only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides. Across Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must welcome the newest heir to their estate while Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) continues to navigate the town whilst keeping her deepest secret from the people closest to her. TV-MA | 60mins

Kris Bowers is an Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. The versatile composer’s repertoire includes documentaries Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, scripted series Bridgerton, When They See Us, and Dear White People, and films ranging from biopics King Richard, Respect, and The United States Vs Billie Holiday, to the live-action/animated feature Space Jam: A New Legacy. In 2018, Bowers had the honor of collaborating with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning Green Book, not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. Bowers received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his work in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us about the Central Park Five. In 2020, he received another Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the FX miniseries Mrs America, and a further two nominations in 2021 for Bridgerton. At the 93rd Academy Awards, he was nominated for his documentary short, A Concerto is A Conversation, which he produced, co-directed, and scored.  Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, the documentary premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Bowers’ most recent work can be heard on Netflix in Seasons 1 and 2 of Bridgerton, Inventing Anna, and Colin in Black and White, in the HBO series We Own This City (helmed by his King Richard and Monsters and Men director Reinaldo Marcus Green), as well as in the Ava DuVernay HBO Max limited series DMZ.  His forthcoming film releases include Disney’s Haunted Mansion, from his Dear White People and Bad Hair director Justin Simien, starring Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, and Tiffany Haddish.

Bowers has recorded and performed with artists including Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West and has contributed to albums by Marcus Miller, José James, Moses Sumney, and Murs. Bowers is an official Steinway Artist and was named one of twelve ‘Artists to Watch’ by iTunes in 2014. In 2020, he was honored with the ‘Distinguished Film Composer Award’ by the Middleburg Film Festival. In 2019, he received the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Justin Kamps has been working in the Film/TV Music Industry for over 10 years and just recently launched his own independent music supervision company Monster Sector Music Supervision.  Since then he has supervised Bridgerton (Netflix), Lucifer (Netflix), Nancy Drew (CW), Rebel (ABC), Another Life (Netflix), Supernatural (CW), and Resident Evil (Netflix). Justin started his career in 2009 when he joined Alexandra Patsavas and the team at Chop Shop Music Supervision as an intern and worked his way up from there. During his time at Chop Shop Justin earned credit as Music Supervisor on the shows Insatiable (Netflix), Co-Music Supervisor on the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix), Music Coordinator on Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon), and uncredited work on a wide variety of projects like Scandal (ABC), How to Get Away With Murder (ABC), and Council of Dads (NBC) amongst many others.

Prior to working at Chop Shop, Justin earned a Masters degree in Arts Management with an emphasis on Music Business from Columbia College Chicago. Outside of work he keeps his musical background alive by performing with multiple choirs in the Los Angeles area.

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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, May 19, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.