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Cinderella

September 9 @ 6:30 pm 7:15 pm PDT

Composers
JESSICA WEISS
MYCHAEL DANNA

MODERATED BY BYRON BURTON (The Hollywood Reporter)

Screening Links available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:
Thursday, September 9, 6:30 PM PT

From Kay Cannon, Cinderella is a modern musical with a bold take on the story you grew up with. Our ambitious heroine (Camilla Cabello) has big dreams and with the help of her Fab G, she perseveres to make them come true. Cinderella has an all-star cast including Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan. PG | 113min

Jessica Weiss is a composer/songwriter/producer based in Los Angeles, CA. She first fell in love with classical music studying ballet in New York City throughout her youth, eventually traveling to London to work at Warner Brothers Studios where she focused on composition and music production. It was there that she was recruited by Hans Zimmer to apprentice at Remote Control Productions. After years of working her way up the ladder as a music editor, she found a life-changing mentorship in film composition working alongside Academy Award-winning composer Mychael Danna. Her credits include the Netflix #1 hit animated feature film Dog Gone Trouble, the drama Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men, featuring a collaboration with pop sensation Sia, and Nicol Paone’s comedy Friendsgiving, produced by Ben Stiller. Upcoming projects include Stephen Herek’s Netflix dramedy Afterlife of the Party, the groundbreaking VR Series Into the Now from acclaimed photographer Michael Muller, the Dolly Parton-produced documentary Still Working 9 to 5. In addition to her film work, Jessica’s music has been performed on stages around the world, from The Globe Theater in London to The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago to The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. As a producer & songwriter, Jessica has just finished an EP titled Us Against The World, in which she collaborated with several artists including K.S. Rhoads, Rachael Yamagata, Chris Pierce & Garrison Starr. She is currently producing singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw’s upcoming record.

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna also composed scores for Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as his longtime collaborator Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Moneyball and Capote with director Bennett Miller, Monsoon Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Deepa Mehta’s Water and Girl, Interrupted. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the 2012 mini-series World Without End. Often collaborating with his brother Jeff, they have scored The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, The Breadwinner (Annie Nomination), Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and Onward. Television scores include Alias Grace (Emmy Nomination), Tyrant, (3 Emmy Nominations), and Camelot (Emmy Nomination). His most recent score is for Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater, starring Matt Damon.

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FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, September 9, 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.