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Early Career Lunch Hour

March 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm PST


12:00-1:00pm PT // 2:00pm-3:00pm CT // 3:00-4:00pm ET



Are you a composer for visual media in the early stages of your career?

Are you trying to secure your first feature film, video game, or lead composer credit?

Are you working mostly as an “additional music by” composer?

Are you working mostly as a composer’s assistant?

Have you been working as a media music professional for less than five years?

Join the SCL Early Career Committee for our seventh SCL Early Career Lunch Hour on Zoom. These Lunch Hours happen every two months and always start with a Lightning Talk on topics relevant to our Early Career community, followed by a brief Q&A, and then an informal hang in breakout rooms with members of the committee and your fellow Early Career composers.

The Lightning Talk for March 2 is

How to Start Connecting with the World of Video Games

featuring Jeremy Nathan Tisser,

with additional thoughts by Anne-Kathrin Dern

Jeremy Nathan Tisser is a composer and songwriter whose music can be heard on Disney+, Playstation VR, Oculus, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more. In addition to his composing work, Jeremy has worked in various aspects of the music department on such projects as Jurassic World, Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Disney’s Oscar-nominated short Get A Horse!, and more. He can also be found playing the bass drum on camera in the famous opening freeway scene of the Oscar-winning musical La La Land. Jeremy was a participant in the 2014 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, and the 2017 LA Film Conducting Intensive with Angel Velez, Conrad Pope, and Bill Ross. He now serves on the SCL Early Career Committee hoping to advocate for the next generation of composers. 

Anne-Kathrin Dern is a German film composer and CEO of e-Quality Music Productions LLC, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She is mostly known for her score to the animated Netflix Original Fearless (2020), the Netflix Christmas movie The Claus Family (2020), Disney’s Four Enchanted Sisters (2020), and Sony’s Help I Shrunk My Parents (2018), along with her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on the animated movie Leap! (2016) and the iGG video games Castle Clash (2019), Lords Mobile (2018), and Galaxy Mobile (2020). Earlier in her career, she collaborated with and assisted composers such as Christopher Lennertz, Alan Menken, Steve Jablonsky, Ryan Shore, William Ross, and Pinar Toprak. Dern just completed her work on the comedy-adventure sequel Help, I Shrunk My Friends (2021), and the Hallmark romance Her Pen Pal (2021). Anne also serves on the SCL Early Career Committee.