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Early Career Lunch Hour
October 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
12:00-1:00pm PT // 3:00-4:00pm ET
PRIVATE ZOOM MEETING FOR SCL MEMBERS
(LINK WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION)
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 first SCL Early Career Lunch Hour on Zoom. These Lunch Hours will happen every two months, and will 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 our first meeting will be “Ways to Get Started as a Composer”, featuring composer Anne-Kathrin Dern and “Teammates” co-founder Kenny Wood.
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 scores 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), as well as 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 has 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.
Kenny Wood is a composer and arranger whose work can be heard in video games and films including the Oscar-nominated short Oktapodi as well as his contributions to dozens of scores including F9, Magnum P.I., and Despicable Me 3. He’s also an advocate for composer assistants, having penned the Assisting the Composer guidebook with the help of a fantastic team of contributors in addition to co-founding Teammates: A Community for Assistants of Media Composers, a group that aims to make the assisting experience a better one for all. Kenny himself has assisted and arranged for some of Hollywood’s finest composers such as Mychael Danna, Brian Tyler, Heitor Pereira, and Keith Power. Kenny also serves on the SCL Early Career Committee.
Credits include: Shift, See (additional music)
First industry gig: Music assistant to Deke Sharon for Disney’s a cappella group DCappella
First composer credit: The Prevalence
Credits include: Viva Frida Kahlo – Immersive Experience, Druckabfall
First industry gig: Music assistant Orchestrator David Krystal
First composer credit: Monte lato – The Story of an Excavation
Credits include: Potato Dreams of America, Naughty Books
First industry gig: Assistant to composer Tim Huling
First composer credit: A Musing
Cindy O’Connor – SCL Board Member
Credits include: Once Upon a Time, The 27 Hour Day
First industry gig: Assistant to composer Mark Isham
First composer credit: Forgiving the Franklins
Carlos Rafael Rivera – SCL Board Member
Credits include: Just Beyond, The Queen’s Gambit, Hacks
First industry gig: Guitarist (uncredited) Without a Map
First composer credit: A Walk Among the Tombstones
Credits include: Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar, Little Ellen
First industry gig: Intern for Christopher Lennertz
First composer credit: Colewell
Jeremy Nathan Tisser
Credits include: Hair Jitsu, Battlewake
First industry gig: Assistant to composer Frederik Wiedmann
First composer credit: Mischief Night
Kubilay Uner – SCL Board Member, Early Career Committee Chair
Credits include: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally, Force of Nature, Big Sur
First industry gig: Assistant to composer David McHugh
First composer credit: Man and Women
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