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Helter Skelter

June 15 @ 12:00 pm 12:45 pm PDT

Composers
CHRISTOPHE BECK
LEO BIRENBERG

MODERATED BY JENELLE RILEY (Variety)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:
Tuesday, June 15, 12:00PM PT

In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter: An American Myth features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century. TV-MA | 60min

Award-winning composer Christophe Beck has a career that bridges genres and garners well-deserved acclaim. Beck displays his range from scoring Marvel Studios’ action-adventure Ant-Man to Fox’s film adaptation of Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip Peanuts. Recent projects include Like a Boss, Walkaway Joe, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, and Free Guy, which is slated for release this year. The prolific composer scored the Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning animated film Frozen and Frozen 2. Beck’s recent credits also include the documentary Watson, The Christmas Chronicles for Netflix, and Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp. He is the musical voice of iconic comedies of the last decade, including The Hangover, American Pie, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Pitch Perfect; poignant films, including Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston, and the true-life-based drama We Are Marshall; documentaries including Red Army and the award-winning Waiting for Superman; rom-coms, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Crazy, Stupid, Love; along with action films, including Year of the Dog and Edge of Tomorrow, and the drama/crime film American Made. Beck’s breakthrough success came by composing music for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which he earned an Emmy®.

Beck is unique in his versatile ability to develop the tone in any genre. His music combines a masterful use of complex dynamics to create tension and convey a vast spectrum of emotion. Beck’s scores add depth, intrigue, humor, and sentiment, and his music contributes powerfully to the aesthetic of each film he scores.

Leo Birenberg has catapulted to the forefront of TV and film music, one of the industry’s most sought-after composers. His music is featured in the cultural sensation Cobra Kai, Hulu’s cringe comedy PEN15, and Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Working across a variety of genres and platforms, he has scored Disney+’s superhero film The Secret Society of Second Born Royals, AppleTV+’s musical Central Park, Adult Swim’s Tigtone, Amazon’s Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Fox’s Son of Zorn, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, and the critically-acclaimed documentaries Red Penguins, In Search of Greatness, and Red Army. He recently scored the indie smash-hit Plus One, which won the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award. Leo has also been a steady collaborator of composer Christophe Beck, working as a writer, arranger, and producer, and has contributed additional music to a number of films, including Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Ant-Man, and The Peanuts Movie. He and Christophe recently worked together on Helter Skelter: An American Myth, a deep and grisly look at the life of Charles Manson, from award-winning filmmaker and documentarian Lesley Chilcott. Kentucky-born and Chicago-raised, Leo spent his childhood making movies and playing music, eventually combining the two by studying composition at NYU and USC. Originally a woodwind player and vocalist, Leo’s musical background is diverse, with influences from classical, jazz, bluegrass, show tunes, rock, world, and electronic music. Leo currently resides in Los Angeles. When not composing, he enjoys working out, baking bread, and going on walks with his fearsome beagle, Napoleon.

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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, June 15, 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.