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Lakeshore Records Presents: 2021 Emmy-Nominated Composers

August 19 @ 6:30 pm 7:15 pm PDT

Composers
MICHAEL ABELS (Allen v. Farrow)
KATHRYN BOSTIC (Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir)
KRIS BOWERS (Bridgerton)
MARK CRAWFORD (The Social Dilemma)

MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:
Thursday, August 19, 6:30 PM PT

Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group. For the 2021 Emmy© Awards, scores from projects with albums released by Lakeshore garnered more nominations than any other label, with 9 nominations by 7 nominees in 5 categories. Nominated artists include Nicholas Britell, Kris Bowers, Michael Abels, Nathan Barr, Adam Taylor, Mark Crawford, and the soon-to-be-released album for Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir by Kathryn Bostic.

Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top-line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed, and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award-nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels is best-known for his scores for the Oscar-winning film Get Out, and for Jordan Peele’s Us, for which Abels won the World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics’ Choice nomination, an Image Award nomination, and multiple critics awards. The hip-hop-influenced score for Us was short-listed for the Oscars, and was named “Score of the Decade” by online publication The Wrap. Abels is co-founder of the Composers Diversity Collective, an advocacy group to increase the visibility of composers of color in film, game, and streaming media. As a concert composer, Abels has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Meet The Composer, and his orchestral works have been performed by the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and many others. As guest conductor of Get Out In Concert, Abels has led orchestras like the National Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. Several of his orchestral works have been recorded by the Chicago Sinfonietta on the Cedille label, including “Delights & Dances,” a work commissioned and premiered by the Sphinx Organization.

Recent premieres include the docu-series Allen v Farrow for HBO, the film Nightbooks for Netflix, and At War With Ourselves with Nikky Finney for the Kronos Quartet. Upcoming projects include Chevalier for Searchlight, and an untitled Jordan Peele project for Universal. Abels is a graduate of USC Thornton School of Music.

Kathryn Bostic is an Emmy nominated and award-winning composer and artist. In addition to her composing credits on critically acclaimed films, TV, theater, and symphony concert music, she is the recipient of numerous fellowships and other accolades. Bostic created the score for the award-winning film Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, with her original song “High Above the Water” Oscar Shortlisted in 2020. Her score garnered her a News & Documentary Emmy nomination and won Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film at the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ inaugural awards. In 2016 she became the first female African-American composer to become a member of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Kathryn Bostic’s diverse composing credits for features and documentaries include Clemency, Black Art: In the Absence of Light, Dear White People, Middle of Nowhere, and Rita Moreno – Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for it. For the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards, Bostic is nominated for the PBS American Masters documentary Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, the final film directed by the late director James Redford, for Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special. American Masters is nominated for Outstanding Documentary Series or Special. 

Bostic recently created the original music for the 2021 Television series Delilah on OWN network. Bostic has written for Broadway, most notably collaborating with the iconic playwright August Wilson on Gem of the Ocean and several productions of his last play Radio Golf. Prominent orchestras have taken note of Kathryn Bostic’s talents, earning her commissions to create concert works for The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Sinfonietta, where she was recently chosen as their first artist in residence.

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. From scoring documentaries like Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, to scripted series including Shonda Rhimes and Paul William Davies’ For The People, Netflix’s Dear White People, and SHOWTIME’S Black Monday, Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. 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 Green Book, not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama,  Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His work also appears in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix mini-series, When They See Us about the Central Park Five, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination. In 2020, Bowers received another Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the FX miniseries Mrs America. Recent releases for Bowers include the film The United States Vs Billie Holiday, starring Andra Day, directed by Lee Daniels, Bad Hair, written and directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People), and the Shondaland series Bridgerton for Netflix, for which he has received a further two Primetime Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme. At the 93ed Academy Awards, Bowers 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. Most recent releases for Bowers are the biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, and the comedy sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Upcoming projects include Season 2 of Bridgerton, and the Warner Bros biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams.

Bowers has recorded and performed with artists such as 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 in 2019. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife. 

Mark Crawford is an Emmy-nominated composer and filmmaker who has traveled the world producing and scoring films and soaking up cultures. He is the sole composer for the feature-length Emmy-nominated documentary The Social Dilemma, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and 38 million households chose to watch the film in its first 28 days on Netflix. Mark was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award & ASCAP Composer’s Choice Award for the critically-acclaimed film. Previously, his credits include additional music for the award-winning feature documentaries Chasing Coral (2017) and Chasing Ice (2012), Classic, which premiered at the Denver Film Festival in 2019, and the multi-Audience Award-winning short documentary, The Love Bugs, which premiered on PBS’s POV. In 2021, Crawford’s score for The Love Bugs was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition. His music and film work has also been included in programs featured on National Geographic, California Academy of Science, Harvard Kennedy School, Nike Foundation, and Fast Company.

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