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News of the World

January 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm PST

Q&A with Composer




Moderated by TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)

Screening Link Instructions Provided with Registration Confirmation

YouTube Live Stream Q&A


Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home. PG-13 | 118mins

James Newton Howard is one of the film industry’s most versatile and honored composers, with a career spanning over thirty years and encompassing more than 140 film and television projects. In addition to his eight Oscar® nominations for films including Michael Clayton, The Prince of Tides, and Defiance, he is an Emmy & Grammy winner. Howard has also been honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement and the BMI ICON Award. As a record producer, arranger, and songwriter, he has collaborated with some of pop’s biggest names including Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Barbra Streisand, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Toto; Glenn Frey, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Olivia Newton-John, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones, and Chaka Khan.

James was honored as an SCL Ambassador at the annual Los Angeles Holiday Party on December 14, 2011. 

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Paul Greengrass most recently wrote and directed 22 July which told the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack, and its path to healing and reconciliation through the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey. Greengrass also wrote and directed Jason Bourne, United 93, and Bloody Sunday. Greengrass directed Captain Phillips, Green Zone, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Bourne Supremacy.

Greengrass has also had a long and distinguished television career, writing and directing television films concerned with social and political issues, including The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence, The Fix, The One That Got Away, and Omagh.

 Greengrass spent the first decade of his career covering global conflict for the ITV current affairs program World in Action. He has written and directed many documentaries, including the Live Aid documentary Food, Trucks, and Rock and Roll. He is also an author and co-wrote the controversial bestseller “Spycatcher” with Peter Wright, former assistant director of Britain’s MI5. 


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 Tuesday, January 5, 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.