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SCL Annual Membership Meeting 2021

October 20 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm PDT

This year our Annual Membership Meeting will include key updates on SCL activities over the past year as well as plans for the year ahead. SCL President, Ashley Irwin will be speaking with the Netflix Music executive team, Dominic Houston, Amy Dunning, and Carolyn Javier followed by a discussion and open Q&A with Jon Burlingame and David Newman.

In order to make this valuable information available to our colleagues, the SCL is opening the meeting to non-members.

Please circulate this notice amongst your members so that they can watch this informational panel and learn more about the SCL.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
5:00pm-7:00pm (PDT) // 8:00pm-10:00pm (EDT)

YouTube Live Stream

5:00pm – Welcome & Reports

5:30pm – Guest Panel Discussion and Open Q&A

COMPOSER/CONDUCTOR/ARRANGER
DAVID NEWMAN

MUSIC JOURNALIST
JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

NETFLIX EXECUTIVES
DOMINIC HOUSTON (Netflix, VP Music Global Team)
AMY DUNNING (Netflix, VP Music Original Films)
CAROLYN JAVIER (Netflix, VP Music Group)

David Newman (Composer, Arranger, and Conductor) is one of today’s most accomplished creators of music for film. In his 30-year career, he has scored more than 110 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger, and Heathers to the more recent Girls Trip, Night School, and Serenity. His music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa, comedies such as Galaxy Quest and Throw Momma from the Train, and award-winning animated films Ice Age, The Brave Little Toaster, and Anastasia, for which he received an Academy Award® nomination. The maestro frequently conducts celebrated film music events with prestigious orchestras at the Hollywood Bowl and around the globe, where he shares his vast knowledge of film music history and insightful & fun personal anecdotes of himself and his musical family with audiences. Most recently he conducted a live-to-picture concert of Wizard of Oz for the Academy Museum’s opening and Princess Bride at the Hollywood Bowl.

After the success of the Netflix series Green Eggs and Ham, he will also score the second season of the series, to be released in late 2021.

Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Variety, and over the past 35 years has written on the topic for such leading newspapers as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post; as well as magazines including Premiere, Emmy, and The Hollywood Reporter. Jon is the author of four other books: the best-selling The Music of James Bond, the film-composer encyclopedia Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks, the television-music history TV’s Biggest Hits, and the Hollywood studio-musician chronicle For the Record. Burlingame has twice won ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award for outstanding music journalism. He teaches film-music history at the University of Southern California and is currently is the host of the For Scores podcast on film and TV music. He wrote the five-part series on movie music, The Score, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone; and has written, produced, and hosted a series of radio specials on great film composers for Classical KUSC in Los Angeles.

Dominic Houston, VP Music, Netflix. Dominic oversees a global team of music professionals that is responsible for all business & legal affairs matters relating to the use of music in the production, marketing, and distribution of Netflix. He is also responsible for the technical and operational team that supports all of these functions, and the administration of Netflix’s music publishing portfolio. Prior to joining Netflix in 2013, Dominic was responsible for music business and legal affairs at last.fm and at AOL Europe. In the distant past, he also managed a successful electronic dance music record label and music publishing business. 

Amy Dunning currently serves as Vice President, Music Original Films at Netflix.  She joined the company in 2019 and built the Music Creative/Production team across Original Films, Series and Animation.  She is currently launching this team in EMEA, the UK and India. Before joining Netflix she was Head of Music at Lionsgate films where she worked with the music teams on La La Land; Wonder and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Prior to Lionsgate, Amy served as SVP of Creative and Business Development at Downtown Music Publishing. She started her career at 20th Century Fox as VP, Music where her credits included: Oscar Winners, Life of Pi and Juno as well as Wolverine, 500 Days of Summer, and Maze Runner; she also had the pleasure of introducing the songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to The Greatest Showman filmmakers. Amy is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the advisory board of the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

Carolyn Javier is a Vice President in the Music Group at Netflix.  She joined Netflix in 2015 when she was hired (by Dominic Houston) to build and lead the music business and legal affairs function for the studio. She leads a global team of music executives who provide music business/legal support for the production of Netflix content (owned and licensed) and the management of Netflix-owned music, including ancillary exploitation of Netflix-owned music.

Prior to joining Netflix, she led music teams for multiple business units at Disney, including the Disney Music Group where she was SVP, Business Affairs, and The Disney/ABC Television Group where she was VP, Music Business/Legal Affairs.  She was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and started playing music at an early age.  Carolyn’s role at Netflix sits at the intersection of music and content and combines her passion for music, tech, and content.  Carolyn is based in Los Angeles and when not working she can be found playing piano or guitar, running, reading, traveling, or trying to learn other languages. 

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Attendees will receive a YouTube Live Stream link approximately 10 minutes before the Membership Meeting starts. The link will be emailed, from Eventbrite.

Attendees can ask questions using YouTube Livestream chat.