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SCL / EA Reception at Nashville Film Festival

September 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm PDT


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

(8:00 PM Presentation)

This event is open to all SCL members.

If you will be in the Nashville area on Saturday, September 30, we welcome you to RSVP and come join us for this gathering and reception.

Pinar Toprak is a Turkish-American Emmy-nominated composer, conductor, and performer, who specializes in creating thematic scores for everything from superhero sagas and blockbuster comedies to TV series and dramas. With her work on Captain Marvel and Fortnite, Pinar is the first female composer to score both a film and video game with gross revenues of over $1 billion and $5 billion respectively. Pinar also brings her fresh perspective and unique vision to a diversity of others musical projects, to name a few: composing the new theme for Amazon Prime Video Sports, popularly used on NFL’s Thursday Night Football, composing and producing the soundtrack for Disney theme parks, including the new Epcot theme, writing and producing music for Christina Aguilera’s 2019 Xperience Live Show in Las Vegas, and conducting Billie Eilish’s performance of “No Time To Die” at the 2022 Oscars ceremony. 2023 will see the releases of the highly anticipated Paramount animation film PAW Patrol: The Might Movie and the Netflix comedy Family Switch, starring Ed Helms and Jennifer Garner, both with a score by Pinar Toprak. 

As the recipient of an ASCAP Shirley Walker Award and three International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Original Score, Pinar’s dynamic style has attracted accolades across genres and earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Original Score as well as a spot on the Academy Awards shortlist.

Pinar’s talent for illuminating a story with her music is evident throughout her work, including scores for The Lost City (starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, directed by Adam Nee and Aaron Nee), Stargirl on the CW (created by Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti ), Syfy’s Krypton (created by David S. Goyer and Damien Kindler), HBO’s McMillions (directed by James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte), Slumberland (starring Jason Momoa, directed by Francis Lawrence), and Shotgun Wedding (starring Jennifer Lopez, directed by Jason Moore), among many others.

~ We look forward to celebrating with you ~

Ashley Irwin – SCL President

Jay Weigel – SCL Nashville Chapter Chair