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SCL Event: Town Hall Meeting for Early Career Composers

July 28, 2019   |   2:00pm PDT   |   Mixer   |   Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting for Early Career Composers

w/SCL Board Members

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Informal Mixer*

American Film Institute | Mark Goodson Screening Room
2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Free for SCL Members and Non-Members.

Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.

Are you a composer for visual media in the early stages of your career?
Are you trying to secure your first feature film, video game or lead composer credit?
Are you working mostly as an “additional music by” composer?
Are you working mostly as a composer’s assistant?
Have you been working as a media music professional for less than five years?

Join the newly-formed SCL Early Career Committee for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the issues and complexities of starting out as a composer, relevant seminar topics you’d like to see, other events that would be useful, key industry information you might be missing, and general things the committee could do to help.

SCL Board member and Early Career Chair Kubilay Uner makes adventurous, eclectic, colorful music for media ranging from film and television to concerts, records and installations. Notable credits include the Lionsgate Western Gone Are the Days starring Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger and Danny Trejo, Big Sur based on Jack Kerouac’s novel, record productions for soul legend Bobby Womack, Corkscrew Hill, a theme park ride at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, and music for video art installations at the LA County Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. He is Director of the Music Composition for the Screen MFA program at Columbia College, Chicago, and travels to LA several times a year.
SCL Board member and Advocacy Chair Joel Douek’s work spans big-screen IMAX features such as the BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D, and the Everest adventure The Wildest Dream, featuring Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, the dark thrillers Manhattan Nocturne, starring Adrian Brody and Yvonne Strahovski, The Tall Man, starring Jessica Biel, as well as over 80 documentaries, including the multi-Emmy®-winning BBC series First Life with Sir David Attenborough. Earlier in his composing career he scored iconic animations YU-GI-OH!, Sonic X, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 Edition). Douek also owns Virtual and Augmented Reality company EccoVR, which creates immersive sound and music for these new forms of media.
SCL Board member Cindy O’Connor is an accomplished composer and performer for film, television, and theater. She is a recipient of the Sundance Lab for Feature Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, and LAFCI Conducting Fellowship. Cindy spent her early years working for composer Mark Isham and arranging, orchestrating, and composing additional music for films such as Warrior, Dolphin Tale, The Mechanic, and Brian DePalma’s The Black Dahlia. Her feature film scores include Forgiving the Franklins (Sundance), and the thriller Not Forgotten, starring Simon Baker. In television, Cindy spent seven seasons collaborating with Mark Isham and Michael Simon on the hit ABC series Once Upon a Time, for which the composers received a 2018 Emmy® nomination. Other TV credits include Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the Starz series Crash, and the NBC series The Black Donnellys.
SCL Board member and Mentor Program Chair Elizabeth Sellers is a tenured full professor for the Department of Music at California State University, Northridge. Elizabeth’s extensive experience includes guest conducting for composers like Joan Tower and John Debney, session conducting for Disney and musical theatre director/arranger work. She has written concertos, scored commissions for Shakespeare productions, choral ensembles and touring dance troupes, and has premiered new works each year at CSUN. In 2009, Elizabeth was awarded the Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Award from Northridge for a documentary music score and collaboration. She has directed the SCL LA Mentor Intern program for the last seven years, steering an education program for new professional musicians.

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  • Check-in will be from 1:30PM, no sooner.
  • Event will not be webcast, but will be filmed for posting on SCL website.
  • *Mixer beverages will be non-alcoholic.