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SCL Online Screening + Q&A: PENNYWORTH w/David E. Russo and Danny Cannon [LA Online]

May 7, 2020   |   6:30pm PDT   |   Screening


Director/Writer/Executive Producer

Moderated by BYRON BURTON
Contributor, The Hollywood Reporter

Screening Link available from TUESDAY, MAY 5

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:


From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, DC origin story Pennyworth is a ten-episode, one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.  It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London. Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) serves as executive producer/writer and Danny Cannon serves as executive producer/director (GothamCSI series).    TV-MA | 60 min

David E. Russo is an award-winning composer, producer, songwriter, and touring artist. His credits include the phenomenally moody and atmospheric music behind the hit Fox series Gotham and its acclaimed, highly-stylized spinoff, Pennyworth.   Most recently, his music can be heard in epic father-son drama Windows on The World, starring Edward James Olmos, directed by Michael D Olmos, which premiered last month on VIX.

Russo has contributed to over 150 films, TV shows, documentaries, and commercials, for directors such as Robert Rodriguez, Adam McKay, Danny Cannon, David Gordon-Green, Michael Mann, and Barry Levinson.

Russo has worked in the studio or toured with some of music’s biggest artists, including Rage Against the Machine, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Sheryl Crow, 50-Cent, Paul Weller, Crowded House, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Dave Navarro, and super-producer Rick Rubin. He was a founding member of alt-rock band Sun-60 and the chief architect of their soaring soundscapes. Sony’s Epic Records signed the band and they released three critically-acclaimed CDs over a five-year span, touring the world in support of their albums.


Danny Cannon most recently was the executive producer
of Gotham and the drama The Tomorrow People. He previously was an executive producer on Nikita, and a co-creator and executive producer of Dark Blue.

Perhaps best known for directing the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation pilot, Cannon remained with the series as a producer and writer, working on the pilots both for CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. Additionally, he executive-produced and directed the series Eleventh Hour and The Forgotten.

Cannon grew up in North London and began his career as a theater actor. While working with a small repertory company, he directed several short films, featuring his fellow actors. Acclaimed film director Alan Parker saw Cannon’s work and championed the young director (who was then just 19 years old) in BBC Showreel, an annually televised competition. After Cannon took first prize, Parker persuaded him to enroll at the prestigious National Film and TV School.

As a film director, Cannon’s credits include The Young Americans, starring Harvey Keitel and Viggo Mortensen; Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone; Phoenix, starring Ray Liotta, Angelica Huston and Giovanni Ribisi; and Goal!, starring Kuno Becker and Anna Friel. He also has directed a number of commercials and music videos. Currently, he is Executive Producing the TV show Pennyworth for Epix.


  • FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).
  • Registered Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link on Tuesday, May 5, and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, May 7, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
  • Only the SCL Host, Moderator, and Composer(s) will be visible on screen.
  • 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.