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SCL Screening: Curious George: Royal Monkey

December 10, 2019   |   7:30pm PST   |   Screening
Invites SCL Members and up to three guests
to a screening of the Universal Animation Studios film

Followed by a Q&A with
Composers & Songwriters


Songwriter & SCL Board Member

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking lots and garage parking around theater.
Additional limited street parking available after 6pm.
See map below.

*** To RSVP click here ***

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

In a comical bungle, Curious George accidentally gets swapped with an identical-looking Royal Monkey from a small kingdom. George believes he is visiting his dream theme park, Castleland, and cavorts in the somber kingdom. The stuffy Royal Monkey believes he is staying with Ted until it’s convenient to return home. Before being un-swapped, George brings some chaos but mostly joy back to the kingdom, its princess, and her father the king. And Ted teaches the Royal Monkey to be more carefree.
G | 86 min
Germaine Franco composes music that reflects her extensive training as an orchestral musician, her electronic music programming prowess, her multi-instrumental expertise, and her love of world music. This year, she co-composed the adventure score to Dora and The Lost City Of Gold, with John Debney, and also scored the comedy Little, and the animated feature Curious George: Royal Monkey. Franco co-wrote the main title theme song for The Casagrandes, and recently scored Tag, Someone Great, Life-Size 2, and Vida. For the Oscar®-winning Disney/ Pixar film Coco, she co-wrote five original songs with co-director Adrian Molina, including “Un Poco Loco,” and “Proud Corazón”. She co-produced, orchestrated, and arranged the Oscar®-winning song, contributed additional music, and co-orchestrated the score.

Franco is a recipient of the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature, the ASCAP Shirley Walker Award, and a Sundance Music and Sound Design Fellowship. Univision named Germaine Franco as one of “15 Latinas Who Are Changing The World As We Know It.” Her work is performed in concert halls around the world including the Walt Disney Concert Hall with The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Puerto Rico Symphony, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Philharmonic.

Amanda McBroom‘s name came to the attention of the public when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song “The Rose” hit number one on the charts. Her songs have been recorded by Barbara Cook, Manhattan Transfer, Judy Collins, Barry Manilow, and Reba McEntyre.
She received a Golden Globe
®, a Grammy® nomination, the Johnny Mercer Songwriter of the Year Award, and the Mabel Mercer Lifetime Achievement Award.

With her writing partner, Michele Brourman, she has written lyrics for 18 Universal Animation Studios features, including the Land Before Time series and Curious George. She was also a featured lyricist for the TV classic series Cop Rock. She has written two musicals, Heartbeats, and A Woman of Will, and is the lyricist for Dangerous Beauty, which had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse. Her 9th CD of original songs, “Voices,” released on her label Gecko Records, went to #1 on Amazon in its first week.

Michele Brourman began making up songs when she was three years old. By age thirteen, she had formed a small ensemble for which she was composer, musical director and singer. Her best-loved song, “My Favorite Year,” has been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Dame Cleo Laine, and Margaret Whiting. She’s written and produced the songs for 19 animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved Land Before Time series, writing for Reba McIntyre, Michael York, Lucy Lawless, Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, Corbin Bleu, and a host of other singer/actors. Brourman’s work has been featured in television and film and performed by countless cabaret artists, garnering numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Her work for the theater includes the score for the musical Dangerous Beauty, with longtime collaborator Amanda McBroom, produced at the Pasadena Playhouse, and the off-Broadway show  The Belle of Tombstone, with lyricist Sheilah Rae. Brourman has been called “a consummate artist/composer (…) whose songs target the human condition with a simplicity, honesty and directness which make them into contemporary classics.”

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Tuesday, December 10.
  • Free for current SCL members (click here to check your membership status)  plus up to three guests who will stay for both the screening and Q&A.
  • Guests of SCL members may NOT attend without the member invitee, or if the member RSVPs, but cannot attend and cancels.
  • Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.
  • This invitation is non-transferable.