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SCL Screening Panel: Scoring Primetime TV

June 10, 2019   |   7:30pm PDT   |   Screening
 Invites SCL Members and one guest to the screening panel
Scoring Primetime TV

with Composers

Once Upon A Time
The Cool Kids
My Dinner With Hervé
The Chi
Deadly Class
The Simpsons
DC Super Hero Girls

Associate TV Editor, IndieWire

Monday, June 10, 2019

7:30PM: Screening Excerpts and Panel

RealD Screening Room
100 N Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Join us for an exciting evening as award-winning composers discuss scoring some of television’s top shows. From heart-touching dramas and animated series, to sci-fi and hard-hitting stories from the South Side of Chicago – these artists share their expertise on creating music for a wide range of shows and audiences.

A 2018 Emmy® nominee for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Once Upon a Time), Cindy O’Connor is an accomplished composer and performer for film, television, and theater. She has been awarded several fellowships including the Sundance Lab for Feature Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, and LAFCI Conducting Fellowship. Cindy was recently elected to the SCL Board.

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, and the thriller Not Forgotten. In television, Cindy spent seven seasons collaborating with Mark Isham and Michael Simon on the hit ABC series Once Upon a Time. The fantasy/adventure score featured live orchestra every week. Other TV credits include Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the Starz series Crash, and the NBC series The Black Donnellys.

Award-winning composer Cormac Bluestone has created original scores and songs for film, television, and theater. From gospel and New Orleans-inspired cues to ukulele and hip hop beats, Bluestone is known for his versatility in creating unique sound palettes for film and television, spanning a range of genres.

He is best known for composing original songs and music for FX’s three-time Emmy®-nominated series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. He currently scores Fox’s The Cool Kids, and also scored YouTube Premium’s female comedy Overthinking, and served as composer and co-producer for the Adult Swim television special Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane’s Fist. Additionally, Cormac scored the critically-acclaimed viral YouTube series Teens React, Elders React, and YouTubers React. Bluestone’s other credits include the comedy Tenured, the teen dramedy Loserville, and the series New York is Dead.

David Norland is an Emmy®-nominated composer living and working in Los Angeles. Most recently, he composed the score for HBO’s acclaimed original film, My Dinner with Hervé. The film was directed by longtime collaborator Sacha Gervasi, for whom he also scored the award-winning documentary Anvil! The Story Of Anvil, that won the IDA Best Feature award, an Emmy®, the Indie Spirit Best Doc award, and numerous other awards around the world.

Since 2010 he has composed much of the music for ABC’s primetime news documentaries, as well as composing the entire musical identity of Disney Junior for its worldwide launch in 2012. His work for both ABC and Disney Junior is broadcast around the world on a daily basis. Norland has also won two Promax/BDA awards for music in advertising. Other credits include composing for November Criminals, and music featured in ABC’s long-running soap opera General Hospital series, which earned him a 2019 Daytime Emmy® nomination.

Patrick Warren is an award-winning composer, arranger, producer and session pianist/keyboardist, based in Los Angeles. Patrick currently scores Showtime’s Peabody-nominated series The Chi. His film and TV scoring credits include Pleasantville, Boogie Nights, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Knocked Up, Across the Universe, Bloodworth, Sunshine Cleaning, and HBO’s hit series, True Detective alongside T Bone Burnett.

Warren has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Aimee Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontange, Fiona Apple, and Lana Del Ray. Patrick’s touring highlights include tenures with Waits and Diana Krall, and he performed with Dylan at the White House in celebration of music from the civil rights movement. Patrick’s string arrangements have appeared on albums for artists including Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Chris Isaak, and Gwen Stefani. He arranged and orchestrated the song “Glory” from the movie Selma that won eight awards including an Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and Grammy®. His arrangements also appeared on Common’s 2016 critically acclaimed album Black America Again.

Nathan Matthew David is a Filipino-American film composer. He is the composer for the recent hit SYFY series Deadly Class. Nathan’s recent feature work includes Slice, the SXSW hit Summer 03, and the upcoming James Cameron-produced Sundance documentary The Game Changers. Past work features the Sundance film The Last Word, the USA drama Satisfaction, and the Nancy and Steve Carrell produced Angie Tribeca on TBS. Nathan studied film scoring at USC and is a frequent collaborator of Ludwig Göransson, and Theodore Shapiro.

Andrew Christie is a primarily self-taught composer with a knack for fusing world, electronic, ethnic, and cinematic music. At Bleeding Fingers Music, he is the lead composer for Fox’s The Simpsons, and has also scored for projects including Nat Geo’s Symphony for Our World, Netflix’s Roman Empire, and Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People.

Andrew was recently nominated as a finalist in the international Music + Sound Awards for Best Original Composition In Television for his work on Roman Empire. He was also recognized for the respective Music+Sound Awards for his contribution to the Blue Planet II trailer track “Bloom,” which featured a collaboration with Hans Zimmer and Radiohead. Andrew grew up in an eclectic musical household in Melbourne, Australia. In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles after studying at Box Hill Institute and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition. Andrew joined Bleeding Fingers Music in 2013, after previously working at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions.

Film and TV composer Michael Gatt has lived a life filled with music and adventure. He currently scores the Warner Bros. animated series DC Super Hero Girls. Other recent credits include SYFY’s live-action anthology series Blood Drive, the psychological thriller Braid, and multiple shorts for Illumination/Universal featuring characters from Minions, Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets.

Prior to his composing career, Gatt toured with various bands, and has shared the stage and jammed with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Squeeze, Social Distortion, members of R.E.M., and Spinal Tap. Taking a sabbatical from performing, Gatt traveled for several years and has visited over 50 countries. While traveling he picked up production work with Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel, and was featured on-camera having close encounters with great white sharks in two shows. Gatt’s tenure continued with Shark Week as he went on to score five of the all-time highest-rated specials. His music was also chosen to kick off the 25th anniversary album celebrating a quarter century of Shark Week scores.

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