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SCL Screenings Panel: 4th Annual Tunes for Toons: Behind The Music of Animation [LA]

February 19, 2020   |   7:30pm PST   |   Screening
Invites SCL Members and two guests
to a screenings panel and reception:


Voodoo Highway Music Group





Composer & SCL Board Member

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Reception to follow panel
Pressented by Voodoo Highway Music Group

Raleigh Studios | Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

$10 parking available at 652 N. Van Ness Ave,
street parking subject to availability.

Rideshare arrivals & studio lot entrance at 655 N. Van Ness Ave.
See map below.

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Join us for an evening featuring some of the top talents in music for animation, as they break down choices and elements of specific scenes and reveal their process! Featuring shows such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Paw Patrol (music by James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, Brian Pickett of Voodoo Highway Music Group), Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (score by Daniel Rojas), Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (score by Jared Faber), Leap! (score by Anne-Kathrin Dern), and Fast & Furious Spy Racers (end title theme by Alex Geringas).

Founded in 2000 by composers James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, and Brian Pickett, Voodoo Highway Music Group has become one of the most in-demand composition teams in North America. With studios in Canada and the United States, the work of VHMG can be heard giving voice to some of the world’s top shows in children’s animation. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Paw Patrol, and the Total Drama franchise are just a few of the multi-awarding-winning series that bear the unique VHMG sound.

Experience has afforded them the ease of working as a connected, cohesive team, and together they have been responsible for thousands of hours of original music for Film, TV, Video Games, and advertising. In 2019 VHMG moved deeper into the music placement field with the creation of Voodoo Publishing, a one-stop shop for TV/Film and trailer work. Additionally, the trio carved out the Voodoo Jr speciality division as a means to keep up with their continued demand within the children’s content community.

Born and raised in Costa Rica, music has been around Daniel Rojas since childhood. He began listening to film scores after his brother developed a passion for them, often encouraging him to learn parts of the scores on the piano and guitar. Daniel went on to study jazz guitar at the University of North Texas, where he received a scholarship. In 2009, he moved to LA, and began working as an assistant and occasional guitarist at the studios of composers such as Hans Zimmer, and Klaus Badelt. Eventually composing additional music under Klaus, and later deciding to open his own studio in 2015.

Five years later, Daniel has written music for over 60 feature films, TV shows, and video-games. His latest project being the series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Other titles include the Oscar®-winning movie Room, Jodie Foster’s thriller Money Monster, and Alexander Payne’s latest movie Downsizing. In addition to film scoring, he has produced and arranged over 100 songs in a wide variety of genres for several labels.

Jared Faber is a Grammy®-winning and Emmy®-nominated composer, and also a songwriter/producer, often combining both skills on the same projects. He wrote songs and score for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, and his songs on this film feature performances by artists including Michael Bolton, and Lil Yachty. Other projects include his work on the theme song for the Netflix series Boss Baby, ABC’s Splitting Up Together, Dreamworks’ The Adventures of Captain Underpants, and his continued work as the songwriter for the Teen Titans Go! series.

Other projects that have included both score and songs by Jared include Sony’s Mardi Gras: Spring Break, The Mr. Men Show, and As Told by Ginger. His songs have been featured in a slew of TV shows and films including Smurfs 3D, CSI Miami, My Family Wedding, Nip/Tuck, Cane, Dexter, Jake in Progress, and The Long Shots. Jared was the song producer for the film The Wedding Ringer, and the composer for Suburgatory, Selfie, and the animated film Scooby-Doo & Kiss Rock & Roll Mystery.

Anne-Kathrin Dern is a German film composer, and CEO of e-Quality Music Productions. She is mostly known for her scores to The Jade Pendant, Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas, and Help I Shrunk My Parents, as well as her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on Leap!. As part of the in-house team at Hollywood Scoring she worked on Microsoft’s HALO V: Guardians, Riot Games’ League of Legends, FOX’ Gracepoint, Disney’s Tinkerbell – The Pirate Fairy, and more.

She also collaborated with Christopher Lennertz and Alan Menken on both seasons of ABC’s Galavant. She co-composed the music for the Pakistani feature film Saawan together with Emir Isilay which was Pakistan’s official selection for the Academy Awards®. She is also a current board member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, and has been a part of both the Future Is Female concert series, and the Women Warriors concert.

Multi-award-winning composer and songwriter Alex Geringas has garnered international-acclaim for both his songs and scores, including a Grammy® award, Emmy® and Annie® nominations, and two Echo awards (the German equivalent to a Grammy®). He studied composing in Hamburg, before starting his scoring career with the Hanni & Nanni trilogy, and the international version of Men in the City 2. In 2015, he scored Warner Bros’ I’m Off Then, which became one of the most successful movies in Germany that year. As a songwriter and producer, Geringas had eighteen #1 hits worldwide.

Now residing in Los Angeles, Alex is currently scoring the animated series Home, Adventures with Tip and Oh, which earned him an Annie nomination. In addition to scoring the series, he has written original songs performed by music icons including Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Dove Cameron, and Boy George. In 2015, Geringas earned an Emmy® nomination for his song “Who’s da King,” the main title from All Hail King Julien. His other theme songs for animated series include Word Party, and Voltron, Legendary Defender. In the game show category, Geringas has written themes for Beat Shazam, and Sing Your Face Off. His music for the big screen includes songs for Ice Age 5, The Nut Job 2, Woody Woodpecker, and the Lego Ninjago Movie.

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.

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Wednesday, February 19.
  • Free for current SCL members (click here to check your membership status)  plus up to two 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.
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  • Reception = attendees must be 21+.
  • This invitation is non-transferable.