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The Gilded Age

June 10 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm PDT





Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A

Friday, June 10, 12:30PM PT

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path? TV-MA | 60mins

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscores the diverse range of his talents. He most recently wrote the music for The Last Duel and House of Gucci both directed by Ridley Scott. In addition, he wrote the music for Disney’s live-action feature film Mulan which was directed by Niki Caro with whom he worked previously having scored her film The Zookeeper’s Wife. Gregson-Williams also co-wrote the original song “Loyal Brave True” for Mulan performed by Christina Aguilera. 

He and his brother composer Rupert Gregson-Williams wrote the original score for the drama series The Gilded Age which debuted on HBO.  They previously worked together on the miniseries Catch-22. He was the composer on all four installments of the animated blockbuster Shrek franchise, garnering a BAFTA Award nomination for the score for the Oscar-winning Shrek.  He received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score for Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He has collaborated multiple times with a number of directors, including Ben Affleck on Live by Night, The Town, and Gone Baby Gone; Joel Schumacher on Twelve, The Number 23, Veronica Guerin, and Phone Booth; Tony Scott on Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Déjà Vu, Domino, Man on Fire, Spy Game, and Enemy of the State; Ridley Scott on The Martian, Prometheus, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Kingdom of Heaven; Bille August on Return to Sender and Smilla’s Sense of Snow; and Antoine Fuqua on The Replacement Killers, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, and Infinite

Some of his other recent film projects include the documentary Return to Space directed by Oscar-winning directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin with an original score by Harry Gregson-Williams and Mychael Danna which marks their first collaboration together and premiered on Netflix, Disneynature’s all-new feature film Polar Bear which streams exclusively on Disney+, the upcoming action thriller Retribution directed by Nimród Antal and starring Liam Neeson, The Ambush directed by Pierre Morel, Life in a Day 2020 directed Kevin Macdonald, The Meg directed by Jon Turteltaub, Aardman’s Early Man directed by Nick Park for which he received an Annie Award nomination and Disneynature’s Penguins. His television credits include Whiskey Cavalier, creating the main title theme, and scoring two episodes of the anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams for which he received an Emmy nomination for the episode titled The Commuter. Gregson-Williams has scored three of the five games in the highly successful Metal Gear Solid franchise for Konami and scored Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Activision, which became the top-selling video game of 2014 and earned him various music gaming awards. Throughout his career, Gregson-Williams has collaborated with a diverse array of recording artists such as Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Tricky, Peter Murphy, Flea, Hybrid, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin, Lebo M., Perry Farrell, and Tony Visconti. 

In 2018, Gregson-Williams received the BMI Icon Award, in recognition of his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers, and the Society of Composers & Lyricists’ prestigious Ambassador Award. He has also been a regular mentor at the Sundance Composers Lab, working directly with talented emerging composers from all over the world.

Rupert Gregson-Williams is a multi-award-winning composer who has written the scores for a wide range of feature films, including the Oscar-winning Hotel Rwanda; the animated films Abominable, Over the Hedge, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie. He received an Emmy nomination in 2017 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for his work on The Crown. Gregson-Williams also wrote the music for the hit film Aquaman; scored the blockbuster and critically acclaimed Wonder Woman; the award-winning war drama Hacksaw Ridge; and the international hit The Legend of Tarzan. Most recently, Gregson-Williams wrote the original score for Fatherhood and the popular Netflix Animation film Back to the Outback. For television, Gregson-Williams’s most recent projects were Behind Her Eyes for Netflix, Catherine the Great which premiered on HBO, and the limited series Catch-22 for Hulu for which he wrote the music with his brother Harry Gregson-Williams. He wrote the music for TNT’s The Alienist. He has also composed the music for various other TV projects, including the Emmy-award-winning HBO series Veep, AMC’s The Prisoner, and Sky Vision’s Agatha Raisin. He received an Emmy nomination for the 2002 telefilm Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore). He and his brother Harry Gregson-Williams wrote the original score for the drama series The Gilded Age which will be available to stream on HBO Max. The Gilded Age launched on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK.

Gregson-Williams has had a long association with Adam Sandler and has composed the scores for many of his films over the years. Their collaborations include Click, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups, Just Go with It, Blended, The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler Murder Mystery, and Hubie Halloween. His other film credits include The Eight Hundred, Winter’s Tale, directed by Akiva Goldsman; Made of Honor, starring Patrick Dempsey; and Thunderpants. His commercial and film collaborations have included working with Ben Folds, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, and Skylar Grey.


FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Friday, June 10, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

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.