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The One and Only Ivan

January 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm PST

Q&A with Songwriter


Original Song “Free”

Moderated by Composer/Songwriter/SCL Board Member LYNN KOWAL

Screening Link provided with Registration Confirmation

YouTube Live Stream Q&A


Based on Katherine Applegate’s book, Disney’s The One and Only Ivan is a tale of friendship, loyalty, and the importance of home. Ivan, a silverback gorilla, is the star in a shopping mall attraction, but when Ruby, a baby elephant arrives, Ivan learns to keep a promise and to be who he really is. PG | 95mins

Diane Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. Her songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures resulting in 11 Academy Award nominations.  She is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, a Golden Globe Award winner with five nominations, and an Emmy winner.  She has penned nine #1 and thirty-two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Her original songs for films this year include “Free” performed by Charlie Puth for Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and Io Si” (Seen)” performed by Laura Pausini for the Netflix film The Life Ahead starring Sophia Loren. She also wrote the powerful anthem “The Change” performed by JoJo which was released on October 2, 2020, and adopted by the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign.

 In Spring 2021, for the first time in her career, she will release her own album, Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 (via BMG), which will feature an all-star line-up of talent who will bring her songwriting and storytelling to life, including John Legend, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko, LP, and Darius Rucker whose album cut “Times Like This” dropped November 10, 2020, as the album’s first single. She is the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs.

Diane was honored as an SCL Ambassador at the Holiday Dinner 2016.


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, January 8, 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.