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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
June 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm PDT
LEO BIRENBERG & ZACH ROBINSON
MODERATED BY Miriam Wiener (General Manager USA Spitfire Audio)
Wednesday, June 7, 7:00PM PT
Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.
The unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, “Weird Al” Yankovic rebels and makes his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him. TV-14 | 1hr 48min
Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson are two of the most exciting names in film music today. Their music is featured in Netflix’s global-hit series Cobra Kai, where their gargantuan score takes center stage to tell the epic struggle of karate supremacy in the San Fernando Valley. With an emphasis on originality and fun, the longtime collaborators have brought their talents to a diverse slate of exciting movies and shows, including Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, Bumper in Berlin, based on the Pitch Perfect film franchise, The Boys: Diabolical, and Die Hart. The in-demand duo are attached to a number of unique new series, including Florida Man, from writer and producer Donald Todd, Twisted Metal, based on the classic popular video game, and the high-octane action-comedy Obliterated, from Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg. The two have a knack for showmanship and have performed several concerts of their Cobra Kai score at historic venues in Los Angeles. They have twice been invited to the MOSMA Film Music Festival in Málaga, Spain to perform alongside composers Marc Shaiman, John Debney, Daniel Pemberton, Harold Faltermeyer, and Roque Baños. Guitar World, Variety, Keraang!, and a number of other publications, have all done extensive features about their work. They have also been recently recognized for their achievements with nominations from the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA), Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs), and the ASCAP Composer’s Choice Award. Leo and Zach are also talented song producers. In 2020, they collaborated with superstar Carrie Underwood on a cover of the 1980s classic The Moment of Truth. They produced an EP for the songwriting duo Samsel/Anderson for their new hit Broadway show Between the Lines. Leo and Zach produced all of the music for the series Sing It!, working with the vocal talents of Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, and Diamond White. They have written original songs for a number of their projects, including the J-Pop bop Kimokawaii for The Boys: Diabolical. Most recently, they collaborated with legendary songwriter and singer Paul Anka on a new version of his classic, My Way. In addition to working together, Leo and Zach each pursue their own projects. Leo has scored the Emmy-nominated series Pen15, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, and the films Anything’s Possible, Mack & Rita, and Plus One. Zach has scored the series Good Sam, the Norwegian comedy The Oilfund, and the films Run and Gun and Lange Flate Ballær III. He was nominated for an LA Area Emmy for his score to KCET’s Artbound: Light and Space. In addition, Zach’s 1980s-inspired electronic music project D/A/D, is considered one of the most accomplished in the synth-wave genre and has received accolades from Pitchfork and NPR. They were introduced in the studio of Emmy-winning composer Christophe Beck, where they worked as writers, arrangers, and producers and contributed additional music to a number of major films, including Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Ant-Man, and The Peanuts Movie. Both Leo and Zach currently reside in Los Angeles, CA.
*** SCREENING + Q&A INFORMATION ***
Check-in begins 6:30PM.
If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Wednesday, June 7.
Free for current SCL members (click here to check your membership status) plus up one guest who will stay for both the screening and Q&A. Please remember to RSVP for two (2) if you plan on bringing a guest.
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