The SCL Presents a Panel Discussion on:
COMPOSING FOR TELEVISION – THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE
SEAN CALLERY | JON EHRLICH
ROBERT LYDECKER | ROGER NEILL
MODERATED BY CHRIS FARRELL
SCL BOARD MEMBER AND TREASURER
Join us as Chris leads a candid panel discussion with TV composers Sean Callery, Jon Ehrlich, Bob Lydecker and Roger Neill as they explore the creative, technological and business issues of composing for the small screen in today’s marketplace.
Sean Callery has a total of 14 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, making him one of the most nominated composers of all time. Callery currently composes the music for hit series such as Netflix’s Peabody Award-winning “Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, Showtime’s award-winning drama “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, CBS’s hit Sherlock Holmes inspired drama series “Elementary,” starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller, and Fox’s award-winning “24,” and “Bones,” which is Fox’s longest-running procedural drama. Sean’s music was recently heard in Fox’s “Minority Report,” which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Callery is also working on Fox’s series revival “24: Legacy.”
With 10 Emmy nominations for “24,” Sean Callery is the only composer to get nominated every year for a series that ran more than 3 seasons. Known for composing the show’s suspense-driven scores, Sean composed all nine seasons of “24,” as well as the 2008 TV movie “24: Redemption.”
In 2016, Callery won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Jessica Jones” and was recognized in the same category for “Elementary” in 2013 and “Homeland” in 2012. Additionally, Callery won the Composer’s Choice Award for “2014 Composer of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards. Callery performed his music live at Movie Score Malaga – MOSMA Festival earlier this year, and with an all-star composer ensemble at the 16th World Soundtrack Awards in Gent, Belgium.
Jon Ehrlich has scored over 800 episodes of television. He has 3 primetime Emmy nominations for music composition on House, M.D. (FOX), The Agency (CBS) & Roar (FOX). Current projects include: Goliath (Amazon), Pitch (FOX), A.P.B. (FOX). Past TV projects include: Parenthood (NBC), The Slap (NBC), White Collar (USA), Graceland (USA), About a Boy (NBC), Life (NBC), Invasion (ABC), The Guardian (CBS), & Party of Five (FOX).
Jon studied music and theater at Yale University where he graduated Scholar of the House. He spent his early years writing musicals, and got his start at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, writing a musical film called The Jester.
Robert Lydecker is an Emmy-nominated composer. He currently scores the Fox TV show Sleepy Hollow along with composer Brian Tyler and the ABC series Designated Survivor with Sean Callery. Previous TV work includes composing the theme for PBS’s Just Seen It, additional music for CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 and Fox’s Terra Nova, and music editor and additional composer on Hasbro’s Transformers: Prime.
Lydecker has worked with Tyler and other composers including Trevor Morris and Mark Isham on film and game projects such as Avengers II: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Iron Man 3, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Expendables II & III, Olympus Has Fallen and The Crazies.
Roger Neill is a contemporary film and television composer, best known for his score to the Academy Award-winning film “Beginners” and his music for the long-running Fox animated series “King of the Hill.” Neill, who holds a PhD from Harvard in music, has a vast award-winning music catalog, including the scores to more than twenty feature films, hundreds of television episodes, video games, TV commercials, and even an operetta.
Roger’s recent projects include Amazon Studios hit series “Mozart in the Jungle,” based on the memoirs of Oboist, Blair Tindall. It stars Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal and Malcolm McDowell. The second season went out on the 30th December and has since won two Golden Globes, including Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. For MITJ, Neill writes the original music, serves as music consultant and conducting coach, and arranged the main title, “Lisztomania.”
Other current projects include Chuck Lorre’s sit-com “Mom” for CBS-TV, and the feature films “20th Century Women,” for Mike Mills, and “Don’t Think Twice” for Mike Birbiglia.