Second Annual Composer Expo Announced

By • April 10, 2007

Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine Present The Premiere Industry Event Focused Exclusively on Composers for Film, Television and Video Games

THE SECOND ANNUAL COMPOSER EXPO
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.composerexpo.com
Admission: $125 including lunch, dinner and all seminars and events
*** SAVE $30 – Register for only $95 before June 1, 2007 ***

On Wednesday July 25, Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine present The Second Annual Composer Expo, a special national conference that brings together the best and brightest composers and other industry professionals to focus exclusively on the state of the art, craft, technology and business of instrumental music for film, television and video games.

Featured at The Composer Expo will be a full day of panels and networking activities featuring top VIP industry professionals focusing on all aspects of composing instrumental music for film, television and video games. Panel topics include:

THE ART AND CRAFT OF COMPOSING FOR INDIE FILMS
A look at the special creative demands of scoring indie films, including dealing with budgetary limitations, changing schedules, composing on short deadlines, and how composers can most effectively communicate creatively with directors, identify and address the musical needs of the film, and create a finished score that works for both the needs of the film and the demands of the director.

COMPOSER BUSINESS ISSUES
An in-depth look at how composers can successfully manage major business issues that are reshaping composer contracts and finances. The panel will look at the progress of film/TV downloads and what types of royalties may or may not be available from these downloads and discuss how composers can successfully be compensated for film/TV downloads. In addition, the panel will discuss the current state of direct licensing of performance royalties, including current rates and terms.

MUSIC FOR VIDEO GAMES: HOW TOP COMPOSERS FIND WORK AND CREATE GREAT VIDEO GAME SCORES
Our panel of A-List video game composers discusses the current state of the art of music for video games including creative aspects of scoring games, how new technology is benefiting game composers, and how game composers are getting jobs in today’s rapidly changing business climate for video game composers.

BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS AND CREATING EFFECTIVE DEMO PACKAGES
A group of film and television music agents discuss how to get your music into film and television, how to begin or enhance a career as a film and television composer, how to get an agent, and how to create the most effective demo package.

MUSIC SUPERVISOR ROUNDTABLE
Top industry music supervisors discuss the evolving role of the music supervisor in working with composers and choosing composers for film, business issues, creative issues and more.

TECHNOLOGY ROUND-UP: THE LATEST IN FILM & TV MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Top technology panelists discuss new technology for composing music for film and television including the latest sample libraries and sample platforms, sequencing and notation software, digital audio hardware/software, and more.

THE COMPOSER-EDITOR-DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP
Composer Aaron Zigman and Editor Alan Heim discuss their working relationship and how composers and directors can most effectively work together. A special emphasis on creative decisions and the process of directors and composers writing, reviewing, and recording together will be explored. Director Nick Cassavetes has also been invited to participate.

KEYNOTE PANEL: THE INDUSTRY LEADERS
A specially selected group of top film and television composers including Mark Mothersbaugh, Mychael Danna, Teddy Castellucci and Bear McCreary discuss the start of the art of the film and television composing industry and how composers can succeed in today’s challenging environment.

Following the panels there will be a cocktail reception and dinner featuring Hans Zimmer which the winner of the 2007 Young Film Composers Competition will be announced.

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REGISTER TODAY – SEATING IS LIMITED

Registration for this special event is only $95 ($125 after June 1) including an all-day pass to all panels and networking events, including lunch, cocktails and the Young Film Composers Competition Awards Dinner. Don’t miss this special industry event focused exclusively on the working world of score composers.

To register today, visit http://www.composerexpo.com and click on “REGISTER NOW”. More information on The Composer Expo is available at http://www.composerexpo.com or by calling 1-800-774-3700 or 310-645-9000 ext. 702.
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Confirmed VIP Speakers Include:

Film, TV and Video Game Composers

TEDDY CASTELLUCCI
(“Are We Done Yet?,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Longest Yard”

MYCHAEL DANNA
(“Breach,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Capote”)

CHARLES FERNANDEZ
(“The Little Mermaid,” “Casper,” “Aladdin”)

YOAV GOREN
Composer and co-owner of Immediate Music library

ADAM GORGONI
(“Starting Out in the Evening,” “The Dead Girl,” “Saving Shilow”)

LAURA KARPMAN
(“In Justice,” “Everquest II: Kingdom of Sky,” “EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro”)

JESPER KYD
(“Hitman” series, “Kane & Lynch,” “Freedom Fighters”)

CHRIS LENNERTZ
(“Tortilla Heaven,” “Painkiller Jane,” “The Deal”)

BEAR MCCREARY
(“Battlestar Galactica,” “Rest Stop,” “Geek Like Me”)

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH
(“How to Eat Fried Worms,” “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “Lords of Dogtown”)

JACK WALL
(“Jade Empire,” “Myst IV: Revelation,” “Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow”)

MICHAEL WANDMACHER
(“The Killing Floor,” “Man of Two Havanas,” “Madagascar” (game))

AARON ZIGMAN
(“Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Notebook,” “John Q”)

HANS ZIMMER
(“The Da Vinci Code,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”)

INON ZUR
(“Crysis,” “Prince of Persia,” “Men of Valor”)

Film & TV Music Industry Pros

PJ BLOOM
Music Supervisor

ALAN HEIM
Film Editor

GARY HOLLIS
Radio Host, K-MOZART

JEFF KAUFMAN
Agent, The Kaufman Agency

DAN KIMPEL
Journalist and Manager

PEYMON MASKAN
Music Supervisor

STEVE RAPOPORT
Music technology expert

CHRISTINE RUSSELL
Film & TV Music Agent

NOAH SNYDER
Scoring Mixer

GREG TOWNLEY
Scoring Mixer

STAN MILANDER
Former Film & TV Music Agent, Founder/Sr. Partner Film Music Associates

MARK NORTHAM
Publisher – Film Music Magazine, Founder of The Film Music Network

MICHAEL STERN
Scoring Mixer

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

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