The Composer Expo
Meet the composers... Know the score...
The artistry and technical craftsmanship of film, television and multimedia music will serve as the focus of The Second Annual Composer Expo, being held Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Presented by Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine, this 12-hour symposium of seminars, panel discussions, networking and learning opportunities will bring together the best and brightest composers, music supervisors and other industry professionals.
VIP Panel Presentations at The Composer Expo will 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.
DOWNLOADS, DIRECT LICENSING AND OTHER COMPOSER BUSINESS ISSUES
An in-depth look at how composers can successfully manage two 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 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.
THE COMPOSER-EDITOR-DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP
Composer Aaron Zigman and Editor Alan Heim discuss their working relationship and how composers and editors can most effectively work together. Also invited is Director Nick Cassavetes. A special emphasis on creative decisions and the process of directors, editors and composers writing, reviewing, and recording together will be explored.
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.
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 INDUSTRY LEADERS: KEYNOTE PANEL
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 this challenging environment. This special panel will be moderated by veteran radio host Gary Hollis of K-Mozart.
For more info and registration, visit The Composer Expo.