John Anderson / @JAHunnypot: CEO, Hunnypot
John Anderson is the ringmaster of Hunnypot Unlimited, a multifaceted Music Publishing, Artist Representation, Marketing and Film & Television Placement organization. Hunnypot provides exposure to cutting edge music and influences the palate of their followers worldwide through endorsement, promotion, packaging and/or planning of live music concerts and events. Hunnypot Radio and the Hunnypot Website provide instant awareness of buzzing artist activity as well as contemporary music news and other culturally relevant media. John's spent over 20 years as Music Publisher collaborating with the catalogs and of Pete Townshend, John Mellencamp, Nick Cave, Beyonce, The Allman Brothers and Willie Nelson, Corrine Bailey Ray, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Far East Movement, Mickey Avalon, Dr. Hollywood, Fischerspooner, The Cramps, Talib Kweli, Blackstar, and The Coup.
PJ Bloom / @PtotheJizzle: Music Supervisor, Neophonic
PJ Bloom is one of the most prolific, creative and inexhaustible entrepreneurs in the Music Industry today. In 2012 alone he placed No. 80 on Billboard Magazine’s annual Power 100 List, was presented with the prestigious TJ Martell Humanitarian Award and was named Music Supervisor of the Year by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). PJ is a two time BMI Pop Award winner, two-time BMI Urban Award winner, two-time ASCAP Pop Award winner and has received a host of other awards and accolades. He is also a founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS). PJ speaks regularly around the country and the world on the subject of music in the visual arts and has been an on-air and club-level DJ for over twenty-five years.
Erin Collins / @sesac: VP Film, Television & Developing Media, SESAC
Erin Collins is the Vice President of Film, Television, Developing Media for SESAC, where she oversees the department servicing SESAC’s composers and publishers. Erin began her career at Warner Bros. Publications where she was responsible for creating multi-media marketing and advertising campaigns. She then served as Director of Marketing & Music Production for APM Music where she was in charge of creating and managing all creative, promotions, and portfolio marketing to major television networks, HBO, Fox, and many others. Before joining SESAC, Erin was a producer, music supervisor, and score supervisor working with clients such as Ubisoft, ESPN, Activision, EA, and THQ. Collins holds a music degree from Northern Illinois University.
Maureen Crowe: President/Co-Founder, Guild of Music Supervisors
Maureen Crowe is one of the most powerful voices in music supervision. As President and Co-Founder of the Guild of Music Supervisors, she has completely changed the landscape of the industry, making incredible strides for the rights and recognition of her peers. She is one of the most highly respected independent music supervisors thanks to her exceptional musical casting, original song creation, on camera performance, and marketing genius. Crowe’s passion began when she got her initial break delivering original music for the television series Fame. She immediately understood the deep cultural impact of music supervision and soon began working on films, heading some of the most groundbreaking achievements in the field including the Grammy award winning soundtrack and chart topping single “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard, the platinum selling soundtrack for the cult classic Wayne’s World, and the multiplatinum Grammy and Oscar winning film Chicago.
Laura Engel: Principal, Kraft-Engel Management
Co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading representatives of film and theatre composers, songwriters and music supervisors. Kraft-Engel's clients include: Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, John Powell, Christophe Beck, Marco Beltrami, Mark Isham, Trevor Rabin, Ed Shearmur and Gabriel Yared. Prior to joining partner Richard Kraft in 1997, Engel owned and operated Engel Entertainment where she managed bands and recording artists including Oingo Boingo, Katey Sagal, Craig Chaquio and Danny Elfman. Laura Engel was recently honored by Variety as one of the year’s “50 Most Impactful Women in Showbiz.” With Kraft, Engel executive produced the historic DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Box Set.
Nora Felder / @norafelder: President/Music Supervisor, Picture Music Company Inc.
Nora began booking artist showcases/events at a New York City downtown club with artists ranging from the Cure to INXS. Later working as VP of production for veteran music producer, Phil Ramone, Nora oversaw recording projects for artists ranging from Paul Simon, Sinead O'connor, Slash, to Iggy Pop. Entering the world of music supervision, Nora landed her first film project on the forever classic Romy & Michele's High School Reunion". From there she continued to work on various films, as well as served as music consultant for studios such as Disney Touchstone Pictures and Overture Pictures. In the TV world, she is currently working on her 7th season of the Showtime Hit Series. Californication and spearheaded 6 critically acclaimed soundtrack albums for the show. Other tv series include CBS’s Unforgettable, her 3rd season of USA’s Necessary Roughness, and NBC’s upcoming new series “Night Shift.
Phil Gallo / @philgallo58: Senior Editor, Film & TV, Billboard
Phil Gallo has written about music and entertainment for more than 25 years and is currently senior correspondent for Billboard magazine where he covers film and TV as it relates to music. Co-author of the book “Record Store Days,” published in April by Sterling, Gallo was associate editor of Variety and Daily Variety for 15 years, he oversaw news coverage of the music industry and reviews of concerts, TV, Southern California theater and Las Vegas entertainment. He created Variety's first music blog, the Set List, and writes a weekly column for the paper. Gallo has written for the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Downbeat and Bon Appetit as well as for the websites LiveDaily.com, Soundspike.com, Fender.com, Grammy.com and ZesterDaily.com. Gallo has appeared on numerous TV shows as a music expert, among them VH1’s “The List,” CNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” ABC’s “20/20,” E! News and CNN. He won the critics edition of “Rock & Roll Jeopardy.”
Richard Glasser : Executive Film & TV, Weinstein Company
A Motown recording artist, Richard began writing music at age 14. He’s produced the soundtracks for “Silver Linings Playbook”, ”Escape From Planet Earth”, “Scary Movie 5”, ”Killing Them Softly”, “Crash, (Academy Award for Best Picture)” “The Kings Speech” (Academy Award for Best Picture), “Sarah’s Key”, “Spy Kids, “Scream 4”, “The Tillman Story”, “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, “My Week With Marilyn”, “Butter”, “Iron Lady”, “Blue Valentine”, “The Illusionist;” “Painted Veil” (Alexandre Desplat Golden Globe Winner: Best Score); “Kickin’ It Old Skool;” “Hostage;” “Resurrecting the Champ;” “Chumscrubber;” (James Horner) “Matador;” “The Good Night”, “The Final Season” “Winter Passing;” and “Shortcut to Happiness (Chris Young).” He is currently the Executive In Charge of Music at The Weinstein Company and sits on the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy/Grammys.
Jeff Jernigan: Film & TV Music, ASCAP
Jeff Jernigan is an essential part of ASCAP's Film & Television department, representing composers and songwriters in the industry and providing them with career development services and support. During his time at ASCAP, Jeff has worked hard on cultivating personal relationships and continues to work hard to help composers and songwriters get recognized. His knowledge and genuine passion for the industry is what makes him a true advocate for music creators. In addition, he co-produces ASCAP’s annual Film & TV Music Awards, is on the board of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and is a member of the World Soundtrack Academy (WSA). Prior to his position at ASCAP, Jeff worked at BMG Music Publishing.
Mike Knobloch: President, Film Music & Publishing, Universal Pictures
Mike Knobloch has been President, Film Music and Publishing for Universal Pictures since March of 2010. Having served over two decades overseeing music for film, Knobloch is a seasoned veteran in his field. His work includes overseeing the music for the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, the Academy Award winning Titanic, and Universal’s record-breaking, highest-grossing film of its billion-dollar franchise Fast & Furious 6 -- with a title track hitting number one on iTunes in more than 30 countries. He also supervised the music for the second-highest grossing movie-musical of all-time, Les Misérables and the musical phenomenon, Pitch Perfect -- with an Oscar nomination and a platinum single, respectively -- both projects continue to rake in record soundtrack sales. Since joining Universal, Knobloch has also worked on hit films including Bridesmaids, Ted, Identity Thief, Hop, the Despicable Me franchise, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Lorax, Tower Heist and Oblivion.
Richard Kraft: Principal, Kraft-Engel Management
Richard Kraft is the co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film and theatre composers. Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese-Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums.
Robert Messinger: Partner, First Artists Management
Robert Messinger is a partner at First Artists Management, a boutique agency representing top film composers and music supervisors. He was previously a founding member and Senior Vice President of Blue Focus Management. Messinger has been instrumental in launching the film music careers of many of today's most exciting composers. His clients include Oscar and Golden Globe-winners Rachel Portman, Gustavo Santaolalla and Howard Shore; Oscar-nominees Philip Glass and Alberto Iglesias; Grammy-nominees Mychael Danna and David Holmes; and Golden Globe- nominees Michael Brook and Clint Mansell. He also represents the acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Ros, electronic music icons the Chemical Brothers, Slash from Guns N’ Roses and legendary composer/arranger/producer Van Dyke Parks.
Steven Vincent: VP, Music & Soundtracks, Disney ABC Cable Networks
Steven Vincent, Vice President, Music and Soundtracks, is responsible for supervising music for original programming on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Jr., ABC Family. He advises and collaborates with composers, songwriters & producers on original and licensed music for TV series and movies soundtracks. His credits include quadruple-Platinum "High School Musical" which made history as the first TV movie soundtrack to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, and was the top selling album of the year. His other music franchises include Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Austin & Ally, Shake it Up, and Cheetah Girls, and helping launch the music careers of Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jonas Bros, Bridgit Mendler, Ross Lynch and Selena Gomez.
#FilmTVConf Advisory Board Not Pictured:
Sam Kling, peermusic
Mitchell Leib, Walt Disney Studios
Jason Linn, Water Tower Music
Jonathan McHugh, Song Stew
Chris Mollere, Fusion Music Supervision
Jonathan Norma, Ellen Degenres Show
Amy Osler, CBS
Owen Phillips, Hollywood Reporter
Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI
Randy Spendlove, Paramount Pictures