Schedule

BILLBOARD + THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S FILM AND TV MUSIC CONFERENCE
The Globe Theatre, Universal Studios
Universal City, CA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014

7:30pm – 11:00pm
SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING– GLEN CAMPBELL: I'LL BE ME

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT TABLES

9:00 am - 9:15 am
WELCOME REMARKS
Tony Gervino, Editor-In-Chief, Billboard
Jeff Anthony, SVP, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services

9:15 am – 10:00 am
COMPOSER Q&A: GREGG ALEXANDER AND “BEGIN AGAIN”
Gregg Alexander made his film composing debut on “Begin Again,” writing songs and score for the Weinstein Co. release starring Adam Levine, Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. A Grammy-winning songwriter best known for his band the New Radicals and their hit “You Get What You Give,” Alexander will discuss writing for fictional recording artists, scoring and how his career led to this film.
Interviewed by:
Phil Gallo, Senior Editor of Film & TV, Billboard

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ONE ON ONE SESSIONS: MEET THE REPS
Back by popular demand! Attendees have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute sit-downs with some of the most active song reps in the business. Bring your pitches and your music. For more information and to sign up, please visit the one-on-ones page.
Participants:
Brandon Boucher, Creative Manager, Riptide Music Group
Bryan Cosgrove, Creative Licensing Manager, The Orchard
Lauren HarmonLipSync Music
Joey Prather, Executive Producer, Blue Scout Music
Sarah Smith, West Coast Creative; Covers & Co-Writes, Bankrobber Music
Mark Thorsell, Director, Music Sync Licensing, Regime Entertainment
Beth Wernick, Founder, Imaginary Friends
Lysandra Woods, Licensing Representative, Third Side Music

10:15 am – 11:15 am
DEFENDING THE VALUE OF A SONG
Hosted by F.I.M.I (The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana)
Music publishers are on the front lines of not only getting songs used in visual media, but insuring that copyright holders are compensated appropriately. As the industry awaits a decision on the Songwriter Equity Act, publishers will discuss the issues they are confronted with and explain their tactics to maintain the value of music.
Introduction by:
Enzo Mazza, President, FIMI
Moderator:
Melinda Newman, Journalist
Speakers:
Wende Crowley, SVP of Film & TV Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Debra Delshad, Senior Director of Licensing, Angry Mob Music
Amy Hartman, VP of Film & TV Sync, Island Records/Def Jam Recordings
Enzo Mazza, President, FIMI
Andy Ross, Music Supervisor

11:15am – 11:30am
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE - CAPAREZZA
Hosted by FIMI(The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEYNOTE Q&A: TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS
“Gone Girl” is the third partnership between composers Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher, following “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network," for which Reznor and Ross won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Hollywood Reporter and Billboard music editor Shirley Halperin and the award winning composing duo will discuss their work in film, Reznor’s with Nine Inch Nails and more.
Interviewed By:
Shirley Halperin, Music Editor, Billboard + The Hollywood Reporter

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
BREAK

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
THE COMPOSER-DIRECTOR DYNAMIC: A CONVERSATION WITH MARK MOTHERSBAUGH, PHIL LORD AND CHRISTOPHER MILLER
Mark Mothersbaugh, the co-founder of Devo who has scored films and television series for more than 25 years, has worked closely with filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to compose the music on four films including this year's animation hit, "The Lego Movie," and the live action comedy, "22 Jump Street." The collaborators will talk in-depth about moving between live action and animation, originals and sequels and what it takes to build a successful franchise.
Moderator:
Jessica Hundley, Journalist
Speakers:
Phil Lord, Writer/Director, "The Lego Movie" and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
Christopher Miller, Writer/Director, "The Lego Movie" and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
Mark Mothersbaugh, Co-Founder, Devo & Composer, "The Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street," "22 Jump Street," and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ONE ON ONE SESSIONS: MEET THE REPS
Back by popular demand! Attendees have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute sit-downs with some of the most active song reps in the business. Bring your pitches and your music. For more information and to sign up, please visit the one-on-ones page.
Participants:
Deborah Cally, Director of Creative Licensing - TV/Film/Advertising/Trailer, The Music Playground
Hannah Cox, Director of Licensing,Entertainment One Music
Rachel Komar, Founder, Extension Music
Shauna Krikorian, Co-Founder, MediaHorse
Bob Mair, CEO, Owner, and Founder, Black Toast
Ty Salazar, Director of Film/TV Music, Position Music
Peter Shurkin, VP, Selectracks
Sven Spieker, President, Mighty Generation Music

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
THE BLURRED LINE BETWEEN FILM AND TELEVISION
Hosted by: BMI
Composers are no longer limiting themselves to one medium or the other and in many ways the independent film and high-end TV composer communities are more or less the same now. Composers discuss this phenomenon and how they are making their skill sets work in both areas.
Introduction by:
Blake Neeley on behalf of the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Moderator:
Doreen Ringer-Ross, VP of Film/TV Relations, BMI
Speakers:
Fil Eisler, Composer, “Shameless,” “Revenge,” and “Kitchen Sink”
Chad Fischer, Composer, “Scandal,” “Private Practice,” and “Garden State”
Trevor Morris, Composer, “Olympus Has Fallen,” “Immortals,” and “The Tudors”
Blake Neely, Composer, “Resurrection,” “The Mentalist,” and “The Case Against 8”
Atli Orvarsson, Composer, “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “The Mortal Instruments:City Of Bones”
Micahel Penn, Composer, “Girls”, “Masters of Sex,” and “Boogie Nights”

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
MAESTRO AWARD PRESENTATION
This year’s presentation of the annual lifetime achievement award goes to Howard Shore - who over the course of his distinguished career has composed scores for over 80 films, including Philadelphia, Hugo, The Aviator, Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, Big, Naked Lunch and Mrs. Doubtfire. The famed composer, who is best known for his music for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for which he has won three Academy Awards, will sit down for an in-depth conversation with Billboard about his 40+ year career.
Award Presented by:
Tony Gervino, Editor-In-Chief, Billboard
Interviewed by:
Phil Gallo, Senior Editor of Film & TV, Billboard

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
THE SOCIAL LIFE OF A SYNC
Shazam’s Head of Music Peter Szabo explains how sync placements lead to discovery, sharing and, potentially, a spot on the Billboard charts. His presentation will show how songs have developed their audiences through placements in TV shows and advertisements before catching on at radio.
Presented by:
Peter Szabo, Head of Music, Shazam

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES
Enjoy dynamic group discussions on the pressing issues in the film/TV community.

ONE STOP SHOP: BY ARTIST FOR ARTISTS
Cathy Heller, Owner/President, Catch the Moon
Jenny Goldfarb, Senior Director TV & Film/ Licensing, Catch the Moon

READY TO PITCH: TODAY'S TRENDS IN FILM &TV
Andrew D. Robbins, Director of Film/TV Music Licensing, ole Music

RECORD STORE CLERK TO MUSIC SUPERVISION: MAKING THE MOST OF OPPORTUNITIES
Randy Gerston, Agent,First Artists Management

MAKING MONEY IN MUSIC PUBLISHING
Julia Riva, Owner, Harry Warren Entertainment/Red Queen Music
Sherry Orson, Head of Creative Affairs, Red Queen Music

MARKETING, BRANDING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Rona Mercado, VO of Client Services and Marketing, Cashmere Agency
Nicholas Adler, VP of Business Development, Cashmere Agency

FOLLOWING YOUR STRENGTHS: REALISTIC TARGETS AND PRACTICES
Marty Silverstone, SVP of Creative & Head of Sync, Primary Wave Music

7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Universal Plaza

9:00 pm – 2:00 am
HUNNYPOT PRESENTS…
The Film & TV Music Conference Opening Night Party
Hosted By John Anderson & PJ Bloom
Don’t Miss what is one of the biggest nights of the year for anyone involved with Film, TV and Music!
AVALON, 1735 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028
21+ | No Cover | No Guestlist

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014

8:30 am – 7:00 pm
REGISTRATION & EXHIBIT TABLES

9:15am – 9:30am
WELCOME REMARKS

9:30 am - 10:15 am
MUSIC FOR DOCUMENTARIES
Non-fiction film has an entirely different set of rules and methods when it comes to songs and score. Producers, composers and songwriters share their stories of how to make compelling music for documentaries and why the demands are unique.
Moderator:
Aminé Ramer, Music Supervisor, "Spark: A Burning Man Story," "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," "This Space Available"
Speakers:
Adam Dorn, Composer, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"
Pras Michel, Producer, "Sweet Micky For President"
Linda Osher, Owner, LJO Music Consulting
Chris Peterson, Producer/Editor, "Food Inc.," "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out," "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"
Karyn Rachtman, Producer, "Sweet Micky For President"
Marina Zenovich, Director, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out," "Who is Bernard Tapie?"

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ONE ON ONE SESSIONS: MEET THE REPS
Back by popular demand! Attendees have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute sit-downs with some of the most active song reps in the business. Bring your pitches and your music. For more information and to sign up, please visit the one-on-ones page.
Participants:
Michelle Bayer, Owner, Shelly Bay Music
Darren Drew, Partner, In the Groove Music
Amy Kenzer, President, Licensing & Administration, Black Toast Music
Rich Goldman, President, Ingrooves Fontana/Silverside Music
Ezra Remer, COO, LIpSync Music
Steve Scharf, SVP, Carlin America & Founder/Owner,Steven Scharf Entertainment
Adam Wolf, VP of Syncronization,Riptide Music Group
Lysandra Woods, Licensing Representative, Third Side Music

10:30 am - 11:15 am
WHAT CARS MEAN TO MUSIC
Car advertising has played a significant role in exposing new and established bands and artists through advertising and marketing campaigns that have extended runs and often generate hit singles. Major players connecting automobile companies an musicians will discuss the nuts, bolts and pistons firing up this side of the placement business.
Moderator:
Andrew Hampp, Senior Correspondent, Billboard
Speakers:
Stephen Butler, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA (Nissan/The Voice)
Jordan Feldstein, Manager, Maroon 5
Colin Jeffery, CCO, David & Goliath (Kia)
Margaret Keene , Executive Creative Director, Mullen LA (Acura)
Jim Leavitt, Director, Synchronization and Licensing, The Orchard
Josh Rabinowitz, EVP/Director of Music, Grey Group (Volvo)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
CASE STUDY: “ANNIE”
The creative team behind Columbia Pictures' contemporary interpretation of the classic Broadway musical “Annie” provides behind the scenes stories of the show’s transformation. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, “Annie” opens in theaters Dec. 19.
Moderator:
Megan Buerger, Correspondent, Billboard
Speakers:
Will Gluck, Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Matt Sullivan, Music Supervisor

12:30pm – 12:40pm
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE- AILEEN QUINN
Hosted by BMI
Hosted by BMI
On the main session stage, an intimate performance by two-time Golden Globe nominated Aileen Quinn, who is best known for playing the title role in the 1982 film “Annie.”

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
BREAK

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ONE ON ONE SESSIONS: MEET THE REPS
Back by popular demand! Attendees have the opportunity to schedule 10-minute sit-downs with some of the most active song reps in the business. Bring your pitches and your music. For more information and to sign up, please visit the one-on-ones page.
Participants:
Joe Berman, Co-Founder, MediaHorse
Hannah Cox, Director of Licensing,Entertainment One Music
Michael Fey, Owner, Shoot the Noise
Rachel Komar, Founder, Extension Music
Sean Mulligan, VP of Film, Television & Media, Rock Steady Music
Monique Roy, President & CEO, Regime Entertainment
Ty Salazar, Director of Film/TV Music, Position Music
Peter Shurkin, Vice President, Select Tracks

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF COVERS
Getting originals in front of music supervisors and labels often involves another skill set: Performing songs by others. Publishers, ad agencies, music supervisors and artists discuss the importance of artists who put their stamps on existing material and how it opens doors in the licensing space.
Moderator:
Scott Goldman , VP, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares
Speakers:
Carissa Alvarado,Us The Duo
Michael Alvarado, Us The Duo
Nora Felder, Owner, Picture Music
Anna Granucci, Film Producer/Music Supervisor, AMG Pictures Entertainment
Jedd Katrancha, SVP of Creative, Downtown Music Publishing
Julia Riva, Owner, Harry Warren Entertainment/Red Queen Music

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
BREAK ON THROUGH: WINNING AT THE MUSIC LICENSING GAME
Presented with the Guild Of Music Supervisors
Remarkable success stories and insane horror stories will be told about how musicmakes it into the hands of music supervisors and how film, TV, advertising,trailer and game producers pick the final music for their projects. Experts from the fields of film, televison, advertising, trailers and games will provide the ultimate insider’s guide to navigating the process and putting your music in the best position to succeed.
Moderator:
Matt Sullivan, Music Supervisor, “Annie”, “Saving Mr. Banks”, “Begin Again”
Panelists:
Jason Alexander, Music Supervisor, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Gotham”
Season Kent, Music Supervisor, “Fury”, “Tyrant”, “Mistresses”, and “The Fault In Our Stars”
Jason Kramer, Music Supervisor, eliasarts LLC
Cybele Pettus, Senior Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE: FILM MUSIC FROM THE STUDIO PERSPECTIVE
Top executives running music departments at film studios discuss current trends, opportunities and the future of the business for songwriters, composers and performers.
Speakers:
Danielle Diego, EVP, Fox Music
Mitchell Leib, President of Music & Soundtracks,Walt Disney Pictures & Television & Disney Music Group
Randy Spendlove, President of Motion Picture Music, Paramount Pictures
Lia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music/Executive VP Of Theatrical, Sony Pictures

5:45pm – 6:45pm
THE SOUND AND THE FURY: A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN PRICE
Hosted by ASCAP
Composer Steven Price's ascent is one of the great stories in recent film music history. In just three years, Price went from scoring his first indie feature (the British monster movie Attack the Block) to winning an Oscar for his hallowed score to Gravity. While his rise to the film music frontlines might seem quick, it came after more than a decade of working as a music engineer, programmer, arranger and editor for many of the top composers working today. This panel will dive deep into Price's intensely emotional score to Fury and his collaboration with director David Ayer. Price will explain how he used electronics and authentic military accessories to augment his orchestral and choral writing. He will also explain how his years of working in several aspects of film music prepared him for his role as a composer. Additionally, Price will discuss the year long process of creating the score for Gravity. The session will open with ASCAP's 100th birthday film “Why We Create Music,” featuring top ASCAP composers and songwriters illuminating the impact and importance of music creators.
Interviewed By:
Jeff Jernigan, Director of Film & TV Music, ASCAP

6:45 pm
CLOSING REMARKS
Phil Gallo, Senior Editor of Film & TV, Billboard

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