Schedule

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014

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

9:00 am - 9:15 am
WELCOME REMARKS

9:15 am – 10:00 am
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
How do songwriters and composers earn a living in the film and TV business? Music editors, library executives, publishing representatives and others discuss the ins-and-outs of the business and the areas where opportunity lies for writers and composers.
Speakers:
Dan Venne, Vice President & Supervising Producer, Man Made Music

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
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.
Moderator:
Speakers
Wende Crowley, SVP of Film & TV Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEYNOTE Q&A

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.

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, Select Tracks
Sven Spieker, President, Mighty Generation Music

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
COMPOSERS: NAVIGATING AN INDIE PATH
Composers have had enduring careers working in independent film and in some cases it has led to Oscar wins, big-budget blockbusters and lasting relationships with directors. Successful composers will discuss the ins-and-outs of making a rewarding career out of films with smaller budgets, fewer screens and greater risk.

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.

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
THE SOCIAL LIFE OF A SYNC

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

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

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.

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
Mike Locke, Senior Director, Licensing and Business Development, Ingrooves Fontana/Silverside Music
Ezra Remer, COO, LIpSync Music
Steve Scharf, SVP, Carlin America & Founder/Owner,Steven Sharf 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.

11:30 am - 12:30 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.

12:30 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
CASE STUDY: ANATOMY OF A FILM
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the music operation of a major film.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MUSIC SUPERVISOR ROUNDTABLE
The trends, the players, the music and the money – all from the perspective of top music supervisors working in film, TV and advertising.

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
KEYNOTE Q&A

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
EXPERT ADVICE
A panel of experts from various fields answer the questions of attendees, providing advice on a variety of subjects that relate to music and visual media.

6:45 pm
CLOSING REMARKS

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