To toast hard work and engage the industry during the current awards season, the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) and BMI recently hosted numerous screenings of critically acclaimed films. The events featured Q&A sessions with each project’s composer, along with the director and industry executives. The screenings are open to SCL members, many of whom are also voting members of the Academy’s music branches, as well as Emmy and Grammy ballot casters.
Films recently shown and discussed with composers include What Doesn’t Kill You, with composer Alex Wurman; The Tale of Despereaux with William Ross; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Alexandre Desplat; Milk with Danny Elfman; Revolutionary Road and WALL-E with Thomas Newman; Flash of Genius with Aaron Zigman; The Wrestler with Clint Mansell; Miracle At St. Anna with Terence Blanchard; and Valkyrie with John Ottman.
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for professional film, television and video game composers and lyricists, with a distinguished 60-year history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures, television and video games. The predecessor organization, the Screen Composers Association, began in 1945. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film/television/game music industry today. For more information on the SCL, please visit www.thescl.com.