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Friday, April 14 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Women in Film Music

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There is no sure path to success for any professional composer. The path is even less clear for female composers, who were hired for just 1.4% of the top 800 films from 2007 to 2015, despite equal levels of talent and education as their male peers. Why the disparity, and what can we do to change it? We’re bringing together leading female composers in the film/TV community to share their unique journeys. Through a combination of raw talent and persistence, these women have made an impact and a name for themselves. Male and female composers alike will be empowered by their stories and their fight for equality in film music, and inspired by their advice on overcoming whatever obstacles face you in your musical journey.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

Film Music Writer, Variety
Jon Burlingame is the nation's leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Variety and has written on the topic for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Emmy, Premiere and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of four books, including the Deems Taylor Award-winning, best-selling The Music of James Bond and the TV-music history TV's Biggest Hits... Read More →

Panelists
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Lesley Barber

Film Composer, "Manchester by the Sea," "You Can Count on Me"
Film Composer - "Manchester by the Sea," "You Can Count on Me" | | A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan's multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Manchester by the Sea. A multi-instrumentalist, conductor and pianist... Read More →
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Stephanie Economou

"The Zookeeper's Wife," "Live By Night", Composer, Violinist
Composer, Violinst - "The Zookeeper's Wife," "Live By Night" | | Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist known primarily for her collaborative work with Golden-Globe nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams. She holds credits as additional composer on Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night”, and Rick Famuyiwa’s HBO production “Confirmation”. In... Read More →
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Carly Paradis

"Line of Duty," "Prime Suspect: 1973", Film/TV Composer
Carly Paradis (Canadian born) is a film and TV composer whose credits include sole composer of BAFTA nominated and RTS winning series Line of Duty for BBC (currently in 4th season guest starring Thandie Newton), PBS Masterpiece/ITV’s Prime Suspect: 1973 (prequel to Prime Suspect series) and Sky's 'Sick Note' comedy drama starring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson. Composer of the first female driven horror feature... Read More →
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Pinar Toprak

Composer
| Pinar Toprak is one of the most refreshing voices in film music today, and brings her unique cultural background and experience to bear in nearly 40 feature films, video games, documentaries, and other media projects she has scored. She gave the thriller The River Murders (starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater) an anguished, haunting accompaniment, scored the tenderness and optimism in the period drama The Lightkeepers (starring Bruce... Read More →



Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

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