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WSA Industry Days - Part IV

Edition 2021

13:30 Masterclass: Entering the Film Music Indutry

By Lesley Jackson
Lesley Jackson established UK Film Music following many years representing prominent composers. In this masterclass she will share some tips and tricks on how to enter the film music market as a beginning film composer.

Introduction: Tommy Pearson

14:30 Panel Talk: InMICS Composers Lab

Guests: Samya Papasoff, Filip Rathé, Görkem Ağar, Yi-Jia Chen, Sandro Manzon
At Film Fest Ghent, the InMICS students and teachers gather with professionals, press and film music fans. The students talk freely about their experiences during the Composers Lab, their work and their future in the industry. Through the InMICS Composers Lab these young composers challenge themselves to find their own voices and to reflect on the ever-evolving industry. For them, it’s an opportunity to network and to share their ideas on music for audio-visual productions.

Moderated by Michael Lyczek

15:30 Masterclass: How a Business Frustrates its Minors

By Stephan Eicke
As editor-in-chief of film music magazineCinema Musica and producer for the record label Caldera Records Stephan Eicke has noticed how composers working in media have started to voice their concerns about their working conditions. Via exclusive interview excerpts with composers such as Mychael Danna and Marco Beltrami, he will discuss in his masterclass the increased pressure on creatives, decreasing payments, the stress that comes with digital editing, and the necessity to work with ghost writers in order to get a job done in time.

Introduction: Tommy Pearson

16:30 Composer Talk with Daniel Pemberton

Award-winning composer Daniel Pemberton is one of the most standout voices working in modern film scoring today. His recent work has included Enola Holmes, Birds of Prey, Motherless Brooklyn - for which his incredible jazz score was nominated for a Golden Globe -, Yesterday, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Ocean’s Eight. This year he has been nominated for no less than two World Soundtrack Awards: Film Composer of the Year and Best Original Song for the Oscar-nominated score for “Hear My Voice” (from The Trial of the Chicago 7). He was previously honoured as Discovery of The Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014 and nominated as Film Composer Of The Year in 2016 and 2019.

Moderated by Tommy Pearson

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