Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino will join journalist and USC professor Jon Burlingame for "How To 'Score' Big in the Movies," a discussion of Giacchino's career in film scoring, on Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theatre.

The evening is part of a lecture series presented by Zócalo (Spanish for "Public Square"), a Los Angeles-based organization that creates non-partisan, multi-ethnic forums in which participants can enjoy a rare opportunity for intellectual fellowship.

Giacchino, whose music credits include the animated feature The Incredibles and television's Lost and Alias, recently earned an Oscar nomination for Ratatouille. He will discuss his studies in film production at the School of Visual Arts in New York and composition at Juilliard that eventually led him to film scoring.

Zócalo Radio broadcasts its Public Square series on Sundays at 9 p.m. on Southern California public radio KPCC 89.3 FM or continually on its web site podcast. The discussion between Giacchino and Burlingame will air Sunday, March 23.

LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets are free; reservations are required. For more information, call (213) 403-0416, or visit the Zócalo or LACMA web sites.