Top music talents James Newton Howard, Graeme Revell and Hans Zimmer are among the industry professionals who are set to participate in The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference Presented by Audi on November 15 -16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The conference will feature a keynote Q & A with award-winning composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer who will talk about their unprecedented collaboration penning the music for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman Begins.” In another key Q & A session, composer Graeme Revell will offer insights into his transition from member of industrial/experimental rock group SPK to Hollywood heavyweight. For more information and to register visit www.billboardevents.com or 646-654-4643.
Known for his versatility as a composer, Howard has received numerous accolades for his work, including six Oscar nominations for such films as “The Village,” “The Fugitive,” “The Prince of Tides” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” He has also received Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations and has been honored with ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. Newton now has more than 90 films to his credit which include “Collateral,” “Batman Begins,” “The Interpreter,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Devil’s Advocate.” Next up for Howard is Joe Roth’s “Freedomland” to be released in 2006.
Revell began his career in music as an orderly in an Australian mental institution, where he combined patient’s voices and the ambient sounds of the hospital into music and formed the groundbreaking industrial rock band SPK. Australian director Philip Noyce tapped him to score “Dead Calm,” which went on to win the Australian Film Award for Best Score and launched Revell’s scoring career. His A-list resume boasts such films as “Daredevil,” “Tomb Raider,” “The Negotiator,” “Sin City,” “The Crow,” “Blow,” “The Insider,” “Collateral Damage and “Pitch Black.” He was recently honored with BMI’s prestigious Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement. His next assignment is the much anticipated film version of “Aeon Flux,” starring Charlize Theron.
Multiple-award winner Zimmer entered the world of film music in London during a long collaboration with famed composer and mentor Stanley Myers. A turning point in Zimmer’s career came in 1988 when he was asked to score Barry Levinson’s “Rain Man,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. Zimmer has scored more than 100 films including “Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “The Last Samurai,” Thelma & Louise,” “A League of Their Own” and “The Lion King,” which earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an American Music Award, a Tony and two Grammy Awards. Zimmer’s additional honors include the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review and the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Other conference highlights include sessions on topics as creating music for movie trailers, commercials and games, the director/composer relationship, the anatomy of a film and a networking opportunity with top music supervisors in the industry, in addition to networking cocktail parties, live artist performances and roundtable discussions.
The fourth annual conference examines the crucial and evolving role of music in film and television and provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas among film, TV and music professionals including producers, directors, composers, record label execs and music publishers.
This year’s conference is being Presented by Audi. Other sponsors include ASCAP, Blaise Noto & Associates, BMI, Reel Maui, SESAC and Shoot.