ASCAP offers a "one-of-a-kind" experience for aspiring film and television composers. Tweleve (12) selected participants will have an opportunity to record their original composition with an "A list" of Hollywood professionals, including a 40-piece orchestra of LA's finest on a major studio film scoring stage, a legendary scoring mixer, professional music editors, copyists and composers acting as coaches and mentors. In addition, there are "From the Horse's Mouth" sessions with studio executives, agents, attorneys and music supervisors.
Dates: July 10 - August 3, 2007
Workshop requirements and how to apply:
The workshop is intended for composers who are pursuing film & television music as a career. It is not for hobbyists nor is it for professionals who are currently making a living as film and television composers.
The composer must submit the following 3 items:
1. Send a CD only, containing a maximum of 15 minutes of music, which demonstrates your ability to write for orchestra with a dramatic sensitivity to picture. Participants may not use "ghost" writers or orchestrators. We will NOT review any videos, DATs, cassettes or other audio/visual material. On occasion, further materials, such as a score, may be requested.
2. Include a bio/resume/credits and information regarding past education and/or experience. You must also include your current email address.
3. Include a brief statement as to why you are interested and how you learned about the workshop.
The workshop will be held during a four-week period from the 2nd week of July through the 1st week of August. Submissions will not be returned and chosen participants will be notified in mid-May. There is NO fee or charge to participate in the workshop; however, chosen participants will be responsible for their own transportation, housing and all other living expenses. The workshop is open to all composers regardless of their current performing rights affiliation.
Send your submission to:
The 2007 ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis
7920 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Submission Deadline: Postmarked by March 19, 2007
*Partial funding provided by The ASCAP Foundation.
For more information, please contact our Los Angeles Film & TV Music Dept. at (323) 883-1000.