Composer’s Conference – March 29, 2012 UPDATED

March 14th, 2012

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), the Recording Musicians Association (RMA)
and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) are proud to present a:
AFM Recording Agreements: How They Can Work For You

This first-of-its-kind conference is aiming to bring an understanding of the options and opportunities available to record under the Union umbrella, to demystify the process from inception to preparation to recording, to residuals and backend obligations.  It will examine common challenges and offer valuable tips, all from the perspective of the composer. This will interest composers of all levels, from emerging talents to experienced practitioners, who want to learn or update themselves on the state of union recording in their field of work.  The conference will take place in two parts: first a General Session which will look at important and overarching issues between the various media.  Then we will divide into specialized Breakout Sessions, covering Film, TV, and Video Game music. Learn first-hand how to work with union musicians and contracts in Film, TV, and Video Game projects. Learn how to maximize your budget, your earnings and get the best musicians. Connect with key people who can help make your next project professional & successful. Discuss and learn from veteran Composers, Industry and Union experts.
Panelists include:
Film Composers
AARON ZIGMAN (The Notebook, The Company Man)
TV Composers
DAN FOLIART (7th Heaven, The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
BLAKE NEELY (Pan Am, The Mentalist, Everwood)
Video Game Composers
JACK WALL (Myst, Mass Effect, Video Games Live)
GERARD MARINO (God of War, Matrix Reloaded )
Plus SCL, RMA, AFM, FMSMF and LOCAL 47 experts on recording for FILM, TV and VIDEO GAMES:
DAN FOLIART (President, SCL)
JOHN ACOSTA (Vice-President, Local 47)
DICK GABRIEL (Vice President, AFM)
MARK SAZER (President, RMA International)
MATT ALLEN , AFM EMSD Contracts Administrator
DENNIS DREITH (Fund Administrator, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund)

Click here for more info, including RSVP for this event.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29th, 2012
7:00-10:00pm  (Check-in at 6:35pm)
This event will be at:
LOCAL 47 AFM, 817 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90038

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