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The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: When the Headline Becomes the StoryTHE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and up to three guests
to the screen music panel

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: When the Headline Becomes the Story

A Discussion with Composers

Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations @ BMI


Landmark Regent
1045 Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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RSVPs close 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 24, or sooner if full.

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  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the event. No entry after the panel begins.
  • Seating is very limited. If you find you are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation.
  • Once capacity is met, you will be placed on a wait list and informed of availability on the day of the event.
  • This invitation is for current SCL members plus up to three guests who will stay for BOTH the panel and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.
  • Your guest must be with you at check-in, no saving seats.
  • Panel events are overbooked due to no-shows.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: When the Headline Becomes the Story - Nathan BarrNathan Barr  

Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Barr has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility, incorporating eclectic instruments from music cultures across the world.  He is currently scoring the fifth season of FX’s Critics Choice Awards-winning series “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, for which Nathan received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2013.  He also composes AMC’s multi-generational epic “The Son,” starring Pierce Brosnan, which recently premiered at SXSW and had it’s series premiere on April 8th.  Nathan’s eclectic and bold melodies draw the audience into a tale of America’s birth as a superpower, through the bloody rise and fall of a Texas oil empire.

Barr’s hallmark is his adaptability as he scores some of television’s biggest shows.  In addition to recently completing Amazon’s con man drama “Sneaky Pete,” Nathan’s music can also be heard on all seven seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning and fan-favorite series, “True Blood,” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” for which Nathan earned his second 2013 Emmy nomination for the main title theme.

With two Emmy nominations for both FX’s “The Americans” and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” the double honor gave Barr the distinction of being the first composer to ever have two nominations in the Main Title category in the same year.

Nathan Barr’s extensive television career is only rivaled by his work in feature films.  With more than 30 feature films, he has worked with Alan Ball, gore-horror master Eli Roth, and many other highly respected directors.  Nathan’s feature scores include Lionsgate’s comedy “The Big Wedding,” starred Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, and Topher Grace, Jason Blumhouse’s box office hit thriller “The Boy Next Door,” starring Jennifer Lopez, 20th Century Fox’s “Shutter,” Warner Bros.’ “The Dukes of Hazard,” IFC Films’ thriller “The Ledge,” starring Liv Tyler and Terrance Howard, Dimension Films and Vivendi Entertainment’s “Grindhouse,” Screen Gems and Lionsgate’s “Hostel,” “Hostel 2” and “Cabin Fever” and Lionsgate’s “The Last Exorcism.”

Barr began studying music in Tokyo, Japan at four years old.  He grew up surrounded by eclectic music ranging from Kabuki Theater to the sounds of his mother performing on the koto and piano, and his father playing the banjo, guitar and shakuhachi. 

In addition to writing his scores, he performs many of the instruments heard in his compositions, and is skilled in many styles and genres ranging from orchestral to rock.  Barr is also known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world such as:  a human bone trumpet from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica, gourd cellos, and the gem of his collection, the 3 manual, 19 rank Wurlitzer Theater Organ that lived on the scoring stage at 20th Century Fox from 1928-1994, and can be heard in countless films from “The Sound Of Music” to “Patton” to “Star Trek.”

Nathan Barr currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: When the Headline Becomes the Story - Gary Lionelli Gary Lionelli  

Three-time Emmy-winning composer Gary Lionelli has captivated audiences worldwide with his daring music for both film and television. Most recently, he has earned critical acclaim for his epic score for the 2017 Academy Award winning film "O.J.: Made in America," directed by Ezra Edelman. Gary Lionelli's intensely dramatic melodies and textures set the perfect tone for this haunting saga, depicting the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson from football legend to murder suspect.

In addition to "O.J.: Made in America," Gary Lionelli has captured the attention of the film and television industry with his unforgettable compositions for director Rory Kennedy's 2015 Academy Award nominated film "Last Days in Vietnam" and HBO's dramatic series "LUCK," helmed by Michael Mann and David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman.

Gary Lionelli's evocative sound holds audiences rapt and has bolstered the success of award-winning films and television series.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: When the Headline Becomes the Story - Trevor Morris Trevor Morris  

Two-time Emmy-winning composer Trevor Morris has scored compelling compositions across a variety of mediums including film, television and video games. Trevor recently invigorated several hit series with his music, scoring NBC’s “Emerald City,” and “Taken,” and Netflix’s “Iron Fist.”

Morris also composed many critically-acclaimed feature films such as Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, as well as the riveting sequel, Babak Najafi's “London Has Fallen.”  In addition, he composed Camille Delamarre’s “Brick Mansions,” starring Paul Walker, Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals,” starring Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke, as well as “Michiel De Ruyter,” (aka “The Admiral”), which is one of The Netherlands’ top grossing films of all time.

Trevor is widely known for his expertly crafted scores in period television, such as History Channel’s “Vikings,” and ABC’s “Of Kings and Prophets.”  He won two Emmys, one for each main title theme for Showtime’s “The Borgias,” and “The Tudors,” and he received another Emmy nomination for his score for Starz’s “The Pillars of the Earth.”  His prolific style, using electronic and hybrid music, extends to his work on other noteworthy series including NBC’s “Body of Proof,” “The Firm,” and “Dracula.”

In the world of video games, he composed the epic third installment of Electronic Arts’ video game franchise “Dragon Age,” which was awarded 2015’s Video Game of the Year.

Trevor has entered the world stage as a concert conductor, conducting suites of his music adapted for live concert venues.  He conducted a full orchestra and choir for an audience of 12,000 fans in Poland at the Krakow Music Festival, and will be returning to the festival this year in May.  He conducted the first concert dedicated to television music at the Fimucite Festival in Tenerife, Spain.  This preceded his first live concert at SCORE!, with LA’s best musicians performing top television music, both past and present, in Los Angeles at Royce Hall.  His music was also performed at the first inaugural concert for Festival de Musica in Cordoba, Spain.

With over 15 solo feature film credits, 25 primetime television series and five interactive titles, Trevor is one of the most versatile composers in Hollywood.

Trevor is a citizen of Canada and Great Britain, and works from his state-of-the-art studio complex in Santa Monica, CA.  



THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.

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