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SCL Event: Scoring Todays Most Popular Serialized Dramas: A Discussion with TV Composers
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest to


A Discussion with TV Composers


Moderated Panel and Q&A with Composers: 






Senior Features Writer - Variety


Monday, June 20th, 2016
American Film Institute | Mark Goodson Theater
2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

We recommend parking in the lot behind the Louis B. Mayer Library Building:

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RSVPs close 10am Monday morning, June 20, or sooner if full.

No changes to your RSVP can be made after that time.


  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the event. No entry after the screening 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 one guest who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Please allow extra time for traffic, security, and check-in.
  • Your guest must be with you at check-in, no saving seats.
  • All attendees must be twelve (12) years or older.
  • Screenings are overbooked due to no-shows.


Screening excerpts from: Netflix’s “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Bloodline,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” TNT’s “The Last Ship,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and “Preacher,” SundanceTV’s “Rectify” and ABC’s “Modern Family".

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Scoring Today’s Most Popular Serialized Dramas - Sean Callery Sean Callery  

Emmy winning composer Sean Callery has a total of 14 Emmy nominations and 3 wins, making him one of the most nominated composers of all time.  Callery currently composes the music for hit series such as Netflix’s Peabody Award winning “Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, Showtime’s award-winning drama “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, CBS’s hit Sherlock Holmes inspired drama series “Elementary,” starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller, and Fox’s award-winning “24,” and “Bones,” which is Fox’s longest-running procedural drama.  Sean’s music was recently heard in Fox’s “Minority Report,” which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Callery is also working on Fox’s series revival “24: Legacy."

With 10 Emmy nominations for “24,” Sean Callery is the only composer to get nominated every year for a series that ran more than 3 seasons.  Known for composing the show’s suspense-driven scores, Sean composed all nine seasons of “24,” as well as the 2008 TV movie “24: Redemption.”  Callery received his most recent Emmy nomination in 2015 for the limited series reboot, “24: Live Another Day.”  Of the nods he received, he won for Outstanding Music Composition three times. In 2013, Callery was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for “Elementary,” and was recognized in the same category for “Homeland" in 2012.  Additionally, Callery won the Composer’s Choice Award for “2014 Composer of the Year” at the ASCAP Awards.  Callery will be performing his music live at Movie Score Malaga - MOSMA Festival later this month.
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Scoring Today’s Most Popular Serialized Dramas - James Levine James Levine  

EMMY nominated composer James Levine has established himself as a preeminent talent in television scoring. His diverse projects span across all genres, and have bolstered the success of many hit shows.  James Levine’s most recent triumph is his composition for Season 2 of Netflix’s critically acclaimed “Bloodline," starring Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek and Ben Mendelsohn. His dark and intriguing compositions intensify the web of mysteries including scandal, murder and family secrets surrounding the seemingly ideal family.  At TNT, Levine is a household name, currently scoring “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, “Major Crimes,” starring Mary McDonnell, and the highly acclaimed “The Last Ship,” starring Eric Dane.
In the past few years, James has also composed the music for many other hit series including FX's "American Horror Story" franchise, for which he received an Emmy nomination for “American Horror Story: Coven," "Nip/Tuck," starring Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, Fox's "Glee," starring Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, TNT's "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, USA Network's "Royal Pains," starring Mark Feuerstein, and FX's "Damages," starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne.  Since 2001, James has been honored by ASCAP and BMI with 20 film and television music awards, including those for most performed underscore.
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Scoring Today’s Most Popular Serialized Dramas - Gabriel Mann Gabriel Mann  

A composer, songwriter, singer, and member of LA-based rock band The Rescues, Gabriel Mann has made significant strides in almost every corner of the music industry.  Equally comfortable in drama and comedy, Mann wrote the unmistakable “Hey Hey” theme and continues to compose underscore for the award-winning hit comedy series “Modern Family,” which just completed its seventh season. His score for the Sundance Channel’s prison drama “Rectify” was dubbed “remarkable” and “hypnotic” by Time magazine. Other projects include Nickelodeon’s “School of Rock,” Fox’s procedural drama “Rosewood,” Ken Jeong’s “Dr. Ken” for ABC, Dreamworks Animation’s “Dawn of the Croods,” and CBS’ “Angel From Hell” with Jane Lynch. Past shows include NBC’s “Marry Me, CBS’ “The McCarthys,” CW’s “Star-Crossed,” TV Land’s “The Exes,” ABC’s “Trophy Wife,” ABC Family’s “Twisted,” Fox’s “Friends With Better Lives,” NBC’s “Bent,” and many others. Gabriel was also asked to write for ABC’s Yellow Ribbon campaign for the 2013 holiday season, where composers were paired with filmmakers from the armed forces.

Some highlights over the years: Mann produced Sara Bareilles’ first album “Careful Confessions,” was resident songwriter on all four seasons of Fox’s “Arrested Development,” supported Alanis Morissette as a solo artist on tour through Europe, opened for the legendary Rolling Stones in England while touring with Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, sang on a Jack in the Box Superbowl ad in Spanish, and is a featured vocal soloist in Office Space and “The Lorax.” He backed up Adele on the 2013 Academy Awards, sang on Muse’s “The 2nd Law” album, and played a Christmas vs. Hanukkah show with Katy Perry.
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Scoring Today’s Most Popular Serialized Dramas - Dave Porter Dave Porter  

Dave Porter is a Los Angeles based composer for television and film. He began his classical musical training at the piano at age five, but it was his interest in electronic music as a teen that led him to start composing his own music. Dave is best known as the series composer for the Emmy-acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad," scoring all 62 episodes and creating its iconic theme. Actor/Producer Bryan Cranston stated: "With his music, Dave Porter has created another character for Breaking Bad. Evocative and meaningful, Dave's work is an essential part of the storytelling." For his work on the series, Dave was awarded the inaugural ASCAP Composer's Choice Award by his peers as Best Television Composer of 2013.

Dave currently scores NBC's "The Blacklist" starring James Spader, the Emmy nominated "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" on AMC, and last year reunited with fellow Breaking Bad alum Moira Walley-Beckett for her Golden Globe nominated limited series "Flesh and Bone" on STARZ.  His newest work includes scoring the new highly anticipated AMC series “Preacher” executive produced by Seth Rogen.



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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