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SCL Event: The Music of NETFLIX

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIXTHE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest to


Screening Excerpts and Q&A with


Music Supervisor

Music Journalist



Doors open from 6:00PM - Exhibit Space open

8942 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Complimentary self-parking is available.
Parking lot entrance is located off of S. Almont.

Please Click "ATTEND EVENT" Below.


RSVPs close 12:00 PM Thursday, June 8, or sooner if full.

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


  • Check-in begins 45 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.
  • Invitation is for current SCL members + one guest who will stay for BOTH screenings 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.
  • Screenings are overbooked due to no-shows.


Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America that weaves together the universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series -- which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.

From Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

Chef's Table features six of the world’s most renowned international chefs, and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents.

Best known for his role on the award-winning series Parks and Recreation, comedian Aziz Ansari stars, writes, and directs Master of None, a new Netflix original comedy series loosely based on his own life experiences. Master of None follows the personal and professional lives of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. The show was created by Ansari and Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang. The series is executive produced by Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Michael Schur, Dave Becky, and David Miner.

A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - James S. Levine James S. Levine  

Emmy-nominated composer, James S. Levine has established himself as a preeminent talent in television scoring. James composed the music for many highly acclaimed series, including the second and third seasons of Netflix’s family scandal drama “Bloodline,” starring Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek and Ben Mendelsohn, Fox’s hit music drama “Star,” starring Queen Latifah, and the first three seasons of FX's "American Horror Story" franchise, for which he received an Emmy nomination.  At TNT, Levine is a household name, currently scoring “Major Crimes,” starring Mary McDonnell and “The Last Ship,” starring Eric Dane.

Levine also scored FX’s "Nip/Tuck," starring Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, "Damages," starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, Fox's "Glee," starring Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, TNT's "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick, “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon, and USA Network's "Royal Pains," starring Mark Feuerstein.

Since 2001, James has been honored by ASCAP and BMI with 20 film and television music awards, including those for most performed underscore. In 2011, James founded the "Law and Audio" production music brand with Extreme Music and Sony.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - Kris Bowers Kris Bowers  

Emmy winning-composer Kris Bowers scores compositions that step outside any genre’s traditional boundaries to form new and thrilling music. Kris scored Netflix’s “Dear White People,” which premiered in April.  Bowers showcases his talent for fusing music with storytelling through this story that follows a group of diverse students navigating their way through discrimination at a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Bowers also scored a wide range of films including Amazon’s tv movie “The Snowy Day,” for which Bowers recently won a Daytime Emmy, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, “Seeds of Time,” “Play it Forward,” “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” and “I Am Giant: Victor Cruz.”  He also recently scored “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” which premiered at the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, and “Little Boxes” which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival and was promptly purchased by Netflix.

In addition to composing for film and television, Kris has recorded and/or performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Marcus Miller, José James, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.  Kris’s rich and eclectic sensibilities are also evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, his debut recording on Concord Jazz, which opened at No. 1 on the iTunes jazz chart.  He has been named a Steinway Artist, one of iTunes twelve “Artists to Watch,” and was one of 6 composers to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab at Skywalker Sound.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - Elliot Wheeler Elliot Wheeler  

Composer, producer and Turning Studios founder Elliott Wheeler excels at the pressurized heights where contemporary music and film fuse.  He’s as adept at bringing diverse artists - from Nas to Bryan Ferry - into synch with the complex demands of music-driven visual tours de force, as he is working on period needle drops and mixes, or composing traditional dramatic scores.

Wheeler has a unique ability to bring disparate personalities, talents, eras and idioms into coherence with an overall vision. That’s been honed in his work as composer and executive music producer with Baz Luhrmann – most notably on the genre- and era-defying The Great Gatsby, and new Netflix sensation The Get Down, as well as projects such the Ship Song Project for the Sydney Opera House.

His collaborations in these adventures crossed many musical boundaries, from Nas, Jay Z, Grandmaster Flash, Rahiem from the Furious Five, Bryan Ferry, Florence + the Machine, Sia, Dianne Warren, Emile Haynie,, Mike Dean, Nile Rogers, Christina Aguilera, members of the Dapkings, Emily Warren, Duncan Sheik, and many more.

Now based in New York, Wheeler is in high demand as a screen composer and producer across a broad spectrum of genres from studio releases to film, theatre, and commercials. His current projects include his continuing role as Executive Producer and composer for The Get Down, numerous artist collaborations on various releases, and a follow up album to his last release, The Long Time.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - Duncan Thum Duncan Thum  is an Emmy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California.

A host of sonic explorations lead Duncan from co-forming LA's d.i.y. music scene fixture Pizza! to performance at Disney Hall with Glenn Branca's Hallucination City: Symphony for 100 guitars. Duncan's muse crystallized in writing music for film, where story and image provide a poignant context for his eclectic background.

Notable credits include an Emmy nominated score for Netflix's "Chef's Table", VICE Media's "Broadly", animated series “Ninjago”, feature films “Thou Wast Mild And Lovely”, “Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana!", "The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On", "Keeping Country" and an award winning score for the short film "The Restoration". Duncan is a graduate of USC's esteemed SMPTV film scoring program.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - Zach Cowie Zach Cowie  Zach Cowie has spent his life working in the music industry at record labels including Touch & Go, Sub Pop, Drag City and Rhino/Warner Bros. as well as a tour manager for Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver and tour DJ for Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes. He has been a music supervisor/consultant in film (Celeste & Jesse, Forever, The Little Hours and State Like Sleep) and in television (Master of None) and has worked on runway music with such fashion designers as Rodarte. He’s been DJ’ing international since 2001 (often with DJ partner Elijah Wood under the Wooden Wisdom moniker). Above all, he is a record collector.
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The Music of NETFLIX - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein  

Grammy nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, traveled back in musical time to soundtrack the biggest pop culture phenomenon of 2016: the Netflix series Stranger Things. The duo’s dreamy, throwback score helped sell the nostalgic ode to when Carpenter and Spielberg were the tastemakers of the horror/fantasy genre. Series creators The Duffer Brothers fell in love with the band’s albums, which spin classic synths into a distinctly modern sound—and the resulting alchemy produced the most talked-about soundtrack of the year that garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Season Two, which they’ll return to score, is in production now.

Dixon and Stein, both Texas natives, were born in the early 1980s when the inspirations for Stranger Things were being made. They met as teenagers, and both eventually gravitated towards the analog, electronic tones of their childhoods. S U R V I V E has quickly exploded from being a hip Austin act to touring the U.S. and Europe, and the band recently released their second studio album, “RR7349.”

“Every synth has a magical power, if you want to call it that,” says Dixon. “You can basically create the sound you’re thinking of,” adds Stein, “or you can just goof around with it and come across something that inspires you. So it feeds you and you feed it and just have this interaction with the instrument. It’s like a nourishment.”




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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