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SCL SCREENING: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales w/Geoff Zanelli
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesTHE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the Disney film
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Followed by a Q&A with

SCL President


TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
Walt Disney Studios | Main Theatre
500 S. Buena Vista. St.
Burbank, CA 91251

Guests must enter from the Alameda Gate.
Parking instructions will be provided at the gate.

Please click "REGISTER" above.


RSVPs 10:00AM Tuesday morning, May 30, or sooner if full.

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

All attendees must have government-issued photo I.D. to show at the Security Gate. Your guest must be with you at the Security Gate and check-in or they will not get in.


  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the event. No entry after the screening begins.
  • Seating is 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.


Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea - notably Jack.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Geoff Zanelli Geoff Zanelli  

Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David Duchovny; producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg; as well as actor/producer Tom Hanks.

Zanelli scored the fifth installment of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” coming to theaters in May 2017. “Pirates of the Caribbean” fans have previously heard Zanelli’s original music contributions in all four of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films via his collaborative work with Zimmer.

This marks a return of Zanelli’s strong scores for Disney, which began with his breakout score for the fantasy drama “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. Zanelli’s organic and stirring score for the film also received critical acclaim, including a feature in Variety’s Eye on the Oscars issue.

Zanelli recently collaborated with Grammy-award winning Mark Ronson on the co-written score and songs to Lionsgate’s “Mortdecai,” marking his third time working with writer/director David Koepp; director Jared Hess for the comedy “Masterminds;” and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to lend string arrangements to the Grammy-award winning album “Love Has Come For You,” and follow-up album “So Familiar,” which dominated the Bluegrass charts. He is currently writing the score and songs for “Star Citizen: Squadron 42,” the most crowd-funded game in history.

In 2006, Zanelli earned his first Emmy after scoring the original music for Steven Spielberg’s miniseries “Into The West.” With this win, Zanelli became the youngest composer ever to be awarded the ‘Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)’ accolade. A few years later, Spielberg once again tapped Zanelli to score HBO’s “The Pacific,” which earned him his second Emmy nomination. Other credits include: DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures’ “Disturbia,” 20th Century Fox’s “Hitman,” Lionsgate’s “Gamer,” DreamWork’s “Ghost Town,” The Weinstein Company’s “Outlander” and Columbia Pictures’ “Secret Window” (co-written with Philip Glass) among many others. Additionally, Zanelli co-wrote the song “Don’t Make Me Wait” for “Disturbia.”

Zanelli has contributed music to many feature films including: Disney’s “The Lone Ranger;” the Golden Globe-nominated scores for Warner Bros.’ “The Last Samurai” and Touchstone Pictures’ “Pearl Harbor;” Paramount Pictures’ “Rango,” MGM’s “Hannibal,” Columbia Pictures’ “Angels & Demons,” DreamWorks’ “Antz,” “Chicken Run,” “Shark Tale,” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” working alongside composers Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams and Steve Jablonsky.

Zanelli has degrees in Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, which he attended on scholarship. He is an active alumnus at his alma mater and has participated in Berklee’s Curriculum Review Initiative as well as given seminars to students studying composition. During his time at Berklee, Zanelli received the Doug Timm Award in recognition of his film scoring work and the Music Production/Engineering Scholar Award.

A Southern California native, Zanelli began his musical career as a guitar player and songwriter. In 1994, he met Zimmer and was offered a job at Remote Control Productions. Now, Zanelli is known as a versatile composer in his own right, who combines music from different genres and cultures.




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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