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SCL Screening: Thank You For Your Service w/Leigh Roberts

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Thank You For Your ServiceTHE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the CreativeChaos film
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Thank You For Your Service

Followed by a Q&A with 


(SCL Board Member)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Raleigh Studios | Charlie Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Parking is available across the street at 650 North Van Ness Avenue:

Please Click "ATTEND EVENT" Below


RSVPs close 7PM Wednesday September 28, 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 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.


The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. Thank You for Your Service takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result. Director Tom Donahue interweaves the stories of four struggling Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a road map of hope. Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Michael Mullen, Generals David Petraeus, and Loree Sutton, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Thank You For Your Service - Leigh Roberts Leigh Roberts is an American television and film composer. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey and currently resides in the Pasadena, California area. Prior to living in Los Angeles, Leigh ran a jingle company out of New York City, scoring many commercials and PSA's.

Leigh has a longstanding partnership with filmmaker and director Tom Donahue. Their past collaborations include the 2012 release of Emmy-nominated "Casting By", a documentary based on the fascinating life of casting agent Marion Dougherty and "Thank You for Your Service", an eye-opening documentary on the affects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in servicemen and women, released in 2016. Their most recent collaboration, the documentary "Davi's Way", is a character portrait of Robert Davi as he makes his shift from acting to singing professionally, reflecting on the cultural impact of Frank Sinatra.

Leigh has scored numerous documentaries for television networks like HBO, Discovery Channel, PBS, and A&E. He has also composed dramatic music for television shows including "House", "White Collar”, “Graceland” and "Power Rangers". Leigh also co-composed the international main title of the television show "House" with fellow composer Jon Ehrlich.

Leigh Roberts is also a founder of Qwire [ Qwire] (pronounced 'choir'), a cloud-based software company designed to organize collaboration between pre-production, post-production, and music clearance and administration of the television and film industry.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Thank You For Your Service - Tom Donahue Tom Donahue directed the Emmy-nominated Casting By (HBO), hailed as one of the top five documentary films of the year by the prestigious National Board of Review and reviewed as “outstanding!” by legendary critic Leonard Maltin.  His interviewees for the doc include Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, among many others.  After premiering at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Casting By has played in over 50 festivals worldwide and been released in over 35 countries.  In 2014, it won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary of the Year from the National Alliance of Women in Media.  

His latest feature documentary, Thank You For Your Service premiered in 2015 at DOC NYC and was called “Gripping, wrenching and persuasive” by The Village Voice.  The film is about the mental health crisis in the military (Interviews include Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen).  A CreativeChaos production, it is being produced in association with the Sprayregen Family Foundation and Artemis Rising Foundation (The Invisible War).  

He directed the feature documentary, Guest of Cindy Sherman which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews (5 stars , Time Out NY) . The film was selected by the New York Times as recommended watching when it made its premiere on the Sundance Channel in May 2009.

Tom has produced and edited numerous features and documentaries that, combined, have won over twenty­ five awards at such prestigious festivals as Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, SxSW, Venice, San Sebastian and TriBeCa.  As producer, his credits include Ramin Bahrani’s acclaimed defeature, Man Push Cart, NIck Sandow’s Ponies (starring John Ventimiglia and Kevin Corrigan) and Alfredo de Villa’s acclaimed debut feature, Washington Heights (starring Manny Perez, Tomas Milian and Bobby Cannavale).



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