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LA Screening: COUNTERPART w/Jeff Russo & Jordan Horowitz

Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to an episode screening from the STARZ series
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Counterpart

Followed by a Q&A with

Executive Producer

Moderated by
Film Music Author & Journalist


London Hotel | Screening Room
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Complimentary Valet Parking +
Popcorn and refreshments prior to screening
COUNTERPART is an espionage series about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence...Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross...where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, “what if our lives could have been different?”

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Counterpart - Jeff Russo Two-time Grammy® nominee and Emmy®-winning composer Jeff Russo is at the top of his field, scoring varied and compelling music for television, film and video games. Russo won the Emmy® and received two additional Emmy nominations for his thrilling and angst-producing score on FX’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series “Fargo.” Russo is currently scoring Mark Wahlberg’s action-thriller film, “Mile 22,” Starz’s “Counterpart,” starring J.K. Simmons, and season two of FX’s hit series, “Legion,” based on Marvel Comic’s “X-Men,” starring Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza. He recently completed the score for season one of CBS’s reimagining of the iconic cult-classic series “Star Trek: Discovery,” and also scored Starz’s “Power,” produced by Curtis Jackson “50 Cent.” In addition to film and television, Russo recently received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s indie video game, “What Remains of Edith Finch.”

Additionally, Russo scored HBO’s Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated series “The Night Of,” starring John Turturro, FX’s John Singleton series, “Snowfall,” and the Netflix original show, “Altered Carbon.” Russo also composed the music for Jon Avnet’s film “Three Christs,” starring Richard Gere, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and Craig Macneill’s film, “Lizzie,” starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Russo began his music career in 1990, after founding his rock band TONIC. The group quickly achieved great success and in 2003, received two Grammy nominations, one for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Take Me As I Am," and one for "Best Rock Album.” The band was a great showcase for Russo’s guitar work and songwriting that allowed him to branch out and begin his solo career in producing and composing.

Beyond his recent success in composing, Russo created the iconic musical themes for series including Spike’s “Tut,” starring Ben Kingsley, and USA Network's "Necessary Roughness," starring Callie Thorne and John Stamos. Russo collaborated with Zoe Keating on both WGN’s “Manhattan” and A&E Network's "The Returned.”

According to Variety Magazine, “Jeff Russo understands how music can affect an audience. When music is employed, he sees it as an enhancement to character development, and is careful to create music that subtly flows with the action and visuals of the scene.”

Russo has also composed music for the New York Ballet Company Cedar Lake Ensemble.

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Jordan Horowitz is an Academy Award®-nominated producer and the co-founder (with his wife, writer & director Julia Hart) of the film and television production company Original Headquarters. Jordan most recently produced LA LA LAND, written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. At the 2017 Academy Awards®, LA LA LAND was nominated for a record 14 Oscars® and won 6, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. LA LA LAND was also awarded Best Picture at the Golden Globes®, BAFTAs, PGA, and Critics Choice Awards. Lionsgate released LA LA LAND in December 2016, and the film has grossed over $425M worldwide.

Jordan was a producer on Lisa Cholodenko’s THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, starring Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Marc Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson. The film received 4 Academy Award
® nominations and won the Golden Globe® for Best Picture. Other recent feature credits include FAST COLOR, written and directed by Julia Hart and starring Gugu-Mbatha Raw, Lorraine Toussaint and David Strathairn, to premiere at SXSW 2018; MISS STEVENS, written and directed by Julia Hart, starring Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet and Rob Huebel, that premiered at SXSW 2016, won a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for star Lily Rabe, and was released by The Orchard in 2016; THE MASTER CLEANSE, written and directed by Bobby Miller and starring Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Anjelica Huston and Oliver Platt, which also premiered at SXSW 2016 and will be released in May 2018; THE KEEPING ROOM, written by Julia Hart and directed by Daniel Barber (HARRY BROWN) and starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sam Worthington; Matthew Weiner’s (MAD MEN) ARE YOU HERE, starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler; and the 2012 Sundance title SAVE THE DATE, directed by Michael Mohan, and starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie.

On the TV side, Jordan is an EP on COUNTERPART, a show created by Justin Marks (THE JUNGLE BOOK) and starring Academy Award winner JK Simmons. The first season of COUNTERPART is currently airing on STARZ and has been met with rave reviews; season two is currently in production. Jordan is a graduate of Northwestern University. 



Registrations close 10:00AM Tuesday, April 24, or sooner if full.

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM. No entry after the screening begins.
  • If you register but are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Tuesday. No-shows will be noted.
  • FREE for current SCL Members plus one guest who will stay for BOTH the Screening and Q&A.

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