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SCL LA Holiday Dinner 2018

The Society of Composers
& Lyricists

cordially invites you to

The 30th Annual LA Holiday Dinner

honoring our 2018 Ambassadors

Harry Gregson-Williams

Marc Shaiman

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 
Los Angeles, CA 90049


6:00pm - Cocktails (cash bar)
7:30pm - Dinner 

~ Attire: Coat & Tie (no jeans) ~

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by 6:00pm Wednesday, December 12th

Unreserved Seating - does not include Wine with Dinner

$150 each + Eventbrite fee

Reserved Preferred Seating - includes Wine with Dinner

$250 each + Eventbrite fee

*** Table seating is by Ticket Type ***


The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The House with a Clock in Its Walls - Nathan BarrHARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents.  His latest projects include Warner Bros summer hit The Meg directed by Jon Turteltaub, the action thriller The Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua, and Aardman Animation’s Early Man directed by Nick Park. He is currently writing the score for Disney Nature’s Penguins, slated for an Earth Day 2019 release, and will next score Disney’s live-action feature film Mulan, scheduled for release in 2020. Earlier this year he created the main title theme and scored two episodes for Amazon’s 10-episode sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. For the episode titled The Commuter, he received an Emmy® nomination.

Gregson-Williams was the composer on all four installments of the animated blockbuster Shrek franchise, garnering a BAFTA Award nomination for the score for the Oscar®-winning Shrek. He also received Golden Globe® and Grammy Award® nominations for his score for Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Gregson-Williams has scored three of the five games in the highly successful Metal Gear Solid franchise for Konami and scored Call of Duty for Activision, which became the top selling video game of 2014 and which earned him various music gaming awards.

Throughout his career, Gregson-Williams has collaborated with a diverse array of recording artists such as Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Tricky, Peter Murphy, Flea, Hybrid, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin, Perry Farrell and Tony Visconti.

Born in England to a musical family, Gregson-Williams earned a music scholarship to St. John’s College, Cambridge at the age of seven, and subsequently gained a coveted spot at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, from which he recently received an Honorary Fellowship. He started his film career as assistant to composer Richard Harvey and later as orchestrator and arranger for Stanley Myers, and then went on to compose his first scores for director Nicolas Roeg.  His subsequent collaboration and friendship with composer Hans Zimmer led to Gregson-Williams providing music for such films as The Rock, Armageddon and The Prince of Egypt, and helped launch his career in Hollywood.

He has also been a regular mentor at the Sundance Composers Lab, working directly with talented emerging composers from all over the world.                                 Photo: Johnny Grieg
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: The House with a Clock in Its Walls - Eli Roth Tony®, Grammy®, Emmy®-winning and 5 time Oscar®-nominated MARC SHAIMAN entered show business at the age of 16, and it was at LaMama down on 4th Street. He and co-lyricist Scott Wittman wrote the new songs for Rob Marshall and Disney’s sequel to Mary Poppins, entitled Mary Poppins Returns, and their musical Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is currently in rehearsal for a national tour.

Marc's Film credits include Sleepless In Seattle, Patch Adams, The First Wives Club, The American President, South Park-Bigger, Longer & Uncut,  Beaches, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, Sister Act and The Bucket List.

Marc’s Off-Broadway productions include The High-Heeled Women, Livin’ Dolls and Andre De Shields’ Haarlem Nocturne (at LaMama). His Television credits include SNL’s The Sweeney Sisters and Smash, and appearances with Billy Crystal, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black and Will Ferrell and Bette Midler on Johnny Carson’s penultimate Tonight Show.

Other performers Marc has collaborated with include Peter Allen, Kristen Chenoweth, Eric Clapton, Christine Ebersole, Diane Keaton, Patti LuPone, Steve Martin, Barbra Streisand and Robin Williams. He has co-produced/arranged recordings for Miss Midler, Harry Connick Jr. and Mariah Carey, including “The Wind Beneath My Wings” and “From A Distance”. And he is quite fond of his online opus “Prop 8 – The Musical”.

He and co-writer Mariah Carey were recently nominated for a Golden Globe® for their title song for the animated film The Star.



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