September 13, 2003


The 55th Annual Creative
Arts Emmy Awards

The 55th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 13, 2003. Emmys were presented to ASCAP composers Bruce Broughton, Sean Callery, and Bill Conti. The top three photos are from the Emmy Awards Dinner evening.

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Emmy Winner for the television series “24” (center) Sean Callery and (l-r) ASCAP's Mike Todd, Knutsen, Allen and Shawn LeMone.


(l-r) ASCAP's Nancy Knutsen, Emmy nominee Blake Neely composer for the theme to the television series “Everwood” and ASCAP's Pamela Allen.

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(front row) Nominees Alf Clausen and Ian Fraser, composer Darren Otero. (back row) ASCAP's Shawn LeMone, composer Mark Adler and his wife, editor Joanie Diener, and composer Lynn Kowal.

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Pictured at the Emmy nominees reception at the Television Academy in North Hollywood on September 11 are ASCAP's Charlyn Bernal and Diana Szyszkiewicz; SCL President Dan Foliart; Emmy nominees Steve Bramson, Dennis McCarthy, John Altman, Alf Clausen, Blake Neely, Ian Fraser, and ASCAP's Mike Todd, Pamela Allen, and Shawn LeMone.


Toronto Film Festival

The Canadian Guild of Film Composers, with assistance from ASCAP, sponsored “A Conversation with Elliot Goldenthal” as part of last year's Toronto Film Festival. Goldenthal was interviewed by Gregg Quill of The Toronto Star and discussed the diversity of his musical career in film, theater, concert and operatic music, with particular attention paid to the film Frida for which he received the 2003 Academy Award for Best Original Score. Marty Simon, a Toronto-based ASCAP composer who is also on the Board of SOCAN as a publisher and serves as a Board member of the DGFC, was instrumental in arranging for Goldenthal's visit to Toronto. Pictured l-r are ASCAP’s Nancy Knutsen, Elliot Goldenthal and Marty Simon.

Denis Hannigan at the Hollywood Bowl

On September 20th, composer Denis Hannigan (“Recess”, “Catdog”, “Rugrats”) discussed the craft of composing for animation at the Hollywood Bowl with music supervisor Tony Scudelari for an audience from the Boston University Alumni Association. Nancy Knutsen and Shawn LeMone then joined Denis for the evening's fare, celebrating the music of Bugs Bunny. Here, Denis is pictured in his studio.

Denis Hannigan

It’s a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World

Composers Russ Landau (Survivor, Fear Factor) and Denis Hannigan recently spent some time with ASCAP's Shawn LeMone to contemplate the zen of golf, music and bad plaid. Pictured (l-r) are Landau, LeMone and Hannigan.



The Cooler

ASCAP film composer Charles Bernstein interviewed award-winning composer Mark Isham after an SCL screening of The Cooler, an acclaimed film which features a fine jazz-based score by Isham. In their discussion, Isham revealed that he not only provided the atmospheric trumpet solos, but he played other solo instruments on the soundtrack as well, including the baritone sax. Pictured (l-r) are Bernstein, ASCAP's Charlyn Bernal and Isham.

ASCAP and the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference


Nancy Knutsen, who introduced keynote speaker Clint Eastwood, and Brabec.

ASCAP was a chief sponsor of the second annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, held in November at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Academy Award-winning movie legend and ASCAP composer Clint Eastwood gave the keynote address. Composer James Newton Howard and filmmaker/composer Robert Rodriguez were featured subjects of the annual Billboard Q&A session.

ASCAP sponsored two panels. The first, “Film & TV Music: A Lifetime of Back-End Royalties,” featured a discussion with ASCAP’s Todd Brabec and Jeff Brabec. The second, “The Rhythm & Soul of Film & TV Music,” moderated by ASCAP's Jeanie Weems, featured composer, Marcus Miller; writer, screenwriter, Alonzo Brown; Lynette Jenkins of Avatar, Karolyn Ali of Amaru Entertainment; songwriter/composer Jimmy Jam and music supervisor, Spring Aspers. Other highlights included the panel “The Return of the Musical” which featured actor and songwriter Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind).

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Jeff and Todd Brabec speaking about Back-End Royalties.

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Rhythm & Soul of Film & TV Music panelists.