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Film & TV music conference
24-Nov-2005 - Graeme Revell, BT and Hans Zimmer were among the industry professionals who participated in the fourth annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, presented by Audi, on November 15 -16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The conference featured a keynote Q & A with award-winning composer Hans Zimmer who discussed his unprecedented collaboration penning the music for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Batman Begins" in collaboration with James Newton Howard. In another key Q & A session, composer Graeme Revell offered insights into his transition from member of industrial/experimental rock group SPK to Hollywood heavyweight.

"Crash" director Paul Haggis and composer Mark Isham spoke at the Director/Composer Line, a forum to discuss the chemistry and relationship between filmmaker and scorer. Harry Gregson-Williams, now scoring the first of the "Chronicles of Narnia" series, described his experiences composing lavish scores for big productions, including "Kingdom of Heaven" for Ridley Scott. Composer BT and director Rob Cohen, who have collaborated on films such as "The Fast and the Furious" and "Stealth," teamed up to give this year's Vanguard Address.

Other conference highlights included sessions on topics as creating music for movie trailers, commercials and games, the anatomy of a film and a networking opportunities with top music supervisors in the industry, in addition to roundtable discussions, networking cocktail parties, live artist performances from Charlie Sexton, Teddy Geiger, and HAPA with a guest appearance by Kenny Loggins.

Annually, the conference examines the crucial and evolving role of music in film and television and provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas among film, TV and music professionals including producers, directors, composers, record label execs and music publishers.

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