The conference category Reality Check/Sync at SoundTrack_Cologne: six events dedicated to topics such as Music Supervision, Production Music and Contracting a Composer. Among these are talks with the Music Supervisors Steven Gizicki (‘La La Land’), Lucy Bright (‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Marjorie Prime’), Maggie Rodford (‘Murder on the Orient Express’) as well as agent Jeff Jernigan (Kraft-Engel Management). Erika Oltmanns (Sonoton Production Music) and Alexandra Eichhorn (Cézame Music Agency) discuss Production Music. Lisa Humann and Regina Reis introduce BMG’s sync department.

Grammy-winning Music Supervisor Steven Gizicki is best known for his work on the musical La La Land, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globes for Best Original Song and Original Score. His recent projects include the Cannes film Arctic and on-set supervision of the music sequences in the upcoming romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Steven was also the sole music executive at Lucasfilm for five years and served as an in-house Music Supervisor at Disney Animation.

Lucy Bright, Director at Music Sales Creative, has music supervised some of the most critically-acclaimed British films of recent years: The Unloved which won a BAFTA Award, The ArborThe Swimmer and Slow West which debuted 2015 at Sundance Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize for World Cinema – Dramatic. International projects have included the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed and award-winning mystery dramaMarjorie Prime. Recently, she has also music supervised the TV series McMafia.

Music Supervisor Maggie Rodford is going to talk about how to contract a composer in an insightful and useful session. She is Managing Director of the Air-Edel Group, incorporating one of the world’s leading music publishing and production companies, representing composers worldwide. She has worked as music producer and supervisor on many feature films including Murder on the Orient Express and The King’s Speech. The panel is a cooperation with UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors.

Industry veteran Jeff Jernigan joined the Kraft-Engel Management team in 2016 as an agent representing composing and songwriting talents. A former director of ASCAP’s Film & TV music department, Jeff today represents top composers and songwriters in film, theatre, television, and new media, providing them with career development services and support. At SoundTrack_Cologne he will pass on his knowledge and rich experience.

Many audiovisual films and clips contain production music provided by specialized publishers, sorted and organized according to the musical character and mood. Which changes are currently emerging in the music needs of broadcasters and media companies? What does the future of billing music look like? How do music providers deal with direct music awards (in the field of so-called sync rights)? Erika Oltmanns (Sonoton Production Music) and Alexandra Eichhorn (Cézame Music Agency) discuss these topics.

BMG – The New Music Company: What does it mean when it comes to the connection of music and film? Regina Reis (Senior Music Supervisor) and Lisa Humann (Senior Manager Synch & Licensing) will share some insight into their approach of connecting music and film. BMG’s ambition is to be ‘the best company in music to do business with’ – for songwriters, artists and those who want to use their music. So, what’s their secret?

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