Film.Music.Media features interviews with today’s top film, TV and game composers. We sit down and talk extensively with today’s top composers working across all visual media. Get to know the people behind some of your favorite soundtracks! Video versions of our interviews can be found on our YouTube channel.


May 24, 2023 36 mins

Composer Max Aruj sits down for a brand new Film.Music.Media conversation!

From getting his start working on Lorne Balfe's team to scoring hit thrillers like Crawl (co-scored with Steffen Thum) and his recent score to The Tank, Max has quickly stood out for his incredible versatility and unique voice as a musical storyteller.

For this chat we explore Max's background and path to composing, getting his foot in the door, working with...

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Composer Corey Wallace sits down for a brand new Film.Music.Media conversation!   Topics: Corey's path to becoming a composer, getting his first jobs in the industry, developing his sound as a composer, his approach to scoring Supercell and writing music that balances disaster action as well as character arcs, keeping that traditional orchestral writing style alive, achieving a big sound on a small budget film, and more!   ...
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Composer Joel J Richard joins us for an in-depth look at his work co-scoring the entire John Wick series alongside Tyler Bates, and what went into developing the sound of John Wick and evolving it across four films.   Joel starts off talking about his unique path to composing including working as an assistant for John Powell. We talk about how he found his inspiration for composing and what were the steps that led to meeting T...
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April 14, 2023 64 mins
Composer Alex Heffes has worked on over 70 feature films and TV projects collaborating with directors including Kevin Macdonald, Steven Frears, Catherine Hardwicke and Mira Nair. His ability to adapt and craft unique narratives and build sonic palettes has made him one of the most renowned composers working today.   For this chat we look at how Alex found his way to becoming a composer, and what his general approach to scoring...
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Composer James Allen Roberson takes some time to talk about his career and his new score to the heartwarming family film Heart Of A Champion.   We chat about James's path to becoming a composer, and how he started working as an assistant and additional composer for Rupert Gregson-Williams. James explains what he learned working for Rupert, and how it helped prep him for his own career.   We dive in and talk about his newes...
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April 11, 2023 80 mins
EmmoLei Sankofa has been paving her own path and establishing her amazing sound as a storyteller through her scores for projects like Step Up: High Water, Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, and her recent score to the feature Three Ways, which is now streaming on Hulu.   In this extensive chat we cover a wide array of topics covering not only EmmoLei's methods and approach to scoring, but also navigating the business, worki...
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Composer Tim Wynn's versatility as a storyteller can be seen and heard in his scores across film, television and video games. His work on movies like Freaks and The Legend of La Llorona to series like Disney's MECH-X4 and Supernatural showcase his passion for variety and exploring as many genres as possible.   Tim returns as a guest to discuss his newest score to the hit video game Marvel's Midnight Suns, which he co-scored wi...
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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium concludes with “Post Production All Stars"!   Music is just one piece of the puzzle, hear from other professionals who work in post production alongside the composer and the score to see how music and sound is part of their workflows.   Featuring Forest Christenson (Additional Composer/Score Mixer, Hunters), Jemma Burns (Music Supervisor, Heartbreak High | Okja), Nathan Ruyle (Soun...
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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium continues with “Dynamic Dramas And Compelling Characters"!

This panel takes a look at scoring for characters and dramatic arcs as well as building out thematic structure!

Featuring Alexandra Petkovski [p/k/a FJØRA] (Better At Texting), Dan Light (Johanna Enlists), EmmoLei Sankofa (Three Ways) and Juan Carlos Enriquez ('Til Jail Do Us Part).

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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium continues with “Auteurs & Comedy”!

This panel takes a look at approaching scoring for comedies as well as sub genres. From finding the right tone, creating pacing, what comedic beats to hit or not hit, and more!

Featuring Adam Blau (Dead To Me), Kara Talve (The Simpsons), Matt Novak (Miracle Workers: End Times) and Peter Chapman (Wynonna Earp).

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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium continues with “All About Animation”!

It’s animation time! Let’s talk about the wonderful medium of animation and how composers approach scoring animation across all genres!

Featuring Esin Aydingoz (Princess Power, Black Barbie), Fabrizio Mancinelli (Mushka), Jared Faber (Teen Titans Go! To The Movies), Matthew Tishler (Fancy Nancy).

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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium continues with “Composing For The Good, The Bad, And The Scary”!

Tune in to hear us talk about establishing an atmosphere through music in tense and dynamic scenes!

Featuring Andrew Morgan Smith (The Old Way), Janal Bechthold (Marlene), Johannes Ringen (Troll) and Lindsay Jones (Marvel's Wastelanders)!

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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium continues with a one-on-one conversation with composer Matt Bowen!

Go behind the scenes with Matt’s scores for The Binge, It’s A Wonderful Binge, The Boys and more!

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The 3rd Annual Film.Music.Media Symposium kicks off with a one-on-one conversation with composer Mark Leggett!

Go behind the scenes with Mark’s scores for My Name Is Earl, Doctor Who Am I, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings and much more!

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Grammy-winning composer, songwriter, violinist, and vocalist Lili Haydn sits down to discuss her incredibly diverse career as well as focus on her two new scores for Split At The Root and Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 (co-composed with Ben Bromfield).

Lili talks about her childhood and how despite music always being part of her life, it was not always the clear career path. Lili talks about her passions in activism and why she got her ...

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March 9, 2023 88 mins

Animation is fueled by passionate storytellers during all aspects of production. A successful collaboration between the score composer, music department and the animation leaders can make a project sing.

Join us for an in-depth panel conversation as these Animation All Stars discuss their journey in the industry, their most beloved projects and how music fits within animation.

Featuring Daniel Cavey (Sr Producer Franchise Productio...

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Co-composers Graeme Norgate and Grant Kirkhope sit down together to reflect back on scoring GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64! Surprisingly, in nearly 26 years this is the first time that Graeme and Grant have spoken publicly about the score together!

Graeme and Grant take us back to the mid 90's where the two of them found themselves working for Rare Limited; a game developer based out in the English countryside. Hear the origin s...

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Son Lux joins us to chat about their Oscar nominated score to Everything Everywhere All At Once!

Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang are the members of Son Lux. Get to know the history of their friendship and collaboration and how Son Lux grew from a solo project that Ryan created to a band that explores anywhere music takes them.

We dive into Everything Everywhere All At Once to discuss what it was like working with the Daniels...

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January 18, 2023 45 mins

Composer Greg Nicolett proved his versatility very early in his career, which has opened the doors to some amazing opportunities where his music and talents as a storyteller shine.

For this interview we sit down with Greg to learn more about his path to becoming a composer, and discuss topics such as how a career in the entertainment industry can take a lot longer to achieve certain goals vs other career paths.

Greg shares a lot ab...

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Carter Burwell is one of the most iconic auteur composers working today, whose sound is instantly recognizable from the first few notes you hear. Carter's unique voice also attracts unique filmmakers from the Coen brothers, Spike Jonze, and of course Martin McDonagh.

For this interview we focus heavily on the work Carter has done with McDonagh with In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and The Bans...

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