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November 14 & 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14

8:30am - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer

Panelist Ready-Room
Beverly Hills Salon

9:00am - 9:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Welcome Address
John Kilcullen, Publisher, Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard

9:15am - 10:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Sponsored by ASCAP
Oscar winning director Oliver Stone, Grammy winning composer Craig
Armstrong, and renowned music supervisor Budd Carr teamed to create the emotionally riveting film "World Trade Center." In this one of a kind keynote Q&A, the trio discuss the process of bringing this true tragedy to life and the role film and music play in remembrance.
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard

10:30am - 11:30am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
MASTER CLASS: Women in Music
From selecting the right artists and negotiating deals to writing and performing songs, this line-up of the top film & television music executives and artists discuss the state of the business.
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard
Maureen Crowe, Music supervisor/NARAS LA Chapter President, NARAS
Laura Engel, Partner/Agent, Kraft-Engel Management
Jody Gerson, EVP/U.S. Creative, EMI Music Publishing
Olivia Newton-John, Recording Artist
Starr Parodi, Composer/songwriter, ParodiFair Productions
Alexandra Patsavas, Music Supervisor, Chop Shop
Annette Strean, Artist, Venus Hum
Kris Weiner, Director of Music & Celebrity Licensing, Deutsch

11:45am - 1:00pm
Sponsored by Berklee College of Music
In an exclusive Q&A conducted by Tamara Conniff, executive editor and associate publisher of Billboard, Melissa Etheridge will discuss crossing over to the world of film and TV music. Etheridge, one of the music industry’s most successful female artists, has released nine albums, and has won two Grammy awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She has written for and performed on numerous television shows and movie soundtracks, most recently the title song for the celebrated Al Gore documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth".

1:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
The process of deconstructing a blockbuster film and the creative process used in uniting audio with visual.
Gail Mitchell, Senior Editor, R&B/Hip-Hop, Billboard Magazine
Bill Condon, Director
Henry Krieger, Composer/Songwriter
The Underdogs, (Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas) Producers/Songwriters
Randy Spendlove, Music Supervisor

3:15pm - 4:15pm
From ringtones to iPods, mobile devices have revolutionized the way people enjoy music. What opportunities has it opened up for composers of those who work in film and TV music? How are the deals structured and what is the revenue potential? We bring together the dealmakers as well as the retailers in the mobile music space to give you the lowdown on this exciting new growth area.
Paula Parisi, Editorial Director, Features, The Hollywood Reporter
Rio Caraeff, VP & GM, Universal Music Mobile-US
Mike Scogin, Senior Producer, Wireless for MTV Digital
Erik Smith, VP of Content & Programming, MobiTV, Inc.
Steven Winogradsky, President, Winogradsky Company

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Sponsored by BMI
For our annual Billboard Q&A, Doreen Ringer Ross, VP Film/TV Relations, BMI, will talk to Terence Blanchard about his work with Spike Lee on such films as "Inside Man, "Malcolm X," "25th Hour" and "Clockers," as well as his scores for such projects as "Waist Deep," "Their Eyes were Watching God," "Barbershop", "Eve's Bayou," and "When the Levees Broke." Blanchard will also discuss how he balances scoring with his career as one of jazz music's leading trumpeters.

5:45pm - 6:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Top names share secrets and strategies for integrating and composing music for games.
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard
Stewart Copeland, Composer/Drummer & Founder, The Police
Stephan Goldman, Music Supervisor/Music Producer
Laura Karpman, Composer (Everquest 2, Untold Legends; Dark Kingdom, Taken)
David Kim, Sr. Global Brand Manager, Vivendi Games
Jesper Kyd, Composer (Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin)
Tim Riley, Worldwide Executive of Music, Activision

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom & Foyer

Wednesday, November 15

8:30am - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer

Music & Film Piracy – the Physical Side of the Equation – with Industry & City Leaders
Billions of dollars paid for counterfeit goods and lost in revenues. Thousands of jobs at stake and a huge creative toll. While daily conversation in the entertainment industry and media focuses on online piracy . . . what about physical piracy and counterfeit goods?! Come hear from key industry leaders across music and film as well as leading political figures on addressing this “hot button” issue, critical in Los Angeles and beyond. Sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America .
Tamara Conniff, Executive Editor/Associate Publisher, Billboard
José Behar, President, Univision Music Group
Marcus Cohen, Regional Counsel Anti Piracy, Legal Affairs, Recording Industry Association of America
Councilmember Wendy Greuel, City of Los Angeles, 2nd District
Detective Rick Ishitani, LAPD Anti-Piracy Unit
Mike Robinson, V.P. of U.S. Anti-Piracy Operations, Motion Picture Association of America

With a special message on behalf of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

9:00am - 10:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Sponsored by Elias Arts
A look at this year's best Music in Commercials, with insights into the creative genesis and strategies behind the work that made SHOOT's quarterly Top 10 Spot Tracks Charts in '06. A panel, featuring ad agency, composer, sound designer and music licensor perspectives, discusses not only the spots themselves but also industry trends spanning commercials and new media content.
Bob Goldrich, editor, SHOOT
Andrew Feltenstein, Creative Director/Composer, Beacon Street Studios
Gregory Grene, Music Producer, Draft FCB/New York
Ann Haugen, EVP/GM, Elias Arts
Jeff Koz, Founder/Creative Director, HUM
Brian Lambert, VP/Film & Television Music, Universal Music Publishing Group
Josh Rabinowitz, SVP/Director of Music, Grey Worldwide

10:30am - 11:45am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
German filmmaker Tom Tykwer’s latest film, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," has taken the German box office by storm and is likely to generate some serious buzz upon its December release in the States. Tykwer's films are always infused with a unique musical sensibility, and "Perfume" is no exception. The director played a large part in shaping the film's score, once again collaborating with his musical partners Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek. The three will discuss the origins of their unique musical collaboration, their working methods and the challenges of melding three musical voices into one seamless score.
Kevin Cassidy, Senior Features Editor, International, The Hollywood Reporter
Reinhold Heil, Composer, Perfume Film, A Dreamworks Release
Johnny Klimek, Composer, Perfume Film, A Dreamworks Release
Tom Tykwer, Director/Co-screenwriter/Composer, Perfume Film, A Dreamworks Release

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Sponsored by UBIFRANCE, French Music Export Office, Consulate General of France, Los Angeles

Super Supervisors - Part 1
Music supervisors are hired to fulfill a vision while working with time and budget constraints. They are often the glue that keeps the musical vision together as they navigate the process of selecting and licensing songs for motion pictures and television while balancing interests of the studio, label, artist and filmmakers. Top experts in the field will offer perspective on music spotting, researching rights, dealing with sample issues and ownership disputes, negotiating license fees and finding great music. This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in licensing their music, creating music for film and TV or simply gaining a better understanding about marrying music to picture.
Paula Parisi, Editorial Director, Features, The Hollywood Reporter
Doug Frank, President, Music Operations, Warner Bros.
Robert Kraft, President, Fox Music, Inc.
Kathy Nelson, President, Film Music, Universal Pictures
Lenny Wohl, Executive in Charge of Music, DreamWorks

Part 2
Wilshire Ballroom
Music Supervisor ROUNDTABLES-Ask The Experts
Top music supervisors in film, television, video games and trailers will share their knowledge and experience in a roundtable tutorial. Topics include:
*Creating a relationship with a music supervisor
*How to prepare and submit your music
*Where do music supervisors find music these days
*How the whole process, i.e. licensing/negotiating/fees/terms.. works
*Music publishing and copyright issues in song placement
*How technology is changing things: MYSPACE, FTP servers and music blogs
Music Supervisors:
Jason Alexander, Music Supervisor, Hit the Ground Running
Simone Benyacar, Head of Music Department/In House Composer, The Ant Farm
John Bissell, Music Supervisors, Mothlight Music
PJ Bloom, Music Supervisor, Neophonic
Gary Calamar, Music Supervisor, GO Music Services
Rudy Chung, Music Supervisor, Hit the Ground Running
Jon Ernst, Music Supervisor, MTV’s "Laguna Beach" & "The Hills"
Arlene Fishbach, President, Arlene Fishbach Enterprises
Thomas Golubic, Music Supervisor, Super Music Vision
Joel C. High, President, Creative Control Entertainment
John Houlihan, President & Music Supervisor, Houlihan Film Music
Lynnette Jenkins, Music Supervisor, Urbaniti Productions
Barbara Jordan, President, Heavy Hitters Music
Dave Jordan, Music Supervisor, Format
Julianne Jordan, Music Supervisor, Format
Dan Korobkin, Owner, Downright Music, LLC
Matt Kierscht, Music Supervisor, Quiet on the Set, Inc.
Evyen Klean, Music Supervisor, Neophonic
Kier Lehman, Music Supervisor, Hit the Ground Running
Jonathan McHugh, VP Creative Development, Jive Records
Julia Michels, Music Supervisor, Format
Howard Paar, Music Supervisor, EMoto Music
Frankie Pine, Music Supervisor, Whirly Girl Music
Rebecca Rienks, Senior Creative Director, Creative Control
Alicen Schneider, VP, Music Supervision, NBC Universal TV Music
Tony Scudellari, VP, TV Music, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bo Sibley, Music Supervisor, Urbaniti Productions
David Sibley, Music Supervisor, Woodwyn Lane Music
Greg Sill, President, Music Makes Pictures
Dawn Soler, Music Supervisor, Working Music
Matthew Tolhurst, Music Supervisor, BLT & Associates

1:30pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Keynote Q&A Session:
Danny Elfman
In a rare appearance, composer Danny Elfman sits down with Billboard's Tamara Conniff, for an intimate 1:1. Elfman, who founded seminal rock band, Oingo Boingo, and has scored close to 50 films, including "Batman", "Spider-Man", "Good Will Hunting", "Edward Scissorhands", and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has just released his first classical concert work "Serenada Schizophrana." This year also marks the 13th anniversary of Elfman's seminal score to Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with the film's 3D re-release and a special edition soundtrack CD. Next month is the release of his most recent film project, " Charlotte 's Web."

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Wilshire Ballroom
Enjoy dynamic discussions on the hottest topics of the day with peers and experts in the industry.
Topics include:
NARAS, the Grammys and Getting Involved: Maureen Crowe, Music Supervisor/NARAS LA Chapter, President, NARAS
Film/TV Music Publishing: Mary Jo Mennella, President, Music Asset Management
Artists Rights and Clearance: Alan Bergman, NY Entertainment Attorney, Alan S. Bergman and Associates, P.C.
Music Libraries: Ken Nelson, SVP/Executive Producer, FirstCom Music
Licensing Songs for Video Games: Carianne Brown, Creative Licensing, Songs Music Publishing
Succeeding at Soundtracks: Jonathan McHugh, VP Creative Development, Jive Records
Opportunities for Emerging Artists: Joe Schneider, Director of A&R & Catalog, Pump Audio
Landing an Agent: Richard Kraft, Partner, Kraft-Engel Management
Pitching Music for Film, TV, Advertising: Danny Benair, President, Natural Energy Lab
Getting started in Supervision: Joel C. High, President, Creative Control Entertainment
Diversity in Composing: Samm Brown III, Film/TV Composer,
When You Needed it Yesterday...and under budget!:Edwina Travis-Chin, Music Director, APM Music
Music Composition for TV, DVD, Trailers: Marc Jackson, Director of Music, Zoo St. Music
Traditional & Digital Music Applications for Cable: Marianne Goode, VP Music, Lifetime Television
Music for Advertising:Bob Goldrich, Editor, SHOOT

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
The Heartsongs of Happy Feet
Sponsored by ASCAP
According to Director George Miller, Happy Feet was an "accidental musical", having started as a non-musical script. The songs and score were born out of a dramatic need to explain the life cycle of the Emperor Penguin and how an outsider can change the world. Join composer JOHN POWELL and members of his music team as they discuss The Heartsongs of Happy Feet.
Dan Kimpel, Journalist
Dan Butler, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs/Music, Paramount Pictures
Darren Higman, SVP/Music, Warner Bros. Pictures
Edie Lehmann Boddicker, Vocalist/Contractor/Conductor
John Powell, Composer, Independently Thinking Music, Inc.

5:45pm - 6:45pm
How Hollywood's most innovative filmmakers, music supervisors and record labels achieve their musical aims. This panel will address how indies find the best music at the lowest cost, clearances and licensing, advantages and disadvantages of soundtrack album releases, and why music plays such a vital role in indie films.
Chris Morris, Music Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Allison Anders, Director
PJ Bloom, Music Supervisor, Neophonic
Howard Paar, Music Supervisor, Emoto Music
Angela Robinson, Director/Writer/Producer, Pink Thunder Productions

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stardust Ballroom, Penthouse Level
Live performanc by Jascat

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