Saturday April 6, 2019
Ithaca College – James J. Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca, NY
Some of today’s top creative and business professionals working in music and sound for the film and television industries will gather at Ithaca College on April 6, for a full-day interdisciplinary symposium designed for students, aspiring professionals and faculty.
The keynote address of the Music and Sound for Picture Conference will be given by Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman. An outspoken advocate in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and president emerita of Women in Film, Schulman will focus on how producers and studios are combatting gender discrimination by building pathways, pipelines, and economic opportunities for females across the industry. Schulman was the producer of “Crash,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006 and also was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and for the BAFTA Award for Best Sound.
Other notable industry speakers include executives and representatives from Primary Wave Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Skywalker Sound, Warner Music Group, and more. Many independent industry professionals will also join the conference.
“Having so many top industry professionals here gives our students an opportunity to listen, learn and network with the best people in the industry,” said Phil Blackman, assistant professor in IC’s School of Business and one of the organizers of the conference.
Most of the sessions will feature industry experts in panel discussions; however, the Film Music Mixing & Sound Editing track will include case study presentations in IC’s recording studio. Throughout the day, various film mixers and music editors will bring in actual multitrack audio files from films to demonstrate their creative processes.
The panels will include Foley and sound design artists, music licensing professionals, publishers, business and legal affairs professionals, directors, and music composers. Session topics include:
There is no fee to attend the symposium. There will be a mid-day lunch as well as a reception at the end of the day where panelists and students will have the chance to mingle and enjoy lite fare.
The Music and Sound for Picture Conference is co-hosted by IC’s School of Business, Roy H. Park School of Communications and School of Music. It will take place on April 6, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.
For more information about the conference and to register, visit www.ithaca.edu/msfp.