Songwriter-producer Dave Stewart, composer John Debney, director Garry Marshall and the music creative team for "The Simpsons" have joined the lineup for next month's third annual Hollywood Reporter/B
Songwriter-producer Dave Stewart, composer John Debney, director Garry Marshall and the music creative team for "The Simpsons" have joined the lineup for next month's third annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference.
The conference runs Nov. 16-17 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.
Marshall and Debney will take part in a candid session titled "The Director/Composer Conversation," in which they will discuss their work together on the films "The Princess Diaries," "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and "Raising Helen." Marshall's other film credits include "Pretty Woman," "Runaway Bride" and "Beaches."
Debney also has composed the music for films such as "The Passion of the Christ," "Elf" and "Bruce Almighty." His upcoming films include "Christmas With the Kranks," "Chicken Little" and "The Pacifier." Debney has also won Emmy Awards for composing music on the TV series "The Cape," "SeaQuest DSV" and "The Young Riders."
Stewart, co-founder of the hitmaking British group Eurythmics, will give the conference's Vanguard Address, in which he will talk about his work on the upcoming remake of "Alfie." Stewart has also penned original music for the features "Around the World in 80 Days," "Cookie's Fortune" and "Ruthless People."
The Nov. 16 panel "Simply Simpsonic Music" will take a behind-the-scenes look at the music of the animated series "The Simpsons" Participating in the discussion will be composer/songwriter/conductor Alf Clausen, musicians' contractor Murray Adler, arranger/orchestrator Dell Hake, music editor Chris Ledesma and music scoring mixer Rick Riccio.
Previously announced speakers at the conference include Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (who will give the event's keynote speech), and composer/Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh, who will be the focus of the "Billboard Q&A" session.
To register and for more information, call 646-654-4660 or visit billboardevents.com.