Singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman will make a rare appearance during a keynote Q&A at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference at the W Hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday, Oct. 29. He will be interviewed by his son, Amos Newman, the head of Music for Visual Media at William Morris Endeavor.
The Newmans will discuss music and film and family, offering insights into Randy’s careers and what the future holds him.
Randy Newman, composer of numerous unforgettable film scores, has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international tours, Newman has scored and composed for dozens of films including “Ragtime,” “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Throughout his musical career, Newman has garnered many accolades, including six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Randy Newman’s most recent work includes the songs and score for Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” and Pixar’s “Toy Story 3.”
Amos Newman is head of the Music for Visual Media department at the William Morris Endeavor agency, which currently boasts a superb roster of composer clients including Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Mike Patton and Trent Reznor. The eldest son of Randy Newman, his experience spans nearly 25 years including the co-founding of Java Records where he signed and developed artists such as Katy Perry. Recent composer deals generated by Newman include Hans Zimmer for “Man of Steel” and “The Lone Ranger,” Junkie XL for “300: Rise of an Empire” and Ludwig Goransson for the Sundance Film Festival favorite “Fruitvale Station.”
The two-day conference includes panels, Q&As and case studies with composers, music supervisors, artists and executives from across the film, television, advertising and music industries as well as one-on-one’s with industry experts (full-schedule here).
This year's programming highlights include: T Bone Burnett, who will be honored with the Maestro Award for his seminal work in film and television music, most recently as executive music producer of the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis;" a keynote Q&A by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, whose credits include "Scandal," "Carrie Diaries,” and the upcoming film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire;" director David O. Russell and music supervisor Sue Jacobs who will discuss their work on the highly anticipated film “American Hustle” and last year’s award-winning “Silver Linings Playbook;” and the expansion of one-on-one meetings and single topic roundtables with industry experts.