2010 'The Hollywood Reporter Maestro Award Recipient' Thomas Newman sat down with Kevin Cassidy, Senior Features Editor at The Hollywood Reporter during THR/Billboard's Film and TV Music Conference to talk about his accomplished career. PHOTOS: ARNOLD TURNER

Newman (left) is pictured here before his Q&A with Billboard Senior Editor, Ann Donahue.

As the son of legendary Hollywood composer Alfred Newman, Newman had some big shoes to fill when he embarked on a career in film music in the mid 80s. He is now considered one of the most versatile and accomplished composers in film.

Newman chats with Cassidy about the iconic scores he's written for releases as varied as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “American Beauty” and “WALL-E.” Newman talked about his career, working methods and the challenges of living up to impossibly high expectations.

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