Join the Halt and Catch Fire team as they take a look at episode 208 "Limbo" and discuss how all of the music choices are made on the series, and how the music helps to tell the story on the show.
ANATOMY OF A SCENE:
AMC's Halt and Catch Fire - Episode "Limbo"
(The Bright Family Screening Room)
3:00pm - 3:45pm
with Christopher C. Rogers (Co-Creator, Showrunner, Writer - Halt and Catch Fire),
Jeff Freilich (Producer - Halt and Catch Fire),
Thomas Golubić (Music Supervisor - Halt and Catch Fire)
Christopher C. Rogers
Co-Creator, howrunner, Writer, Executive Producer
A Virginia native, Christopher C. Rogers began his career with the Atlantic Media Company (publisher of The Atlantic and National Journal) in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Los Angeles to work as a research editor for Condé Nast’s Architectural Digest and a bookseller at Los Feliz’s Skylight Books. Rogers is a graduate of the WGA Showrunner Training Program. He is co-author of The Knoll, which placed on the Hollywood Black List, and in partnership with Christopher Cantwell, has been named one of Variety’s “10 TV Scribes to Watch.” Rogers resides in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife, Meghan, and dog, Tilly.
Jeff Freilich has worked for forty years as a writer, producer and director in episodic television, cable motion pictures, and feature films. He began by rewriting screenplays, along with partner Tim Hunter, for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and Sam Arkoff’s AIP. At Universal his work as Executive Story Consultant on Baretta and Quincy and as writer/producer of The Incredible Hulk earned him his first Emmy nomination. In his thirteen-year tenure at Lorimar/Warner Bros., Jeff created three network television series and served as writer/director/Executive Producer on Falcon Crest, Dark Justice, Better Days, Freddy’s Nightmares and several other episodic comedies and dramas. In all, he has participated in the production of more than five hundred hours of television. In his nine-year association with Paramount Pictures, Jeff worked in partnership with Norman Jewison on the Emmy and Cable Ace Award winning Picture Windows for Showtime. In collaboration with Barbra Streisand, Jeff produced Rescuers – three feature-length films, winning the Humanitas, Wilber, Christopher and Emmy Awards. He received the GLADD Award as producer of Leon Ichaso’s Execution of Justice. He wrote, produced and directed Naked City for Showtime as well as Code Name Phoenix for UPN. He served as Executive Producer on Jim McBride’s Meatloaf – To Hell and Back for VH1. He consulted with Peter Bogdanovich on the production of The Cat’s Meow for Lions Gate. In addition, Jeff has produced films for Bob Rafelson, Jonathan Kaplan, Tim Hunter, John Boorman, Lynne Littman and Tony Bill. He formed a partnership with Michael Douglas, Peter Bogdanovich and Zack Norman to develop motion pictures based on the works of Cornell Woolrich and Damon Runyon. He produced three films for Twentieth Century Fox (Bachelor Party, Wrong Turn: Dead End, and Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia) and one for Universal (Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure) before returning to television as Executive Producer and director of USA’s Burn Notice. He recently signed an overall deal with AMC Networks where he has served as producer of Halt and Catch Fire for three seasons. Previously, he served as a senior mentor at the American Film Institute, teaching the Advanced Producing Workshop. Mr. Freilich is a graduate in psychology from Antioch College. He attended USC School of Medicine. He produced Tim Hunter’s thesis film, Devil’s Bargain, as a production student at the AFI.
Music Supervisor, SuperMusicVision
Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor, DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Halt and Catch Fire, the HBO series Six Feet Under, and the Showtime series Ray Donovan, among many other film & television projects. He is a founding and board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and is currently the head of their education committee. The Guild twice awarded Thomas with “Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama” for his work on Breaking Bad.
He was twice nominated for Grammy awards for producing volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack album, and with former partner Gary Calamar was responsible for the use of Sia’s “Breathe Me” in the final scene of the series. It is considered one of the most memorable uses of music in television, and launched Sia’s music career in America. Thomas is also responsible for producing four soundtrack albums for The Walking Dead, the Breaking Bad soundtrack, and has assembled various remix projects for EMI-Capitol Records and MGM, including reinterpretations of Peggy Lee, The Beach Boys, Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme and EMI’s Christmas Classics remix compilation ‘Merry Mixmas’.
Thomas’ formative years, musically speaking, were spent as a DJ, music programmer and on-air host for tastemaker LA radio station KCRW 89.9 FM. After ending his 10-year residency at KCRW, he turned his attention to music production and live audio/video DJ work. He formed The Arbiters, a music collective creating mash-up music and video productions, free-released two EPs, and created audio and video mash-up productions for clients including Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Levi’s.
Thomas has also become known as an innovative club DJ spinning broadly eclectic music sets, often with live synchronized visuals. His SYNCHRONIZE re-score project, featuring live DJ re-scores of classic films has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Luminato Festival in Toronto, Dubrovnik Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, various residencies in Los Angeles, and has been profiled on Turner Classic Movies.