Exactly How Composers Are Hired

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Jeff Cardoni
(Composer)
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John Houlihan
(SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
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Patrick Houlihan
(SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
MODERATOR
 

The most truthful and informative examination of the hiring process for Composers across all major media formats.

TYPE: Moderated Panel Discussion

ROOM: SIMON RAMO HALL

(100 Seated)

TIME: 4:00pm - 4:50pm

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Jeff Cardoni 
(Composer)

With over 45 feature film scores and several network series to his credit, one can hear Jeff’s work worldwide every day. Jeff originally studied classical piano, while playing percussion in school orchestra but it would be rock and roll that would lead him to Los Angeles. After a brief stint as lead guitarist for the Warner Bros. band "Alien Crime Syn- dicate", Jeff left to pursue film scoring full time. He worked under several Hollywood composers including John Murphy (Snatch, 28 Days Later) while studying conducting and orchestration at UCLA. His body of work ranges from studio features such as Fox’s Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates , Step Up: All In, Just Friends, independent films such as The Confirmation from Oscar nominated Bob Nelson (Nebraska), to television scores such the hit Mike Judge comedy Silicon Valley for HBO, CBS drama Training Day with the late Bill Paxton, CBS’s highest rated comedy of the year Young Sheldon for Chuck Lorre, and the worldwide Jerry Bruckheimer produced hit CSI:Miami. Jeff is also an active songwriter, penning the theme songs to FX’s The League, MTV’s “Pimp My Ride”,“Long Road Home” featuring Gene Simmons of Kiss for CSI, and a Lexus spot with legendary alternative rock group The Pixies. Jeff was recently nominated for the ASCAP 2018 Composer Of The Year, alongside such greats as John Debney, Hans Zimmer, Rupert Gregson-Williams, and Mark Snow.

John Houlihan is a film studio creative executive and Music Supervisor who has worked in film, television, advertising and politics.  He has helped shape the music of more than 110 feature films including the 3 Austin Powers films, Charlie’s Angels 1 & 2, Training Day, Looper, Supermensch, Deadpool 1 & 2, Atomic Blonde and The Shape Of Water.   John previously served as a long time Board Member and President of the Guild Of Music Supervisors.  Current projects include the highly anticipated film Bohemian Rhapsody (release date Nov. 2)starring Rami Malek and produced by Queen and Graham King.  John  tweets from @tastymm

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John Houlihan
(SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
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Patrick Houlihan
(SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
MODERATOR

PATRICK HOULIHAN is a veteran film music executive who has helped shape the music on more than 70 feature films and several popular soundtracks.  Highlights include his contributions on such projects as Deadpool 1 & 2, Love Simon, Battle of the Sexes, The Martian, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Fault in Our Stars, Gone Girl, Black Swan, and The Planet of the Apes franchise.  Patrick has built a diverse set of credits with films as varied as Ferdinand, Red Sparrow, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, Alien: Covenant, Peanuts, The Sitter, Trance, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Book of Life.

 

Active film projects include The Hate U Give directed by George Tillmen, Bad Times at the El Royal directed by Drew Goddard, Stuber directed by Michael Dowse, and Call of the Wild directed by Chris Sanders.

 

Patrick is currently a Senior Vice President at Twentieth Century Fox Film Music.