Philadelphia- Music & Film: A GRAMMY® Professional Development Event

JUST ADDED:  keynote speaker Howard Blumenthal (Peabody and Emmy Award Winning Producer and CEO, MiND: Media Independence)

Howard will be replacing Don Argott, who will be screening his new film Atomic States of America for the State Department in Kiev!

The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter presents

GPS: Music & Film A GRAMMY® Professional Development Event

Saturday December 1st 12-5pm


150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia


Admission: Free For Recording Academy Members, Non Members $25

Join us for a look at the importance of music in film, with an emphasis on documentary and independent film makers here in our area.

Panel 1- Making the Connection: networking, building the relationship, working together: Three pairs of directors and their musical collaborators talk about how the music came together: networking, presenting and pitching, long term relationships, trial and error, working for free, and lots of caffeine. 

Moderator: Rodney Whittenberg (Emmy-winning director, composer, arranger, instrumentalist)

Panelists:  Marc D’Agostino & Ben Kalina (Editor and Director, Shored Up), Keir Politz & Joe Jack Talcum (Director and Composer/Rocker, Detonator), Shane Bissett & Dominic Mekky (Director and Composer, This Time Tomorrow),  James Madison & Matt Sommer (Producer and Composer, Runner)


Panel 2- Independent Film, Independent Music: Four independent film makers preview excerpts from their recent films, and discuss the important role of music in presenting the film’s story.

Moderator: Nicole Giles (Director of Marketing & Multi Cultural Affairs, Greater Philadelphia Film Office) 

Panelists: Chinonye Chukwu (Director, Alaskaland),  Jon Foy (Director, Resurrect Dead), Ben Hickernell (Director, Backwards), Jamie Moffett (Director, Ordinary Radicals), Lise Raven (Director)

RSVP Here !

December 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm