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Lite Lunch Shorts
Venue: ArtHouse Crouch End (Cinema)
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Tickets: £10 (including selected sandwich)
What better way to spend your lunch hour than with a fantastic programme of short films and a lovingly made artisan sandwich at ArtHouse Crouch End. Escape your desk, studio, laptop or lounge and immerse yourself in an hour of escapism.


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Greenhorn Short Meets
Venue: ArtHouse Crouch End (Bar/Cafe Area)
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Tickets: Free (booking essential)
Have you got a film project you want to get off the ground? Do you want to compose for film, but need a way in? Or are you an emerging filmmaker who just wants to meet kindred spirits? Then this speed networking event is for you. This is your chance to pitch, chat and gain advice from industry professionals and peers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Places are free, but you must book in advance.

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Music in Film Panel
Venue: ArtHouse Crouch End (Cinema)
Time: 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Tickets: £7, £5 Concessions
For this year’s panel discussion we are talking about the use of music in film, what role it plays and the logistics behind it. We will be looking into the different routes available for filmmakers (particularly low budget) to acquire music for their films, how to develop collaborations with composers, online networks and PRS companies. Also we’ll look into how composers can promote themselves, develop relationship with directors and how to work in various different fields.

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Richard Paine – Director of Commercial Rights and Business Affairs, Faber Music
Richard Paine has worked in music publishing since 1986, and since 1995 has been a director of Faber Music Ltd. He founded the Media Music Department at Faber Music, which now publishes and represents some of the UK’s leading film and TV composers, including Carl Davis, Dan Jones, Howard Goodall and Stephen Warbeck. More recently he initiated Faber’s move into contemporary pop music publishing. His duties at Faber also include legal and business affairs. Richard holds a PhD in music as well as legal qualifications.

Vasco Hexel – Lecturer, Royal College of Music
Vasco Hexel is a composer, lecturer and music consultant. He runs the Masters Programme in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London, and also lectures at the University of Cambridge and Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously, he was Head of Music at the London Film School 2010-13. As a music consultant, Vasco coaches young filmmakers on the potential l of music as a storytelling tool. He leads the European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in Media (EEAMS), part of the annual SoundTrack_Cologne conference. Vasco has composed original scores for award-winning animations, documentaries, commercials, and feature films. His clients include Gucci, RSA Films, Channel 4, France 2, the Discovery Channel, Music Sales, SohoMusic and Universal Production Music. Vasco’s practice-lead research interests include the influence of music technology on the creation of film music, contextual agents in recent Hollywood film music as well as musical creativity and originality in a competitive and collaborative environment.
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Connie Farr – Creative Director, ThinkSync Music
Connie Farr founded ThinkSync Music nine years ago as an independent one-stop music consultancy for commercials, films, trailers, TV, games and instore playlists. In 2006 she set up an initiative called ThinkSync Films; an annual screening platform and event held during the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival which brought together independent record labels and publishers; such as Ninja Tunes. Bella Union, Rough Trade, Mute and Leaf Label with up and coming film makers in the UK. The aim was to raise awareness of the limitations facing each industry and foster co-operation between them.

Connie now runs the music supervision service within ThinkSync, catering for all levels and stages of production from shorts, trailers and promo pilots through to feature films; her priority being music supervision for Independent Feature Films and International Film Trailers/ TV spots. Past projects include Working Title’s remake of ‘The Borrowers’, ‘Dreams of a Life’ for Film 4, ‘Lilting’ which opened last years Sundance and last year’s Grand Jury winner of SXSW ‘Gimme The Loot’. Current projects include the film adaptation of Martin Amis’ ‘London Fields’ and various other upcoming productions for Film 4, BBC London, Sky and the BFI.

Rob Manning – Composer
Rob Manning is a London-based film and television composer who has scored high-profile documentary strands, drama, wildlife, hard-hitting factual films, edgy comedies, and commercials. During a decade in the industry he has composed music for various broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, NBC, SKY, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE.

Credits include Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; American Blackout, a feature-length drama for National Geographic; Mystery of the Lost Islands, a five-part wildlife series for Discovery; The Wonderful World of Tony Blair for Channel 4’s Dispatches; Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape, a seven-part gastronomic journey through India and South East Asia; and the BAFTA-award-winning comedy series Fonejacker.

Carly Paradis – Composer
Canadian-born, London-based Carly Paradis is a composer and classically trained pianist who has scored 2 series of BBC2’s most successful drama in 10 years, Line Of Duty and worked alongside world renowned film composer Clint Mansell (Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan, Noah) arranging piano parts for the BAFTA Award winning film Moon, directed by Duncan Jones, and played all piano on the official score and soundtrack. She is Clint Mansell’s pianist/keyboardist for his live soundtrack performances along with L.A.’s Sonus Quartet and they have performed world wide.

The rising composer has original compositions featured in film trailers such as Iron Man 3, HBO’s official trailer for True Detective, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey. Her independent debut album mixed by Satoshi Mark Noguchi (The Dark Knight Rises, Oblivion) has had airplay by Lauren Laverne and Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC radio 6 Music, and has had pieces placed in various TV shows, including NBC’s One Tree Hill, The Border, Rookie Blue and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Carly has a university degree in music and multimedia and also studied at the University of McGill in Montreal, Canada, recognised for its early experimentation in electroacoustic music and digital studio composition.

Chaired by Laura Rossi – Composer
Laura Rossi has written extensively for film and television, including scores for Paul Andrew Williams’ critically acclaimed features, London to Brighton, The Cottage and Song for Marion. She has also scored many silent films including the British Film Institute’s Silent Shakespeare and the famous IWM 1916 film The Battle of the Somme. Her music has been recorded and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Musici Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra and performed at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Laura is also lecturer for film music at the London Film Academy.