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AKL TALK: Don't Give Up On Your Dream Soundtrack

120 mins

Event Details

6:30pm - 7:30pm – TALK
7:30 - 8:30pm - Cash Bar, Networking and Pizza

Ticket Price

$5.75 (incl. GST) for sales via EventBrite to secure your seat.
$5 cash at the door.


Due to popular demand, Script to Screen and the Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand present this engaging event for filmmakers to discover how to get a dream soundtrack. You'll learn helpful tips about music choices, music rights and communicating with composers....

Have you ever found yourself confused by music rights, or grappling with decisions about soundtrack or score for your film, TV or online project? Wondering what the difference is between publishing rights and master rights?

Music can enhance visual expression when used well, setting a mood or atmosphere. But licensing agreements need to be negotiated and it can become complicated and expensive if you don't plan well.

This TALK will help you get your dream soundtrack by demystifying the jargon and giving some helpful tips to guide you about music choices, music rights, and how to effectively communicate with your composer.

Music supervisor Karyn Rachtman (Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Moulin Rogue) and screen composer and music editor Samuel Flynn Scott (Phoenix Foundation, Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Gulf) will chat to Script to Screen's Executive Director, Jackie Dennis about what they think filmmakers should consider when thinking about soundtrack and score.

When you book your ticket via Eventbrite, there'll be an opportunity for you to guide the discussion by telling us what you would like to understand better.

After the TALK, stay and have pizza on Script to Screen, there will be a cash bar and socialising with fellow filmmakers.

This TALK is co-presented by  Script to Screen and the Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand.

Script to Screen TALKS are made possible thanks to generous support from NZ Film Commission, Foundation North and White Studios. TAPAC is delighted to be the venue sponsor for this event.