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BASCA presents: Film/TV Composer Masterclass

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Date(s) - 23/05/2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Driver (2nd floor)

We are pleased that Emmy award-winning composer Richard Bellis will once again come to London to share his insights in the world of composing for film and tv. The theme of this lecture is:



 “Is a career doing cue emulations enough for you?  Why is there a temp score?  Who created it (can it make a big difference)?  What are the chances for modifying or mitigating the temp?  Defining the “Essence” of the temp score.  If you want to be original, you must first get permission.  “And just how do I do that?”


The background of Richard Bellis is distinguished by its surprising diversity: child actor, touring rock ‘n roll music director, arranger/conductor for Las Vegas headliners, university lecturer and now, Emmy award-winning Hollywood composer.

Richard has composed scores for film and tv from Steven King’s psychological horror/drama ‘It’ to tv’s Star Trek Deep Space Nine. He regularly lectures around the world to media composers discussing such subjects as how to work to deadlines and the tricks and tips of how to navigate through a score or tv composition.

6.00pm, registration
6.30pm – 8.00pm, masterclass
8.00pm – 9.30pm, networking

Richard Bellis is an Emmy award-winning composer; author of “The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business”; is a past president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists; served on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television course and UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Certificate program: served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is the director and mentor of the “ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis”. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ASCAP and lectures internationally on film and media music.

” Creating music that sounds like film music is different from being a film composer.”