Legendary director Ridley Scott to attend Film and TV Music Conference

Diane Warren, Ridley Scott and Hans Zimmer will take part in the 2008 Film & TV Music Conference, being held November 13-14 at the Sofitel in Los Angeles, CA. Diane Warren will receive the inaugural Film and TV Music Career Achievement Award, while Hans Zimmer will receive the inaugural Maestro Award – honoring his commitment to musical excellence. Now in its seventh year, this conference examines the increasingly important role of music in film and television, and provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas among the industry’s most influential executive and creative talents including award-winning composers and directors, key studio, network, record label and publishing professionals, VIPs from the advertising, gaming and commercial fields as well as the best music supervisors in the business.

Diane Warren will receive the inaugural Film and TV Music Career Achievement Award honoring her work in film, television and music. She will be presented with the award during a Q&A session sponsored by ASCAP interviewed by Billboard’s Senior Editor Ann Donahue on Friday November 14th at 12:30pm. Warren is one of the most prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time, whose songs have been nominated for four Golden Globes, six Academy Awards, and nine Grammys.

This year’s conference will also feature a Q&A with Hans Zimmer on Thursday November 13th at 3pm. Zimmer has composed music for challenging and provocative material like Ridley Scott’s Blackhawk Down, to lighthearted romantic comedies like Nancy Meyer’s Something’s Gotta Give, along with blockbusters like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and animated fare like Madagascar 2 and 1994’s The Lion King, for which he took home a Best Original Score Oscar. In the last 12 months he’s composed the music for the summer blockbuster Batman: The Dark Knight, the animated hit Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming Frost/Nixon.

This year’s conference will also feature, longtime collaborators Ridley Scott and Marc Streitenfeld, who will discuss their working relationship and the creative elements of crafting successful scores and soundtracks; Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Executive Producers of Gossip Girl, who will talk about the process of deconstructing a hit TV show and the creative process used in uniting audio with visual; Director Ken Kwapis, composer Cliff Eidelman and Grammy-winning producer/music supervisor Danny Bramson, who will discuss the challenges and rewards of collaborating on films, and much more.

To view the full event schedule visit www.billboardevents.com.