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SYNC CON, HOLLYWOOD 2019 SPEAKERS

Eric Kalver


 

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Music Supervisor, Activision Blizzard

Eric wears multiple hats in the industry. He's the music supervisor at Activision Blizzard, working on games such as Call of Duty, Destiny, and Guitar Hero. He is a published arranger, a composer, and a regularly gigging drummer playing in multiple groups that perform all around the Los Angeles area.

Brian J. Miller


 

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Music Supervisor, NFL Network

Brian is the Music Supervisor for NFL Network, supervising and coordinating music content for assigned NLFN television shows and NFLMedia content

Carolyn Richardson


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Manager, Music Clearance, Fox Corporation

Oversees music clearance and confirmations for all of Marketing at Fox. She is also the founder of Music 4 Scenes, a music consulting firm, and a member of the Guild of Music Supervisors and The Television Academy. Her past experience includes working for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as Music Supervisor.

Chase Butters


SPEAKER

Music Supervisor, Deutsch Advertising Agency

Chase Butters is an award winning Music Supervisor from Los Angeles with over 7+ in Music / Advertising. Clients include Hulu, Taco Bell, Target, VW, Nintendo, Zillow, Spotify, Tile and DPSG. After navigating through the music industry he ultimately found his passion in combining music and content. Specialities include over seeing all music initiatives across multiple clients, including Music Supervision, Music Licensing, Creative Searches, Talent Negotiations, Live Booking Etc.

Dez Davis


SPEAKER

Music Supervisor, Deutsch Advertising Agency

Clients: Taco Bell, Dr. Pepper, 7up, Snapple, Zillow, Tile, Nintendo, Canada Dry, 7 Eleven, Bush Beer, Draft Kings, Uber, Motts, Guitar Center, Spotify, Budweiser  

HOST

Ade Ariyo (Music Blvd Group)


ADE ARIYO; Music Supervisor, Music Licensing Trainer, with works in shows such as Empire, Power, Better Call Saul, Being Mary Jane, Baller, Catfish: Owner and CEO of giant music licensing company, Music Blvd Group based in Los Angeles, CA, successfully licensed over 100,000 music tracks in over 53 countries, and counting to thousands on visual media projects, including box office movies, commercials, video games, tv shows and more. Highly sought after keynote speaker worldwide and  member of the Television Academy. Ade, has trained over 1000 music creators collectively, who have successfully jumpstarted their career creating music FULL TIME for major tv shows and films.  Her recent music supervision project includes a docu-film "Ubuntu, Hoops Africa" airing on NBA TV.

David Leon


SPEAKER

Music Supervisor & Composer, Disney ABC Television Group

Owner, Sound Mind Music

David provides music supervision and also original music composition for two television series: The Emmy winning series "Sea Rescue," on Hulu and  "The Wildlife Docs," on CW Networks.  David has helped create and reinforce the signature sound of some of the most recognizable brands like X-Men, Woody Woodpecker, Captain America, Peanuts and Superman. Some of his movie credits with Sound Mind Music include music supervising film titles for Marvel such as Invincible Iron Man, Ultimate Avengers and Thor: Tales of Asgard. Sound Mind Music is a full service music production company, which provides music composition, music supervision and consulting for Warner Brothers, Disney, NBCUniversal and more. David Recent project "Rescue Monsters" with Composer contribution is airing on Neflix (originals).   

Morenike Joela Evans


SPEAKER

Director/Writer/Creative Executive Producer (Family Reunion, Netflix)

Morenike Joela is a Director, Writer and Creative Executive Producer who is passionate about both comedy and drama projects that are compelling, provoking and have heart. She recently directed an episode of the hit Disney series BUNK’d and the new Netflix series “Family Reunion,” a multi-cam comedy for Netflix created by Meg DeLoatch starring Loretta Devine, Richard Roundtree and Tia Mowry. She also directed “Deadly Dispatch” a drama/suspense feature for TV One starring Tamala Jones and Dominique Perry that premiered in July 2019. Her work directing Season 1 of the Google-funded digital series GODCOMPLX won the Jury Award at the 2017 Diversity En Cannes Short Film Showcase and earned her an Outstanding Director nomination at 2017 LA WebFest. Also an emerging screenwriter, Morenike Joela was one of 10 Writer/Directors nationwide selected by the Producers Guild of America to be a 2018 Master of Diversity Workshop Fellow for her original scripted project“FAB.” She transitioned to scripted television after an impressive career producing entertainment and cultural lifestyle programming for MTV News, BET, NBC,TNT, OWN,TV One and PBS.

Justin Feldman


SPEAKER

Assistant Music Supervisor, Hit The Ground Running

Justin works at Hit The Ground Running, Inc. (HTGR), a full service, L.A. based, independent music supervision company. Justin works on a wide variety of films & TV shows such as Silicon Valley (HBO), Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men (Showtime), The Last Dance (ESPN), Untitled Lil Dicky Project (FX), The First Purge (Blumhouse) & Child's Play (MGM).
Justin also works at HTGR's sister company PUSHER, a firm that specializes in sync licensing, bespoke composition & label/publishing services. PUSHER represents a roster of artists, composers & producers for creative advertising in the motion picture industry.

Angela M. Jollivette


SPEAKER

Music Supervisor, Greenleaf

Moonbaby Media

  • Music Supervisor & 2x Award Winning Soundtrack Album Producer (RCA Inspiration)
  • Greenleaf Season 2 (16 Episodes) OWN/Lionsgate TV
  • 49th NAACP Award - Greenleaf S2 “Best Gospel Album”
  • 33rd Stellar Awards- Greenleaf S2 “Special Event CD of The Year”
  • 60th Grammy Nomination - Le’Andria Johnson “Better Days”
 
  • Music Supervisor- "Kunta Kinteh Island" (Documentary)
  • Music Supervisor- #WhereIsBeauty (Film)

Recording Academy/GRAMMYs- - On-Camera Host/Content Producer - Buzzin’ & Up Close & Personal music series

 

Sarah Ponder


SPEAKER

Music Director, APM Music

She currently works in-house as a Music Director at APM, where all of her passions aligned by allowing her to explore and cultivate her love of music and media.Throughout the past decade she has worked on the creative side of the music business via Music Supervision and Music Direction. She has worked in the music department in television, entertainment marketing and independent features.

Andrea Bellucci


SPEAKER

Music Composer, Sound Designer, Orchestrator

Andrea Bellucci is an Italian composer and sound designer. He works with major productions in Italy (RAI CinemaMediasetIndigo filmsWarner Chappell), taking part as a composer in relevant projects like primetime shows on RAI channels and the more recent Award winner “Non essere Cattivo” (“David di Donatello Award®” and “Nastro D’argento Award®”) and with many indie Companies worldwide (Velvet Green MusicCosmic Duck1336 StudiosSPM Music GroupscoreAscoreReally Slow MotionSoundivaSonuscoreEmbertoneFluffy AudioOrange Tree Samples…) Andrea recently scored "Deadman Standing", a western movie directed by Nicholas Barton, starring C. Thomas Howell, Luke Arnold, M.C. Gainey, distributed by Lionsgate in 2018.   

Jessica Gramuglia


 

SPEAKER

Music Supervisor

Jessica created the first music department at Condé Nast Entertainment overseeing all things music across their brands. She has extensive experience formerly working at World Surf League, Freeform/ABC Family (Baby Daddy, The Letter, Monica the Medium, and Young & Hungry, etc.), Warner Bros. Television (Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, The Middle, Rizzoli & Isles etc.), Warner/Chappell Music Inc, and freelancing at her own company, Awkwardly Naked.

Jennifer Smith


Music Supervisor, Rat Dance Party

Jennifer Smith is a Los Angeles based music supervisor who has worked in the film / TV industry for over a decade. She started her career being part of the music team for major network shows such as Dancing With The Stars, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Ellen Show, and the comic book cult film “Bad Kids Go To Hell”. Her love of music and the burgeoning media landscape guided her to join the Kobalt Music synchronization team. At Kobalt, she collaborated with music supervisors helping them find music for their projects, negotiated rights for Kobalt’s catalog and artists, and worked closely with songwriters and artists on the Kobalt roster. Her time at Kobalt gave her full-circle experience in the synchronization world, dealing with all stakeholders in the creative process including record labels, songwriters, publishers, musicians, managers and marketing teams.   After 7 years at Kobalt, she went back to her first love of music for content. She joined ABC’s music team on American Idol Season 1. She quickly branched out by launching her own company, “Rat Dance Party”, that provides a collaborative, holistic music solution for production teams to achieve their creative sound vision. Rat Dance Party also has an educational / consulting branch for songwriters, artists, managers, small publishers, and sync pitching companies who want to increase their knowledge in sync and rights holding. This year and next she has multiple films and TV shows coming out including Tara Reid’s new film “American Christmas”, MTV’s “Cribs”, “Diary”, and much more. Jennifer is a member of the Television Academy and the Recording Academy.

John Downey


SPEAKER

Rights & Clearances Supervisor, JFD3 & Associates

Emmy nominated for "Producer of the Outstanding Legal",  John Downey III has had an extensive career as a Rights & Clearances Supervisor  or Clearance Producer on multiple shows, projects, and series going back to 2003.

He is credited on over 25 series, most currently still airing daily in syndication. Representing  1000’s of hours of programing for ABC, Bravo, the CW, NatGeo, and Netflix just to name a few.

He has licensed over 20K clips, and managed licensing budgets in excess of $1.5 million dollars just in the past two and a half years alone.

He has an extensive Legal, BS&P, and Network licensing background, becoming one

of the MAJOR “go-to” players in the licensing community for Broadcast outlets, show Producers, and Production Companies.

He also is well versed in Fair-Use, Sports and Studio licensing, as well as knows ALL the ins-outs to Network News licensing (ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC), as well

Nicole Prutch


SPEAKER

Music Supervisor

Nicole Prutch runs the music department at TV marketing agency, Lussier, in Burbank, California. She overseas all aspects of audio, including music placements in TV promos for USA, ABC, A&E, Amazon, Freeform and Discovery networks. 
 
In her 10 year career Nicole has worked in multiple aspects of the music industry including film, television, theatrical trailers, radio and publishing. A Northern California native, she got her start at KFOG radio in San Francisco while studying for her undergraduate degree in Media Studies at UC Berkeley. 
Some recent music supervision highlights include promos and trailers for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform), Station 19 (ABC), The Good Dr. (ABC), The Purge (USA), and Treadstone (USA). Nicole also worked on six seasons of Death in Paradise (BBC One).

Annette Conlon


 

SPEAKER

Music Supervisor

Innovative and detail-oriented music supervisor adept at managing multiple projects in various stages of production. Annette is the music supervisor for Becky, Bailey & Darla, and Crypto.

Derek Liner


 

SPEAKER

Music Coordinator, Mob Scene

Responsible for music licensing & clearance

Jason Cienkus


Jason Cienkus, Music Supervisor

Formely Vice President - Music Partnerships at DanceOn Jason was very instrumental in the initiation phase of DanceOn. DanceOn creates the most buzzworthy music and pop culture programming for millennials and Gen Z seeking entertainment everywhere. Jason worked as the Soundtrack Marketing at Lionsgate (Jun 2010 – May 2011), Vice President Soundtracks at New Line Cinema (Jun 2005 – Jun 2008), Sr. Director Soundtracks, Warner Music Group (2002 – 2004), Director of Soundtracks at Warner Bros. Records (1996 – 2002)

and MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

FULL AGENDA RELEASED NOV 15

6

Dec

Day 1

6-8:30pm

Sync Party (Powered by Audiomack)

Venue: W Hollywood

SPEAKERS FROM LAST SYNC CON EVENTS.

AND MUCH MORE…