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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.

Carolyn Richardson


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Manager, Music Clearance and Cue Sheets, 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.

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  on ABC: The Emmy winning series "Sea Rescue,"  Emmy nominated series "The Wildlife Docs,".  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.  

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.

Jessica Gramuglia


 

SPEAKER

Music Supervisor

With an extensive experience formerly working in  licensing at Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Warner Bros. Television (Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, The Middle, Rizzoli & Isles etc.), Freeform/ABC Family (Baby Daddy, The Letter, Monic& the Medium, Young & Hungry, etc.), Jessica is the owner of Awkwardly Naked, working as a music supervisor. 

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

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