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Thursday, April 13 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Set Sail: Master Session with Pirates of the Caribbean Composer Geoff Zanelli

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If you’re one of the many millions of filmgoers who has watched the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, you know and love the music of Geoff Zanelli. This multi-talented composer worked under Hans Zimmer on the first four Pirates films before taking the helm for the upcoming fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. But Zanelli’s abilities go far beyond scoring for big-budget tentpole films. In many ways he’s emblematic of a new generation of composers, equally at home writing for TV (his Emmy-winning score for Into the West) and video games (Star Citizen: Squadron 42), and just as comfortable with organic instrumentation (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) as state-of-the-art digital scoring techniques. In this session, Zanelli dives deep into his approach to music making. He’ll offer a treasure trove of tips and career advice for aspiring composers, and discuss working on the Pirates franchise with Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks at Walt Disney Studios.

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Michael Todd

Senior Director, Film & TV, ASCAP

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Mitchell Leib

President of Music and Soundtracks, Walt Disney Studios
Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks, The Walt Disney Studios - As President of Music and Soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios, Mitchell Leib oversees music creative, production and administration support for all live action films while optimizing ancillary development... Read More →
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Geoff Zanelli

FIlm/TV Composer
Film/TV Composer - “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," “The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Mortdecai" | | Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical... Read More →

Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

Attendees (92)