Judd Apatow, Graham Parker Set for Film and TV Music Conference Panel

11:07 AM PST 10/16/2012 by THR staff
Judd Apatow

The writer-director and veteran rocker will discuss the role of music in Apatow's work at the Oct. 25 event sponsored by Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. Apatow collaborators Mike Andrews and Manish Raval also will participate.

Writer-director Judd Apatow will participate in a panel discussion at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

The panel will look at the role music has played in Apatow’s work, from the popular cult TV show Freaks and Geeks to such projects as the box-office hit Bridesmaids and HBO’s Girls to his upcoming film This Is 40, which revisits the characters from the 2007 comedy Knocked Up.

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Joining Apatow will be two of his longtime collaborators, composer Mike Andrews and music supervisor Manish Raval, as well as legendary British rocker Graham Parker, who has a key role in This Is 40. Parker and his band The Rumour have reunited and will release their first album in 31 years on Nov. 20.

The Hollywood Reporter’s music editor Shirley Halperin will moderate. For more information, go to www.billboardevents.com.

Watch Parker and The Rumour tear through "Empty Lives" on ABC's Fridays in 1980 below.

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