Randy Newman to Make Rare Appearance During Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference
The Hollywood Reporter and its sister publication Billboard said Thursday that singer-songwriter-composer Randy Newman will make a rare appearance during a keynote Q&A at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.
He will be interviewed by his son Amos Newman, head of music for visual media at William Morris Endeavor, on Oct. 29 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The Newmans will discuss music and film, offering insights into Randy Newman's career and what the future holds for him.
In addition to his solo recordings and regular international tours, Newman has scored and composed for dozens of films including Ragtime, The Natural, Seabiscuit, Awakenings and several Disney-Pixar hits, including the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc. and Cars.
His most recent work includes song and score for Disney-Pixar's Monsters University and Toy Story 3, for which he won the Oscar for best original song. Throughout his career, Newman has won six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Amos Newman, the eldest son of Randy, is head of the music for visual media department at WME, whose client roster include Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Mike Patton and Trent Reznor. The music veteran also co-founded Java Records, where he signed and developed artists like Katy Perry.
Recent composer deals generated by Newman include Zimmer for Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger, Junkie XL for 300: Rise of an Empire and Ludwig Goransson for Fruitvale Station.
"Naturally, we’re thrilled that Randy Newman will speak at the conference as his unparalleled body of work is worthy of examination and discussion," says Billboard senior correspondent Phil Gallo, who books the conference. "Pairing him with Amos offers a potential for a conversation you will not hear anywhere else. I look forward to a unique dialogue."
The two-day conference, being held Oct. 29 to 30, includes panels, Q-and-As and case studies with composers, music supervisors, artists and executives from across the film, television, advertising and music industries.