Armstrong,Stone to chat at music event


Director Oliver Stone and composer Craig Armstrong will participate in a keynote Q&A session at the 2006 Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, to be held Nov. 14-15 at the Beverly Hilton.

At the Nov. 14 session, Stone and Armstrong will discuss their collaboration on the feature "World Trade Center," which recently won Hollywood Movie of the Year honors at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Stone's award-winning career includes Oscar and Golden Globe awards for his direction of "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Platoon" and his screenwriting for "Midnight Express"; he also received Golden Globes for directing "JFK" and writing "Fourth of July." He won an Emmy as the producer of the HBO film "Indictment: The McMartin Trial."

Stone's other films include "Any Given Sunday," "The Doors," "Wall Street," "Evita," "Natural Born Killers" and the documentaries "Persona Non Grata," "Comandante" and "Looking for Fidel." His features as producer or co-producer include "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "Blue Steel."

Armstrong's honors include a Grammy for the score of Taylor Hackford's "Ray," a BAFTA and an Ivor Novello Award for his music in Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet," a BAFTA and an American Film Institute Award for his work on Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" and a second Novello for his music for Phillip Noyce's "The Quiet American."

Formerly a student at the Royal Academy and resident composer at Glasgow's Tron Theatre, Armstrong also is known for his pop work with Madonna, U2, Massive Attack and Pet Shop Boys. He has released two solo albums, "The Space Between Us" and "As If to Nothing," on Massive Attack's label Melankolic; he also has released "Piano Works" (Sanctuary) and "Film Works" (Family).

The 2006 Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference is sponsored by ASCAP, APM, Berklee College of Music, Pump Audio, Elias Arts, BMI and SESAC.