F&TVM scores Q&A with Elfman


Composer Danny Elfman will be the subject of a one-on-one keynote Q&A session at the 2006 Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference, to be held Nov. 14-15 at the Beverly Hilton.

Elfman will discuss his career, his new projects and the evolving role of music in film and TV with Billboard executive editor and associate publisher Tamara Conniff.

One of the top composers for feature films of the past two decades, Elfman has penned the scores for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Batman," "Spider-Man," "Men in Black," "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," "Big Fish," "Good Will Hunting" and "Chicago," among others. For television, he created the distinctive themes for "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives."

He began his career as the founder and frontman for the Los Angeles rock band Oingo Boingo, whose music was featured the film "Weird Science."

Elfman recently completed "Serenada Schizophrana," his first orchestral work written specifically for the concert hall. On Tuesday, Walt Disney Records will release his score for "Nightmare Before Christmas" in a special two-disc edition that will include the original soundtrack recording and new versions of the animated feature's songs by Marilyn Manson, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Fiona Apple and She Wants Revenge.

Sponsors of the 2006 Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference are ASCAP, APM, Berklee College of Music, BMI and SESAC.