promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

The Composer/Director Relationship: In Conversation with Writer/Director Phil Alden Robinson

LA 12 PM | NY 3 PM | UK 8 PM


The Composer/Director Relationship: In Conversation with Writer/Director Phil Alden Robinson



Dan RedfeldTim RodierJim HenriksonJoe E Rand 

and honored guest

Sara Horner




Writer-director Phil Alden Robinson was born in Long Beach, New York, and graduated Union College in Schenectady, New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Union College in 1996.

Credits include:

• ALL OF ME, starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin (1984) - Writer

• IN THE MOOD, starring Patrick Dempsey, Beverly D’Angelo and Talia Balsam (1987) - Writer / Director

• FIELD OF DREAMS, starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster (1989) - Writer / Director

• SNEAKERS, starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, David Strathairn and Ben Kingsley (1992) - Co-writer / Director

• FREEDOM SONG, a TNT movie about the Civil Rights movement, starring Danny Glover and Vondie Curtis Hall (2000) – Co-Executive Producer / Co-writer / Director

• BAND OF BROTHERS (Ep. 1) , produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks (2001) - Director

• THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman (2002) - Director

• THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage & Melissa Leo (2014) - Director

• THE GOOD FIGHT - CBS All Access (2017) - Co-creator

“Field of Dreams” was nominated for the Directors Guild Award, the Writers Guild Award, National Board of Review Best Picture and three Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay Adaptation. It won the Christophers Award, and Premiere Magazine's Readers Poll for Best Picture of 1989. In Japan, it won the Hochi Film Award, the Blue Ribbon Award, the Kinema Junpo Readers Choice Award, and the Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Foreign Language Film. In 2017 it was selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry.

“Freedom Song” won the Writers Guild Award for Best Original Longform, was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Image Awards (including Best TV Movie), a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Humanitas Prize. It received The Christopher Award, the San Francisco Film Society's "Golden Gate Award", and a National Association of Minorities in Communications Image Award.

For “Band of Brothers”, he (with all the series’ directors) was nominated for a Directors Guild Award and won the Emmy Award for Best Directing of a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, and the 2002 Christopher Award for Television and Cable.

In 1990, he was named “Screenwriter of the Year” by the National Association of Theatre Owners, and in 1994 received the Writers Guild’s Valentine Davis Award for contributions to the entertainment industry and the community-at-large.

In 1992, he accompanied the UNHCR as an observer on relief missions to Somalia and Bosnia, for which he wrote and directed his first of five documentaries for ABC News “Nightline”. One, “Sarajevo Spring”, was nominated for a national News & Documentary Emmy Award in 1997.

He was nominated in 2009 for another Emmy (Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special) as one of the writers for the “81st Annual Academy Awards” broadcast.

He served twelve years on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, for whom he produced the 2011 Governors Awards. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the WGA West, and on the Board of Overseers of the UCLA Hammer Museum.

Sara Horner has been a resident of Calabasas since 1983. She grew up in the Santa Monica Mountains and has a deep love for its mysteries and beauty.  She enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling and painting.   Ms. Horner is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Studio Art and Landscape Architecture.  Sara joined the Board of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund in 2013 and was elected President in the fall of 2015. 


After working as music editor on the television series The Texan and the 1964 film The Best ManJim Henrikson built a long and distinguished career in music editing, spanning five decades. He worked in this capacity on such classic films as The China Syndrome (1979), Being There (1979), Raging Bull (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Flashdance (1983), Stroker Ace (1983), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Willow (1988), Glory (1989), The Pelican Brief (1993), Braveheart (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), Titanic (1997), Deep Impact (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Troy (2004) as well as James Cameron's 2009 science fiction blockbuster Avatar.


It would seem that it is easier to list the films Joe E. Rand has not worked on. Joe has dozens of credits to his name–and not just any films: Having early on worked as a music assistant for Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers (music by George S. Clinton), he was an assistant music editor for such films as The RocketeerThe Pelican Brief and Jumanji (all scored by James Horner), and rose through the ranks to become the music editor of choice for Horner (Clear and Present DangerTitanic and The Amazing Spider-Man, among others). In addition to Horner, his collaborations read like the Who is who of Hollywood film composer royalty: He has worked with Don Davis (The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions), Michael Giacchino (Speed Racer, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Alan Silvestri (Captain America: The First Avenger) Brian Tyler (Crazy Rich Asians) and Randy Newman (Toy Story 4), to name just a few.

Award-winning American composer, conductor, orchestrator and producer Dan Redfeld has had his music and arrangements performed internationally from the concert hall to the musical theatre stage to the recording studio. His credits include the following:

Music director: It Shoulda Been You, (Musical Theatre Guild), Bright Star, Beauty & The Beast, (Susan Egan), The Who's Tommy, (Alice Ripley), Chess, (Susan Egan/Matt Morrison), My Fair Lady, Jonathan Pryce, assistant MD), Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan, Evita, and dozens more. Conductor for LA Opera's Educom since 2003.

Composer: A Hopeful Place, Arioso for Oboe, Percussion & Strings, (Santa Barbara Symphony premiere), January 15, 1947 for Solo Harp, Fantasy for Violin & Piano, Travels for Piano Quartet, and Dance Sketches.



Tim Rodier is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with no less than a dual major in composition and film scoring. He has since become a successful composer and orchestrator with dozens of top credits to his name: Among other things, he orchestrated on Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Little Fockers and Into the Wild as well as the TV show Duets. Music prep credits include A-list titles such as Saving Mr. Banks, Skyfall, Men in Black 3, The Iron Lady, Despicable Me, WALL-E, Jarhead, Spider-Man 2, Charlotte’s Web and the TV series Angels in America.

In addition, Tim is also the founder and owner of Omni Music Publishing, a successful publishing company with the goal to make full film scores available to the public. Scores available through what composer Austin Wintory calls “a legitimate goldmine” are some of the great classics of film music history: Bernard Herrmann’s North by Northwest, Basic Instinct by Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein’s score to Ghostbusters have found a permanent home here, as have Don Davis’ The Matrix, Danny Elfman’s Batman and Batman Returns, all-time favorite The Wizard of Oz by Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and James Horner’s Willow.

And after a long battle with a life-threatening liver disease that required multiple transplants in 2019, Tim and Omni Music Publishing have more titles are in the works.


Event Date Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:00 pm
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