On August 14, 2014, IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Dan Goldwasser, Kaya Savas and Daniel Schweiger attended a cocktail reception honoring the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy music nominees for 2014. The event, which was organized by the Society of Composers and Lyricists, was held at the headquarters of the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.
SCL president Ashley Irwin and Television Academy music branch governors Ian Fraser and Michael Levine introduced each of the nominated composers and songwriters:
- In the Outstanding Music Composition for a TV Series category: Jeff Beal for House of Cards, T-Bone Burnett for True Detective, Ramin Djawadi for Game of Thrones, John Lunn for Downton Abbey, and Alan Silvestri for Cosmos.
- In the Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, TV Movie or Special category: David Arnold and Michael Price for Sherlock: His Last Vow, Ludovic Bource for Clear History, James S. Levine for American Horror Story: Coven, John Lunn for The White Queen, Rob Mathes for Herblock: The Black and the White, and Jeff Russo for Fargo.
- In the Outstanding Main Title Theme Music category: Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau for The Spoils of Babylon, Daniele Luppi for Magic City, Bear McCreary for Black Sails, Alan Silvestri for Cosmos, and Brian Tyler and Robert Lydecker for Sleepy Hollow.
Also in attendance at the event were many other prior Emmy and IFMCA Award nominated composers, including Neal Acree (World of Warcraft), Elik Alvarez (Kingdom of Plants), Russell Brower (World of Warcraft), Scott Glasgow (Lo), Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas), Grant Kirkhope (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning), Daniel Licht (Dexter), Lolita Ritmanis (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), William Ross, and Frederik Wiedmann (Green Lantern: The Animated Series).
The Society of Composers and Lyricists is the premier nonprofit organization for composers, lyricists, and songwriters working in the motion picture, television, and video games industry, and provides a wealth of support and educational resources to its members through seminars, workshops, screenings and various other events. For more information visit www.thescl.com
The IFMCA is honored to be able to support the Society of Composers and Lyricists in its work for the film music community.