First Artists launches composition-focused mentorship program for film and TV
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By Chris Cooke | Posted on Friday, July 15, 2022
The UK wing of First Artists Management – the talent agency which represents composers and music supervisors – has announced a new education and mentorship scheme supported by charity Youth Music, which aims to provide opportunities for young people who aspire to make music for television and film.
The program will have two phases. In the first phase, ten people will have access to online education and mentorship for five weeks, including one-on-one mentorship from David Arnold, Alex Baranowski, Anne Chmelewsky, Will Slater, Gazelle Twin and Joe Wilson. After an introduction process, two of these people will then move on to a full-time three-month paid assistant composer position.
Hamish Duff, who heads FAM’s European office in London, explains:[This programme] is designed to be a platform to encourage new voices to enter the screen music industry by first demystifying this field of endeavor as well as offering practical advice and opportunities for young composers to keep going and creating great works”.
“The program,” he adds, “is also designed to be a resource for other composers, agencies and productions looking for promising young composers and assistants, with applicants joining our talent network for continued support.” .
The scheme is open to aspiring music makers aged 18-25, based in England, Scotland or Wales, with a particular focus on supporting underrepresented groups. Details on how to apply are here.