Rachel Levy, Senior Vice President Motion Picture Music, Universal Pictures was our guest speaker at NARIP’s recent Music Supervisor Session in LA. Her recent projects for the studio include Best Man Holiday, Identity Thief and Universal’s record-breaking franchise films Fast and Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2.
Photo above (standing, L-R): Rain Perry, Kitt Wakeley (from Edmond, OK), Steven Rue of Ruance Music, Kevin West, Sydney Alston, James Reilly (from Boling Brook, Illinois), Amanda Abizaid. Seated (L-R): Andra Dalto, NARIP’s Tess Taylor, Universal’s Rachel Levy, Lyric House’s Roniit Alkayam (from Denver), RJ Comer. Laptop (attended via video chat): Bill Stankay of Earthtones and Sunfall Records (from Pittsburgh), Steven Morrison AKA Bobby Drake of The Beat Geeks (from Atlanta), Brice Davoli (from Paris), Sharon Dean of Respect Music (from London)
NARIP members spent the evening with Rachel getting to know her, pitching her music and getting live feedback, and most importantly learning best ways to get interact with her in the future. As usual, we were impressed with the amount of excellent played as the session. Rachel was too! Thank you to all who participated and to Rachel for tacking time from her hectic schedule for use!
Roniit Alkayam, Sydney Alston, and RJ Comer
Amanda Abizaid and Roniit Alkayam
Tess Taylor and Rachel Levy
Amanda Abizaid, Roniit Alkayam, Sydney Alston, and RJ Comer