Marcy Bulkeley, Music Director, Big Picture Entertainment
Session #1: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Bulkeley graduated Emerson College with a degree in Audio/Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music. Her education continued in Los Angeles at UCLA with extended studies in music supervision, publishing, and music copyright & law. Currently she is music director at Big Picture Entertainment, an entertainment marketing and advertising company, working on major motion picture campaigns as well as broadcast sports marketing campaigns. She is responsible for the music in the campaigns for Contagion, Inception, Due Date, The Town, Sherlock Holmes, Hubble 3D, Just Wright, Harry Potter 6 & 7, LOST, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (seasons 5 & 6), along with many others. Marcy continues to take on music supervision and has consulted for for Kathy Nelson (previously VP of film music for Universal Pictures), music supervised with G Marq Roswell at 35Sound, and consulted for Deutsch Advertising, among others. Her involvement in music placement goes beyond the screen: Marcy provides background music services for retail and restaurant businesses in Los Angeles. Her growing list of clientele is a result of her experience and education in this field as well as her maintenance of professional relationships that allow her to bring in the best results, both creatively and in business dealings, for the client.
Toddrick Spalding, Music Supervisor, High Bias Industries
Session #2: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Toddrick Spalding’s fate was sealed the first time he heard Devo’s “Duty Now For The Future” on his parent’s turntable, it was all downhill from there. He got his start in the industry as founder and drummer of Chicago indie rock band The Detachment Kit. Since those long ago days of constant touring (almost dying at least three times!), Toddrick has built a career in music supervision for film advertising, features, traditional advertising and television. He has worked as Director of Music – Film, TV, and New Media – at Spectre Entertainment Group and as Music Supervisor for film advertising agencies mOcean and The Cimarron Group. His knack for finding the perfect song has helped launch some of Hollywood’s biggest films: Cars 2, Toy Story 3 (biggest animated opening in film history), Inception, Tangled, Red Riding Hood, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, UP, Princess and the Frog, Abduction, Miami Vice, Flags of Our Fathers and others. In 2010 he co-founded High Bias, a music supervision collective in Los Angeles, where he has music-supervised independent features (Littlerock, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye), traditional advertising (campaigns for Givenchy, Cool Water and others) and continued his work in feature film advertising as a freelance music supervisor (Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, How I Spent My Summer Vacation). In 2011, Toddrick joined the team at independent publisher Spirit Music Group as West Coast Creative Director. He is currently working on filmmaker Mike Ott’s follow-up feature to the critically acclaimed Littlerock and spending as much time as possible with his amazing wife and son.
Serena Undercofler, Music Supervisor, BLT & Associates
Session #3: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Serena Undercofler currently serves as the Music Supervisor at BLT & Associates, one of the most prominent entertainment marketing ad firms in N. America. Before arriving at BLT, Serena began her career at Craig Murray Productions and then moved on to freelance with The Herzog Company, Ignition Creative and mOcean. She has selected, pitched and placed music in the marketing campaigns for 70+ feature films.
Bobby Gumm, Music Supervisor, Trailer Park
Session #4: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Bobby Gumm is a Music Supervisor at Trailer Park, a large multi-faceted ad agency that specializes in movie trailers. Prior to Trailer Park he began his career at Intralink Film and then spent several years with Flyer Entertainment. With almost a decade of music supervision experience, Gumm has supervised well over one hundred trailers including Batman Begins, Up, Avatar, J Edgar and Batman: Arkham City.
Maura Duval Griffin, Music Supervisor, Toy Box Entertainment
Session #5: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Maura Duval Griffin is the music supervisor at Toy Box Entertainment, specializing in film trailers, advertising, publicity and creative content pieces, as well as a recently-launched long-form production unit. Toy Box creates successful marketing campaigns for Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Disney and others, including Alvin & The Chipmunks 1-3, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Arthur Christmas, Pirates! A Band of Misfits, Dr. Suess’ The Lorax, The Smurfs, and many others. With over 20 years in the music industry, including time served in college radio, record retail, sales and distribution, and marketing, Maura brings a broad perspective and a deep appreciation for the process of putting music to picture.
Heather Kreamer, Music Supervisor, Create Advertising
Session #6: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Heather Kreamer is Director of Music for Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing company. She oversees all music needs for both their Los Angeles and London offices. This includes finding and licensing the perfect commercial music, as well as working with composers to create custom scores. Prior to joining Create, Heather spent 5 years running the music department of mOcean, another entertainment marketing agency. Her background includes building the film and television department for INgrooves, a global music distributor. She began her music career at Natural Energy Lab, where she signed signed artists and marketed their music for sync placements. Heather has worked on hundreds of successful motion picture marketing campaigns including The Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers, Captain America and The Vow, to name a few.
Natalie Baartz, Music Director, Ignition Creative
Session #7: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
A music supervisor for over 9 years, Natalie Baartz is Music Director at Ignition Creative where she manages the music department and is in charge of all music for all projects. As well as pitching a huge range of commercial artists, she also works closely with composers, DJs, and remixers to do custom scores (orchestral to dubstep). While at Ignition she has been responsible for such high profile campaigns as Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret, Spielberg’s Tin Tin, 2011 Sundance winner Like Crazy, Super 8, Devil’s Double, Another Earth, 30 Minutes or Less, Fright Night, Transformers 3, Battleship, to name a few, as well as multiple primetime television show campaigns, most recently HBO’s Luck. Prior to Ignition, Natalie worked for four years as a music supervisor at the Ant Farm trailer house, selecting commercial music and working with composers on score for movie campaigns, building a foundation in dealing with the marketing departments of all of the major film studios. She worked on several prominent campaigns including Warner’s Where The Wild Things Are (garnering the Golden Trailer Award for Best Music with Arcade Fire), Sony’s Julie and Julia, and Eat Pray Love, (which set Florence and the Machine on the map with the use of Dog Days Are Over); Universal’s It’s Complicated, Paramount’s Iron Man, Star Trek, Transformers 1 and 2 and The Reader for the Weinstein Company. While at Ant Farm she also supervised numerous video game trailers. Prior to getting into entertainment advertising she spent four years working with independent music supervisor John Bissell where she started as an intern and was eventually promoted to music supervisor. During her time with Bissell, she worked on studio and independent features including Ladder 49, Lord of War, You Kill Me, The Architect, 10th and Wolf, and Junebug. Natalie completed her Bachelors Degree in Film and Media at the College of Cheltenham in England before moving to Hollywood to pursue her music supervision career. Her main passion is Composers and Film Score, and she constantly seeks new, innovative composers for her projects.
Danny Exum, Music Supervisor, mOcean
Session #8: May 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Danny has been an avid music lover since raiding his parents records as a kid. He got his start in the music industry as a DJ and live mix engineer at the esteemed 88.9 WERS in Boston, before relocating to Los Angeles to work for EMI’s Film/TV department. Since those early days, he’s made a name for himself during 6 years of Music Supervision on some of the largest film advertising campaigns of the decade (The Avengers, Project X, The Hangover, The Dark Knight, Watchmen, Get Smart, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Crazies, Saw 3D, etc.) working for film marketing houses: BLT & Associates, Buddha Jones, and Seismic Productions. In 2010, Danny co-launched freelance music supervision collective High Bias Industries and is currently Music Supervisor at mOcean.
Angel Mendoza, Music Supervisor, AV Squad
Session #9: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Meet Angel Mendoza. He’s a bit of a music-obsessed freak. He lives in Silverlake, CA with a handsome Staffordshire Terrier named Taj. He loves winter and still behaving like a teenager. Angel started his music career journey behind the camera, shooting artists for the magazine Stop Breathing throughout its run in the ’90s before becoming one of the first music supervisors in trailers and film advertising at The Cimarron Group. Since then he has built a career music-supervising the campaigns of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Credits include Captain America, G.I. Joe 2, Inglorious Bastards, The King’s Speech, No Country For Old Men, Iron Lady and others. He is currently music supervisor at A/V Squad.
Robyn Booker, Music Supervisor, Ant Farm
Session #10: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
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