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July 19, 2018

Time: 11:30 - 1:45 p.m.

AIMP & NATPE Kick-off Event!

Join us for the launch of a new annual event co-branded with AIMP and NATPE (National Association Of Television Program Executives) regarding the intersection of Content and Music.  We will be discussing where we are now and what the future looks like for the marriage of Content and Music.  Our panel of experienced industry executives, from both worlds, will lead us through this exciting conversation.


JP Bommel
President & CEO, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE)

Rob Duncan
4 Time Emmy®-Nominated Composer (Currently has shows on all three major networks ABC, CBS & NBC)

Maria Machado
Composer & Music Supervisor Agent, Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

Alicen Schneider
SVP Music Creative, NBC Entertainment


Teri Nelson Carpenter
President & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks & AIMP Vice President

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 N. La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

From left, Rob Duncan, Maria Machado, JP Bommel, Teri Nelson Carpenter and Alicen Schneider.

Pictures by Mike Todd and Liz Redwing, courtesy of Lawry's The Prime Rib, Beverly Hills.  

Additional Speaker Information

JP Bommel was named NATPE's Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in 2015 after a consultancy with the organization. Prior to working at NATPE, Bommel was President and Founder of BCi, a global event marketing company with clients such as High Beam, SXSW's official event organizer, Willie Nelson's company Austin City Limits Live and Cannes Lions. Bommel, a U.S. citized originally from France, has held several executive positions and has extensive experience at global media and entertainment firms such as Sony Music, BMG Entertainment, Capitol/EMI, Qwest Communications and Reed Exhibitions. Prior to running BCi, Bommel was VP Business Development, Entertainment Division at Reed Midem, helping launch their digital specialty markets. During his music industry career, Bommel developed global marketing plans for iconic talent such as Tina Turner and the late Etta James and also nurtured rising talent. He was responsible for opening the music divisions in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America for Sony, BMC and Capitol/EMI. In a visionary role, he also directed Qwest Communications to leverage the power of the then-rising internet and launched Qwest "anywhere anytime" digital media and entertainment practice, signing up major record companies, TV networks and media organizations including NBC, CBS, EMI and Sony, as well as sports teams like the New York Giants. A trusted advisor to the media and entertainment industry, Bommel presides over several media and entertainment groups. He is currently an associate member of NARAS, sits on the advisory board of the International Radio Festival Zurich and is an advisor to the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Robert Duncan is a four-time Emmy nominated television and film composer known for his work on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (UPN), 'Castle' (ABC), 'The Unit' (CBS), 'Last Resort' (ABC), Whispers and 'Terriers' (FX). Born and raised in Toronto, Robert attended a performing arts school and earned a bachelor's degree in music at York University. After honing his craft under the tutelage of two of Canada's top television composers, Robert moved to Los Angeles to participate in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. Soon thereafter he began landing his own television scoring assignments. In 2006 he moved his studio and instrument collection into a historical rock 'n' roll facility formerly known as Devonshire Sound. In addition to the Emmy nominations, he is the recipient of a Hollywood Music in Media award and six ASCAP awards. He is represented by the Gorfaine/ Schwartz Agency.

Composer agent, Maria Machado, has been a vital member of the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency team for the past eighteen years, where she worked with the late Oscar winning James Horner and where she currently represents Oscar winning Michael Giacchino as well as Emmy nominated composers, Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld), Marcelo Zarvos (Ray Donovan, The Affair), and Robert Duncan (Castle, Timeless, Take Two). Maria also represents music supervisors and music editors. At GSA, she regularly liaises with producers, studio music heads, attorneys, post production and music supervisors from major studios and indie companies in LA, NYC, London, and beyond. She is known for her hands-on approach with composers, nurturing their creative vision for future projects, as well as guiding them through studio politics, tight music budgets, scheduling, and travel. She is truly involved with her client’s projects from start to finish. Prior to her current position at GSA, she worked At TIG productions for 9 years as a Music Executive, Associate Producer & Coordinator. She handled all things music including composer hire, composer deals, clearances, music publishing and on-cameras.

Alicen Schneider heads up the creative music division and West Coast music operations for NBCUniversal Television. In this position, she over-sees an in-house music supervision team who collectively supervise a multitude of series that are produced by Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions such as Master Of None, The Sinner, Suits, AP Bio and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In addition, Alicen covers everything relating to music across the NBCU family of Studios and Networks, which includes working with producers to troubleshoot with respect to music procedures, consulting on stunt casting and on-camera performances, vetting budget and labor questions and identifying the appropriate licensing and creative personnel for day to day management of the series. She also recommends and hires composers, oversees soundtrack releases and occasionally finds time to music supervise. Notable past supervision projects include “Childhood’s End”, “Heroes Reborn“, “Being Human”, “Heroes”, “Grimm”, “Royal Pains”, “Lipstick Jungle”, “Crossing Jordan” as well as promos over the years for various shows, branding campaigns and the Olympics. She also contributes additional support for co-production and third party partnerships as needed. Alicen was one of the first music supervisors to recognize the value of showcasing emerging and established artists for producers, executives and other Studio and Network personnel. Occasionally, Alicen and her team still host mini concerts in their suite of offices. Before joining NBCUniversal, Alicen was an A&R assistant in the Film and Television division of Warner Special Products and was also a college DJ for LA’s acclaimed alternative radio station KXLU-FM.

Teri Nelson Carpenter is a music industry veteran. Her executive experience includes a background in performing rights management and overseeing major studio & network television music departments. Her company, Reel Muzik Werks, LLC, is a full service music rights management company that specializes in global writer/publisher administration, licensing & clearance and music supervision for all media. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Music at Fox Family Worldwide/Saban Entertainment. Prior to that Ms. Carpenter served as a Music Admin & Prod Executive at MetroGoldwyn-Mayer (MGM Studios). Before that she was the Director of Music at Hemdale Film Corp. Ms. Carpenter began her career at Broadcast Music Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance & Composition from Cal State Long Beach where she graduated with honors. Her post graduate studies at UCLA were in International Business and she is a guest lecturer in the music department at UCLA. Ms. Carpenter is a recent two-term President of the California Copyright Conference and Finance Chair of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Alliance in Washington, D.C. Currently, Ms. Carpenter serves on the CISAC Cross Industry Joint Project Lead, CIS-net steering committee and project team as well as the Society Publisher Forum and all A/V committees.

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