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September 9, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm PT

The AIMP Annual Spotlight Event


Please join us for the virtual launch of our new AIMP ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT EVENT…..Where the music begins!!!!" on Thursday September 9th from 4:00pm to 6:30 PM PT.

This gathering of studio creatives will provide a sneak peek of what’s ahead in TV and Film, and will be an inspiring presentation for our AIMP members and guests.  

  • An introduction and opening by Teri Nelson Carpenter, LA Chapter President
  • Special keynote address by Joel C. High, principal executive at Creative Control Entertainment & president of the Guild of Music Supervisors
  • Spotlight Conversation:  Join as we welcome creative music studio executives from Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures, moderated by Teri Nelson Carpenter
  • Spotlight interview with premier composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL, led by Mike Todd, ASCAP
  • Networking session hosted by Marc Caruso, LA Chapter Vice President


Joel C. High
Music Supervisor / Producer / President of the Guild of Music Supervisors

Dan Butler
Executive Vice President Legal & Business Affairs - Music, Paramount Pictures

Tony Scudellari
Senior Vice President Television Music, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL
Producer, Musician, Composer & Educator


Teri Nelson Carpenter
President & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks/AIMP LA Chapter President

Mike Todd
Mike Todd AVP Film & TV Music/Visual Media, ASCAP & LA Chapter Board Member

AIMP Panel

Place: View Map
via Zoom


Special thanks to our event sponsor:

Our exclusive banking sponsor for this event is:

Additional Speaker Information

Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer who has worked on over 150 films, television projects and video games, and also is chief executive for a supervision, production and events company he co-founded in 2006. Over the last two decades, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. Joel has served as co-producer on several music intensive films including 3 with Mario Van Peebles. In addition to his acclaimed supervision work in motion pictures, television and video games, working with directors such as Tyler Perry, Marc Forster, Peter Bogdanovich, Don Roos, Roger Avary, James Foley, Bill Paxton, Billy Ray, Mario Van Peebles, Duane Adler and Rob Zombie, he is a eight-time nominee as outstanding Music Supervisor of the year (most recently winning for the film “Of Mind And Music” and the Warren G documentary “G Funk”). He is a founder and board member and current President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and has previously served on the board for the California Copyright Conference. Joel is currently the principal executive at creative control Entertainment, a multi-faceted music supervision, consultation, live event and production company, with offices in Los Angeles and New Orleans and diverse clients ranging from independent studios and national brands to international governments. He is president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, which he helped found in 2010.

Tony Scudellari oversees all aspects of music for the studio’s television programming. Responsibilities include hiring composers & music supervisors - as well as serving as in-house music supervisor himself on projects. SPT’s programming includes literally dozens of shows seen on 20+ content platforms in all genres including game shows, daytime dramas, syndicated series, live programming, unscripted, animation, comedies, dramas, limited series & MOWs. He is also the lead creative executive for the division’s music releases. Current shows include Atypical, Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, Black Monday, The Boys, Celebrity Dating Game, Cobra Kai, The Crown, Dr. Oz, Fantasy Island, The Good Doctor, Jeopardy!, Outlander, Salt n Pepa, Shark Tank, SWAT, Them, Woke and The Young & The Restless. During his tenure, SPT’s programming has been awarded for its music by the Guild of Music Supervisors, the Emmys and numerous ASCAP, BMI and SESAC Film & TV Awards. In 2017, the Guild of Music Supervisors nominated Tony for Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie. For Tony’s community work, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa awarded him Neighborhood Advocate of the Year. As Board Chair for the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (CFAER), the organization’s signature event, The Eagle Rock Music Festival (ERMF) gained critical acclaim & attendance increased nearly eight-fold during under his watch, becoming the largest free music festival in the City of Los Angeles. Tony helped coordinate with the Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC) & Grand Performances 2016’s “Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live” concert program in Downtown Los Angeles – the world’s first concert honoring female composers in media. In 2018, Tony was part of the diversity & inclusion roundtable organized by the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles with Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner Ailish Campbell. In 2019, he was part of the inaugural OutSessions program, serving music creatives from the LGBTQ+ community. Since 2019, Tony has been co-curator of music programming for the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF/AMP), which includes keynotes, showcases, master classes, case studies, panels, a music producer lab & a talent accelerator program. Tony has been panelist/speaker/moderator for American University, APEM (Association des Professionals de l’edition musicale), ASCAP’S I Create Music Expo; ASCAP’s film composer workshops, the Association of Independent Music Publishers, Atlantic Film Festival, AWFC, Billboard Music conference, the California Copyright Conference, CalCPA, Comic-Con Intl., Guild of Music Supervisors, MIDEM, NATPE, OutSessions, SESAC, Songwriters of North America, UCLA, USC, VIFF and the Whistler Film Festival. Tony is a member of both the Recording Academy and Television Academy.

Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy nominated multi platinum producer, musician, composer and educator whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, and whose thirst for innovation is helping to reimagine the world of composition. A Full Contact Composer, Holkenborg is hands on at every stage of the composing process, a multi-instrumentalist who combines a mastery of studio engineering, classical musical training and an innate sense of curiosity. He’s as adept working with a 50 piece philharmonic orchestra as he is with a wall of modular synths, playing a bass guitar or building his own physical and digital instruments. His drive to reimagine what’s possible and share that knowledge with the next generation of composers is what makes Holkenborg a unique force, and one of the most in-demand film composers in the world. Tom’s film scoring credits have grossed over $2 billion at the box office and include Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Alita Battle Angel, Divergent, Brimstone, The Dark Tower, Tomb Raider, Terminator: Dark Fate, the record setting Sonic the Hedgehog and the forthcoming projects The 355, Justice League: The Snyder Cut, Godzilla vs Kong and Army Of The Dead. He has worked with directors including Peter Jackson, Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, George Miller, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and Tim Miller among many others. An educator as well as a creator, Tom is committed to breaking down the barriers of entry in the world of film composition, creating the free SCORE Academy program in Los Angeles and a music composition program at the ArtEZ conservatorium in his home country of the Netherlands. On YouTube, Tom hosts his educational series StudioTime, which is available for free and has been watched millions of times. Tom is able to draw on his extensive knowledge of classical forms and structures while keeping one finger planted firmly on the pulse of popular music. When his eclectic background is paired with his skill as a multi-instrumentalist (he plays keyboards, guitar, drums, violin, and bass) and a mastery of studio technology, a portrait emerges of an artist for whom anything is possible. Outside of his own artistry Tom’s desire to marry technology and classical composition to initiate change and evolution led him to partner with Orchestral Tools in 2019 to create Junkie XL Brass, his first sample library, making world-class sounds available to composers everywhere. The foundation for Tom’s work in film started in his native Holland, where he created multiple film scores, before undertaking mentorships with celebrated composers Harry Gregson Williams and Hans Zimmer, with whom he worked on projects like Inception, Batman vs Superman and Dark Knight Rises. Tom’s partnership with Hans was formative, enabling him to hone his own voice and style while learning from one of Hollywood's most influential composers. Tom’s own Hollywood journey really started to take flight in 2014 with his first major solo project, and the first of his many collaborations with Zack Snyder, 300: Rise Of An Empire. It was the beginning of a scoring schedule that has netted billions of box office dollars, included blockbusters and indie projects, seen Tom work with some of Hollywood’s most lauded directors, and kept him jam packed ever since. Holkenborg’s music career began in 1993 when he started the industrial rock band Nerv and was also producing hardcore and metal bands like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Drawn by electronic breakbeats he started Junkie XL in 1997 debuting with the album Saturday Teenage Kick. Holkenborg went on to produce five more albums under the Junkie XL moniker while playing headline shows all over the world. In 2002 the producer remixer scored a number 1 chart hit in 24 countries with his rework of “A Little Less Conversation”. Following its success Holkenborg collaborated with celebrated artists like Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Chuck D, and remixed artists such as Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more. In addition Holkenborg created the music for video games like FIFA, Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX and commercials for global campaigns like Nike, Heineken, Adidas, Cadillac and VISA.

Teri Nelson Carpenter is a music industry veteran. Her executive experience includes a background in performing rights management and overseeing major studio and network television music departments. Ms. Carpenter's experience in protecting and monetizing music copyrights is well known and has earned her the highest level of respect from composers and publishers worldwide. Ms. Carpenter is currently the President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks, LLC. A Full Service Music Rights Management Company that specializes in Global Writer/Publisher Administration, Licensing & Clearance and Music Supervision for all Media. As the executive in charge of network television music at Fox Family Worldwide/Saban Entertainment, Ms. Carpenter was responsible for overseeing the Fox Family/Saban's global music business. Prior to that Ms. Carpenter served as a Music Administration & Production Executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM Studios). Before that she was the Director of Music at Academy Award Winning Indie Company, Hemdale Film Corp. Ms. Carpenter began her career at Broadcast Music Inc. in Film/TV relations. She spent much of her time at BMI working directly with composers and publishers providing assistance background in performing rights management and overseeing major studio and network television music departments. Ms. Carpenter 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 currently 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 as a member of the Independent Publishers Advisory Counsel for the NMPA. She is also the Association Chair and LA Chapter President of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and serves on the Executive Board of the International Independent Music Publishers Forum. Ms. Carpenter is a member of the Joint Project Lead at CISAC which governs all X-Industry music projects. She is also an active member of the Society Publisher Forum where she lends her experience in many groups including the A/V working groups along with serving on the Steering Committee & Working Group for CIS-Net a FastTrack / CISAC global music database project.

Mike Todd is a leader with over 25+ years of experience championing the composer/songwriter community. A professional musician himself, Todd has been responsible for some of ASCAP's most significant signings and has produced many of ASCAP's flagship events including the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (LA) and programs for the "ASCAP Experience." Todd also promotes ASCAP's global presence as an advisory board member for several European film music festivals, contributes to the Grammy Next mentor program for the Recording Academy LA Chapter, serves on the West Coast Events Committee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is an AIMP LA Chapter board member.

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