Film and TV Awards
Pictured (l to r): SESAC’s Dennis Lord, composer Jeff Beal, SESAC’s Erin Collins and Netflix’s Peter Friedlander.
SESAC celebrates at the 2014 Film and TV Awards Composers Awards
SESAC honored its remarkable roster of top film and television composers with the annual SESAC Film & Television Composers Awards Dinner. The invitation-only event which was held June 4 at the beautiful Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., celebrated the composers of music featured in 2013’s biggest films, primetime television shows and cable programs. The event bestowed awards to music composers in the categories of Network TV, Local TV, Cable TV, Film Composing and Jingles. SESAC also acknowledged and honored composers for excellence in Streaming Music, marking the first time ever a PRO has acknowledged and awarded the music in streaming media outlets. A major highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Visionary Award to Netflix in recognition of “exceptional creativity and innovation in entertainment media.” Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network with over 48 million members in more than 40 countries was also cited for its original series, House of Cards, which features the music of SESAC composer Jeff Beal.