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Published: 6/13/2013

SESAC Celebrates at 2013 Film & Television Composers Awards


Event Salutes Top Film & TV Composers in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA –SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, honored its stellar roster of top film and television composers with the annual SESAC Film & Television Composers Awards on June 6. The prestigious dinner was held at the chic Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, and celebrated the composers of music featured in 2012’s biggest films, primetime television shows and cable programs.

Many top composers were honored for their work at the event on a plethora of high profile movies and television projects including Christophe Beck for his work on several movies incuding The Guilt Trip, Pitch Perfect and This Means War. SESAC also acknowledged the work of other composers including Danny Lux, Dennis C. Brown, John Swihart, Jeff Beal, Jason Derlatka, Jon Ehrlich, Matt Mariano, Michael Egizi, and many more for their outstanding achievements in television scoring. New composers including Christopher Tyng, Timothy Andrew Edwards, Evan Frankfort and others were welcomed to the SESAC family via a special video presentation.


The SESAC event bestows awards to music composers in the categories of Network TV, Local TV, Cable TV and Film Composing. With over 60 awards given during the evening, some of the most highly rated shows acknowledged were Grey’s Anatomy, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Parenthood, Two And A Half Men and House among many others.



Established in 1930, SESAC is a service organization created to serve both the creators of music and music users through music licensing and timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. The second oldest and fastest growing performing rights organization in the U.S., SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres ranging from Adult Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance, Classical and New Age. SESAC is also rapidly becoming the performing rights organization of choice among many of Hollywood’s most sought-after film and television composers. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. (www.sesac.com)


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A full list of honorees is as follows:

NETWORK TV
Dennis C. Brown
Two And A Half Men

Paul Buckley
2 Broke Girls

Todd Burns
48 Hours

Dave Catalano
48 Hours

David Dachinger
GOLF on CBS

Jason Derlatka
Parenthood

Jon Ehrlich
Parenthood

Hal Goldstein
48 Hours

Andrew Growcott
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Dean Kraus
48 Hours

Danny Lux
Raising Hope
Grey’s Anatomy

Matt Mariano
Raising Hope
Grey’s Anatomy

Tim Mosher
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Paul Shaffer
Late Show With David Letterman

Craig Sharmat
48 Hours

Glenn Sherman
48 Hours

John Swihart
How I Met Your Mother

LOCAL TV
Dennis C. Brown
Two And A Half Men


Todd Burns
Maury

Dave Catalano
Maury

Bob DeMarco
Entertainment Tonight
The Insider
Dr. Phil
The Doctors


Michael Egizi
Entertainment Tonight
The Insider
Dr. Phil
Swift Justice With Jackie Glass
The Doctors


Hal Goldstein
Maury

Dean Kraus
Maury

Danny Lux
Grey’s Anatomy
My Name Is Earl


Matt Mariano
Grey’s Anatomy

Glenn Sherman
Maury

John Swihart
How I Met Your Mother

CABLE TV
Stephen Arnold
Christophe Beck
Jeff Beal
Walter Brandt
William Brandt
Dennis C. Brown
Rick Butler
John Carta
José Cancela
Jason Derlatka
Jon Ehrlich
Jeff Garber
Mike Geier
Scott Hollingsworth
Andrew Kaiser
Robert Kral
Jay Lazaroff
Danny Lux
Matt Mariano
Michèle Vice-Maslin
Fred Rapoport
Leigh Roberts
Craig Sharmat
John Swihart
Keith Volpone
Jonathan Wolff

FILM
Christophe Beck
The Guilt Trip
Pitch Perfect
This Means War
The Watch


Brett Detar
The Devil Inside

Joseph Smart
Thunderstruck

JINGLES
Brian Yessian
Michael Yessian

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PUBLISHERS / NETWORK TV
Five Hundred South Songs
Grey’s Anatomy

Fox Tunes Inc.
Raising Hope
How I Met Your Mother


Jillian DVG Music
48 Hours

Must See Music
Parenthood

Postvalda Music
Late Show With David Letterman

Radical Rob Tunes
GOLF on CBS

Warner/Hollywood Music
Two And A Half Men
2 Broke Girls


PUBLISHERS / LOCAL TV
Big Hot Monday Music
My Name Is Earl

Nurvilicious Music
Dr. Phil
The Doctors

Diamond E Music
Dr. Phil
The Doctors


Five Hundred South Songs
Grey’s Anatomy

Fox Tunes Inc.
My Name Is Earl
How I Met Your Mother

Jillian DVG Music
Maury

ME6121 Publishing
Dr. Phil
The Doctors

Para-Song Music
Dr. Phil
Entertainment Tonight
The Doctors
The Insider
Swift Justice With Jackie Glass

Warner/Hollywood Music
Two And A Half Men

 
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