Several of the top film and television composers are making their way to San Diego Comic-Con as part of CW3PR's "Behind the Music" panel discussion series. This year, the annual event will have not one, but two opportunities for music enthusiasts to hear from some of the industry's best and ask questions about their favorite compositions.
Sean Callery ("24," "24: Live Another Day," "Homeland," "Bones"), Charlie Clouser ("Wayward Pines"), Fil Eisler ("Empire," "Revenge"), Mac Quayle ("American Horror Story: Freak Show"), Jeff Russo ("Fargo," "Power"), and Mike Suby ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals") will make up the "Behind the Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection" panel, discussing their work on projects full of high drama, mystery and mayhem.
The panel will be moderated by "The Originals" star Daniel Gillies, and take place on Thursday, July 9 at 10 AM in Room 25ABC.
Then the following day, Bill Brown ("Dominion"), Jason Gallagher ("Z Nation"), Reinhold Heil ("Helix"), FM Le Sieur ("Being Human"), Shawn Pierce ("Haven") and Chris Ridenhour (the "Sharknado" films) will participate in "Behind the Music: Syfy Thrills and Chills," discussing their involvement in various projects for the cable science fiction network.
Moderated by Tahmoh Penikett ("Haven," "Battlestar Galactica," "Dollhouse") alongside DJ Qualls ("Z Nation," "Legit"), that panel convenes on Friday, July 10 at 10 AM in Room 23ABC. Potential attendees should note that this is near the room for Thursday's panel, but is not the same location, so make sure that you're in the right place if you're going to both discussions.
CW3PR's panels are some of the best chances for fans to get perspective on the music from their favorite film and television projects; not only do they feature a variety of top composing talent, but they're moderated by personalities who are actually part of the shows being discussed, and who are also well informed about the music. Fans who attend can expect insightful discussion and increased appreciation for the importance of music in the entertainment industry.
The company has put together "Behind the Music" panels for the last several years at Comic-Con, as well as its junior affiliate WonderCon and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. 2015's Comic-Con line-up promises to be another engaging year, particularly with several well-known composers once again in attendance and two popular themes worth discussing.
You should also check out our list of Comic-Con's must-see television panels.
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