Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Soundtrack with Karyn Rachtman and Samuel Flynn Scott

Ever found yourself confused by music rights, or grappling with decisions about soundtrack or score for your film, TV or online project? Wondering what the difference is between publishing rights and master rights?

Music can enhance visual expression when used well, setting a mood or atmosphere. But licensing agreements need to be negotiated and it can become complicated and expensive if you don’t plan well. This TALK will help you get your dream soundtrack by demystify the jargon and giving some helpful tips to guide you about music choices, music rights, and how to effectively communicate with your composer.

Join us at our first Script to Screen TALK of the year as our Executive Director, Jackie Dennis chats to music supervisor Karyn Rachtman (Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Moulin Rogue) and screen composer and music editor Samuel Flynn Scott (Phoenix Foundation, Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Gulf) about what they think filmmakers should consider when thinking about soundtrack and score.

When you book your presale ticket via Eventbrite, there’ll be an opportunity for you to guide the discussion by telling us what you would like to understand better. Tuesday 10 March

6:15pm – 7:15pm – TALK
Te Auaha, 65 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington

After the TALK, stay and have pizza on Script to Screen, there will be a cash bar and socialising with fellow filmmakers.

$5.75 (incl. GST) for pre-sales available via EventBrite.
$5 cash at the door if the theatre is not already fully booked from pre-sales.


Samuel Flynn Scott has composed music for two Netflix series Skylander Academy and Moving Art, both music supervised by Karyn Rachtman.

Samuel Flynn Scott is a celebrated musician.  He has composed music for many films including Eagle v Shark, Separation City, Boy and Hunt For The Wilderpeople as well as numerous television (The Gulf), dance and theatre projects. Samuel has produced radio shows for Radio NZ National, sung his songs with the NZSO and written articles for  The Guardian and The Spin Off. He formed and is lead singer of  The Phoenix Foundation and has also performed and recorded with Fly My Pretties, Flash Harry, and The Boomshack.

Karyn Rachtman is an acclaimed music supervisor who has collaborated with filmmakers such as Baz Luhrmann, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Warren Beatty. She has worked on some of the most beloved soundtracks of all time including Pulp Fiction, Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Clueless, and Boogie Nights. She is an award-winning film producer, the founder of music supervision and consulting company Mind Your Music, and has extensive experience in the corporate environments, having served as Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R at Capitol Records and Head of Soundtracks at Interscope. Currently, Karyn is working on video games, films and multiple projects in Los Angeles and New Zealand.




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