Auckland TALK: Don’t Give Up On Your Dream Soundtrack

Due to popular demand, we’re bringing this TALK to Auckland. Join us for our first Script to Screen TALK, kanohi ki te kanohi since lockdown!


Have you 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 demystifying the jargon and giving some helpful tips to guide you about music choices, music rights, and how to effectively communicate with your composer.


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) will chat to our Executive Director, Jackie Dennis about what they think filmmakers should consider when thinking about soundtrack and score.


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

Thurs 16 July 2020

6:30pm – 7:30pm – TALK

7:30 – 8:30pm – Cash Bar, Networking and Pizza

TAPAC Theatre, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland


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 sales via EventBrite to secure your seat.

$5 cash at the door.




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 RNZ 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.


This TALK is co-presented by the Screen Composer’s Guild of New Zealand


Script to Screen TALKS are made possible thanks to generous support from New Zealand Film Commission, Foundation North and White Studios. A special thanks to our venue sponsor, TAPAC.





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