Panel Discussion: The Insiders Guide to Music in Your Screen Project

Script to Screen has partnered with Aotearoa SyncPosium to bring you this extraordinary panel of US speakers who are masters of music in film and TV.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from the Head of Music at Amazon Studios, Anton Monsted, who music supervised Elvis, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge; Amos Newman, former WME Agent and now Sr VP of Music at Fifth Season (Formerly Endeavour); music supervisor Karyn Rachtman (Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, Clueless) and score composer and founding member of System of a Down, Serj Tankian (Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street).

The discussion will be wide ranging including current trends in music synchronization rights and music scores, what music supervisors bring to your project, and what score composers need from a director to do their best work.

Moderating this panel is Executive Producer of HUMAN Worldwide Carol Dunn, also visiting Aotearoa for the SyncPosium. Carol’s wealth of knowledge will skillfully lead the discussion.

If you have something specific, you would like to ask, you can submit a question in advance via this link, and we will pass it on to the speakers.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mon 06 March 2023

6:30-7:30pm  TALK
7:30-8:30 – Cash bar, socialising and snacks
Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

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

The TALK is $10 book via Q Theatre to secure your seat. 


Anton Monstead
Music Supervisor Elvis, Head of Music Amazon Studios

Anton Monsted is a music producer and industry executive best known for his role as the head of music at Amazon Studios. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the music strategy for the studio’s original content, including films and television shows. Anton brings a wealth of experience to his role, having worked in the music industry for many years as a producer, executive, and consultant. He has a deep understanding of the music business and is known for his ability to identify and develop new talent, as well as his expertise in music supervision and licensing. With his extensive network of industry contacts and his passion for music, Anton is well-positioned to lead Amazon Studios’ music efforts into the future.

Amos Newman

Amos Newman currently heads the Music Department at FIFTH SEASON, formally Endeavor Content. Amos oversees all music-related matters across FIFTH SEASON’s film and television studios. His group recently received their first Emmy nomination and win for Teddy Shapiro’s brilliant score on Apple TV’s Severance. Other notable FIFTH SEASON projects include Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Oscar-nominated film The Lost Daughter, the critically-acclaimed tv shows; Killing Eve and The Morning Show, and the documentary series McCartney 3, 2, 1 hosted by Rick Rubin. Amos’ role extends to producing music-based IP. He is currently developing an Otis Redding bio-feature, as well as a feature-length documentary about the legendary band Earth, Wind and Fire. Prior to joining FIFTH SEASON, Amos was a partner agent, and Head of the Music for Visual Media Group at William Morris Endeavor. There he guided the careers of notable composers such as Hans Zimmer, Ludwig Göransson, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Randy Newman and many more. Amos lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of the USC School of Music.

Karyn Rachtman
Music Supervisor

Karyn Rachtman is an American music supervisor, producer, best known for her work in the film and television industries. She has been responsible for overseeing the music for numerous high-profile productions, including the iconic films Pulp Fiction and Boogie Nights, as well as popular television shows like Breaking Bad. With a deep knowledge of music and a keen ear for discovering new talent, Karyn has become one of the most sought-after music supervisors in the entertainment industry. Her innovative approach to music supervision has earned her a reputation as a true tastemaker, helping to shape the sound of modern film and television. In addition to her work as a music supervisor, Karyn is also a talented producer, having released several compilation albums and worked with a wide range of artists.

Serj Tankian
System of A Down Founder, Composer, Artist & Activist

Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American singer, songwriter, and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist of the Grammy-winning alternative metal band System of a Down. With his unique and powerful voice, Serj has become one of the most recognizable figures in the heavy metal genre, known for his politically charged lyrics and socially conscious message. In addition to his work with System of a Down, Serj has released several critically acclaimed solo albums, incorporating a range of musical styles including classical, jazz, and world music. He is also an outspoken political activist, using his platform to advocate for a variety of causes, including human rights, environmentalism, and animal welfare. Serj’s music and activism have made him a powerful voice in the world of rock music and beyond.

Carol Dunn
Executive Proudcer, Human Worldwide

Carol Dunn is an Experienced Executive Producer with over 25 years demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry – record labels, music publishing and advertising. Skilled in Music Supervision, Licensing, Music Production, Music Entertainment, Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Branding, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Culture & Talent Manager.
Carol has 17 years of content creation production experience; specializing in pre and post-production music for advertising.





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