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BAFTA Conversations with Screen Composers: James Newton Howard

Monday, 9 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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BAFTA-nominated screen composer James Newton Howard (Detroit, The Dark Knight, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) joins the series to discuss the creative process of composition.

James Newton Howard is one of the most versatile and respected composers working in film, with a career spanning over thirty years and over 120 films.

Across his career, Howard has enjoyed longstanding collaborations with directors including M. Night Shyamalan, having scored eight of his films since The Sixth Sense and Francis Lawrence, scoring all of his films since I Am Legend. Further credits include Pretty Woman, Nightcrawler, Batman Begins, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Dark Knight, for which he received a BAFTA-nomination with composer, Hans Zimmer. This year, his score for the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events sees Howard nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Composition for a series, his fifth nomination to date.

In partnership with the Royal Albert Hall and in association with PRS for Music, this is the latest in a series featuring world-class composers across film, television and games discussing their work on some of the industry’s most celebrated scores.