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Composing for the screen with Avatar: The Way of Water’s Simon Franglen

Pictured: Simon Franglen

Date: Thursday 7 September

Time: 4.45pm-5.30pm

Venue: Judith Wright Arts Centre, Fortitude Valley

Cost: Free

Applications close: Tuesday 5 September, 9am

Screen Queensland is conducting an exclusive and intimate roundtable session with Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated composer and music producer Simon Franglen.  

As part of our proud partnership with BIGSOUND, Simon Franglen, while in the country for the festival conference, will join us for an evening to talk all things screen composing. 

The event will offer up to 12 local practitioners the opportunity meet and learn from the man behind the music from Avatar: The Way of Water and The Magnificent Seven as well as contributing to the soundtracks of Titanic, Seven, Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man, Moulin Rouge! and more.  

Bring all your questions and ideas to the table—from the intricacies of composing for the screen, to navigating big-budget productions, director relationships and tight turnarounds. 

Please note: only successful applicants will be notified, and all applicants must be available to attend the date and time of the roundtable. 

About Simon Franglen

Award-winning composer and music producer Simon Franglen’s credits include three of the four top grossing films of all time and six of the top selling albums. He traverses the world of film, contemporary and classical music. Most recently he composed 2022’s box office topping Avatar: The Way of Water. He was awarded the Record of the Year Grammy® as a producer on “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion for the film Titanic. Other credits include The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Quincy Jones, and Celine Dion.