DEANE OGDEN is founder and editor-in-chief of SCOREcast—a worldwide community of working film and television music professionals dedicated to providing relevant news, opinion, commentary, and editorial about our business to the professional film production community. With chapter communities in Hollywood and London (see below), SCOREcast’s core aim is to inform and educate the global filmmaking community on the re-sophistication of the business and craft of making music for film and television.
Since Deane began the community in 2006, the SCOREcast Podcast, co-hosted by Deane and composer Brian Ralston, has grown its audience to over 50,000 dedicated listeners every episode, and the organization’s website sees an average of 73,000,000 hits per month. SCOREcast offers its members information and editorial resources via its website, seminars throughout the year, exclusive forum interaction, contests and software giveaways from top developers.
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[highlight2] SCOREcast: United Kingdom [/highlight2]
Chapter Director: Marie-Anne Fischer
SCO’s UK chapter is a vibrant community of film, television, and game composers. The UK chapter features frequent meetups (called “SCOREcast Composiums”) and groups together for regular events held throughout the city. The UK chapter stays in touch daily through their private forum at Facebook, where they share tips, tricks, and tools of the trade with each other. To join the group, visit their page.
[highlight2] SCOREcast: Hollywood [/highlight2]
Chapter Director: Johnny Knittle
SCO’s original chapter of Hollywood-based composers features an online private Facebook group of composers who work regularly within circles of the Los Angeles entertainment industry. The group also organizes two annual meet-ups: The summer SCOREcast Mid-Year Meet-up and the annual SCOREcast NAMM Dinner every January. If you’d like to join the SCO Hollywood Facebook group, please go to their page and be prepared to be asked for links to at least two verifiable film, television, or video game scoring credits along with your Facebook account name.
[highlight2] SCOREcast: Germany [/highlight2]
Chapter Director: Dirk Ehlert
SCO’s German chapter is the newest in the family, but it is quickly becoming one of our most popular chapters. 100% a German-speaking group, this SCO chapter moves its composiums around to various cities each time and works closely with the developer community on promotions and partnerships. For more information on joining SCOREcast Germany, visit their page.