Christophe Beck, Sesac Announce Program to Promote Diversity in Film Scoring

  • Variety
Christophe Beck, Sesac Announce Program to Promote Diversity in Film Scoring
Music-rights organization Sesac has committed $1 million to help promote women and people of color within the film-scoring community, with composer Christophe Beck taking the helm as adviser and coordinator, it was announced Wednesday night at its annual Film & Television Composer Awards in Santa Monica.

“Sesac Scores: The Beck Diversity Project” will be a five-year mentorship program to support under-represented composers, Erin Collins, vice president of Film, Television and Developing Media told the gathering of about 250 composers, songwriters and music executives.

Sesac chairman and CEO John Josephson said his organization was “thrilled to embrace a program that helps foster diversity in the audio-visual creative community, and which empowers creators to pursue their passion. Working with Chris to help execute his vision to provide the needed resources to under-represented composers is an important way that we can demonstrate our commitment to the music community.”

Educational programming, composer workshops, and financial support for
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