Billboard - Justino Aguila
Updated: Jul 7, 2019
Future Film-Scoring Stars Take the Stage Through ASCAP Workshop
Scoring a snippet of a major Hollywood film for an audience full of film-scoring veterans is not the easiest assignment. But for 12 composers early in their careers who took the stage Monday night in Los Angeles, it was a dream come true.
"I was told to expect the unexpected," said Ana Kasrashvili, 30, a native of Rustavi, Georgia, who took part in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, where participants wrote original music for three-minute film scenes and had a 64-piece orchestra present their results to the crowd on Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage. "It was challenging, but I'm proud of it and it's going to be a key part of my portfolio."
Kasrashvili, who scored part of director Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, and the other participants competed with a pool of more than 300 applicants for a chance to be part of the four-week program, now in its 29th year. The workshop culminates this week with field trips, feedback and the task of scoring part of a major feature film.