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THE MEMPHIS CHAPTER OF THE RECORDING
ACADEMY® AND THE PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING PRESENT MUSIC ON
FILM, A CONVERSATION WITH KARYN RACHTMAN
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2006) — The Memphis
Chapter of The Recording Academy® and The Recording Academy's Producers
& Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) today announced a special Music
On Film Workshop featuring panelist Karyn Rachtman and moderator Ralph
Sutton. The event will be held at the Media Co-Op at First Congo Church
(1000 South Cooper St.) on Feb. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. and is free for
Recording Academy members, $15 for students and $25 for general admission.
Seating is limited. Attendees must R.S.V.P. to reserve their space,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.525.1340.
Through her company, Mind Your Music, Karyn Rachtman is
a musical supervisor and producer for a multitude of motion pictures,
including Boogie Nights, Bulworth, North Country, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir
Dogs, and Reality Bites. She is currently working on the movie Barnyard,
to be released by Paramount Pictures. A former vice president at Capitol
Records, she also is starting up an artist management company, as well
as releasing children's books called Hip Kid Hop, written by rappers.
These special events are designed to give both members
of The Recording Academy and non-members insight into the production
and engineering fields. Clips of the panelists' work are shown and the
panelists will provide background on how they became involved in the
industry and on the kinds of facilities needed to produce their work.
The event closes with a question-and-answer session.
"There is so much great music out there today, and
there are many different ways for it to be used," notes Producers
& Engineers Wing Executive Director Maureen Droney. "Memphis
has been developing a reputation as a great place to make movies and
commercials. The P&E Wing is proud and excited to help present this
event, which will provide valuable information about the inner workings
of soundtracks for film and television."
Ralph Sutton has a well-established background in the
music industry as a recording engineer and record producer. Over his
more than twenty years of experience, he’s worked with music industry
elite, from Stevie Wonder to Prince, and Motley Crue to Marvin Gaye.
Sutton recently left behind the entertainment capital of Los Angeles
to bring the “funk” back to Memphis. Here, he launched his
own studio – Studio D – at the House of Blues recording
studio. Sutton is a graduate of the Recording Institute of America and
UCLA. He recently completed work with The Recording Academy on its The
Grammy’s Salute to Gospel.
Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers
& Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers,
remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and
technical professionals in the recording community. This organized voice
for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues
that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in
the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations,
and archiving and preservation initiatives.
The Wing builds on the existingregional professional development
activities of The Recording Academy, which include workshops, forums
and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events,
occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information,
please visit www.grammy.com/pe_wing.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording
Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an
organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals
that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of
life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY®
Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional
development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services
programs — including the creation of the national public education
campaign What's The Download® (www.WhatsTheDownload.com). For more
information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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Lourdes Lopez /The Recording Academy/310.392.3777
Katherine Sage/Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy/901.525.1340