Join Bridgerton Composer Kris Bowers and Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas for an exclusive screening and Live Stream Q&A on Tuesday, June 15 (6:30 PM PST), courtesy of The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL)! Moderated by Jazz Tangcay (Variety), the event is free to SCL members. A screening link will be provided 10 minutes prior to the Q&A upon registration.
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From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. TV-MA | 60min
Kris Bowers is an Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. From scoring documentaries like Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, to scripted series including Shonda Rhimes and Paul William Davies’ For The People, Netflix’s Dear White People, and SHOWTIME’S Black Monday, Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. In 2018, Bowers had the honor of collaborating with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed Green Book, not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama, Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His work also appears in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix mini-series, When They See Us about the Central Park Five, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination. In 2020, Bowers received another Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the FX miniseries Mrs America. Recent releases for Bowers include the film Bad Hair, written and directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People), and the Shondaland series Bridgerton for Netflix. The most recent is The United States Vs Billie Holiday, starring Andra Day, directed by Lee Daniels. Bowers has co-directed and scored the documentary short, A Concerto is A Conversation, executive produced by Ava DuVernay, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and for which he has been nominated in the 93rd Academy Awards. Upcoming for Bowers is the biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, and the comedy sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy, directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
Bowers has recorded and performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West and has contributed to albums by Marcus Miller, José James, Moses Sumney, and Murs. Bowers is an official Steinway Artist and was named one of twelve ‘Artists to Watch’ by iTunes in 2014. In 2020, he was honored with the ‘Distinguished Film Composer Award’ by the Middleburg Film Festival. In 2019, he received the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 2019. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
Alexandra Patsavas is the Director, Music Creative and Production for Original Series where she oversees Netflix’s creative music services and production strategy for original series and fosters partnerships between the studio, producers, and the music industry. Prior to joining Netflix’s Music Department, Alexandra founded Chop Shop Music Supervision company in 1998 and has music supervised well over 100 projects over the last two decades. Her series and feature credits include Bridgerton, Scandal, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Riverdale, Rescue Me, Without A Trace, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, The Twilight Saga (all five films), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Moxie. Patsavas is a three-time Grammy nominee for the “Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media”. Her first nomination was the compilation Grey’s Anatomy Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2, the only television soundtrack in the category. Her other nominations were for the Twilight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. A champion of independent artists, Alexandra has played an influential role in identifying and exposing emerging talent to mainstream audiences.