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AiF INDUSTRY PRESENTS: Translation - How To Speak Music

  • Monday, March 12, 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Charlie's at Australians in Film

Join us for a series of panels designed to help all the moving parts of production communicate most efficiently with one another: from the people who work in them. Designed for filmmakers, but helpful to writers, actors, and all aspects of production, we will discuss, one department at a time, how to speak the same language and get the most from your working relationships




How To Speak Music

Featuring: Leah Curtis, Composer, Lesley Langs

Music Editor and Madonna Wade-Reed

Music Supervisor. 

]Moderated by Blayke Hoffman.


LEAH CURTIS, Composer  

Leah Curtis scored the acclaimed Sundance thriller KILLING GROUND, praised as a "first rate score" (Variety). Awarded a Fulbright, and former visiting film composer at USC SMPTV, her music has received nominations from APRA, seven from the HMMA, with wins for Kuwaiti war film TO REST IN PEACE and historical epic EXITUS ROMA, across best score and song. Her work has been featured in marquee festivals in Dubai, Cannes, New York and at the Aspen Music Festival. She works out of Los Angeles, writing, orchestrating and conducting music for international cinema, as a music producer, and scoring epic short form branded content with her filmmaker collaborators.


MADONNA WADE-REED, Music Supervisor

 Madonna Wade-Reed is a music supervisor and owner of whoopsie daisy. Her credits include the ABC series "American Crime," the CW series "Reign," and the MTV/Spike TV series "The Shannara Chronicles." Her credits for television include work on such shows as "Ascension," "Do No Harm," "Jane By Design," "Blue Mountain State," "Smallville," "Castle," "What About Brian," "Barbershop," "One Tree Hill," "Alias" and "Felicity." Her film credits include "Lovesick," "A Thousand Words," two "Fred" films, "The Perfect Score" and "My Boss's Daughter." Prior to her career in music supervision, Madonna honed her skills while working in feature films, commercials and assisting a well-known actor.


LESLEY LANGS, Music Editor 


Lesley Langs has over 20 years experience as a Music Editor working on films from, to the recent Sundance hit Blindspotting, as well as on hundreds of hours of television. She's taught at NYU, UCLA Extension and a master class in Australia titled The Psychology of Music for Film and Television.




Blayke has over 15 years experience in the development and production of television and brings both creative flair and efficiency to every project she is involved with. From her formative years in  scripted drama for free to air networks SBS then Network TEN, Blayke quickly rose to a senior level and was responsible for producing Australia's most successful music television and pop culture program, Video Hits. Her next challenge was to build a commercial production arm of Red Bull Media House in the Australasian market and during her 3 years with the European based company she produced and sold a successful slate of over 30 hours of television around sports, music and adventure. Now based in Los Angeles, Blayke continues to work on a variety of projects. In 2017 she produced a feature documentary about song writing legend (and Justin Bieber's hit maker) - 'Poo Bear', she has just finished producing two seasons of a wildlife format for Netflix, and is currently working on a slate of development projects aimed at an international market.


Monday, March 12th  


Charlie's at Australians in Film

Raleigh Studios

650 N Bronson Avenue

Suite 134B

Los Angeles 90038

Australians in Film
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Suite #B211, Bronson Bldg 
Hollywood, CA 90038

Phone: 323 433 1464

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