By running the first Screen SongHubs for Australian composers in Los Angeles, music rights organisation APRA AMCOS created a natural connection point for a bunch of top class young(ish) Australian creatives who are establishing themselves in Hollywood. Here are three different perspectives on the experience.
Ashley Irwin ran the four-day intensive program and selected the participants. Now the President of the Society of Composers and Lyricists in the US, Irwin was already doing well in Australia before he shifted to Hollywood in 1991. He is known for his work on Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, a string of Clint Eastwood films and the hooray intros on a lot of presentation ceremonies. He turned out to be perfect for the Oscars.