Panel Discussion  |  Seminar

WFTV Event: Working with Composers: An Insight Into the World of Commissioning and Licensing Music

28th November 2019 18:30

Thursday 28 November 2019 | 18:30 – 20:30

St Anne’s Church | 55 Dean Street | Soho | W1D 6AF


An insight into the world of commissioning and licensing music. We have a fantastic panel of four talented composers, to share their wealth of knowledge. Speakers Claire Batchelor, Nainita Desai, Tara Creme and Daisy Coole will be discussing how to budget for, hire and work with composers.  This event is aimed towards directors, producers and editors.

Claire Batchelor – Composer (host)

Claire Batchelor has composed for a variety of projects including TV commercials for NatWest, Ribena, Currys PC World, Bathstore and East Midlands Trains, production music albums with music placements including The Apprentice, McDonald’s, BBC News, BBC Royal Wedding coverage, The One Show, ITV News, the official ‘1945’ feature film trailer, Original Music for ‘The Wonderful World of Puppies’ for Blakeway Productions / Channel 5 (12 x 60min) and various short films, branded films, animations and documentaries. These include ‘The Final Reel’ (feature doc) which was narrated by Sir John Hurt, ‘The Bird’ (short) starring Julia Davis.  Claire plays all types of guitar, ukulele, keyboard, percussion and sings.  She is currently a BAFTA Crew participant and was part of the BAFTA Jury in the Original Music Category for 2019.


Nainita Desai – Composer

Nainita is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. She has scored countless bespoke TV series and film for broadcasters ranging from the BBC and HBO to C4 and Netflix.  The PRS recently placed Desai at No 2 in their Top 10 female writers whose work was most used in Film & TV throughout 2018.  Nainita won Best Film Score at NaturVision and nominee for Best Film Score at GOPO Romania Film Awards (2019) for Untamed Romania. She is also an RTS West Award (2019) nominee for BBC series Extraordinary Rituals.  Her most recent projects include Telling Lies, a critically acclaimed live action video game, and feature doc For Samawhich has to date  won over 23 top prizes including  SXSW and Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Daisy Coole – Composer

Daisy Coole is a composer and saxophonist who has toured the UK and Europe as a jazz and session musician, appearing at festivals and on radio and television alongside artists such as Lady Gaga and Beth Ditto. In 2014 she co-founded film and media music company Two Twenty Two with Tom Nettleship. In 2019 they were joined by post-production audio engineer, Dom Lancaster to offer a full service music and sound team for filmmakers and content creators. Recent projects include award-winning feature film ‘Ask For Jane’ (Cody Horn, Alison Wright, Sarah Steele), which was released in US cinemas in May 2019, documentary ‘Shanti Khana’ narrated by Ashley Judd, and a jazz score for ‘Swing, Sister, Swing’ recorded by an all-women big band. Media clients include Sky, Save the Children and Selfridges.  IMDB   Website  Instagram


Tara Creme – Composer

Tara has scored over 30 films and is a graduate of the National Film and Television School.  Recent scores include features Seahorse (BBC Storyville) and My Friend the Polish Girl and short Phyllida (Phyllida Barlow Royal Academy). Television includes Alexis, she’s my Brother (Ch4/A+E), Compulsion (BBC2), and Muslim School (Ch4). Tara also writes for theatre and concert and this summer received a Wild Plum Arts/Britten-Pears Foundation residency to continue work on a large-scale oratorio project.  She is currently writing an album of music for prepared piano and electronics, a choral production album and starting work on a new feature documentary.

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This event is for women in the film and television industry only.