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Emmy-Nominated Composer Pinar Toprak To Be Awarded The Music City Maestro Award At The Nashville Film Festival Along With The Society Of Composers & Lyricists

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Emmy-Nominated Composer Pinar Toprak To Be Awarded The Music City Maestro Award At The Nashville Film Festival Along With The Society Of Composers & Lyricists
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Nashville Film Festival, a week-long celebration of film, music and culture, will hold the 2023 Creators Conference in conjunction with the festival from September 29-October 1, 2023. This three-day professional conference runs in conjunction with the Film Festival and connects filmmakers, industry trailblazers, tastemakers and thought leaders through a mix of in-person and online panels that explores the current industry trends and cultural issues in the film and music industries. The in-person portion of the conference will be hosted at a number of festival partner venues. On Saturday, September 30th, the SCL and Nashville Film Festival will be co-hosting a reception with SCL and Electronic Arts Music at Ocean Way Studios in honor of Pinar Toprak (pictured above), who will be awarded the Music City Maestro Award for her contributions to the composition industry.

STEVE SCHNUR EA's Worldwide President of Music notes, "Pinar is not only one of the most uniquely talented composers in the industry, but she has also consistently brought her top projects to Nashville. And as Nashville continues to grow as a world-class recording destination on par with London, this award will continue to recognize the composers who recognize how Nashville is changing the game. "

ASHLEY IRWIN The Society of Composers & Lyricists President notes, "I first met Pinar not long after she'd arrived in the U.S. I remember she exuded a confidence and determination that was also apparent in her music, and I felt sure she would go on to have a stellar career. She is so deserving of the accolades she's received since, and I'm thrilled that the SCL is able to honor her for the wonderful music she's created in Nashville"

Pinar Toprak is a Turkish-American Emmy-nominated composer, conductor and performer, who specializes in creating thematic scores for everything from superhero sagas and blockbuster comedies to TV series and dramas. With her work on Captain Marvel and Fortnite, Pinar is the first female composer to score both a film and video game with gross revenues of over $1 billion and $5 billion respectively.

Pinar also brings her fresh perspective and unique vision to a diversity of others musical projects, to name a few: composing the new theme for Amazon Prime Video Sports, popularly used on NFL's Thursday Night Football, composing and producing the soundtrack for Disney theme parks, including the new Epcot theme, writing and producing music for Christina Aguilera's 2019 Xperience Live Show in Las Vegas and conducting Billie Eilish's performance of "No Time To Die" at the 2022 Oscars ceremony.

2023 will see the releases of the highly anticipated Paramount animation film PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and the Netflix comedy Family Switch, starring Ed Helms and Jennifer Garner, both with a score by Pinar Toprak.

As the recipient of an ASCAP Shirley Walker Award and three International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Original Score, Pinar's dynamic style has attracted accolades across genres and earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Original Score as well as a spot on the Academy Awards shortlist.

Pinar's talent for illuminating a story with her music is evident throughout her work, including scores for The Lost City (starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, directed by Adam Nee and Aaron Nee), Stargirl on the CW (created by Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti ), Syfy's Krypton (created by David S. Goyer and Damien Kindler), HBO's McMillions (directed by James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte), Slumberland (starring Jason Momoa, directed by Francis Lawrence) and Shotgun Wedding (starring Jennifer Lopez, directed by Jason Moore), among many others.

The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) is a globally recognized nonprofit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Academy Award® qualifying status, the Nashville Film Festival celebrates innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film. Originally founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States and will host its 54th festival from September 28-October 4, 2023. For more information, visit

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the primary organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theatre composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and allied professions, with a distinguished 77-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL members include the foremost professionals in their fields whose experience, expertise and advocacy is focused on the many artistic, technological, legislative, legal, newsworthy and other issues as they relate to media music creators.

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