Rob Carlton, who played Kerry Packer in the biopic ‘Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo’, has been named as host of the 2014 Screen Music Awards for Sydney in November.
The Screen Music Awards celebrate the union of music and the screen. 12 categories covering documentaries, short films, mini-series, advertising, children’s television and feature film scores, are handed to Australia’s best film and television composers of the past year.
Musical Director Ashley Irwin will direct this year’s production. “It’s both a pleasure and a privilege to be invited back to musically direct the Screen Music Awards. Having been away from Oz for 25 years, working on this show reminds me of the awesome talent that exists in Australia,” he said in a statement.
An industry panel of Australia’s film and television composers will determine four nominees in 10 of the categories. The additional categories of ‘Most Performed Screen Composer – Australia’ and ‘Most Performed Screen Composer – Overseas’ are based on royalty earnings.
In addition, there is also the prestigious International Achievement Award (as determined by the APRA Board of Directors) to be presented at the event. Previous recipients include Bruce Rowland, Lisa Gerrard, David Hirschfelder, Bruce Smeaton, Peter Best and John Polson.
The nominees for the 2014 Screen Music Awards will be announced in mid October.
2014 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS
Wednesday 12 November, 2014 – City Recital Hall – Sydney
Hosted By Rob Carlton
With Music Direction by Ashley Irwin