Hey HTF friends, I am now co-hosting the SCOREcast podcast and I wanted to share that with my HTF friends and invite you all to check it out. What is SCOREcast you ask? I will be joining DEANE OGDEN (IMDb) as co-host for the successful and steadily growing SCOREcast Podcast. I have already been contributing articles to the scorecastonline.com website. SCOREcastonline.com is a working community of film and television professionals dedicated to providing relevant news, opinion, commentary, and editorial about our business to the professional film production community. It's core aim is to inform and educate the film community on the re-sophistication of the business and craft of making music for film and television. Its team of contributing editors consists of working professional television and film composers, orchestrators, music editors, re-recording mixers, film music recordists, and composer assistants. In addition to the website articles and information, DEANE OGDEN started a monthly podcast show in 2007. Ogden had enlisted the help of veteran film and television composer LEE SANDERS (who scores CBS's AMAZING RACE) (IMDb) to co-host the SCOREcast podcast, and expand the SCOREcast reach to other forms of digital communication. After early integration into the iTunes family of podcasts, SCOREcast rapidly became one of the most listened-to film music-centric podcasts on the Internet. In August of 2007, after back-to-back turns on iTunes’ Featured Top 20 list, two of America’s top universities incorporated the SCOREcast podcast into the “recommended resources” for their film music certification program curricula. By January 2008, the SCOREcast listener base on iTunes reached upwards of 6,000 people worldwide. They have completed 26 podcast shows to date. Due to a busy and hectic schedule, Lee Sanders has stepped aside from his co-hosting responsibilities and I am thrilled and excited to be stepping in as the new co-host of the show with Deane. Today, the SCORECAST podcast broadcasts regularly from iTunes, and is heard by tens of thousands of people worldwide. SCORECASTONLINE.COM serves as the main companion to the podcast, and has become the Internet’s leading hub of interactive discussion for the professional film and television music communities, with over 40,000 unique visits per day by people all around the globe. So for Home Theater Forum folks who would like to get a glimpse into some behind the scenes entertainment industry discussion, news and events (with a music / composer focus), please feel free to check it out. Our latest show (my first co-hosting) went live yesterday. The info for that show I have copied here below. _____________________________ SCOREcast No.27 - "The Long Winter" Original Air Date: December 12, 2010 This Episode: “The Long Winter” Co-hosts: Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston SCOREcast theme composed by: Jeroen “Kejero” Rogier (http://www.kejero.com) iTunes RSS Link The new dynamic duo of Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston will catch you up on all of the things that have taken place lately, including the winner of our SCOREcast Theme Contest from February 2010, the latest in film music news and events, an update on the proposed Composers Union, and a preview of the upcoming NAMM Show next month in Anaheim, CA. Get ready for an episode chock-full of goodies as we close an extremely busy 2010 and look forward to a full docket of SCOREcast episodes in 2011! http://www.scorecastonline.com/2010/12/scorecast-no-27-the-long-winter.html You all can either download and/or subscribe to the iTunes RSS link above. Or if you go to the show's web link directly above...it will stream through your web browser. Look for the grey play button half way down the page. Hopefully some of the film fans here at the HTF will still find our "entertainment industry focused" show interesting and will want to stick with us as we have plans to grow and do some cool things over the coming year ahead. Enjoy!