In five years, SCOREcast has grown from a grassroots few to a far-reaching worldwide trade organization with tens of thousands of participants. Propelled by the forward momentum of our incredible community of composers, we continually witness and experience the need for expanded leadership infrastructure and feel the push from composers around the world to be bolder, braver, and brighter than ever before for the industry. It is always a wonderful moment when a familiar face from the SCOREcast community comes to the table with fresh and innovative thoughts and ideas that can help shape the future of what we do and how we do it.
As SCOREcast’s 5th Anniversary celebration rolls on this month, there couldn’t be a better time for some of those faces to be added to the leadership ranks within SCOREcast, providing for an even richer experience for our readers, listeners and community members.
For two-and-a-half years, London-based composer James Semple has nurtured and faithfully led our SCOREcast: London community chapter using a variety of events including meet-ups, seminars, and the popular SCOREcast Composiums to grow the group into London’s premiere network of media composers. As SCOREcast: London has gained notoriety across Europe (with composers flying in from as far as Greece and Germany to attend group events), James has established himself as a lightening-rod organizer who knows how to forge a strong community around a common cause and bond people together through industry camaraderie.
It is with great pleasure that SCOREcast announces James Semple as our newly appointed Director of Global Community. In his new role, James will work closely with all of our community leaders to effectively build and strengthen our SCOREcast Chapter Community program, as well as lead a team that will develop and plant new community chapters in strategic cities around the world.
Equally as exciting is the appointment of Marie-Anne Fischer as James’ successor at SCOREcast: London. Marie-Anne has been a member of the chapter since it’s launch in 2008, and has already been working along-side James as a principal coordinator in the group for some time. Marie-Anne brings with her a long history of experience and respect within the London film community, deep relationships with European software developers, and as an accomplished composer, a body of work that truly speaks for itself. As James and I have fully considered the future of the London chapter, we’ve both agreed that the perfect choice to lead the SCOREcast: London chapter is Marie-Anne, and we are already thrilled with her enthusiasm to boldly jump right in and begin positioning SCOREcast: London for even greater feats through 2012 and beyond.
Please join me in welcoming Marie-Anne Fischer to the SCOREcast team, welcoming James Semple to his new post within our administration, and congratulating them both on their tireless service to the London composing community as well as the industry at large.