Tommy Vicari, Music Supervisor & Scoring Mixer, is a multi-Emmy Award, Grammy Award,CAS award recipient and recognized as one of Hollywood’s most respected recording engineer & scoring mixer. The list of his sonic achievements is eclectic and archives over 40 years of history in music including six Grammy nominations with two Grammy Awards and eighteen Emmy Nominations, taking home six Emmy Awards.
Since 1969, Tommy has recorded music for every genre of the entertainment industry with world renowned artists, from Billy Preston to producing Prince debut record, “For You”, to George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Philip Bailey, Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand, Sammy Nestico and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, to name a few.
Over his career, Tommy has earned a reputation and versatility in weaving his music mixing from the recording industry, to television and film. Tommy is the music mixer on the Academy Award™ television shows for the last eighteen years, as well a scoring mixer on some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed films.
Some of his television credits includes “Six Feet Under”, “The Newsroom," “Angels in America” and his mixing of “Behind the Candelabra” earned him the 2013 Emmy Award, as well as the Cinema Audio Society Award for excellence in sound mixing.
His film credits began in 1974 with the cult classic Brian DiPalma’s and Paul Williams “Phantom of the Paradise”, to the latest Pixar multi-Academy Awards™ nominated animation films “Finding Nemo” & “Wall-E”, the 2009 Academy Award® nominee for best sound mixing. Over the last eighteen years, he collaborated with composer Thomas Newman, scoring over 23 films including “Road to Perdition”, “Lemony Snicket’s, a Series of Unfortunate Events”, “Saving Mr. Banks”, “The Judge”, “He Named Me Malala”, the 2015 Academy Award® nominee for Best Score “Bridge of Spies”, “Finding Dory” to the latest 2016 Academy Award nominated film “Passengers”, to name a few. Recently working along side Nicholas Brittel, Tommy scored “ The Big Short” and the 2016 Academy Award® Best Picture winner “Moonlight”.
For the last 40 years, Tommy lives in Sherman Oaks, CA with his wife. He has one daughter and is a mostly proud “Nonno” of her twins Juliet & Jagger.
Michael C. Donaldson, Legal Counsel, is an entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years. He is the founding partner of Donaldson & Callif, a Beverly Hills, California law firm specializing in entertainment and copyright law, with particular emphasis on the representation of independent film producers. As President of the International Documentary Association, he negotiated with the cable networks to prevent the wholesale migration of credits from the screen to the internet by organizing and leading the Documentary Credit Coalition. His accomplishments in these areas, and others, are vast. He served on the Advisory Committee for the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Stanford Fair Use Project. He negotiated with Media Professional Insurance Company, Chubb Insurance Company, and other companies to offer fair use riders on the E&O insurance policies, which allowed many films to be made under the fair use doctrine. He helped draft Orphan Works legislation, as well as, the Rome Resolution to harmonize Fair Use across the European Union.