BMI and the Film Scoring Department welcome award-winning film composer Christopher Lennertz for his keynote presentation as part of BMI Day at Berklee. His presentation will include a mock spotting session that will take the audience through his scoring process from concept to delivery.
Lennertz is a composer and producer for film, television, records, and video games. He first made a splash with his breakout score for Alvin and the Chipmunks, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his talent with films like Horrible Bosses 1 and 2, Identity Thief, Thanks for Sharing, Ride Along 1 and 2, and The Wedding Ringer. On the television side, Lennertz has written the music for NBC's Revolution (JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau), and his long-time run on the series Supernatural led to an Emmy nomination for outstanding underscore. He is currently working with Oscar- and Tony-winner Alan Menken on ABC’s musical comedy Galavant as well as the Marvel series Agent Carter. He is also celebrated for his video game scores, with hits like Steven Spielberg’s Medal of Honor series, which won best original score from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and projects including James Bond 007: From Russia With Love, Quantum of Solace, the hugely popular Gun, EA's Mass Effect 3, and the 25th anniversary edition of the iconic Madden series.
Lennertz has collaborated with members of Pearl Jam, the Beastie Boys, the Dave Matthews Band, Jurassic 5, and Jane's Addiction. His groundbreaking collaboration with Ozomatli on Street Signs garnered a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album. He continually draws excitement as one of the freshest, most versatile young composers in Hollywood.