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                             Panelist Biographies
Allyson Bellink's music is heard by fifteen million viewers daily on the CBS and NBC-TV
Networks. One of the predominant composers in television today, she is an Emmy Award
winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee. Her TV credits include original music for:
"Guiding Light," "As the World Turns," "NBA Playoffs," and the "NCAA Basketball Tournament"
(CBS-TV Network); "Another World" (NBC TV-Network); "Superbowl Theme" and music for
ABC's "Monday Night Football," "Winter Olympics," "Indianapolis 500," and "NCAA College
Football" (ABC-TV Network). As one of the better-known TV writers, she has nailed staff
composer jobs with "Guiding Light," "As the World Turns," and "Another World," and has
written original music for the "NBA Playoffs" and "NCAA Basketball Tournament." ABC Sports
commissioned Ms. Bellink to compose the "Superbowl Theme" and music for ABC'S "Monday
Night Football," "Winter Olympics," "Indianapolis 500," and "NCAA College Football." In the area
of syndicated TV, Bellink has written themes and underscore for Viacom's "Business This
Morning" and "Lifestyles of The Rich And Famous."


Wayne Cohen, veteran multi-platinum selling hit songwriter, producer and educator whose
accomplishments include his multi-million selling worldwide hit song "Just A Step From Heaven"
recorded by UK girl group Eternal (EMI), five co-written songs on the two million selling debut
by Clive Davis signed pop/soul star Curtis Stigers (Arista) including the hit single "Sleeping With
the Lights On", five songs on two albums by Jennifer Love Hewitt (Atlantic) (four of which he
also produced), Wayne's song "Love Keep Us Together" a single for Martin Sexton (Atlantic),
hits for several other UK acts, and his song "Special" on the #1 album by Popstar Boris (BMG).
"Nowhere and Everywhere", in the Warner Bros. film and soundtrack Practical Magic starring
Sandra Bullock. His songs and themes appear on episodic television, and he composed the
score and songs for the Roger Majkowski indie feature film The Sound.


Peter Denenberg, producer and engineer, is the founder of famed Acme Recording Studios.
As producer/engineer, Peter engineered the first four Spin Doctors records (totaling 8 million
plus sales) and with them additional projects for the "Philadelphia" and "Space Jam"
soundtracks. Most recently, Peter has teamed up with Roger Glover, legendary bassist and
founding member of Deep Purple, to record his solo project. Peter's additional credits as a
producer & engineer include multi-platinum albums, Academy award winning film music
production and multiple Grammy nominations. He's worked with David Bowie, Queen, Ian
Hunter, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), John Mellencamp. Joan Osborne, Huey Lewis
& The News, Don Covay, Steve Cropper, Lani Groves, Jerry Butler, Vernon Reid, Delbert
McClinton, David Sanborn, Company Of Wolves / Mercury, Kim Wilson, Jim Carroll, Robert Cray,
Corey Glover, Iggy Pop, Ron Wood, Todd Rundgren, Cyndi Lauper, Boz Scaggs, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, and many others!
Annmarie Gatti, President of Gatti Entertainment Marketing is the former Senior Director of
Marketing at Sony Music Entertainment and Director of Release Planning for Epic Records. She
is a Marketing Consultant for City Lights Home Entertainment. While at Sony Music, Annmarie
oversaw production and operations for all commercial and promotional releases across 6 labels
and all artists including Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam, Sade, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion and
Gloria Estefan. Annmarie also managed high-profile SONY BMG music artist and franchise audio
and video releases including World Wrestling Entertainment, Hasbro, Classic Media, Veggie
Tales, Shout Factory, MTV Home Video and Family Artist Series (i.e. Tony Bennett, Kenny
Loggins, Colin Raye, John Lithgow, and others).


Stuart Isacoff a pianist, composer and writer, is the founding editor of the magazine Piano
Today, and author of the highly acclaimed Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground
for the Great Minds of Western Civilization (Knopf/Vintage in the U.S. with numerous foreign
publishers). A winner of the prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing
about music, he is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and many music periodicals.
His written works include compositions and instructional materials published by Boosey &
Hawkes, G. Schirmer, Warner Bros. Publications, Carl Fischer, and Ekay Music, Inc. Mr. Isacoff
is a featured lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and he has given lectures
and piano performances at many venues here and abroad, including The Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center, The Verbier Festival and Academy, Music at Menlo, The Gina
Bachauer Foundation, The Miami Piano Festival, The Portland Piano Festival, The Irving S.
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence, Cal Arts, and
Harvard University, and at such scientific institutions and conferences as the Los Alamos
National Laboratory, the Bradbury Science Museum, the Sarzana (Italy) Festival of Mind and the
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Bob Thompson (Moderator) produced the Grammy-nominated recording Allegresse by
composer Maria Schneider for ENJA Records and served as music consultant to the Johnny
Depp-Cate Blanchett film, The Man Who Cried, for Universal Pictures. He produced and
performed in the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión Según San Marcos ("a
magnificent triumph of Latin-American music" .The Los Angeles Times), for which the live
recording also received a Grammy nomination, and launched and produced the first U.S. tour of
the work in 2002. Most recently, Bob teamed up with legendary Hall of Famer and former New
York Yankee, Dave Winfield, to produce and conduct The Baseball Music Project, a series of
multi-media concerts presented around the USA in association with the Baseball Hall of Fame.
He was most recently featured on CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. In his spare
time, he's the interim Dean of the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and a ski
instructor.

				
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