SMA Talent has long been one of the UK’s leading international film/tv composer management companies and we’ve now successfully added film directors and screenwriters to our roster of activities. Our extensive network of relationships within the industry is based on our hard won reputation for representing the most creative talent. Delivering Excellence is our core belief.
The company is headed by the husband and wife team of Olav and Carolynne Wyper who have more than 25 years expertise working in the UK, US and international film and television communities. Working alongside is composer agent and marketing wiz Lesley Jackson and assistant Marcia Whan. The team here is experienced and realistic – and we’re nice people to deal with.
Our aim is to deliver the best music possible on time, within budget and hassle free. Because of our earlier careers in major record companies and music publishing we have a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the score writing and recording process, preparing budgets and booking sessions in the UK and across Europe.
John Harle has been awarded the 2013 Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack for his fantastic musical score for ‘Lucian Freud: A Painted Life’, directed by Randall Wright for Blakeway Productions. He Earlier won the RST Award for the same score. Considered the greatest realist artist since the Second World War, Lucian Freud agreed to this landmark BBC Two documentary only months before he died in July 2011.Broadcast to coincide with the long-awaited exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2012, the film explored Freud’s life and work, from his childhood escape from Hitler in 1934, through the [...]Read more..
We’re pleased to announce that Suri Krishnamma, the award winning film director/writer, has joined us for worldwide representation. His latest movie credit is Vision Entertainment’s dark thriller ‘The Grief Tourist’, starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz, which is screening at Cannes. Other recent features include ‘Bad Karma’, starring Ray Liotta; ‘Locked In’ starring Ben Barnes and Eliza Dushku; ‘Good Sharma’, starring Billy Connolly; and the double award winning ‘New Year’s Day’. Earlier he directed Albert Finney in BBC Film’s ‘A Man of No Importance’. He has three BAFTA Nominations.Read more..
Dean Valentine’s Dark Matter cue is featured in Sony Picture’s trailer for the latest Tom Hanks movie ‘Captain Phillips’. This follows on from Ridley Scott’s mega hit sci-fi thriller ‘Prometheus’ which also carried Dean’s signature high tension scoring.Read more..
Nick is currently scoring Trademark Films’ WWI feature ’The Wipers Times’, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. It is about the trench magazine that was produced by English soldiers from the 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment stationed in the front line at Ypres. The paper consisted of poems, reflections, wry in-jokes and lampoons of the military situation the Division was in. In general the paper maintained a humorously ironic style that today can be recognised in satirical magazines such as Hislop’s own Private Eye. Director is Andy De Emmony and producer is David Parfitt. Cast includes Ben Chaplin, Michael Palin, Julian [...]Read more..
We are proud to announce that ‘Great Expectations’ composer Richard Hartley has joined SMA just as Mike Newall’s re-working of the Dickens classic goes on general release with a stellar cast including Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes . This is the sixth time Richard has collaborated with Mike Newell – the others being ‘Dance With A Stranger’, ‘An Awfully Big Adventure’, ‘The Good Father’, ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Soursweet’. Other major credits include Bertolucci’s ‘Stealing Beauty’, ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’, ‘Rogue Trader’, Nic Roeg’s ‘Bad Timing’, ’The Van’, directed by Stephen Frears, ‘A Thousand Acres’, starring Michelle Pfeiffer,and ‘Rough Magic’, starring Russell [...]Read more..
We are pleased to announce new signing Halfdan E, the Danish composer of the award winning music for ‘Borgen’, which won the Bafta for Best Foreign Language TV series last year. He has won 3 Danish Academy Soundtrack Awards, 2 Danish Grammys, and in addition his music for BORGEN won the prestigious Fipa d’Or Grand Prize Best Original Soundtrack 2011. Outside Denmark some of his large scale orchestral scores have been recorded in London and Prague with leading orchestras. Long been established as one of Scandinavia’s most successful award-winning film composers, Halfdan’s signature style fusing electronics with classical orchestral sounds has been [...]Read more..
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