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.
Sina Bowyer is a screenwriter and producer and the CEO of Red Rug Productions. She has recently completed writing and producing ‘Crude’, a short eco-thriller with a cast and crew of more than 40, shot in London and directed by Charles Joslain. This is now in post-production and headed for the international film festival circuit. She is also in pre-production on a ‘Juicy Loot’, a crime romantic comedy to be shot in New Mexico. Other completed scripts include ‘White Royal’, an action packed conspiracy thriller set between London and the Middle East; ‘The Love Bus’, a zany comedy about an implant to cure infidelity that the inventor and his team promote as they drive across California on a bus; ‘Deadlined’, a martial arts thriller; and ‘Nefarious’, a noir thriller with an Oscar shortlisted director already attached.
Richard Bodgers now scoring Phil Hawkin’s latest feature ‘The Last Showing’ for The Philm Company. Lead cast include Robert Englund, Finn Jones, Emily Berrington and Keith Allen.
We are very sorry to tell you that our dear friend and screenwriter client Phil Stagg finally succumbed Friday November 15, to the cancer that took his life. He died at home surrounded by his family to whom we extend heartfelt sympathies. Please see News Archive for more details.
‘Borgen’ is back on BBC4 as series 3 kicks off new 10 parter featuring Halfdan E’s terrific music. At the same time BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a new 10 part series ‘Borgen: Around The Castle’. Halfdan also scored Kenneth Kainz’s animated movie ‘Otto Is A Rhino’ which won Best Picture at the 30th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival on November 3.
Dean Valentine’s Dark Matter cue is featured in Sony Picture’s trailer for the latest Tom Hanks movie ‘Captain Phillips’ and more recently he scored the trailer for Lionsgate’s worldwide mega hit ’Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. He recently completed the feature documentary ‘Close To Evil’ about a Jewish family tragically caught up in the Holocaust, as well as an 80 mins tv special ‘Bottler’. Both ‘Bottler’ and ‘Mad Cows’ are now out on DVD.
Busy year for composer Nick Green who has completed series 2 of World Production’s ‘The Bletchley Circle’ for ITV and meanwhile PBS in the USA recently completed screening series 1. Earlier Nick scored Trademark Films’ WWI feature ’The Wipers Times’, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, and screened by BBC2 as part of the Corporation’s World War One commemoration projects. He recently delivered the score for Company Picture’s tv film ‘Moonfleet’, which Sky broadcasts over Christmas. Stars include Ray Winstone, Ben Chaplin, Phil Daniels, Aneurin Barnard and director is Andy De Emmony.
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