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A Conversation with Sherri Chung
Episode 1325th November 2023 • World of Soundtracks • Ruth Mudge
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In this episode, Ruth talks to composer Sherri Chung about writing for her dream project "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" on Max; the joys, the challenges and the nitty gritty aspects in writing for TV; her mentorship and collaborations with Blake Neely, as well as her first soundtrack inspirations and projects to her current new show "Found" on NBC.

Award-winning composer Sherri Chung has been recognized internationally as a trailblazing composer for film and television. Her music transcends genre, and fuses inspirations—both traditional and emerging—in support of filmmakers’ visions worldwide. Sherri currently composed the scores for the TV shows Kung Fu (CW), HBO Max/Amblin’s animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, and most recently, the Netflix feature film, Happiness For Beginners and NBC’s Found, that premiered this October. Frequently recognized for her other television credits, including the CW network series Batwoman and Riverdale, NBC’s Blindspot, and Ava DuVernay’s limited series The Red Line, she has also scored numerous feature films, documentaries, and commercials. Recent film credits include Warner Bros Studio’s Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and The Lost Husband, the latter which garnered her a Society of Composers and Lyricists Nomination for Best Score for an Independent Studio Film. She also composed the score for The Other Side of Home, which was shortlisted in the 2017 Oscars for Best Short Documentary. Not only a composer, Sherri is also a pianist, vocalist, performer and songwriter. As a vocalist, she has recorded for films, commercials, trailer music, and television (ABC’s Resurrection, CW’s Arrow and NBC’s Blindspot). Her voice can also be heard on the Netflix documentary series The Keepers (which was Emmy nominated for Outstanding Documentary). An active member of the film music industry, Sherri also serves as Governor of the Music Branch of the Television Academy. 

World of Soundtracks is hosted by Ruth Mudge. The Title music is by Edith Mudge and the graphics by Lindsey Bergsma.




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