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Emmy-nominated composers lauded at TV Academy

Emmy-nominated composers basked in candlelight Sunday at a pre-kudos reception at the TV Academy’s NoHo headquarters.

Despite a malfunctioning mic and the sound of aircraft taking off from Burbank Airport, about a dozen music men (and one woman) were lauded at the Chinese-themed bash held under the auspices of the TV Acad, performing rights orgs the Society of Composers & Lyricists, BMI, ASCAP and the Society of European Stage Authors & Composers.

John Debney and Tony Morales said they were pleased to be part of History’s landmark 16 noms for “Hatfields and McCoys” despite what Debney called “a tiny budget. So when you have little money like that you have to be more creative. We wanted to do something that wasn’t your typical Western score, but a contemporary version.”

“Pan Am’s” Blake Neely also had to contend with a small budget but opted not to go period for the ABC drama.

“The set, the costumes, everything was ’60s. so I didn’t do the jazz ’60s, which’s maybe why it was canceled,” he joked. “It’s all my fault.”

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