20 23 oct '21

Advisory Board

The WSA Advisory Board is the core group of the World Soundtrack Academy. These key members are actively involved with the activities of the WSAcademy and the film music industry in general. The Advisory Board convenes once a year during Film Fest Ghent.

The Advisory Board consists of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 40 members, coming from all over the world. Its members represent an organisation or institution.

Board members have voting privileges for the World Soundtrack Award categories Film Composer of the Year, Television Composer of the Year, Best Original Song, Discovery of the Year and Best Original Score for a Belgian Production.

The Advisory Board strives for a balanced composition, representing the following organisations and professions: author rights organisations, talent agencies, film and music production companies, record labels, educational institutions, film festivals, music supervisors, publicists, film music journalists and composers.


  • Alexander Darrell (UK) - Talent Agent
  • Arquié Jean-Pierre (FR) - Talent Agent / Score Producer
  • Baartz Natalie (US) - VP Creative, Film, Tv & Visual Media at BMI
  • Benitez José Maria (SP) - Music Producer
  • Brossé Dirk (BE) - Composer/Conductor
  • Chamboredon Emmanuel (FR) - Music Producer
  • Costa Ray (US) - Publicist
  • Diego Danielle (US) - Executive VP / Head of Music 20th Century Studios
  • Dubrulle Jacques (BE) - Founder WSA
  • Duynslaegher Patrick (BE) - Journalist & consultant to Film Fest Ghent
  • Engel Laura (US) - Talent Agent
  • Fessmann Milena (DE) - Founder of Cinesong/Music Supervisor
  • Gaeta Brice (US) - Music Agent
  • Gentz Annette (DE) - Talent Agent/Founder of Music & Film Arts
  • Horemans Tim (BE) - Chief Editor of Film Music Site
  • Kraft Robert (US) - Composers/Producer/CEO of Kraftbox Entertainment
  • LeMone Shawn (US) - Senior Vice President Film and TV Music/New Media at ASCAP
  • Levin Michael (US) - Composer
  • Macmillan Patty (US) - Talent Agent
  • Markey Jason (US) - President of STX Music
  • Messinger Robert (US) - Talent Agent
  • Poling Chandler (US) - Publicist
  • Ponnet Marian (BE) - Founder WSA
  • Poster Randall (US) - Music Supervisor
  • Rodford Maggie (UK) - Music Producer/Talent Agent
  • Russell Christine (US) - Talent Agent
  • Sadoff Ronald (US) - Composer/Director of the Program in Film Scoring at NYU Steinhardt
  • Schwartz Samuel (US) - Talent Agent
  • Stoner David (UK) - Licensing Director of Silva Screen Records
  • Tempereau John (US) - Talent Agent
  • Townson Robert (US) - Producer
  • Vangelos Alexander (US) - Talent Agent
  • Whalley Lucy (UK) - CEO Isobel Griffiths Ltd

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