19 21 Oct '23

Chandler Poling

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Function: Publicist, Co-owner White Bear PR WSAcademy: WSA Advisory Board Member

Chandler Poling is the Co-Founder and President of White Bear PR, a Public Relations firm specializing in Publicity for Composers, Music Supervisors, and Film & Music Festivals around the world.

Ever since he started in PR in 2008, Chandler ran numerous successful Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA and Golden Globe campaigns leading to nominations and wins for his clients. He created the first ever composer-focused panel at Comic-Con San Diego, the World’s Largest Pop Culture Convention, as well as at WonderCon, its sister convention. The panels are now an ongoing tradition – a platform for composers to discuss their craft and meet their fans. In addition to producing and moderating panels, Chandler has been a guest speaker at Berklee College of Music, USC, Film Fest Gent, Royal College of Music, Soundtrack Cologne, BUMA Music in Motion, Hollywood in Vienna, Krakow Film Music Festival, the CCC (California Copyright Conference), and CalArts.

Chandler is proud to be one of the founding members of The Alliance for Women Film Composers, helping to increase the visibility of women composers and advocate for their inclusion within the industry. He currently sits on the boards of the Alliance and the World Soundtrack Academy.

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