Composer, The L Word: Generation Q
Allyson Newman earned her Master’s degree in Composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her first feature film, Watermark, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. She then moved to LA to study film scoring at USC. Allyson has been awarded both an Australia Council for the Arts Grant and an Australian Guild of Screen Composers Award. Allyson scored the multi award-winning documentary feature Limited Partnership that premiered on PBS Independent Lens in 2015. In 2016 Allyson scored the Emmy-nominated media series Her Story. In July 2017 Allyson participated in the BMI Conducting Workshop and then went on to score Kusama-Infinity which premiered at Sundance and was released theatrically around the world in September 2018. Allyson collaborated with Oscar Winning directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein to score State of Pride which opened the SXSW Film Festival 2019. In 2019 Allyson scored Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. She is a member of the Television Academy and is on the leadership team for the Alliance for Women Film Composers. Currently Allyson is co-scoring The L Word: Generation Q with Heather McIntosh.