Speaker Biography

Blake Neely 

TitleComposer, Cow On The Wall Studios
BioBLAKE NEELY is an award-winning composer, whose work spans film, television and the concert world. He is currently scoring ABC’s DECEPTION, and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, NBC’s BLINDSPOT, and the CW’s RIVERDALE, ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL, and DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Recent work also includes the acclaimed Netflix docuseries THE KEEPERS.

Neely’s TV career began fifteen years ago with producer Greg Berlanti and, to date, he has scored over 1,000 episodes of television, across more than thirty television series, including CNN’s highly-watched DECADES Series (THE SIXTIES, THE SEVENTIES), THE MENTALIST, BROTHERS & SISTERS, ELI STONE, and POLITICAL ANIMALS.

Among his film credits are THE CASE AGAINST 8, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD, THE WEDDING DATE, and SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA: MISSION OF HOPE. He has received three EMMY® Award nominations for his scores to ABC’s PAN AM, the HBO mini-series THE PACIFIC, and for his main title theme from the series EVERWOOD.

Neely has worked as a co-composer, conductor, and orchestrator with such masters as Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Vangelis, writing additional music for “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, KING KONG, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, THE LAST SAMURI and many others.

He has been a featured lecturer on film music at the Sundance Institute, University of Southern California, Columbia College, UCLA, Hollywood Music Workshop Vienna, the Conservatory of Music Puerto Rico, NYU, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.