Starting approximately 11:30 PDT today, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Atticus Ross, English producer and composer known for his work with the band, are to answer a Q & A session for the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference in Universal City, CA. The session is said to be moderated by Hollywood reporter Shirley Halperin. They are scheduled to primarily discuss their new collaboration on the soundtrack and score for 2014’s Gone Girl.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have collaborated on all of Nine Inch Nails’ album since 2005’s With Teeth, acting as producer and programmer. Ross also contributed songwriting to 2008’s Ghosts I-IV album. The duo composed the music for 2011’s American adaptation of Swedish novel and subsequent film series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the soundtrack for The Social Network, which got Reznor an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture Soundtrack, which admittedly he doesn’t care too much about.
The 12th Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference, in Universal City, is a conference designed around the panel discussions of the contemporary television and film industries, as well as music’s role in the two worlds.
Nine Inch Nails received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Trent Reznor has a personal history of disregard towards award institutions, an attitude shared by many members of the musical generation that brought us alternative rock from 1989 to 1994.
Atticus Ross also has completed the score for the currently unreleased biopic on Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson, Love and Mercy.