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Hollywood Q&A and Networking: June 2024

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Connecting with entertainment industry names through Q&A’s and mingling.

We’re putting together a lineup of music industry names for you to connect with. All ages welcome.

Networking with special guests:

-Nirupam Pratapgiri, artist manager, Red Light Management

-Nirupam Pratapgiri, artist manager, Red Light Management

-Versa Manos, founder/talent manager, Gorgeous Media Group

-Joshua Lastine, founder, Lastine Entertainment Law

-Lars Deutsch, two time-Emmy Award winning film composer

& more to be announced!


Nirupam Pratapgiri: Nirupam “Niru” Pratapgiri is music industry executive, guitarist, songwriter, and artist manager. With a rich and diverse background, Niru has traversed various spheres within the music industry, leaving an indelible mark at every turn. His journey commenced at the Boston-based booking agency Gigabit, where he orchestrated numerous groundbreaking campaigns, setting the stage for his ascent in the Boston music industry. A visionary in the digital realm, Niru showcased his talents as a graphic designer and spearheaded the digital marketing campaign for the iVoted concerts, the largest online music festival of 2020. After pivoting to A&R, Niru found his home at Ben Harper’s bespoke label, Mad Bunny Records. There, he took the helm of new artist release campaigns and earned the prestigious opportunity to be a key member of Ringo Starr’s Peace & Love Ambassador programme in 2021.

Niru’s role as a music coordinator at the LA-based music supervision firm Weget music placed him at the forefront of noteworthy TV and movie projects. As the music editor for the documentary film “Friday I’m in Love” and the music coordinator for the thriller movie “Man in the White Van,” Niru showcased his ability to curate immersive musical experiences that elevate visual storytelling. After joining BMG, Niru was part of the creative synch department, leaving an indelible mark through his leadership in synch and artist brand partnerships and executed lucrative deals with Amazon Studios, Paramount, NFL, and MLB. His strategic prowess and keen understanding of the industry dynamics were instrumental in fostering successful collaborations.

Currently serving as an artist manager at Red Light Management, Niru is a pivotal figure in the division that primarily focuses on rock artists. Representing iconic names such as Slash, Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Evanescence, The White Buffalo, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Billy Talent, Niru continues to shape the landscape of rock music with his unwavering dedication and commitment.

Lars Deutsch:

Two-time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch grew up in a village in Germany with more cows than people. He went from heavy metal guitarist, to singer, to songwriter, to a Masters in classical composition, to international performances of his classical works, to lecturing in composition and audio production to scoring three hundred films / commercials that have collected over one hundred awards.

His songs are in high demand and he is a producer at Built To Last Music, a company that features multiple Oscar nominees and Grammy winners.

Recent projects include: Stephen King’s “The Passenger”, “Future Proof” with Keke Palmer, a commercial with James Earle Jones (Darth Vader), plus live mixes and an Intel commercial with the Higher Brothers. You can find a recent interview with Lars on Produce Like A Pro.