Red’s work as an Entertainment Industry entrepreneur
Completed works: VENGEANCE IS MINE and KIERAN KILLJOY. Two more completely-original scripts are in progress.
Pacato Music is the BMI-affiliated company with which he administers songs by Miles Clery-Fox, Gabriela Diaz, and Dave Ernst.
Owner/Agent of The Forrest Agency
Licensed by the State of California and franchised by the American Federation of Musicians to represent union members. Clients included – among many others – MILES CLERY-FOX: Former Music Director and Conductor of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, Evita, My Fair Lady and Oliver! in London’s West End, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamburg and many other venues. From 2004 – 2015, on the music staff of the Bayreuth Festival, and since 2004 on the opera music staff of the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, France. Miles has also served as guest coach at the Ópera Nacional de Chile since 2011 and at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz, since 2016. Additional engagements, as Assistant Music Director and/or coach, include the Teatro La Fenice, Venice; the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg; Grange Park Opera, and the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal. His formal education includes The Royal College of Music in London, Lancaster University, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. JOHN HALL: founding member of Orleans who co-wrote DANCE WITH ME and STILL THE ONE (and later served two terms as the Congressman representing New York’s 19th district). DICK HALLIGAN: Grammy-wining founding member of Blood Sweat and Tears. FREEBO: Bonnie Raitt’s bassist for many years who now writes, produces, and performs his own music. JONELL MOSSER: she’s sung with BB King, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and the New Maroons which featured Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg.
Forrest also attended scoring sessions for DIAGNOSIS MURDER, CASPER (THE ANIMATED SERIES), and THE SIMPSONS.
Founding Partner at Forrest Stenovisions
Provided Transcription Services to film and television production companies which included dialog, time code for each change of speakers, description of / time code for included music, and confirmed accuracy of all transcriptions. Created company marketing plan, implemented its outreach program. Clients included Axelson-Weintraub Productions, Carlson Films, FilmRoos, Jagoria Film Company, the Rainbow Film Company, and others.
CableAce Awards Judge
Forrest served as a judge for the CableAce Awards in the “Best Original Score” category in 1997. In ’98, he was a judge for a live performance competition.
Red was interviewed by John Braheny on SAMM BROWN’S FOR THE RECORD (KPFK FM radio Los Angeles); “Watchavision” interviewed him during the 2004 American Film Market; and Traci Kratzer interviewed Forrest for four of the Beacon Media newspapers in 2006.
Forrest’s articles were in The Score, the quarterly journal of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. The first was about the Internet; the short-piece was a ‘Can You Top This?’ feature.
The Shakespeare Center Los Angeles selling pre-play raffle tickets; East West Players Network as an usher/docent; and as the “Music Stage Manager” during a live television broadcast by Simi Valley Broadcast Academy.
Red has addressed students of UCLA Extension; the Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet Program; and members of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase.
The Transamerica Tower Climb in June, 1988. Collected $5 donations for each floor of the 32-story stairwell he ran up, benefiting The Greater Los Angeles Partnership for the Homeless – in the downtown-skyscraper ‘Transamerica Tower’ in downtown Los Angeles. In May of 2002, he also participated in The Entertainment Industry Foundation / Revlon Run – Walk in the battle against breast and ovarian cancer.
Red Forrest has held memberships in the American Film Institute (AFI); American Federation of Musicians (AFM); American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC); Audio Engineering Society (AES); Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP); California Copyright Conference (CCC); National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS); National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA); Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL); Theater Musicians Association (TMA).