March 2003 – June 2007
Provided TRANSCRIPTION SERVICES to film and television production companies. Created company marketing plan, implemented its outreach program. Transcribed dialog. Documented time code for each change of speakers. Provided time code for included music. Confirmed accuracy of all transcriptions. Clients included Axelson-Weintraub Productions, Carlson Films, FilmRoos, Jagoria Film Company, Maxim Media International, New Wave Entertainment, and the Rainbow Film Company, among others.
THE FORREST AGENCY
October 1995 – October 2000
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, the New Maroons (featuring Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg).
SALES OF LIVE-THEATER RAFFLE TICKETS
The Shakespeare Center Los Angeles – August 1993
Sold raffle tickets to attendees approaching the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Sales pitch: “Get your red-hot raffle tickets for tonight’s drawing here!” Being located at the short walk between the main parking lot and the ticket sales-table for the play, a “captive audience” was available to sell lots of raffle tickets to.
California Lawyers for the Arts
The Writers’ Seminar – December 8, 1995
Forrest assisted a number of guest speakers and workers contracted for the day at the seminar’s venue, which was the Los Angeles Times Building. He also joined fellow volunteers with registration of attendees who arrived en masse, as the crowd quickly swelled. Throughout the event, Red kept in touch with the contracted workers to help gauge needs of the attendees.
Guest speakers included agents, attorneys, authors, managers, publishers, writers, and two WGA West representatives.
MANAGER, MUSIC STAGE
Simi Valley Broadcast Academy – July 1997
The Simi Valley Broadcast Academy provided a live local-cable broadcast, to introduce itself to the world. Forrest ensured all musical acts performing that day were (a) onstage and prepared to perform, and (b) awaiting their cues from him to do so.
East West Players Network – 1997-1999
Guided live theater attendees to their seats. Provided insights for the evening’s performance when asked to do so, and informed patrons of volunteer work/donations that would be greatly accepted by the organization.
Wearing his own tuxedo, Forrest greeted entering arrivals to an annual East West Players gala dinner/awards ceremony held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
FUNDRAISING-RUNNER UP THE STAIRCASE OF A DOWNTOWN HIGHRISE
The Greater Los Angeles Partnership for the Homeless – June 1988
Collected $5 donations for each floor of the stairs he ran up – from street level to the top-floor of the 32-story, downtown-skyscraper ‘Transamerica Tower’ in Los Angeles.
FUNDRAISING RACE PARTICIPANT
Entertainment Industry Foundation/Revlon Run – Walk – May 2002
Red completed the Run – Walk course to help raise funds for the following Los Angeles area 2002 beneficiaries: the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, EIF’s National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance (NWCRA), The Wellness Community, WIN Against Breast Cancer, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center & Hospital Ovarian & Breast Program, Little Company of Mary Women’s Imaging Center.
Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet Program – May 1998
Addressed students regarding entertainment industry changes, as they were pertinent at that time.
UCLA Extension – October 1998
Provided insight to the film-score portion of the film industry, as it pertained to that time period. While quite active then, the independent-film segment of the entertainment industry was much smaller than it is today.
HONORS & AWARDS
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), by ‘Watchavision’ during the 2004 American Film Market, and by Traci Kratzer for four of the ‘Beacon Media Group’ newspapers in 2006.
He has addressed students of UCLA Extension; the Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet Program; and members of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase.
Red Forrest has held memberships in the American Film Institute (AFI); American Federation of Musicians (AFM); American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC); Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP); Audio Engineering Society (AES); 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).