Our Interview with “Homeland” Composer Sean Callery

On working on multiple TV shows at once:

“The past few years have brought a bit of a tectonic shift in the way production schedules are organized, partly because of the evolving ways we enjoy entertainment. Series are in production year round now. Summers used to have weeks of repeats on television. That is not the case anymore. The popularity of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon further increase the demand for good content. Many series can also have shorter seasons. Years ago there was a network standard average of about 22 episodes / season, now it is not uncommon to find 7,10, 12 episode seasons for some shows, so composers are able to manage different projects, overlapping occasionally. It does require logistical planning, though, without a doubt. And it’s happening with everyone working in music, whether you’re a music editor or music supervisor.”

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