AIM3 Series (ASIANS IN MUSIC) – Getting In Sync with your Music


Come out to learn from Canada’s Top Music Supervisors as they provide insight into the business of Music Synchronization or the placement of music to a visual medium such as TV, film, games, ads and media.  They will provide best practices in the sync field, sharing their views on the current and future landscape and how diversity and diverse artists can find new opportunities for their music.



Natasha Duprey hails from Vancouver Canada and is an award-winning music supervisor and VP of the Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors. Since 2003 she has supervised hundreds of hours of episodic television including the series Wu Assassins (Netflix), The Terror (AMC), Snowpiercer (TBS), The Order (Netflix) and The L Word (Showtime). Natasha has also worked on a host of movies of the week, documentaries such as I Am Johnny Cash and the 4-part EPIX series PUNK!, reality series, national ad campaigns and feature films such as Frankie & Alice which garnered Halle Berry a Golden Globe nomination and Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut Story Of A Girl.




David Hayman’s extensive experience spans more than 15 years and includes notable television series work in both comedy and drama, celebrated independent films, as well as award-winning advertising and Clio playlisting campaigns.  Hayman has helmed series on Netflix, HULU, ABC, CTV, and CBC. His feature film credits have premiered at festivals around the world, most recently including A Kindness of Strangers, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and Stockholm with Ethan Hawke, which premiered at Tribeca this year, Once Were Brothers, the Robbie Robertson The Band documentary will premiere at TIFF this fall.   As a film producer, his latest feature STATES, directed by Zach Gayne, is set to premiere theatrically in NYC August 2nd.



Ben Chan works in sync + licensing and publishing administration at Last Gang/Entertainment One.  His role as part of the record label includes pitching, negotiating, and licensing music for various sync projects in film, television, video games, and soundtracks, along with any new media platforms that become available.  Through the company’s publishing arm he works on publishing deals/offers, works with various writers to register + administer publishing copyrights, provides royalty statement + accounting, and from time to time handles the coordination between writers to work together for collaboration on song ideas.



Lex Junior is a Toronto-native music producer & singer/songwriter of Filipino decent. He is a diverse composer creating all types of music. In the past he’s worked with Jessie Reyes, Dylan Sinclair and Zaki Ibrahim just to name a few.  He is also championing his cultural ties to his Filipino roots as co-founder for DATU ( and producer for Han Han (Filipinx rapper), who are both releasing new albums in 2020. Lex Junior is releasing a bunch of fresh funk-electronic tracks featuring artists such as Just John, Ralph, Tanika Charles.  You can find his music being featured by Apple, Google, Crown Royal and other placements on


Moderator: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee is an independent filmmaker and songwriter. She has spent over twenty years as an advocate and organizer of events to increase the profile and opportunities for North American Asian artists in mainstream music, film and media.  She is the founder of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), Co-founder of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) and Founder of the Asians in Movies, Music and Media Summit (AIM3).


ANNOUNCEMENT:  Twelve (12) winning songs of the Asians in Music Songwriting Competition will be selected by early November and a compilation album will be produced to be sent to Music Supervisors placing songs in film and television projects locally, nationally and internationally. The top 12 winners will be announced after the panel on November 9, 2019. Learn more about the Songs Submissions in competition and vote your favorite before October 31, 2019.


Join us at the VAFF INDUSTRY PARTY the night before to network and mingle with filmmakers, actors, and other industry guests. 

Date: November 8, 2019, Friday
Time: 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Venue: Annex Theatre, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
Complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and Cash bar.


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