Full Name
Laura Karpman
Job Title
Composer
Speaker Bio
Four-time Emmy-winning composer Laura Karpman brings a unique and conceptual voice to her significant body of work spanning film, television and video games. In film, she is known for her scores to Miss Virginia, which stars Uzo Aduba, the Netflix fan-favorite romantic comedy Set It Up, Sony’s Paris Can Wait starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane, Lionsgate’s The Cotton Club Encore, Fox Searchlight’s Step and Black Nativity, as well as the animated shorts Sitara and Walk Run Cha-Cha which was nominated for an Oscar in 2020. For television, Karpman most recently scored the upcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country and the Discovery Channel docu-series Why We Hate, for which she earned two Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary” and “Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.” Her other television credits include WGN America’s award-winning historical drama series Underground, the PBS Peabody award-winning series Craft in America, and Showtime’s Sid and Judy. Karpman’s celebrated compositions have also influenced the expansive gaming industry, serving a multitude of titles and earning two GANG Awards. Her credits include Microsoft’s Project Spark; Kinect Disneyland Adventures, Warner Brothers’ Guardians of Middle Earth, a Chinese action score for Kung Fu Panda 2 for DreamWorks/THQ, Sony’s Everquest 2 and its corresponding updates, the PS3 launch title and PSP versions of Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, as well as contributing to Clive Barker’s Jericho and Halo 3. Karpman lives and works in her beachfront home in Los Angeles with her wife, composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, their son and two dogs.
Laura Karpman