VALUED: Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner chats with the HAGS Podcast gang

Today we chat with Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is the composer and producer of the NAACP Image Award Nominated short film, Gets Good Light and is obsessed with her adorable dog, Schuyler. We discuss the path (or lack there of) to a creative career, implicit bias in filmmaking, composing, and the music world, how to believe in yourself when you have no experience, and the joys of cutting out the shitty middle man.

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Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner Gets Good Music

Heightening the dramatic intensity of Gets Good Light is Phillipson-Weiner’s soundtrack, dominated by an often jarring mix of electronics and acoustic elements—piano, flute, ukulele and, most predominantly, the cello—that sonically convey the hostile environment.

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A Conversation With ‘Gets Good Light’ Production Duo Alejandra Parody and Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

A nominee this year for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Short Form (Live Action), Gets Good Light tells the story of, in director Alejandra Parody’s words, “solidarity in the face of oppression.” With help from a hard- and honest-working citizen, a family being targeted by immigration enforcement takes refuge in a luxury condo.

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A Q&A with Composer & Producer known for NAACP Image Award-nominated film "Gets Good Light:" Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner


Post Perspective Interview with Gets Good Light Composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

According to Gets Good Light composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, “This film is really an exploration of solidarity and asks the question, ‘How far would you go to help someone in their most dire situation?’”

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Get to know the artists behind Teddy Tracker Entertainment

Teddy Tracker Entertainment is here to give you a voice. The production company was founded by producer/composer Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner as a means of encouraging diversity of thought, gender, race and ability.

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Gets Good Light nominated for NAACP Image Award

Produced and Scored by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, Gets Good Light has been recognized by the NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Short Form (Live Action) category. 

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Music Is Her Passion Artist Of The Week

"With bright young womxn leaders like Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner representing an up-and-coming generation of composers of film music, we expect to see an increase of diversity in film score creation in the near future." - Jime Arce

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Alan Menken Award Recipient 2020 - 2021

Awarded annually to a promising film composer and NYU Master’s recipient. Winners are hand selected by celebrated composer and EGOT winner Alan Menken.

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In a panel moderated by Kevin Wilson (Music Director, ESPN) Elizabeth P.W. joins Chill Moody, Laurin Talese, and Anthony Green to discuss how the power of music can help people struggling with mental health to find inspiration and inspire change.

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Gets Good Light Begins Virtual Festival Run at Urbanworld

Gets Good Light, directed by Alejandra Parody, written by Daniel Solé. Produced & Scored by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner kicks off virtual festival run at Urbanworld Film Festival. The Tribeca nominated short is also programmed in Charlotte Film Festival, Nashville Film Fesitval, Short Cuts 2020, San Diego Intnl Film Festival, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Raindance

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Women In The Film Industry Live Sessions

Elizabeth P.W. talks with horror filmmaker Fran Zapata about her journey as a composer and creating space in the industry for everyone. 


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Gets Good Light World Premiere Tribeca 2020

Gets Good Light, directed by Alejandra Parody, written by Daniel Solé. Produced & Scored by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner. (USA) – World Premiere, Short Narrative. A luxury condo begins serving as an alluring open house by day, but by night becomes a brief refuge for a family targeted by immigration enforcement. With Jessica Pimentel, Cedric Lieba Jr., Edmond Cofie, Catherine Curtin.

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"Elizabeth P.W. blew me away with her sweet vocals and clear emotion in every track of her debut EP, Haven’t Found It. Elizabeth’s commitment to helping others makes her music even more powerful." - Alexa O'kane

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"Haven't Found It" was named one of the best EP's of summer 2019 by blogger, Alexa O'Kane. 

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THE TRUCK Premieries at Urbanworld Film Festival

"The Truck" Directed by India McKinney, Score by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, will premiere in the Young Creators Showcase at Urbanworld Film Festival 2019.

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LIKE OLD TIMES Premeires at Hollyshorts 2019

"Like Old Times" Directed by Carter Jones, Score by Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, screened at Hollyshorts Film Festval 2019. 

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INTERVIEW: Elizabeth P. W. - RJ Frometa

"II find inspiration everywhere. Songs usually start with a strong feeling for me and that can come from anywhere."

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"I hope people can connect with both the vagaries and specifics of the EP. We all have different experiences but there are universal lessons in what we go through."

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Taste Test: Elizabeth P.W. looks back on ‘The Year’

"Looking back on an especially tough year, New York City folksmith and accomplished musician Elizabeth P.W. calls back to a transformational time in her life and how far she’s really come. “The Year” is laced up with twinkling guitar work and a warm blanket of strings, that are as lonesome as they are somehow soothing and seem to heal her wounds." - Jason Scott

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"‘The Year’ is quiet and lovely and then the brass kicked in and it became even grander. Such a big little wow from Pennsylvania’s Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner."

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Taste Test: Elizabeth P.W. searches the world over for purpose on ‘Haven’t Found It’

"Brooklyn folk spinner Elizabeth P.W. sifts her life as flecks of shimmering gold dust bubbling in a nearby creek. On “Haven’t Found It,” a contemplative piece that quickly glides as chimes in the breeze, she permits her songbird voice to float and flutter as it will." - Jason Scott

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Review: Haven’t Found It by Elizabeth P.W. 

Many professionals in the music industry have earned the title, “Jack-of-all-Trades,” but Elizabeth P.W. has them all beat.

- Alexa O'Kane

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Haven't Found It

Elizabeth released her debut album, "Haven't Found It" - listen now on all platforms. 


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Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Elizabeth was selected to compose music for one of the 7 filmmaking teams in the Spring 2019 Women's Weekend Film Challenge. The challenge is an amazing initiative to elevate women working in the film industry! 


Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner Shares Her Story with Kathy Romano

Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner turned her debut single into a fundraising and awareness campaign to help Emily’s Entourage’s mission!

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Broadway Stars Join Lower Merion Native To Raise Funds, Awareness For Cystic Fibrosis

"Phillipson-Weiner’s anthem, “Anyway,” carries a powerful message of courage, bravery, and resilience, as well as the power of a community willing to offer support during trying times."​

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Broadway's biggest stars come together to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis

"One incredible recording and music video later, Elizabeth hopes her project is emblematic of the message Emily's Entourage sends. "Emily always talks about her belief in the power of people. That is definitely at the core of this campaign," she said."

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Broadway stars join Lower Merion native to fight cystic fibrosis

"The music video for "Anyway" does not shine from star power alone. It shares the story of Emily, a little girl with a monster under her bed, who enlists her whole town to help shine enough light on the monster to scare it away."​

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Broadway World - Broadway Stars Team Up To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

"The young women are supported in this effort by Broadways stars, including two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Grease, Cinderella, Bandstand), Gideon Glick (Spring Awakening, Significant Other), Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia, Anastasia), Javier Muñoz (In The Heights, Hamilton) as well as hollywood talent such as Sarah Levy (Netflix's Schitt's Creek) , who are lending their voices to the song and video. The stars have generously donated their time, with the shared goal of inspiring hope and celebrating the power of community to make change."​

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The Jewish Exponent - Emily’s Entourage Campaign Features Music Video

“These are individuals who, in different, unforeseen ways, connected to Elizabeth’s song. This proves that when you put needs out into the universe, truly spectacular things can happen,” she said. “If more people were willing to step up and embody magnanimity, the world would be an infinitely more wonderful place.”

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The Odyssey - Nonprofit Collabs With Broadway Stars To Raise Awareness For CF With Inspirational Music Video

"Two women collaborate to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis through original song & video "Anyway."

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"Kramer-Golinkoff’s latest move was to partner with Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, a composer and songwriter who suffers from Crohn’s disease. The new campaign centers on a music video with Broadway stars that encourages people to donate to help fund research for nonsense mutations of CF." 

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The Anyway Campaign For Cystic Fibrosis

Elizabeth channeled her experiences with chronic illness into a song called “Anyway”, an anthem to encourage herself and others, a motivation to rise above illness and fear. She partnered with Emily's Entourage to produce a music video campaign using her song that will raise critical Cystic Fibrosis awareness and funds.

Featuring: Laura Osnes, Javier Muñoz, Christy Altomare, Gideon Glick and Sarah Levy

See press for "Anyway" above.

Elizabeth Performs at First Live Coffee House

Elizabeth and her band performed at First Live Coffee House on October 21st to promote the upcoming release of her debut EP. 

Featuring: Tiger Darrow, Gracie Nash & Luis Jacome. 

Elizabeth's music at The American Theatre Wing Centennial Gala

Elizabeth was so excited to work with "Dear Evan Hansen" musical director, Ben Cohn, on the American Theatre Wing Centennial Gala on September 18, 2017. She assisted Ben in the music department and created the backing tracks for the homage to the Stage Door Canteen during cocktail hour. Read about the gala here


Elizabeth's song "Not Today" Featured on

Elizabeth's new song "Not Today" is a reflection on lost history and our failure to recognize great contributions made to society by those who did not fit the “traditional narrative” of their time.


Check out the feature here.

Elizabeth's Music Featured in Baby Hubris

Elizabeth wrote the music for a new off-broadway play directed by Alejandra Parody premiering at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on May 16th, 2017.


Check out a write up about the play in the Huffington Post here

Elizabeth PW Performs at Nasty Women Unite Fest 

Elizabeth was selected by the creators of this groundbreaking festival celebrating intersectional feminism to perform new music at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. This show featured - Tiger Darrow, Jacob Colin Cohen and Matt SanGiovanni.

Check out a write up about the festival in Broadway World here.

ASCAP Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop

Elizabeth was selected by ASCAP to participate in the 2017 ASCAP Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop.


Her music, bio, and resume are now featured in an ASCAP spotlight about the event! 

Elizabeth PW performs as part of NOT NORMAL

Elizabeth had an amazing time performing songs of protest at the Irondale Center's Art in Resistance performance series. This show featured - Gracie Nash, Matt SanGiovanni and Sienna Leigh Peck. 

Elizabeth PW performs at the Irondale Center

Elizabeth performed 2 new songs at the Irondale Center as part of their monthly permance series, ART BUFFET. This show featured - Tiger Darrow and Jacob Colin Cohen

Elizabeth PW speaks at Grammy U 

Elizabeth was asked to speak at a Grammy Music and Film event - Business of Making Music: Getting Into The Business. The conversation was hosted by Emmy Award Winning Director, Rodney Whittenberg. She was featured on a panel of industry professionals including; Anthony Fletcher, Michael Kealey, and Lori Landew. 

Read about the event here

Delaware Today write up. 

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B. PHL Innovation Fest: Music and Mental Health Panel