Ari Wise

Agency Director

Ari Wise is the owner and director of Core Music Agency, Canada‚Äôs largest talent agency focussing on film, television and games composers. Before establishing his agency, Ari Wise was himself an award-winning film composer, with over 200 features, TV Movies, live and animated episodes of television, documentaries and short films to his credit. Some highlights include: "The Conclave" starring Brian Blessed and James Faulkner, "Police Academy, the Series" and "School of Life", starring Ryan Reynolds. A graduate of the University of British Columbia's Music Composition program, and of the University of Southern California's world famous, "Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television" Advanced Studies Program, Ari has spent the last 17 years representing a stellar roster of successful screen composers. To date, he and his fellow Core Agents have negotiated well over 1300 composer agreements. 

His passion for the art and business of music in film has brought him to lead and participate in film festival industry forums and discussion panels at TIFF, VIFF, Victoria Film Festival,  and Whistler Film Festival. He has been interviewed for, and been the subject of featured articles in some of the industry's leading publications. In the past, Ari has served on the board of directors for the Vancouver Post Alliance and has chaired many Leo Juries. 

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