White Bear Public Relations was founded in 2011 by Chandler Poling to raise awareness for composers in film and television as well as select independent films and events. The primary goal of White Bear PR is to get their clients and their work visible, talked about, and to propel them into a position of demand.
In 2012 Mr. Poling ran his third successful Emmy Campaign, worked alongside Sony Pictures Television on the five-season compilation score album release for the popular TV series “Breaking Bad” and debuted a Film & TV Music panel at New York Comic Con.
Mr. Poling has worked with composers such as Joseph Trapanese (“Oblivion”), Dave Porter (“Breaking Bad”), Fernando Velázquez (“The Impossible”), Rob Simonsen (“The Spectacular Now”), Jeremy Zuckerman (“The Legend of Korra”), and Miriam Cutler (“Ethel”).
He has represented his clients at major Film Festivals, such as Sundance, SXSW and Toronto International Film Festival and worked alongside Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Disney, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight and Warner Brothers.
Mr. Poling created the first ever composer-focused panel at Comic-Con San Diego, the World’s Largest Pop Culture Convention, as well as at WonderCon, their spring convention. The panels are now an ongoing tradition – a platform for composers and show-runners to discuss their craft and meet their fans. In addition to producing and moderating panels, Mr. Poling was invited to speak at the CCC (California Copyright Conference), USITT, his alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall, and more.
Mr. Poling also promotes independent films, production companies and events. Recently he represented Leomark Studios at AFM and managed the red carpet for the Feel Good Film Festival, EGEDA USA’s Recent Spanish Cinema, and the Whole Planet Foundation Pre-Grammy Party.
Prior to opening White Bear PR, Mr. Poling was Vice President for a Los Angeles based boutique PR firm, and worked in brand integration for NBC/Universal.