THE 79 th OSCAR WINNERS LIST


Complete list of winners at the 79th annual Academy Awards, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles: Best Motion Picture: “The Departed”Lead Actor: Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”Lead Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”Directing: Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”Foreign Language Film: “The…

‘THE FLY’ OPERA


The Fly, the opera from composer Howard Shore, librettist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) and director David Cronenberg, based on Cronenberg’s 1986 remake, will have its world premiere in Paris on July 1, 2008, followed by its American premiere in Los Angeles on September 7, 2008.

COMPOSER AARON ZIGMAN COLLABORATES WITH JOHN LEGEND FOR "PRIDE"


Lionsgate Releases Film March 23, Score CD March 13 (HOLLYWOOD, CA) – Composer and producer Aaron Zigman scores “Pride” for director Sunu Gonera. Starring Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, and Tom Arnold, the film is based on the true story of inner city Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis. The story revolves around Ellis’ fight to build…

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Tadlow – THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Miklos Rozsa, April 18th)Varèse Sarabande – March 27th: GRINDHOUSE (Robert Rodriguez), THE REAPING (John Frizzell), THE ULTIMATE GIFT (Mark McKenzie)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Arizona Si Scateno’ E Li Fece Fuori – Tutti Bruno Nicolai (Saimel 3998010)The Astronaut Farmer – Stewart Matthewman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 790 2)Beat The Drum – Klaus Badelt & Ramin Djawadi (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 787 2)Catch And Release – BT & Tommy Stinson (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 793 2)Ghost Rider – Christopher Young…

GRAMMY NOMINATED FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "BREACH"


Universal Pictures Releases Feb. 16, Varèse Sarabande Releases Score Feb. 27(Los Angeles, CA) Grammy nominated for his score to the hit comedy “Little Miss Sunshine,” composer Mychael Danna turns serious with the score to the dramatic thriller, “Breach,” for director Billy Ray with whom Danna previously worked on “Shattered Glass.” The award-winning composer sets the…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


LAST RUN / CROSSCURRENT / SCORPIO LETTERS – Jerry Goldsmith / Dave Grusin (FSMCD Vol.9 No.20) – 79:23RAINTREE COUNTY – Johnny Green (Label: FSMCD Vol.9 No.19, 2 CDs) – 144:27

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Rykodisc – ROME (Jeff Beal, TV, February 23rd)Warner Bros – 300 (Tyler Bates, March 6th)New Line – THE LAST MIMZY (Howard Shore, March 20th)Silva Screen – THE NUMBER 23 (Harry Gregson-Williams, February 26th)

IFMCA ANNOUNCES ITS NOMINEES FOR THE BEST FILM SCORES OF 2006


The members of the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) have announced their nominees for the 3rd IFMCA Awards, honoring achievements in film and television music in 2006. The nominees are: FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR* The Black Dahlia (Mark Isham)* The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)* The Fountain (Clint Mansell)* Lady in the Water…

‘COEURS’ COMPOSER MARK SNOW NOMINATED FOR FRENCH CÉSAR AWARD


Awards Presented February 24(Paris, France) Film composer Mark Snow has been nominated for a CésarAward, the main national film award in France, for Best Music Written for a Film for “Coeurs” (International Title: “Private Fears in Public Places”). Snow is the only American composer nominated in the category. “Coeurs,” adapted from an award-winning play, offers…

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Film Score Monthly – February: THE LAST RUN, CROSSCURRENT, THE SCARLET LETTER (Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Grusin), RAINTREE COUNTRY (Johnny Green)Sony – February, 20th: We All Love Ennio Morricone – All Star Tribute Album (Celine Dion, Quincy Jones / Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Daniela Mercury / Eumir Deodato, Dulce…

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


CODE NAME: THE CLEANER – George S. Clinton (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 785 2)DESPLAT: JACQUES AUDIARD – Alexandre Desplat (Silva 1220)MORRICONE: ARENA CONCERTO – Ennio Morricone (DRG 32970, 2 CDs)PARTITION – Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 786 2) – 78:20ALAN WILLIAMS: CINEMA COLECTION – Alan Williams (SMCD 022, 2 CDs)