Critically-acclaimed indie features opens August 6th

(Los Angeles, CA) Emmy winning composer Mark Adler scores “Bottle Shock” for director Randall Miller with whom he worked previously on the films’ “Nobel Son” and “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.” Starring an impressive and diverse cast that includes Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Freddy Rodriguez and Rachel Taylor, the film tells the story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as “Judgment of Paris.” The film opens August 6th.

For “Bottle Shock”, Adler incorporates an ensemble and personally performs on many instruments. His original score seamlessly segues into the seventies songs used in the film. Adler’s ability to transcend musical genre and period is apparent, from his Emmy win for the HBO film “The Rat Pack” to his numerous dance stylings for “Marilyn Hotchkiss” and collaborating with Electronica artist Paul Oakenfold on “Noble Son.”

Mark Adler has built a reputation as a leading independent and documentary film composer. He has had films featured at virtually every Sundance Film Festival. His scores include “Focus,” based on the Arthur Miller novel and starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern, Miramax’s “Picture Bride,” which won the Audience Award in 1995, Wayne Wang films “Eat a Bowl of Tea” and “Life Is Cheap,” numerous National Geographic Specials, and three Oscar-nominated feature documentaries.

Adler has contributed in every form of music for films, working as music editor on “Amadeus,” “Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Blue Velvet.” He wrote and produced source music for Philip Kaufman’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” and “Henry and June,” and was a music producer in the re-creation of indigenous Brazilian music for the Saul Zaentz production “At Play in the Fields of the Lord.” Adler recently scored “The Road to Memphis,” for the Martin Scorsese-produced series, “The Blues.”

Jack White and Alicia Keys to perform the ‘QUANTUM OF SOLACE’ title song

Jack White and Alicia Keys have recorded the theme song for the 22nd James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.” “Another Way to Die,” written and produced by White, is the first duet in Bond soundtrack history.White follows Chris Cornell who was the first male solo rock artist to perform a Bond theme.

Over the 22 films, four rock bands have done themes (Paul McCartney & Wings, Duran Duran, Garbage and a-Ha) but only one woman rocker, Sheryl Crow, has a Bond credit. Shirley Bassey has recorded the most Bond themes, three.J Records will release the soundtrack on Oct. 28. David Arnold will again compose the score, making it his fifth Bond project.
Source: Variety


BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008) – Adrian Johnston (Chandos 10499)
INVADERS FROM MARS – Christopher Young, David Storrs (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1024, 2 CDs) – 134:27
MONGOL – Tuomas Kantelinen ($Varèse Sarabande 302 066 902 2)
MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR – Randy Edelman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 916 2)
WAY… WAY OUT / BRADDOCK – Lalo Schifrin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 73) – 59:40


LOS ANGELES, July 23 – BMI continued to celebrate and nurture the art of conducting by hosting its annual Conducting for the Film Composer workshop, now in its 11th year. Taught by BMI Classic Contribution Award-winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman, this innovative course aimed to develop and refine the conducting skills of eight BMI film and television composers who were selected to participate as students. This year’s exemplary class of working film and television composers included David Kitay (Because I Said So, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Michael Picton (Flash Gordon, Little Chenier), Rob Cairns (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Bachelorette), Billy Sullivan (Running Out of Time In Hollywood, Trekkies), Dan Slider (America’s Funniest Home Video, Touched by Evil), Barbara Cohen (Truth Has Fallen, American Shopper), Mark Koval (Batman, The Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest) and Gingger Shankar (Sundance Composer Lab Fellow). Classes were held at The Musicians Institute in Hollywood over a two week period.

Pictured at the conclusion of the workshop are (l-r) Back row: BMI’s Ray Yee, Gingger Shankar, Dan Slider, Rob Cairns, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Billy Sullivan, BMI’s Linda Livingston, Mark Koval and BMI’s Phil Shrut; front row: David Low, Michael Picton, Lucas Richman, Barbara Cohen and David Kitay. (Photo by Annamaria Disanto/WireImage)
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI’s most recent financial results, $839 million in performing right collections for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, were the highest for any copyright organization in the world. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for over 65 years. The non-profit-making U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
Source: BMI


Varèse Sarabande – TRAITOR (Mark Kilian, August 26th)
La-La LandMASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (Bill Conti, 2 CDs, July 29th)
Silva Screen Records – TORCHWOOD (Murray Gold, Ben Foster, September 22nd)


DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE – Manuel De Sica (Digitmovies CDDM 116) – 72:12
IL GIOCATTOLO (Complete) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 629) – 38:40
IL TERRORE DEI BARBARI – Carlo Innocenzi (Digitmovies CDDM 113) – 46:38
LES CAUCHEMARS NAISSENT LA NUIT – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 117)
THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE – Mark Snow (Decca 1154102) – 71:51


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (original Dramatic Score)

Family Guy • Lois Kills Stewie • FOX • Fuzzy Door Productions in association with Fox Television Animation StudiosRonald – Neal Jones

House • Guardian Angels • FOX • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions – Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka

Little People, Big World • Roloff Road Trip: Grand Canyon • TLC • Gay Rosenthal Productions in association with TLC – Joey Newman

Lost • The Constant • ABC • ABC Studios – Michael Giacchino

Pushing Daisies • Pigeon • ABC • Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television – Jim Dooley

The Simpsons • Treehouse of Horror XVIII • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox – Alf Clausen

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (original Dramatic Score)

Bernard And Doris • HBO • Trigger Street Independent Productions in association with Little Bird and Chicago Films and HBO Films – Alex Wurman

John Adams • Independence • HBO • Playtone in association with HBO Films – Rob Lane

Masters Of Science Fiction • Jerry Was A Man • ABC • Reunion Pictures – Laura Karpman

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day • ABC • Harpo Films – Lennie Niehaus

Sense & Sensibility (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS • A BBC and WGBH/Boston co-production – Martin Phipps

The Company • Night 1 • TNT • Scott Free/John Callery Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television – Jeff Beal

Outstanding Music Direction

50th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • John Cossette Productions / Ken Ehrlich Productions – Rickey Minor

80th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Bill Conti

Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies • PBS • Stiletto Entertainment – Ron Walters, Jr.

Christmas In Washington • TNT • The Stevens Co. – Ian Fraser

Movies Rock • CBS • A Conde Nast Media Group production in association with Don Mischer Productions – Steve Jordan, Mark Watters

Outstanding Music And Lyrics

Disney Phineas And Ferb • Song: ‘I Ain’t Got No Rhythm’ • Disney Channel • Walt Disney TV Animation in association with Disney Channel – Danny Jacob, Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, Robert F. Hughes, Martin Olson, Dan Povenmire

Flight Of The Conchords • Song: ‘The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)’ • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment – Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement

Flight Of The Conchords • Song: ‘Inner City Pressure’ • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment – Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, James Bobin

Jimmy Kimmel Live • Song: ‘I’m F***ing Matt Damon’ • ABC • Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios – Sarah Silverman, Tony Baubirei, Wayne McClaucey, Sal Lacono, Dan Warner

MADtv • Song: ‘Sad Fitty Cent’ • FOX • Girl Group Company – Greg O’Connor, Jordan Peele, Jim Wise

Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

Canterbury’s Law • FOX • Apostle in association with Sony Pictures Television – Tree Adams

Disney Phineas And Ferb • Disney Channel • Walt Disney TV Animation in association with Disney Channel – Carl Hill Williams, Michael Walker, Michael Culross, Jr.

Kid Nation • Episode 101 • CBS • Forman Productions – Jeff Lippencott, Mark T. Williams

Pirate Master • Episode 102 • CBS • Mark Burnett Productions – Russ Landau

Saving Grace • Pilot • TNT • Fox Television Studios – Eric “Everlast” Schrody


ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER – Dimitri Tiomkin (SAE-CRS-019) – 50:10
NAKED SPUR: CLASSIC WESTERN SCORES FROM MGM – Bronislau Kaper, Daniele Amfitheatrof, Jeff Alexander (FSMCD Vol.11 No.7, 3 CDs) – 233:50