UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Intrada, MovieScore Media, La-La Land


Intrada – ROLE MODELS (Craig Wedren, March)

MovieScore Media – TALES OF THE RIVERBANK (Mark Thomas, March 31st)

La-La Land – March: OUTLANDER (Geoff Zanelli), THE LIBRARIAN: THE CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE (Joseph LoDuca)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


DAVID RAKSIN AT MGM – David Raksin (FSMCD Vol.12 No.2, 5 CDs)
DOUBT – Howard Shore (Howe 1001)
ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – Laurence Rosenthal (La-La Land LLLCD 1085) – 57:33
TAKING CHANCE – Marcelo Zarvos (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 947 2)
THE UNBORN – Ramin Djawadi (Lakeshore 34065)

THE COMPLETE 2009 ‘OSCARS’ WINNERS LIST


BEST PICTURE – “Slumdog Millionaire”
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Sean Penn (“Milk”)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)
DIRECTING – Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire)
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Departures (Japan)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – “Wall-E”
SCREENPLAY (Adapted) – “Slumdog Millionaire”
SCREENPLAY (Original) – “Milk”
ART DIRECTION – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
CINEMATOGRAPHY – “Slumdog Millionaire”
COSTUME DESIGN – ”The Duchess”
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – ”Man on Wire”
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT – ”Smile Pinki”
FILM EDITING – “Slumdog Millionaire”
MAKEUP – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
MUSIC (SCORE) – “Slumdog Millionaire” A.R. Rahman
MUSIC (SONG) – “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) – “La Maison en Petits Cubes”
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – ”Spielzeugland (Toyland)”
SOUND EDITING – “The Dark Knight”
SOUND MIXING – “Slumdog Millionaire”
VISUAL EFFECTS – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land, Kritzerland


Film Score Monthly – February: DAVID RAKSIN AT MGM (David Raksin, 5 CDs, includes ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI, KIND LADY, THE MAN WITH A CLOAK, THE GIRL IN WHITE, THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE, THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR…, RIGHT CROSS, GROUNDS FOR MARRIAGE, THE VINTAGE, A LADY WITHOUT PASSPORT, UNTIL THEY SAIL, PAT AND MIKE, THE REFORMER AND THE REDHEAD

La-La Land – THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (Laurence Rosenthal, March)

Kritzerland – DEATH OF A SALESMAN / RASHOMON (Alex North / Laurence Rosenthal, March)

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) WINNERS


THE INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION (IFMCA) ANNOUNCES ITS 2008 WINNERS FOR SCORING EXCELLENCE

2008 FILM WINNERS:

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)
FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – Danny Elfman
BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – Andrew Lockington
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Alexandre Desplat)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM – Burn After Reading (Carter Burwell)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (John Williams)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM – Inkheart (Javier Navarrete)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM – The Happening (James Newton Howard)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE – Wall*E (Thomas Newman)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Standard Operating Procedure (Danny Elfman)
FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR – Cloverfield: “Roar Overture” (Michael Giacchino)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION – John Adams (Robert Lane, Joseph Vitarelli)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA – Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Knut Avenstroup Haugen)
BEST NEW RELEASE/RE-RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE – Intrada: The Boys from Brazil (Jerry Goldsmith)
BEST RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE – Tadlow: El Cid (Miklós Rózsa)
BEST COMPILATION ALBUM OR BOX SET – Concord: Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection (John Williams)
FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR – Intrada

JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE’


(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY scores Disney’s HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, directed by Peter Chelsom. The family comedy stars Miley Cyrus, alongside her dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Debney created a new love theme for the film and integrated the score with Miley’s songs to create a unified sound throughout the film. He wove the song tracks and score to play simultaneously, creating a seamless marriage between the two. Debney’s approach to the score is rural and contemporary. Debney wrote the orchestral arrangement to “Butterfly Fly Away,” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, written by the Grammy-winning songwriting team of Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri. Next month at the Burbank International Film Festival, Debney will be honored with the Career Achievement Award, and a medley of his scores will be performed at the opening of the festival. HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE will be in theatres April 10; the soundtrack will be released on March 24.


Recently Debney completed the score to another family, fun-filled film, HOTEL FOR DOGS. Last year, Debney set the tone to the dramatic film THE STONING OF SORAYA M. (adapted from the New York Times best seller), which received critical acclaim at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Currently Debney is scoring the latest Eddie Murphy comedy, A THOUSAND WORDS. His other credits include THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, for which he received an Oscar nomination; IDLEWILD, a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; the animated films BARNYARD and CHICKEN LITTLE; the comic-book inspired SIN CITY, and the comedies ELF and LIAR, LIAR.


Debney’s ability to deliver the perfect score in a wide variety of films has made him one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood, leading him to work with several directors multiple times. For Garry Marshall, Debney scored the black comedy, GEORGIA RULE, PRINCESS DIARIES 1 & 2, and RAISING HELEN; for Tom Shadyac, he scored BRUCE ALMIGHTY and EVAN ALMIGHTY.


In addition to an Academy Award nomination, John Debney has received several Emmy awards, a Dove award for THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, a CUE award for the score to the videogame LAIR and several gold and platinum selling albums, including THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and THE PRINCESS DIARIES. Debney was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.


In HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life. Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), at the urging of her father (Billy Ray Cyrus), takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get perspective on what matters the most in life.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO IN ÚBEDA


The BSOSpirit Society, organizer of the International Film Music Festival ‘City of Úbeda’, has confirmed that the American composer Michael Giacchino will be part of its V edition, to be held between July 16 and 19. The involvement of the this year’s Oscar Awards musical director makes the Úbeda Festival looks even more distinguished, thus increasing its interest for film music enthusiasts and the general audience.

Michael Giacchino has become one of the most acknowledged film and TV composers in recent years. Born in New Jersey in 1967, it is through his partnership with Pixar Animation that he has been presented with prominent awards and nominations. In 2007 Ratatouille received an Academy Award nomination and ended up winning the Grammy Award, thus following the footsteps of his 2004 Grammy Award-winning score for The Incredibles. In the field of television, his renowned score for Lost has earned him both critical acclaim and honors like the 2006 ASCAP Award (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and an Emmy-Award for Best Dramatic Underscore for a Television Series in 2005.
Giacchino first caught the attention of the audience more than a decade ago for his extraordinary scores for videogames such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and the Medal of Honor series, which was a World War II simulation game created by Steven Spielberg for Dreamorks Interactive. John Williams himself praised the score that the American composer wrote for the Jurassic saga.
As of today, Michael Giacchino’s latest film projects –Star Trek and Land of the Lost, both based on the popular television series – have created great anticipation. In addition, next June will see the release of Pixar’s new film – Up – whose score has also been written by Úbeda’s new guest.

A.R. RAHMAN WINS THE BAFTA’s MUSIC AWARD


A.R. Rahman won BAFTA’s music award for his original to score to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. And the Oscar will go to…