LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2010) –Film composers are increasingly receiving the spotlight. Now fans of film music have the opportunity to interact live with leading composers. Film Music Live, the first interactive video site dedicated to the sounds of film, premieres with John Debney on June 30th at 5:30 pm PDT/8:30 pm EDT at http://www.justin.tv/filmmusiclive. The award winning composer (The Passion of the Christ, Valentine’s Day), from his studio, will answer live questions from fans and discuss his recent projects including Iron Man 2 and Predators — opening in theaters on July 9th. The video broadcast will stream on the Film Music Live channel from the website Justin.TV.
Despite his busy schedule, Debney keeps his fans connected via Twitter (http://twitter.com/JohnDebney), posting information, pictures and videos from scoring sessions. His dedication to fans made Debney the natural choice to premiere Film Music Live.
Debney’s musical ability knows no boundaries, and his music sets the tone for films in all genres, from his Academy Award® nominated score for “The Passion of the Christ” to his work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” which Debney and Glen Ballard collaborated on the song “Butterfly Fly Away” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Recently Daily Variety devoted an 11 page tribute to John Debney as the “Billion-Dollar Composer,” because of his tremendous box office success (films he has scored have grossed nearly five billion-dollars.) In 2005, Debney became the youngest recipient of ASCAP’s highest honor, The Henry Mancini Award.
Film Music Live is a new channel on Justin.TV that allows viewers an opportunity to communicate live to leading film composers. Bi-weekly, FML will present composers live and anyone is welcome to join in the chat. Justin.TV was created for users to broadcast and watch live videos. The live video streams and ability to chat are open to anyone who has access to the Internet and participation does not require an account with the site.
Film Music Live is produced by Costa Communications, an award winning full service marketing, public relations and artist management firm. Clients include John Debney, John Ottman (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie), Bruno Coulais (Coraline, Winged Migration), Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, Sex and the City 2), Alan Menken (Little Mermaid, Enchanted), Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge), Christopher Lennertz (Cats & Dogs 2, Alvin & The Chipmunks) and Christopher Young (Grudge, Spider Man 3), Austin Wintory (Captain Abu Read), Atticus Ross (Book of Eli) and more. Other Costa Communications productions include the documentary Hometown Glory. For more information visit http://www.costacomm.com/ .