LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR MAXWINKLER’S ‘CEREMONY’

(March 29, 2011- Los Angeles,CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Ceremony — Original MotionPicture Soundtrack available digitally and in stores on April 12, 2011. The soundtrack features original music by Eric D. Johnson (of the Fruit Bats)and songs by General Public, Van Dyke Parks, Ringo Starr, Eric Burdon & TheAnimals and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.

Eric D. Johnson is a singer/songwriter and sole permanent member of the Fruit Bats. In 2000 Eric joined Califone and Perishable Records. Through tours and relationships with artists like Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine, and The Shins, the Fruit Bats signed with Sub Pop Records. Johnson hascontinued playing both with other bands and with the Fruit Bats. In addition to composing the music for Ceremony, Johnson has also composed the music for the upcoming film My Idiot Brother.

In addition to the original score by Johnson, the soundtrack features Pete Townsend (“La La La Lies”), Ringo Starr (“It Don’t Come Easy”), Van Dykes Parks (“Plots and Entrees”), EzraKoenig of  Vampire Weekend (“Papa Hobo”) and Eric Burdon & The Animals(“Good Times”).

Ceremony marks the film debut of writer/director Max Winkler(son of Henry Winkler). “The songs inside are very dear to me,” saidWinkler. “They have accompanied me every step in the journey of this movie, from when it was nothing more than a tiny idea kicking around in my head till now.”

Sam Davis (Michael Angarano) convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker (Lee Pace). But it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with the filmmaker’s fiancée, Zoe (Uma Thurman), and that his true intention isto thwart their impending nuptials. As Sam’s plan begins to unravel, he isforced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.

TOP FILM AND TELEVISION COMPOSERS TO SPEAK AT SAN FRANCISCO’S WONDERCON

Award-winning music talents Nathan Barr, Marco Beltrami, Sean Callery, Jim Dooley, ScottStarrett, Michael Suby and Special Guest Moderator Bryan Fuller to hit a highnote for fans at Sci-Fi/Fantasy gathering

San Francisco, CA (March 23, 2011) – Six of the top composers in film, television and video games are slated to speak for the program, Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Film &TV at San Francisco’s WonderCon entertainment convention. The discussion will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1in Moscone Center’s Room 104.

Bryan Fuller, creator of ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” and a producer of NBC’s “Heroes,” will moderate the panel; among those slatedto appear are Nathan Barr (True Blood, The Last Exorcism), Marco Beltrami (V, Scream 4), Sean Callery (24), Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies), Scott Starrett (The Event), and Michael Suby (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars).

Allof the composers will share their respective projects, discuss the pivotalrelationship between director and composer, and reveal how they got their bigbreak in the music composing industry, with a fan-led Q&A to follow. Attendees will receive exclusive giveaways and be the first to view (andhear) some surprise sneak-peaks from upcoming projects. Dayand weekend passes can be purchased through WonderCon’s website: www.comic-con.org/wc

AboutThe Panelists

Nathan Barr has come a long way since working as an assistant toworld-renowned composer Hans Zimmer. Barr has since composed original music forfilm and television. Film credits include: “The Ledge,” “The Last Exorcism” and “Open House.” He wasrecently tapped to score “30 Minutes Or Less,” a movie directed by Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”). Barr has also written and performedthe music for all four seasons of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Marco Beltrami is a film and television composer who reunited with WesCraven to create the original music for the highly anticipated “Scream4,” set to release April 15, 2011. Beltrami is also composing music forABC’s highly acclaimed television series, “V,” now in itssecond season. Other film and TV credits include: “Scream,”“Scream 2,” Scream 3,” “The Hurt Locker,”“3:10 to Yuma,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” (releasing August 12th, 2011), and “The Practice.”

Sean Callery is anaward-winning composer best known for his work on “24” and “24: Redemption.” For his work on the popular FOX series, Calleryreceived three Emmys for Outstanding Music Composition For a Series (Dramatic Underscore) in 2003, 2006 and 2010. He’s also created original scores for“Medium” and “Bones,” both for NBC.

Jim Dooley is an Emmy-winning composer well known in film, television and video game circles. Credits include: “The Da Vinci Code,”“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Obsessed,” “Pushing Daisies” and Disney’s “Epic Mickey.” He recently finished the score to “Carmel,” an independent film starring Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Bacall and Josh Hutcherson. Dooley also completed the original music for the animated feature film “Dorothy of Oz,” which is slated for a 2012 release. Additionally, his “Pushing Daisies: SeasonTwo” soundtrack will be released on April 5, 2011.

Scott Starrett has composed original music for award-winning feature films and television. He is currently writing the original music for NBC’s“The Event,” and will return to score Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” this spring. Starrett’s other credits include:“The Hopeful,” “The City of Water,” the HBO feature“Dim Sum Funeral” and the Apollo astronaut feature documentary,“The Wonder of It All.”

Michael Suby’s work can currently be heard on “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Pretty Little Liars,” two popular series onthe CW and ABC Family, respectively. Meanwhile, Suby has also scored music forABC Family’s “Kyle XY,” Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” E!’s “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami,” and Lifetime’s “Project Runway.” For film, his credits include: “Home of the Giants,” “The Butterfly Effect,” and “The Butterfly Effect 2.”

Bryan Fuller is a screenwriter, television producer and all around sci-fi fan. Over the years, he wrote for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,”“Star Trek: Voyager,” and co-executive produced and wrote forNBC’s “Heroes.” Fuller has also created the series,“Dead Like Me,” and the critically acclaimed “Pushing Daisies,” a winner of seven Emmy awards. Fuller is currently under a deal with NBC Universal to develop pilots for NBC, as well as USA and the SyFy Channel. Additionally, he is writing a live-action feature version of “Pinocchio” for Warner Bros.

WonderCon is an annualcomic book, science fiction, and motion picture convention run by the creators of Comic-Con International and held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987.

CW3PR is a Los Angeles-based PR firm specializing in film and music, who hosted sold-out Composing panels at both WonderCon and Comic-Con in 2010. For moreinformation please see www.comic-con.org/wc and http://www.cw3pr.com/

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 03/21/2011

Exposed – Georges Delerue (Intrada Special Collection Volume 166) – 32:25

Giu’ La Testa (Duck You Sucker) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox 708, 2 CDs)

Homecoming: A Christmas Story / Rascals And Robbers – Jerry Goldsmith / James Horner (FSMCD Vol.14 No.6)

It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Ernest Gold (La-La Land LLLCD 1167) – 112:08

L’Incorrigible / Va Voir Maman, Papa Travaille – Georges Delerue (Music Box MBR 001)

Nuevo Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7078)

Robinson Crusoe On Mars – Nathan Van Cleave (FSMCD Vol.14 No.5)

Trail Of The Pink Panther – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 163) – 44:13

Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project benefitting the victims of the Haiti Earthquake

25 Film Composers, 90 Musicians, 60-voice choir, dozens of production personnel

The recent earthquake and tsunami affecting Japan were devastating events.  The public is pulling together to donate time and money to that recovery effort.  However, the terrible earthquake in Haiti last year has almost been forgotten.  The Haitian people still need help, and the Hollywood film music community has found a way to lend their talents.  25 of the leading film composers have joined  with “Hands Together” in aiding the Haiti relief effort.  On Saturday, March 26th from 10am – 6pm at the Warner Brother’s Eastwood Scoring Studio, an original symphony is being recorded and all funds from CD sales will be donated to Hands Together.  Everyone attached is working for free and Warner Bros is donating their studio.

What:
“Symphony of Hope” –A concert recording collaboration by 25 Oscar, Tony, Grammy & Emmy winning composers benefiting Hand Together. The concert piece is based on Haitian melody and added to by each composer, and everyone involved is donating their time.

When:
Saturday, March 26th 10am -1pm 2pm – 6pm. recording time.

Where:
Burbank, CA – Warner Bros’ Eastwood Scoring Stage. Warner Bros Lot (all guest must be cleared in advance)

How:
CD and digital download will be released, DVD will be released documenting the process, a full-scale concert event is underway.

Who: Contributing Artists:
Nathan Barr (True Blood), Tyler Bates (Capt. America, 300), Jeff Beal(Monk, Rome), Christophe Beck (The Hangover, Waiting For Superman), Bruce Broughton (Silverado), George S. Clinton(Austin Powers), Elia Cmiral(Stigmata), Don Davis (The Matrix), John Debney (Passion of The Christ), Randy Edelman (The Mummy) Andrew Gross (Tenancious D film), Dave Grusin(On Golden Pond), Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were), David Kitay (Scary Movie), Christopher Lennertz(Supernatural, HOP), Deborah Lurie (Nine, Bieber), Lisbeth Scott (Passion, True Blood), Theodore Shapiro (Tropic Thunder), Ed Shearmur (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules), John Swihart (Napolean Dynamite, How I Met Your Mother), Brian Tyler(The Expandables), Michael Wandmacher (My Bloody Valentine), Timothy Michael Wynn (James Dean), Christopher Young (Spiderman 3, The Grudge)
Plus: 90 Musicians, 60-voice choir, dozens of production personnel

Hands Together
Hands Together is a non-profit organization established to assist Haiti’s largest and poorest communities. The organization has built schools and provides every student with a daily hot meal. Other programs promote human development through water well digging, agriculture and production, and assisting the poorest schools and clinics. Hands Together provides hope to the poor living in Haiti. Hands Together is founded upon the teaching that recognizes the dignity of every human life and a fundamental responsibility to the poor and vulnerable.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Kritzerland

Varèse Sarabande – May 3rd: FAST FIVE (Brian Tyler), CAMELOT (Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna, TV)

Kritzerland – THE COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR (Alfred Newman, March)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 03/17/2011

2012 Supernova: Sci-Fi Film Music Of Chris Ridenhour – Chris Ridenhour (MMS11004)

Audrey Rose – Michael Small (Kritzerland KR 20018-1)

Drive Angry – Michael Wandmacher (Lakeshore 34213)

Jane Eyre (2011) – Dario Marianelli (Sony 85258)

Land That Time Forgot: Fantasy Film Music Of Chris Ridenhour – Chris Ridenhour (MMS11005)

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus: Monster Music Of Chris Ridenhour – Chris Ridenhour (MMS11006)

Megaforce – Jerrold Immel (BSXCD 8882)

Ordeal By Innocence – Pino Donaggio (Kritzerland KR 20018-5)

Perkins’ 14 – Kostas Christides (BSXCD 8883)

Rango – Hans Zimmer (Anti 87141)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande

Varèse Sarabande

April 19th: MILDRED PIERCE (Carter Burwell), RIO (John Powell), SCREAM 4 (Marco Beltrami)

April 26th: LA FILLE DU PUISATIER (Alexandre Desplat)
 

LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘SOURCE CODE’ SOUNDTRACK

Soundtrack Features Original Music By Chris Bacon

(Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Source Code — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available digitally and in stores on March 29, 2011. Chris Bacon (Gnomeo and Juliet) composed the original music.

“Chris was a revelation,” said the film’s director Duncan Jones. “We gave Chris what seemed an impossibly difficult task: create an original score in an extremely compressed time frame. One that matches the film’s fast pace and switches of mood and tone. One that not only identifies the emotional moments, but also elevates them. Chris delivered a seventy piece orchestral score that did all of this and more.”

Bacon described, “Duncan Jones (the über-talented director from Moon), Paul Hirsch (the venerable editor) and I decided to dive in and try to tackle the biggest musical moments of the film first: the frozen moment scene at the end of the movie, and the ‘Opening Title.’”

“The rolling string figure from the opening became a sort of musical glue, providing a motor to accompany Colter’s determination as the film progressed,” Bacon explained, “Hopefully something familiar to grab on to throughout the film when a melody wasn’t really called for. The middle section of the opening was more traditionally melodic, and became the theme for the mystery of what source code is.”

Chris Bacon attended Brigham Young University where he received his undergraduate degree in music composition in 2003. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended USC and completed the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television graduate program. It was there that he met James Newton Howard, and after graduating in 2005, Bacon started working for Newton Howard as a full-time assistant. While he gained much from his formal education, it was during this time that Bacon really began learning the craft that is film scoring.

In 2007, Newton Howard recommended Bacon to Barry Sonnenfeld who was looking for a composer for the animated film Space Chimps. As a composer, Chris has worked with some tremendous and inspiring filmmakers, including Sonnenfeld and Kirk Dimicco (Space Chimps), Don Hahn and Peter Schneider (Waking Sleeping Beauty), Taylor Hackford (Love Ranch), Rick Rich (Alpha and Omega), Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet), and now Duncan Jones (Source Code).

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.
“The frozen moment is really the emotional climax of the film, and provided the opportunity to write a theme for Colter and Christina that we were able to parse up a bit and allude to in several earlier scenes, but reserve the full statement for this moment,” said Bacon.

Summit Entertainment presents Source Code in theaters on April 1, 2011. Source Code – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be released digitally and in stores on March 29, 2011.