UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Neal Acree: Juncture.
Tree Adams: Keith • Hard Luck.
Brian Adler: Looking for Sunday.
Mark Adler: Noble Son (co-composer).
Eric Allaman: Race.
Michael Andrews: Unaccompanied Minors.
Craig Armstrong: World Trade Center.
David Arnold: Amazing Grace • Casino Royale • Venus • Hot Fuzz.
Angelo Badalamenti: The Wicker Man • Secrets of Love.
Klaus Badelt: Heaven and Earth.
Nathan Barr: Beerfest • Rise • Watching the Detectives • Hostel 2.
Ben Bartlett: Blood Trails.
Tyler Bates: 300 • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto • Halloween.
Jeff Beal: He Was a Quiet Man • Where God Left His Shoes • The Situation.
Christophe Beck: Zoom.
Marco Beltrami: The Invisible • Captivity • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
David Bergeaud: Three.
Chris Boardman: Local Color.
Scott Bomar: Black Snake Moan • Maggie Lynn.
Simon Boswell: Free Jimmy.
Jason Brandt: Something’s Wrong in Kansas • Night of the Living Dead 3D.
Mickey Bullock: Sportkill.
Justin Caine Burnett: I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
Carter Burwell: Fur • The Hoax.
Niall Byrne: Small Engine Repair.
Peter Calandra: Jellysmoke.
Jeff Cardoni: Firehouse Dog.
Nick Cave: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (co-composer).
George S. Clinton: Flakes • The Cleaner • The Santa Clause 3.
Charlie Clouser: Saw III.
Elia Cmiral: Pulse • Journey to the End of the Night.
Graham Collins: Black Kissinger.
Bill Conti: Rocky Balboa.
Bruno Coon: The Oh in Ohio.
Normand Corbeil: The Contract.
Burkhard Dallwitz: Romeo and Me • Taking Tiger Mountain • Caterpillar Wish • Train to Glory.
Mychael Danna: Little Miss Sunshine • Breach • Surf’s Up • Nativity.
Don Davis: The Marine.
John Debney: Barnyard • The Ant Bully • Idlewild • Everyone’s Hero.
Alexandre Desplat: The Painted Veil • Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Ramin Djawadi: Open Season.
James Michael Dooley: Urmel aus dem Eis • Bone Dry.
Patrick Doyle: Jekyll + Hyde • As You Like It • The Last Legion • Eragon • Have Mercy on Us All.
Ludek Drizhal: Life Goes On • Badland.
Anne Dudley: Perfect Creature • Black Book.
Randy Edelman: Underdog • The Last Time.
Steve Edwards: Undisputed 2 • Rome and Jewel.
Danny Elfman: Charlotte’s Web • Meet the Robinsons.
Jonathan Elias: Pathfinder.
Alan Elliott: Let’s Go to Prison.
Warren Ellis: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (co-composer).
Stephen Endelman: O Jerusalem.
Ilan Eshkeri: Decameron: Angels and Virgins.
Evan Evans: Hoboken Hollow.
Sharon Farber: When Nietzsche Wept • The Tribe.
Guy Farley: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey • The Flock • Knife Edge.
Louis Febre: Tenderness.
George Fenton: The History Boys.
Robert Folk: Van Wilder 2 • Magdalene • Antonio Vivaldi.
Damon Fox: The Kid and I.
Jason Frederick: Chinaman’s Chance.
John Frizzell: The Woods • Black Irish • Careless • First Born • Primeval.
Andy Garfield: Hatchet.
Michael Giacchino: Ratatouille.
Richard Gibbs: John Tucker Must Die.
Scott Glasgow: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles • Hack! • Toxic.
Philip Glass: The Reaping • Notes on a Scandal • Untitled Scott Hicks Movie.
Elliot Goldenthal: Across the Universe.
Paul Grabowsky: The Grooming.
Jeff Grace: The Last Winter • Triggerman.
Harry Gregson-Williams: Deja Vu • The Number 23 • Flushed Away • Seraphim Falls • Shrek 3 • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Jacob Groth: The Ugly Duckling and Me.
Larry Groupé: Resurrecting the Champ.
Christopher Gunning: La Vie en Rose.
Steven Gutheinz: Rothenburg • The Good Mother.
Paul Haslinger: Turistas • Crank.
Richard Hartley: Diamond Dead.
Reinhold Heil: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Alex Heffes: The Last King of Scotland.
Christian Henson: Severance • It’s A Boy Girl Thing.
Eric Hester: Lost Mission • Frail.
Joe Hisaishi: The Aunt’s Postmodern Life.
Nicholas Hooper: Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix.
James Horner: All the King’s Men • Apocalypto • The Good Shepherd.
James Newton Howard: The Lookout • Michael Clayton.
Steve Isles: Backwaters • Nina’s Heavenly Delights.
Mark Isham: Invincible • The Black Dahlia • Pride and Glory • Bobby • Freedom Writers.
Steve Jablonsky: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin • D-War • Transformers.
Tim Jones: Behind the Smile • Eye of the Dolphin.
Trevor Jones: Fields of Freedom • Miguel and William.
David Julyan: The Last Drop • The Prestige.
Tuomas Kantelinen: Honor • Votergate • Quest for a Heart.
Laura Karpman: Man in the Chair • Out at the Wedding.
Rolfe Kent: Reign O’er Me • Fred Claus • Spring Break in Bosnia.
David Kitay: Caffeine.
Johnny Klimek: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Harald Kloser: 10.000 BC.
Abel Korzeniowski: PU-239.
Penka Kouneva: The Third Nail • Richard III.
Nathan Larson: The Queen.
Sondre Lerche: Dan in Real Life.
James S. Levine: Running with Scissors.
Andrew Lockington: Skinwalkers • Step.
Joseph LoDuca: Bar Starz.
Henning Lohner: In the Name of the King.
Erik Lundborg: Absolute Trust.
Mark Mancina: Shooter.
Clint Mansell: The Fountain • Smokin’ Aces • Wind Chill.
David Mansfield: Stephanie Daley • El Carnaval de Sodoma.
Dario Marianelli: The Return • Goodbye Bafana.
Philip Marshall: Blind Guy Driving.
Cliff Martinez: First Snow.
Mark McKenzie: The Ultimate Gift.
Joel McNeely: Fox and the Hound II • The Tinkerbell Movie.
Peter Melnick: Farce of the Penguins.
Alan Menken: Enchanted • The Frog Princess.
Joseph Metcalfe: The Hard Corps.
Dave Metzger: Brother Bear 2.
Guy Michelmore: Iron Man • Dr. Strange.
Randy Miller: Last Time Forever • Shanghai Red • Slipstream.
Charlie Mole: Fade to Black.
Deborah Mollison: Too Much Too Young • Infinite Justice.
Andrea Morricone: Raul – Diritto di uccidere • Veronica Decides to Die.
Mark Mothersbaugh: How to Eat Fried Worms.
John Murphy: Miami Vice.
Peter Nashel: The Night Listener.
Blake Neely: Starter for Ten.
Thomas Newman: Little Children • The Good German.
John Nordstrom: Nearing Grace.
Julian Nott: The Underdog.
Paul Oakenfold: Victims • Noble Son (co-composer).
John Ottman: Night at the Museum.
John Paesano: Shamrock Boy.
Alan Parker: Stormbreaker.
Barrington Pheloung: Little Fugitive.
Martin Phipps: The Flying Scotsman.
Basil Poledouris: Bunyan and Babe.
Steve Porcaro: The Wizard of Gore.
Rachel Portman: Infamous.
John Powell: Happy Feet • The Bourne Ultimatum.
Trevor Rabin: Gridiron Gang • Snakes on a Plane • The Guardian.
Brian Ralston: Graduation • 9/Tenths.
J.A.C. Redford: Leroy and Stitch.
Graeme Revell: Bordertown • Man of the Year.
David Reynolds: Heavens Fall.
David Robbins: Bernard and Doris.
J. Peter Robinson: Highlander: The Source.
William Ross: September Dawn • Driftwood.
Laura Rossi: Brighton to London.
H. Scott Salinas: Tripping Forward • Strictly Sexual • What We Did on Our Holidays.
Anton Sanko: Delirious.
Gustavo Santaolalla: Babel.
Nitin Sawhney: The Namesake.
Brad Sayles: The Bracelet of Bordeaux.
Eric Serra: Arthur and the Minimoys.
Marc Shaiman: Hairpsray.
Theodore Shapiro: Idiocracy • Mr Woodcock.
Edward Shearmur: 88 Minutes.
Howard Shore: The Departed.
Carlo Siliotto: Italian Dream • Dear Anne – The Gift of Hope.
Alan Silvestri: Beowulf.
BC Smith: Beer League.
Mark Snow: Private Fears in Public Places.
Jason Solowsky: Zen Man • 110%: When Blood, Sweat and Tears Are Not Enough • The Deepening.
Marc Streitenfeld: American Gangster.
John Swihart: Employee of the Month.
Johan Söderqvist: Walk the Talk • Exit • Give Me Love.
Joby Talbot: Sixty Six • Penelope.
Frederic Talgorn: Président • Nos jours heureux • Molière ou le Comédien Malgré lui • Asterix at the Olympic Games.
John Tavener: The Children of Men.
Mark Thomas: Back in Business • Moondance Alexander • Tales of the Riverbank.
Tom Tykwer: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Brian Tyler: Bug • Partition.
James L. Venable: Happily N’Ever After • Clerks II.
Shirley Walker: Black Christmas.
Michael Wandmacher: The Killing Floor.
Stephen Warbeck: Goal 2 – Living the Dream • Killshot.
Mathias Weber: Crossover • Dead in Three Days.
Craig Wedren: Reno 911 – Miami.
Edwin Wendler: Taking Your Life.
Nigel Westlake: Miss Potter.
Alan Williams: The Velveteen Rabbit • Angst • Snow Princess • He Love Her, She Loves Him Not.
Tim Williams: Afterthought • A Dog’s Breakfast.
Debbie Wiseman: Middletown.
Alex Wurman: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Gabriel Yared: Azur et Asmar • Breaking and Entering.
Christopher Young: Ghost Rider • Lucky You • The Grudge 2 • Spider-Man 3 • The Messengers.
Geoff Zanelli: Disturbia • Delgo.
Marcelo Zarvos: Trainwreck: Hollywoodland • The Architecht • My Life as an Idiot • Ira and Abby.
Aaron Zigman: Flicka • Step Up • Bridge to Terabithia.
Hans Zimmer: The Holiday • The Simpsons.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ANTONIO GUERRIERO DI DIO – Pino Donaggio (LKP 586)
ARRIVANO I TITANI – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 060) – 73:37
CHI L’HA VISTA MORIRE (Who Saw Her Die) – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 059)
FAREWELL TO THE KING (Expanded) – Basil Poledouris (Prometheus PCD 159)
GLI SCASSINATORI (The Burglars) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7033)
LA PROVINCIALE – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 418) – 54:48
METELLO – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 2071)
O RE – Nicola Piovani (LKP 584)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


DEATH ON THE NILE – Nino Rota (DRG 19091)
THE DESCENT – David Julyan (Cooking Vinyl 4774) – 49:42
GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES / GARFIELD THE MOVIE – Christophe Beck (Bulletproof 1005)
GLORIA – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1050) – 40:44
JOE 90 – Barry Gray (Silva 1209)
MONSTER HOUSE – Douglas Pipes (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 746 2) – 49:19
SKY BANDITS – Alfi Kabiljo (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1053)
SLITHER – Tyler Bates (Bulletproof 1004)
AN UNFINISHED LIFE (Unused Score) – Christopher Young (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1052)
WAR OF THE ROSES / THE SANDLOT – David Newman (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1051) – 53:54

SONGWRITERS ALAN ZACHARY AND MICHAEL WEINER BRIGHTEN FOLGERS COFFEE CAMPAIGN WITH "HAPPY MORNING"


(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles based composer and lyricist team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner provide the song “Happy Morning” for the new Folgers Coffee national campaign, produced by Saatchi & Saatchi. With it, Folgers takes an innovative new approach to advertising, both by only showing the commercial online and possibly in theaters and through its unusual content. The commercial can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GYlGir8Dso.

In the unique commercial, figures dressed in yellow represent morning sunbeams that prance around and wake sleeping people by singing Zachary and Weiner’s song. For the song, the two combine an upbeat melody with quirky lyrics that include the repeated phrase “You can sleep when you are dead.” The result is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek, extremely catchy tune that subtly mocks the coffee drinker who has not yet had his caffeine boost. Paired withaward-winning director Steve Ayson’s unique visuals, it demonstrates a fresh approach to commercial making. Zachary and Weiner’s credits include several collaborative projects in both musical film and theater and non-musical film. They have worked extensively with Disney, writing the score and original songs for the film “Cinderella II: Dreams Come True,” for which Zachary won Best Original Score at the DVD Exclusive Awards, and the books, lyrics, and score for the stage production “Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story,” premiering on the Disney Cruise Line. Currently, they are finishing work on the film “Cinderella III.”

In addition to their work with Disney, their family musical, “Mystery of the Dancing Princesses,” was presented at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival in New York. Non-musical credits include the films “Man of the Century” and “The Time Machine.” For their upcoming projects, the two will work with Broadway producer Adam Epstein on an animated musical film, and with writer Rupert Holmes on a Broadway adaptation of the New Line Cinema film “Secondhand Lions.”

ENNIO MORRICONE POSTPONES CONCERTS


Fans are left disappointed as two nights of Ennio Morricone concerts due to take place at London’s Hammersmith Apollo next week have been rescheduled for December this year.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN BARRY AND THE TEN TENORS


Composing legend John Barry is due to appear alongside ‘The Ten Tenors’ and the English Chamber Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September. ’An Evening With John Barry and The Ten Tenors’ takes place on Thursday September 28th. Tickets will be available from the box office; go to http://www.royalalberthall.com for more details.

CRAIG ARMSTRONG SCORES OLIVER STONE’S CONTROVERSIAL "WORLD TRADE CENTER"


Soundtrack release from Sony Classical August 8th

(Hollywood, CA) Golden Globe winning film composer Craig Armstrong delivers a haunting score to Paramount Pictures’ “World Trade Center.” Oliver Stone directs the true story of John McLoughlin and William Jimeno, two police officers who became trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nicholas Cage and Michael Pena star as the two officers. The film opens August 11th, and Sony Classical releases the score August 8th. Stone has won several Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his films, which include “Natural Born Killers,” “JFK,” “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Midnight Express.” This is the first time Stone and Armstrong have worked together.

Craig Armstrong, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, has composed, arranged, produced, and performed a multitude of respected works. He began his professional music career with the group The Big Dish, performing on keyboard, writing, and arranging; this led to arranging assignments for artists including Massive Attack, U2, and Madonna. Later, Armstrong became composer in residence at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre Company, writing commissioned pieces for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In the last ten years, Armstrong has composed extensively for film. He won a Golden Globe and was named AFI’s Composer of the Year for his score to Baz Luhrman’s musical “Moulin Rouge,” starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. His work on the Ray Charles biographical film, “Ray,” earned him a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album. His other credits include “The Quiet American,” “Plunkett and Maclean,” and “Love Actually.”
In addition to his film scores, Armstrong has released three solo albums: “The Space Between Us,” “As If To Nothing,” and “Piano Works.” Most recently, his new musical trio “The Dolls” released its first self-titled album. Currently, his music can be heard as part of an exhibit at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. He will perform with a full orchestra October 19th in Belgium at the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival, incorporating several of his popular film scores.

"SUPERNATURAL” COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ EARNS EMMY NOMINATION


58th Primetime Emmy Awards live August 27th

(Hollywood, CA) Film and television composer Christopher Lennertz receives an Emmy nomination for his score for the WB series “Supernatural.” The cult science fiction show, created by Eric Kripke, follows two brothers who repeatedly meet with the paranormal as they search for their missing father and the cause of their mother’s mysterious death. Lennertz’s eerie and rousing score for the pilot episode earned him his nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards air live on August 27th. Lennertz and Kripke were students together in the USC film program

Lennertz began his musical education at the early age of nine and quickly developed what director Joshua Butler (“Saint Sinner”) calls “na incredible gift for melody.” After learning to play the trumpet and guitar, he ventured out of performance to study composition, jazz arranging, and theory in high school. Soon, he made his way to the University of Southern California where his relationship with “Supernatural” creator and executive producer Kripke began. With Kripke directing and Lennertz composing, they collaborated on two short films, “Truly Committed,” which won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, and “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Sasha Alexander.

Lennertz has since expanded his repertoire as a composer for all types of media, from film to television and even to videogames. Among his film scores are several notable independent films, including the jazz-based gangster drama “Baby Face Nelson” featuring Academy Award winner F. Murry Abraham, the seductive thriller “Lured Innocence” starring Dennis Hopper, and the film festival favorite, “Art House.” His television credits include Fox’s “Brimstone,” the WB’s “The Strip,” and the theme song for the MTV series “Tough Enough,” which appeared on the album for the show and put him on the Billboard top 100 charts for weeks. His powerful, full orchestral score for the Steven Spielberg-created videogame “Medal of Honor: Rising Sun” earned an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and led him to score two more “Medal of Honor” games. Most recently, Lennertz scored the thriller “The Deal,” starring Christian Slater and Selma Blair, “Sledge: The Untold Story,” a mockumentary featuring Angelina Jolie, and the latin comedy “Tortilla Heaven.”

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