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LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS ‘ROCK DOG’ – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music by Rolfe Kent
With The Original Song “Glorious” by Adam Friedman

(February 21, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the ROCK DOG– Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 24, 2017. The album contains original music by Rolfe Kent (MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, UP IN THE AIR, SIDEWAYS) and original songs “Bodi Finds The Fire” by Adam Friedman & Rolfe Kent and “Glorious” by Adam Friedman. Continue reading LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS ‘ROCK DOG’ – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘CASUAL’ – ORIGINAL SERIES SCORE ALBUM


Featuring Original Music by Mateo Messina with Rolfe Kent

(November 11, 2015– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the score for CASUAL, Jason Reitman’s original Hulu series with Lionsgate TV, digitally on November 27, 2015, and on CD in early 2016. The album features original music by Mateo Messina (JUNO, THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, BUTTER) with Rolfe Kent (LABOR DAY, UP IN THE AIR). Continue reading LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘CASUAL’ – ORIGINAL SERIES SCORE ALBUM

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL OF CÓRDOBA ANNOUNCES HONORARY PRESIDENT AND ELMER BERNSTEIN AWARD RECIPIENTS


Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein

Composer Christopher Lennertz to be Honorary President
Composers Rolfe Kent and Abel Korzeniowski to Receive Prestigious Elmer Bernstein Awards

The International Film Music Festival of the Province of Córdoba is proud to announce the final two components of their program – Composers Abel Korzeniowski (PENNY DREADFUL, W.E.) and Rolfe Kent (LABOR DAY, SIDEWAYS) will be awarded with the 2nd annual Elmer Bernstein Awards. The Elmer Bernstein Award recognizes the contributions of composers through film/TV soundtracks. In addition the festival announces its honorary president, returning composer Christopher Lennertz (SUPERNATURAL, IDENTITY THIEF). Continue reading INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL OF CÓRDOBA ANNOUNCES HONORARY PRESIDENT AND ELMER BERNSTEIN AWARD RECIPIENTS

Cordoba Film Music Festival announces line-up


World renowned film music composers will gather in Córdoba in July
Line-up featuring over 20 renowned composers including Academy Award winner Steven Price (Gravity), Rolfe Kent (Sideways), Abel Korzeniowski (W.E.) and Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter)
Festival pays special tribute to Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) 

The complete composer guest line-up for the 2014 edition of the International Film Music Festival Province of Córdoba (July 20th–July 27th) has been announced. Renowned composers such as Academy Award winner Steven Price (Gravity), Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man), Rolfe Kent (up in the Air), Christopher Lennertz (Supernatural) and fan cult favorite Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter) will take part in the 10th anniversary celebration of this premier cultural event.

BACK LOT MUSIC PRESENTS ‘BAD WORDS’ – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music by Rolfe Kent

(March 13, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Back Lot Music will release the BAD WORDS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The album features original music composed by Golden Globe Award nominee Rolfe Kent (SIDEWAYS, UP IN THE AIR).

Jason Bateman (IDENTITY THIEF) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy BAD WORDS. He stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn of WE’RE THE MILLERS) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand of HOMELAND) who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. Focus Features releases BAD WORDS in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, March 14; in select cities on Friday, March 21; and in more cities on Friday, March 28.

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ROLFE KENT SCORES ‘LABOR DAY’


Rolfe Kent teams again with director Jason Reitman for LABOR DAY, which stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.  Kent took intimate instrumentation, including guitars, charango and sounds of crickets, and processed them to create intense moody ambiances, at once both organic and other-worldly, delicately navigating a line between tension and emotion.

ROLFE KENT on LABOR DAY
“Nothing could have prepared me for LABOR DAY,” said Kent. “It was an experience unlike any other I have had. The music was to bring focus to the images, but in an incredibly delicate way. Really an indefinable way. You know it’s simple to compose happy or sad music, but to create something simple yet sophisticated, that calls the listener to be curious and yet uncertain and perhaps a little unnerved, well it called me to forget everything I knew about composition and discover a whole new musical language. It was at once incredibly stressful, and deeply rewarding.”

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ROLFE KENT TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS


Ceremony Celebrating Year’s Top Film, Television and Cable Composers Slated for May 16 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2012 – BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Rolfe Kent at the organization’s 2012 Film & Television Awards. Held Wednesday, May 16 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the private event also honors the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

BMI bestows the Richard Kirk Award on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2012 honoree, Rolfe Kent joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

“It’s such an honor to get the Richard Kirk Award,” Kent said. “It is humbling and a bit bewildering to be recognized alongside people who inspired me to compose in the first place like John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith.”

Rolfe Kent has succeeded in creating a body of work that is fiercely original, musically complex and artistically bold, all in the service of the films and television for which it is composed. His diverse list of credits spans intellectual comedy to slapstick, white-knuckle thrillers to drama. Kent has scored almost 50 films, including the Academy Award-nominated Up in the Air, for which he won a Golden Satellite award; Sideways, which earned Kent a Golden Globe nomination and Critics Choice Award in 2007; Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Young Adult, Charlie St. Cloud, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, Wedding Crashers, The Matador, Reign Over Me, The Hunting Party, The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Thank You for Smoking and most recently Michael Hoffman’s Gambit, written by the Coen Brothers and slated for release in January 2013.

In television, Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for Showtime’s runaway hit Dexter. An in-demand collaborator, he has established strong working relationships with top-tier directors such as Richard Shepherd, Alexander Payne, Mark Waters, Jason Reitman, and Burr Steers. Kent has received an impressive 13 BMI Film & Television Awards since 2002.

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross will host the ceremony.

For more information on BMI’s film and television composers and events, please visit www.bmi.com/filmtv.

ROLFE KENT SCORES ‘KILLERS’


Lionsgate is releasing the Killers — Original Soundtrack, available digitally on June 1, 2010. A comedic action-packed blockbuster directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth), Killers will hit theaters everywhere on June 4. The soundtrack features eight feel good hits, including “Beauty In The World” from Grammy Award® winner Macy Gray, and a whimsical original score by Rolfe Kent (Up in The Air, Sideways).

Fueled by the success of the song “I Try” Macy Gray’s debut album, 1999’s On How Life Is, earned her critical acclaim and the Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy Award. Ten years and three albums later, Gray has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Her fifth studio album, The Sellout, will be released on June 22. “Beauty In The World”, featured on both the Killers soundtrack and The Sellout, is Gray’s first new single in three years.

Composer Rolfe Kent’s original music takes you on a fun, flirty and mysterious journey from exotic locales, to the comforts of the suburbs, to the thrilling turns and twists of Killers. Kent has written music for more than thirty films including the Golden Globe® nominated score for Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Nurse Betty, Legally Blonde, Wedding Crashers, Thank You For Smoking, The Men Who Stare At Goats, and Up in the Air. In 2007, Kent received an Emmy Award® nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for the Showtime series Dexter.

Trying to recover from a sudden break-up, Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) believes she’ll never fall in love again. But on a trip to the French Riviera, Jen happens to meet the man of her dreams, the dashing, handsome Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Three years later, she and Spencer are newlyweds living the ideal suburban life, until bullets start flying. Literally. It seems Spencer was once an international super-spy! Jen is determined to discover what other secrets he might be keeping – all the while trying to dodge bullets, keep up neighborly appearances, manage the in-laws, and work out some major trust issues.