giftedRob Simonsen has composed the music for the upcoming drama Gifted. The film is directed by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) and stars Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer and Mckenna Grace. The movie follows a single man raising his child prodigy niece, when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of his formidable mother. Tom Flynn has written the screenplay. Karen Lunder (ArrivalPremature) and Andy Cohen (Untracable) are producing the project. Read the rest of this entry »

taggedFrederik Wiedmann has recently scored the upcoming short-form series T@gged. The 11-parter is created and directed by Hannah MacPherson and stars Lia Marie Johnson, Lulu Antariksa, Katelyn Nacon, JC Caylen, Tristin Mays, Timothy Granaderos, Brendan Meyer, Nick Fink, Lukas Gage, Kurt Caceres and Claudia Sulewski. The psychological thriller follows three teenage girls who try to figure out who “tagged” their social-media profiles to a horrific murder online, before the killer finds them. MacPherson is also executive producing the AwesomenessTV production with Brian Robbins (Smallville, Coach Carter, Wild Hogs, Radio) and Shauna Phelan (The Royals). Read the rest of this entry »

berlin-stationReinhold Heil is currently scoring the upcoming Epix original series Berlin Station. The show is created by Olen Steinhauer and stars Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, Rhys Ifans, Tamlyn Tomita, Leland Orser, Richard Dillane and Bernhard Schütz. The movie follows a CIA officer who arrives at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower. Michaël Roskam (BullheadThe Drop) has directed the first two episodes and is also executive producing the project with Steinhauer, showrunner Bradford Winters (Boss, Oz), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Steve Golin (SpotlightMr. Robot), Kerry Kohansky-Roberts (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Keith Redmon (The RevenantTriple 9) and Luke Rivet (Everly). Read the rest of this entry »

sullyChristian Jacob and The Tierney Sutton Band are composing the original music for the upcoming drama Sully. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood (American SniperUnforgivenMillion Dollar Baby) and stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. The movie tells the true story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who, in 2009, became a national hero in after he successfully executed an emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. Todd Komarnicki  (Perfect Stranger) has written the screenplay based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Frank Marshall (Jurassic WorldThe Bourne UltimatumPoltergeist) is producing the project with Allyn Stewart (I Dreamed of Africa) and Tim Moore. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Cell’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: June 30, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Uncategorized
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cellBFD Records will release a soundtrack album for the horror thriller Cell. The album features the film’s original music composed by Marcelo Zarvos (The Good ShepherdThe AffairEnough SaidRay DonovanThe WordsRemember Me). The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 8, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. Cell is directed by Tod Williams (The Door in the Floor) and stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Stephen King and follows a New England artist who is struggling to reunite with his son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns humans into mindless vicious animals. Read the rest of this entry »

timelessRobert Duncan is set to score the upcoming NBC drama Timeless. The show is created by Eric Kripke (SupernaturalRevolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit. The series follows a scientist, a soldier and a history professor who are traveling through time to battle unknown criminals in order to protect history as we know it. Ryan and Kripke are also executive producing the Sony Pictures Television production with John Davis (I, RobotChronicleWaterworld) & John Fox (The Blacklist) and Marney Hochman (The Get Down). Read the rest of this entry »

bmiBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will continue its support for Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program, which collaborates with Skywalker Sound to host the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. The first 2016 session of the lab begins July 7 at Skywalker Ranch and provides an opportunity for composers and directors to explore the collaborative process of writing music for feature film and is a joint venture of the Institute’s Film Music Program and Feature Film Program. The second session of the Lab begins on July 22 and will focus on composing for documentaries and is a joint venture of the Film Music Program and Documentary Film Program. The program aims to give composers first-hand experience working on film music and sound design, and to give directors insight into the process as well. Read the rest of this entry »

academyThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year a number of film composers, including Fernando Velazquez (Crimson PeakThe ImpossibleThe Orphanage), Marcelo Zarvos (The Good ShepherdEnough SaidThe Door in the Floor), Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying DaggersThe Grandmasters2046), Antonio Pinto (City of GodLord of WarAmy), Joseph Trapanese (OblivionStraight Outta ComptonInsurgent), Deborah Lurie (Dear John9An Unfinished Life), Marcus Miller (About Last Night, BoomerangI Think I Love My Wife), Raphael Saadiq (Black Nativity), Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea). Heather McIntosh (Z for ZachariahCompliance), Kathryn Bostick (Dear White People), Carl Davis (The Understudy),  Kathryn Bostick (Dear White People), Carl Davis (The Understudy), Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA) (The Man with the Iron Fists), Germaine Franco (Dope), Wendy Blackstone (Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger) and Peter Golub (Frozen RiverThe Great Debaters). Read the rest of this entry »

in-search-of-felliniDavid Campbell has been tapped to compose the music for the upcoming coming-of-age drama In Search of Fellini. The film is directed by Taron Lexton and stars Ksenia Solo, Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The movie follows an Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality who journeys to Italy in search of legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. Nancy Cartwright (best known as the voice of Bart Simpsons of The Simpsons) and Peter Kjenaas have written the screenplay. Lexton and Kjenaas are also producing the project with Monica Padro, Nathan Lorch, Milena Ferreira and Michael Doven (The Squeeze). Read the rest of this entry »

imageThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jerry Goldsmith is among the class of 2017 honorees and was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The composer who passed away in 2004 has received an Academy Award for The Omen and was Oscar-nominated several more times for such classic films as Planet of the Apes, Patton Chinatown, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Poltergeist, Basic Instinct and L.A. Confidential. He was also honored with numerous Emmy Awards. Read the rest of this entry »