Lorne Balfe has been tapped to score the upcoming sci-fi movie The Tomorrow War. The film marks the live action directorial debut of Chris McKay and stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Keith Powers, Mike Mitchell, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sam Richardson and J.K. Simmons. The movie follows a man who is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. David Ellison & Dana Goldberg (Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Don Granger (Jack Reacher), David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight), Jules Daly (The Grey) and Adam Kolbrenner (Prisoners) are producing the Skydance Media production. Read the rest of this entry »

14th Street Music has released the original score from Damien Chazelle’s new short The Stunt Double. Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Crown, Bad Boys for Life, Genius, Home, Terminator Genisys) has composed the film’s original music. Visit Apple Music to stream the score, which has been released as a digital single. Also watch the full short after the jump. The Stunt Double directed by Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash, First Man) was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro and is being described as a journey through cinema history, from action movies to silent films, spy flicks to westerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Decca Classics will release a score album for the British/Australian drama Dirt Music. The album features the the film’s original score composed by Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!The Incredible HulkRomeo + Juliet, The Great GatsbyLove Actually, The Bone Collector). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, August 7. The purchase link will be added to this article soon. The label is also releasing a separate soundtrack featuring the songs from the movie tomorrow. The full details will be announced within the next day. Dirt Music is directed by Gregor Jordan and stars Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund and David Wenham. The movie is based on Tim Winton’s novel of the same title and tells an impassioned tale of love and grief. Read the rest of this entry »

WaterTower Music will release the official soundtrack album for the comedy An American Pickle. The album features the film’s original music written by Michael Giacchino (UpStar TrekLostRatatouille, Jurassic World, Doctor StrangeThe Incredibles) who has provided the original themes and Nami Melumad (Absentia) who has composed the original score. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, August 7. Check back on this page for the streaming/download link. An American Pickle is directed by Brandon Trost and stars Seth Rogen, Maya Erskine, Jorma Taccone and Sarah Snook. The movie is based on Simon Rich’s New Yorker novella and tells the story of a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. Read the rest of this entry »

Varese Sarabande & Music.Film Recordings will release a soundtrack album for comedy Made in Italy. The album features the film’s original music composed by Alex Belcher (Extraction, 21 Bridges, IO). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, August 7. The streaming/download link will be added to this article within the next day. Made in Italy is written and directed by James D’Arcy and stars Liam Neeson, Valeria Bilello, Micheál Richardson and Lindsay Duncan. The movie is set in the Tuscany and tells the story of a bohemian London artist who returns to Italy with his estranged son to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Read the rest of this entry »

Roque Banos (Don’t Breathe, Evil DeadThe MachinistIn the Heart of the Sea, Sexy Beast) is the composer of HBO Europe’s upcoming horror series 30 Coins (30 Monedas). The show is directed by Álex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, Witching and Bitching) and stars Eduard Fernández, Megan Montaner, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Macarena Gómez, Pepón Nieto and Manolo Solo. The series revolves around an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict, who is exiled by the church to a remote town in Spain, where a series of paranormal events expose his past and unravel a conspiracy that will lead straight to the heart of the Vatican. Read the rest of this entry »

Composer David Russo (Pennyworth, NikitaThe Tomorrow People) has released four new soundtrack albums for the Fox drama Gotham. The albums feature selections of the original music from the show’s second, third, fourth and fifth season. The Season 2, Season 3, Season 4 and Season 5 albums are now available to stream/download on Amazon, Apple Music and other digital music stores/services. WaterTower Music has previously released a soundtrack album featuring Russo’s & Graeme Revell’s score from the first season in 2018. Gotham developed by Bruno Heller based on the DC Comics characters and starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue,David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Zabryna Guevara, Robin Lord Taylor and Erin Richards premiered on between 2014 and 2019 on Fox. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Frost (Dark, Sleeping Beauty, Fortitude, Super Dark Times) has composed the original score for the upcoming HBO Max original series Raised by Wolves. The show is created by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) and stars Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Jordan Loughran, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Aasiya Shah, Ivy Wong and Travis Fimmel. The sci-fi drama centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) has directed the first two episodes. Read the rest of this entry »

Silva Screen Records has announced a soundtrack album for the Channel 5 drama The Deceived. The album features the show’s original music composed by Emmy Award nominee Hannah Peel (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, August 7. Check back on this page for the download/streaming link. The Deceived is written by Lisa McGee & Tobias Beer and stars Emily Reid, Emmett J. Scanlan, Catherine Walker, Eleanor Methven, Ian McElhinney, Shelley Conn, Dempsey Bovell and Paul Mescal. The 4-part psychological thriller directed by Chloe Thoma follows an English student who falls in love with her married lecturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Billy Goldenberg (1936 – 2020)

Posted: August 5, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Billy Goldenberg has passed away at age 84. The composer wrote dozens of scores for film and television between the late 60s and late 90s. His best known works include the first theme for Kojak, his scores for seven episodes of Columbo, Herbert Ross’ 1975 feature The Last of Sheila,  Michael Schultz’s 1979 comedy Scavenger Hunt, and the themes for the CBS comedy Rhoda, the ABC western Alias Smith and Jones and the NBC drama Our House. He collaborated with Steven Spielberg on two of the director’s early projects, Night Gallery and Duel, and later scored several episodes of the Spielberg-produced anthology series Amazing Stories. Throughout his career, he received over 20 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won the award multiple times for the 1974/75 mini-series The Lives of Benjamin Franklin, the 1978 Martin Luther King Jr. biographical mini-series King and the TV movies Queen of the Stardust Ballroom and Rage of Angels. Read the rest of this entry »