indignationThe full details of the soundtrack album for the indie drama Indignation have been revealed. The album features the film’s original score composed by Jay Wadley, as well as the original song Is It Love performed by Jane Monheit and written by Wadley & director James Schamus (who was Academy Award-nominated for co-writing a song from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The soundtrack will be released this Friday, July 29 by Nettwerk and is now available for pre-order on AmazonIndignation is written and directed by Schamus and stars Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Danny Burstein and Ben Rosenfield. The movie is based on Philip Roth’s novel of the same title and follows a young Jewish man who escapes his sheltered family life in New Jersey and his job in his father’s butcher shop to attend a small conservative Ohio college in 1951 on a scholarship. Read the rest of this entry »

snowdenDeutsche Grammophon will release the official soundtrack for Oliver Stone’s drama Snowden. The album features the film’s original music composed by Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!The Great GatsbyWorld Trade CenterThe Incredible Hulk) and Adam Peters (Savages), as well as a remix by electronic music producer DJ Boys Noiz. The soundtrack will be released on September 16, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonSnowden is co-written and directed by Stone and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The movie is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena and chronicles Edward Snowden’s time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition. Read the rest of this entry »

rachel-portmanRachel Portman is reteaming with director Lasse Hallstrom on the upcoming drama A Dog’s Purpose. The film starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hal is based on the bestselling 2010 novel of the same title by W. Bruce Cameron and centers on one devoted dog (voiced by Bradley Cooper) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he loves by teaching them to laugh and love. Cameron and his wife Cathryn Michon have written the screenplay. Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Panic Room, 8MM, Secret Window) is producing the Amblin Entertainment & Walden Media production. Read the rest of this entry »

ghostbustersRCA Records has released the cover version of Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme song by No Small Children from Paul Feig’s reboot of the franchise. The track, which is featured in the movie’s end credits, is now available to download on Amazon. No Small Children is a LA-based punk rock band made up of three elementary school teachers – Lisa Pimentel, Nicola Belinsky and Joanie Pimentel. Check out the music video of the cover after the jump. The label has previously released a soundtrack album featuring the other songs from the film, including more cover versions of Parker Jr.’s theme song. Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Charles Dance and Chris Hemsworth is now playing in theaters nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »

cliff-martinezSoundtrack_Cologne CEO Michael P. Aust announced today that Cliff Martinez will receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award on August 27, 2016 during the award ceremony of this year’s Soundtrack_Cologne conference. Martinez who is known for his work on film and as the former drummer of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers has composed the music for such films as DriveSex, Lies and VideotapesTraffic (for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award), Contagion, The Lincoln LawyerSolarisKafkaOnly God ForgivesThe Limey and this year’s The Neon Demon. Read the rest of this entry »

dan-romerDan Romer has recently composed the score for the upcoming indie drama Katie Says Goodbye. The film is written and directed by Wayne Roberts and stars Olivia Cooke, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abbott, Jim Belushi and Mary Steenburgen. The movie follows a kindhearted 17-year-old in the American Southwest who turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco. Eric Schultz (James White), Jacob Wasserman,Kimberly Parker and Carlo Sirtori (The Preppie Connection) are producing the project. Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Antonio Campos (Christine) are among the film’s executive producers.  Read the rest of this entry »

oscars-academy-awardsThe Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced three programs to take place in August that will highlight the art of film music. On Wednesday, August 17, Academy governor Michael Giacchino (UpStar TrekInside Out) and animation director David Silverman will host the West Coast restoration premiere of the 1930 classic King of Jazz at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Click here for more information. On Monday, August 29, the Academy will celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with a screening of Purple Rain in 35mm, also at the organization’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Read the rest of this entry »

james-lavinoJames Lavino has been hired to score the upcoming indie drama One Last Thing. The film is written and directed by Tim Rouhana and stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Jurnee Smollet-Bell (Underground). The movie tells the story of a lonely dentist in Florida whose days are filled by work and his solo daily golf game and who begins to journey outside his comfort zone when he’s confronted by a figure from the past and finds out that he has an adult daughter living in Brooklyn. Alexa L. Fogel and Brendan Mason are producing the Beech Hill Films & Low Profile Films production.  Read the rest of this entry »

carnage-parkLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the horror thriller Carnage Park. The album features the film’s original music composed by Giona Ostinelli (Two-Bit Waltz, Darling, Carter High). The soundtrack will be released digitally on August 5, 2016. Carnage Park is written and directed by Mickey Keating and stars Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hébert, Darby Stanchfield and Alan Ruck. The movie follows a woman who is held hostage by two bank robbers, only to find herself on the property of a psychotic military sniper, who poses an even greater threat on her life. Read the rest of this entry »

nicholas-hooperNicholas Hooper has recently recorded his score for the upcoming television drama Winter Thaw. The film is directed by Adam Thomas Anderegg and stars John Rhys-Davies, Karl Johnson and Valentin Novopolskij. The movie is based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story Martin the Cobbler (also commonly known as Where Love Is, God Is) and was adapted for the small screen by author Joseph Clay (Demons of the Jungle). Russ Kendall (The Song the Changed My Life) is producing the project for Kaleidoscope Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »