Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Two new movies are opening nationwide this week: Expected to top the weekend box office is the action thriller Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris. The film’s original music is composed by Joe Kraemer (Jack […]

Meghan Trainor announced that she is recording an original song for the upcoming animated feature The Peanuts Movie. The track is called Better When I’m Dancin’ and will mark the singer/songwriter’s first original song for a movie. Epic Records will release the official soundtrack album for the film and has set a release date to […]

Bret McKenzie has been tapped to write original songs for Disney’s upcoming musical comedy Bob the Musical. The film is set to be directed by Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the movie a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi action comedy Pixels directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox. The film’s original music is composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Big Hero 6, X-Men: First Class, Wreck-It-Ralph). Varese Sarabande has released […]

Composer Stephen Trask is teaming up with writer Chris D’Arienzo (Rock of Ages) to create a musical based on Martin Scorsese’s 1982 feature The King of Comedy starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott and Sandra Bernhard about an aspiring comedian who kidnaps a talk show host in the hopes of forcing […]

Van Alexander (1915 – 2015)

Posted: July 19, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Variety is reporting that Van Alexander died this afternoon at age 100 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He composed scores for several 1960s sitcoms including Bewtiched, I Dream of Jeannie, Hazel, The Donna Reed Show and Dennis the Menace. Throughout his career, Alexander earned three Emmy Award nominations for his music direction for The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters and The Golddiggers, […]

Composer Joe Kraemer has published the first track from his score for the action thriller Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Listen to the cue Moroccon Pursuit written by the composer who previously composed the music for director Christopher McQuairre’s features Jack Reacher and The Way of the Gun after the jump. La-La Land Records will release […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the superhero movie Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “TI” Harris, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà and Michael Douglas. The film’s original music is composed by Christophe Beck (Frozen, […]

2015 Emmy Nominations Announced

Posted: July 16, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Here are the music-related categories: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Chef’s Table – Francis Mallman – Music by Duncan Thum House of Cards – Chapter 32 – Music by Jeff Beal Outlander – Sassenach – Music by Bear McCreary Penny Dreadful – Closer Than Sisters – Music by Abel Korzeniowski The Paradise – Episode 8 – Music […]

Disney announced today that Danny Elfman is among this year’s Disney Legends honorees, which will be named and honored during D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances. Elfman’s work […]