Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Alan Menken is writing original songs for the upcoming animated comedy Sausage Party. The film is directed by Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and features the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Edward Norton, James Franco, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Danny […]

It was announced today that James Newton Howard is the recipient of this year’s Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, which will be presented at the annual Hollywood in Vienna Concert Gala at Vienna Concert Hall on October 16, 2015  The Max Steiner Award honors extraordinary achievements within the genre of film music by the musical capital […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the second part in the Divergent series, Insurgent directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion, Earth […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Guaranteed to top the weekend box office is Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham-Carter. The film’s original music is composed by Patrick Doyle (Sense and Sensibility, […]

Last night, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) held its annual Film & Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Elliot Goldenthal was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award, which is given to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi thriller Chappie co-written and directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley. The film’s original music is composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Inception). Varese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album […]

Saturn Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: March 3, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the nominations for this year’s Saturn Awards. The winners will be announced at the 41st Annual Saturn Awards ceremony on June 25. Here are the nominees in the Best Film Music category: Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Henry Jackman Dawn of the Planet of […]

The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra has announced two new concerts of its 2015/2016 season, including a performance of the Academy Award-nominated original score for Pixar’s animated feature Ratatouille performed live to projection. Michael Giacchino who previously worked together with the orchestra on several other events, including a live performances of both his Star Trek scores, has composed […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this week: Expected to top the weekend box office is the caper comedy Focus written and directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro and Gerald McRaney. The film’s original music is composed by Nick Urata (Paddington, Ruby Sparks) who previously scored the director’s I Love […]