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Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy sequel Ted 2 directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Barth and Giovanni Ribisi. The film’s original music is composed by Walter Murphy (American Dad, Family Guy) who also scored 2012’s original movie. Back […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 322 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 Johann Johannsson (Prisoners, Sicario) who received his first Academy Award nomination earlier this year for his […]

James Horner (1953-2015)

Posted: June 22, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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James Horner died this morning in a plane crash about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, CA. The composer who was a recreational pilot was reportedly the only person on board. Horner was one of Hollywood’s most in demand film composers and has composed the music for the two highest-grossing films in history, Titanic and Avatar. He received two Academy […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Inside Out directed by Pete Docter and featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Star Trek). […]

The only movie opening nationwide this weekend is the action adventure sequel Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong and Judy Greer. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Giacchino (Up, Inside Out, Star Trek, Lost). Back Lot Music has released a […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this week: Expected to top the weekend box office is the action comedy Spy directed by Jude Law and starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Miranda Hart and Jude Law. The film’s original music is composed by Theodore Shapiro (The […]

Patrick Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award at the closing-night gala of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards at the Ghent Film Fest on October 24, 2015. The composer is known for his various collaborations on films directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the disaster movie San Andreas directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Paul Giamatti. The film’s original music is composed by Andrew Lockington (Percy Jackson: […]

Last night, Elliot Goldenthal was presented with the first ever Wojciech Kilar Award during the sold out Polish Music Gala: Scoring4Wajda concert in the ICE Krakow Congress Center at the Krakow Film Music Festival in Krakow, Poland. The Academy Award-winning composer’s longtime companion and entertainer, director Julie Taymor (Frida, Titus, Across the Universe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) was […]

Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL is launching a new YouTube tutorial series, Studio Time with Junkie XL. The series will give aspiring composers, producers, and musicians a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Hollywood composer. The tutorial topics will range from technical advice, such as string and drum arrangements, to programming tips and advice […]