Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

The Weinstein Company/Dimension announced that Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani have co-written and recorded the original song Shine for the upcoming family adventure Paddington. The song is only featured in the U.S. version of the film, which opens nationwide on January 16, 2015 and will receive an awards-qualifying release later this year. Decca Records will […]

Only one new movie is opening wide this weekend: Expected to have the biggest opening of the year at the domestic box office is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 directed by  Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Woody Harrelson. The film’s original score is […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To directed by Peter & Bobby Farrelly and starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom. The film’s original music is composed by the electronic music duo Empire of the Sun. WaterTower […]

Stephen Oremus Named Oscar Music Director

Posted: November 14, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Stephen Oremus was selected as music director for this season’s 87th Oscar ceremony. He will make his Oscar debut this year. Oremus has worked on such Broadway shows as Avenue Q, Wicked, All Shook Up,  9 to 5, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots.  He earned […]

Mica Levi has been named European Composer 2014 by the European Film Academy for her score to Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson. For the second time in the history of the awards, a winner in the music category (as well as 5 other categories) has been announced before the awards ceremony following a decision […]

Two new movies are opening this weekend: Already playing in select theaters since this past Wednesday and opening nationwide today is the sci-fi drama Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film’s original music is composed by Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight, The Lion King, Gladiator). WaterTower Music will release a soundtrack […]

Opening in most theaters this weekend is the thriller Nightcrawler written and directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. The film’s original music is composed by James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, Maleficent, The Sixth Sense, King Kong). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the […]

Ian Fraser (1933-2014)

Posted: October 31, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Ian Fraser has passed away at age 81 this morning at his home in Los Angeles. The music director and arranger received a total of 32 Emmy Award nominations, more than any other musician in television history. He won the award 11 times, most recently in 1993 for his music direction for the 52nd Presidential Inaugural […]

Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2014 at the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, tonight’s closing event of the 41st Ghent Film Festival. Desplat also received an award for his score for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in the Best Original Film Score of the Year category. Desplat also composed the […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the horror thriller Ouija directed by Stiles White, produced by Michael Bay & Jason Blum and starring Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto. The film’s original music is composed by Anton Sanko (The Possession, Rabbit Hole, Big […]