Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Lionsgate announced today that singer/songwriter Lorde has been chosen to curate the soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. She will be hand-picking the artists for the soundtrack and will also provide the first single for the film and album. The album will be released by Republic Records this fall. The 17-year-old New Zealand native who is […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the action adventure Hercules directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. The film’s original music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, The Orphanage, Devil). Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue directed by Bobs Gannaway and featuring the voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Danny Mann, Teri Hatcher and Ed Harris. Mark Mancina (Tarzan, Twister, Brother Bear, Speed) who previously scored last year’s original film has composed […]

Charles Bernstein Rejoins Academy Board

Posted: July 18, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that composer Charles Bernstein has rejoined the Academy’s Board of Governors after a hiatus. He joins composers Charles Fox and Arthur Hamilton as a governor for the Academy’s music branch. The Academy’s 17 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three […]

Francis Lai has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award at the closing-night gala of the 14th World Soundtrack Awards at the Ghent Film Fest on October 25, 2014. The composer is best known for his score for 1970′s Love Story, for which he received an Academy Award, as well as a […]

Only one new movie is opening nationwide this week: Expected to top the weekend box office is the sci-fi adventure sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Enrique Murciano and Kirk Acevedo. The film’s original music is composed by Michael […]

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

Posted: July 10, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Here are the music-related categories: Outstandig Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey – Standing Up in the Milk Way – Music by Alan Silvestri Downton Abbey – Episode 8 – Music by John Lunn Game of Thrones – The Mountain and the Viper […]

Ken Thorne (1924-2014)

Posted: July 9, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Ken Thorne has passed away at age 90. The British composer scored numerous features and television movies and shows over a career spanning more than four decades, including the sequels Superman II and Superman III directed by Richard Lester and starring Christopher Reeve. He received an Academy Award for his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s music […]

Three new movies opened nationwide this past Wednesday: Opening in most theaters is the comedy Tammy directed by Ben Falcone and starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette and Nat Faxon. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko, Bridesmaids, The Heat). […]

Hans Zimmer will be honored with a a special Lifetime Award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Academy Award-winning composer will receive the award on October 1, 2014 during a public event at the Tonhalle Zurich. The event will also feature the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich performing the works of the Golden Eye for ‘Best International Film Music 2014’  finalists, as well […]