Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

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 […]

Alan Silvestri has been chosen as this year’s guest of honor at this year’s World Soundtrack Awards. The composer’s music will be performed at the 15th anniversary edition of the event, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen, during the 42nd Ghent Film Festival on October 24, 2015. Silvestri’s credits include […]

John Cameron Mitchell revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Nico Muhly will be composing original music for the director’s upcoming sci-fi comedy How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The film is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman and is set to star Elle Fanning. The movie follows a schoolboy and […]

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and ABC have published some of the music-related highlights of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony online. Check out the acceptance speeches of Alexandre Desplat who won the Oscar for his music for The Grand Budapest Hotel and John Legend & Common who won the award for the song Glory from Selma after the jump. Also embedded is the backstage […]

Alexandre Destplat has won his first Academy Award in the Best Original Score category for his music for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The composer was previously nominated six time before and also received another nod this year for his score for The Imitation Game. The other contenders in the category were Johann Johannsspn […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 directed by Steve Pink and starring Rob Corddry, Craig Robinsoin, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs. The film’s original music is composed by Christophe Beck (Frozen, The Hangover, Edge of Tomorrow, Buffy the Vampire […]

Bono is writing an original song to be performed by country singer Willie Nelson for the upcoming drama Waiting for the Miracle to Come. The movie marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man) and also stars Nelson alongside Charlotte Rampling and Sophie Lowe. The movie follows an aspiring trapeze artist who discovers a cryptic […]

‘Birdman’ Wins Cinema Audio Society Award

Posted: February 15, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The team behind the sound mixing of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman has won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing in the Motion Pictures – Live Action category at last night’s 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Scoring mixer Gustavo Borner, along with production mixer Thomas Varga, re-recording mixers Jon […]

Two new movies are opening wide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the film adaptation of E.L. James’ bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, Max Martini, Dylan Neal, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora and Victor Rasuk. Republic Records has released […]

The Hollywood Bowl has announced this summer’s season schedule, which includes a number of film music concerts. On September 4/5/6, 2015, the Bowl will host its premiere performance of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert. The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing the film’s entire Academy Award-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s classic film composed by John Williams (Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park) live-to-picture […]