Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the fantasy epic The Great Wall directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang and Zheng Kai. The film’s original music is composed by Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Iron Man, Pacific Rim). […]

The 7th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards were handed out on Thursday night at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Steven Gizicki received the top honor in the Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture – Motion Picture Over 25M for his work on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. He also received an award for the song City […]

Harold Wheeler to Return as Oscar Music Director

Posted: February 14, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Academy Awards producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced that Harold Wheeler was selected as music director for this year’s 89th Oscars. He returns for his fourth Oscar telecast, his second as music director following last year’s ceremony. Wheeler is best known as an orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger and record producer and has received numerous Emmy […]

John Williams has won the Grammy Award for his music for J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. The other nominated composers in the category included Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies), Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant) and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things). In the Best Song Written […]

Justin Hurwitz Wins BAFTA Award for ‘La La Land’

Posted: February 12, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Justin Hurwitz has received his first BAFTA Award for his score for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land in the Original Music category today at the ceremony at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London. The composer accepted his award in person at the event. Check out his acceptance speech after the […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the animated feature The LEGO Batman Movie directed by Chris McKay and featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Jenny Slate and Ralph Fiennes. The film’s original music is composed by Lorne Balfe (Terminator Genisys, Home, Penguins of Madagascar, 13 Hours). WaterTower […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Auli’i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go written for Moana. Sting will perform The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley […]

The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is writing original songs for the upcoming heist comedy Carter & June. The film is written and directed by Nicholas Kalikow and stars Michael Raymond-James, Samaire Armstrong and Timothy Omundson. The movie tells the story of down-and-out New Orleans con man who tries to pay off a debt to a ruthless strip club […]

Hans Zimmer, Richard Harvey and vocalist Camille were honored with an Annie Award in the Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production category for the music for The Little Prince. Director Mark Osborne accepted the award on the composers’ behalf at the awards ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The other contenders in the category were Joby Talbot for Sing, Laurent Perez del Mar for The […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide: Opening in most theaters is the directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and starring Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film’s original music is composed by Matthew Margeson (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Eddie the Eagle). Hans Zimmer who scored the original The Ring movie serves as […]