Dominic Lewis (The Man in the High Castle, Peter Rabbit, Money Monster, Free Birds, DuckTales) has composed the original music for the upcoming action comedy Jolt. The film is directed by Tanya Wexler (Hysteria, Buffaloed) and stars Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox and Stanley Tucci. The movie follows a bouncer with an anger-management problem that she controls with the help of an electrode-lined vest who goes on a revenge-fueled rampage to find the killer of the first guy she’s ever fallen for while the cops pursue her as their chief suspect. Scott Wascha wrote the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will release the official soundtrack album for the horror movie In the Earth. The album features the film’s original music composed by Clint Mansell (Requiem for a DreamBlack Swan, The Fountain,Moon, Noah, Rebecca, Doom Patrol). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, April 16. A vinyl and CD edition is also in the works. In the Earth is written and directed by Ben Wheatley and stars Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Reece Shearsmith and Hayley Squires. The movie follows a scientist and a park scout who venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run as a disastrous virus ravages the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Antonio Pinto (City of GodMcFarland, USAAmySenna, Lord of War, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) is the composer of the new Apple TV+ original series The Mosquito Coast. The show is developed by Neil Cross (Luther, The Sister) and Tom Bissell, created for television by Cross based on the best-selling novel by Paul Theroux and stars Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman. The drama centers on a radical idealist and brilliant inventor who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government. Read the rest of this entry »

William Campbell (A Cadaver Christmas) has released a soundtrack album for the Academy Award-nominated documentary short Hunger Ward. The album features the composer’s original score from the film and is now available to stream/download on all major digital music stores, including Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Hunger Ward directed by Skye Fitzgerald was filmed from inside two of the most active feeding centers in Yemen and chronicles healthcare workers fighting to save the lives of extremely malnourished children within a population on the brink of famine against the backdrop of war. Read the rest of this entry »

The 11th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards were given out at a virtual ceremony today. Tom MacDougall received the award in the Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture – Motion Picture Over 25M for his work on Pixar’s Soul. Dawn Sutter Madell won the  prize in the Motion Picture Under 25M category for her music supervision on George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Susan Jacobs was honored in the Motion Picture Under 10M category for her music supervision on Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and Dondrea Erauw & Michael Perlmutter took home the prize in the Motion Picture Under 5M category for their work on Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban. Read the rest of this entry »

baftaTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Jon Batiste have received their first BAFTA Award for their music for Pixar’s Soul in the Original Score category today at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony. They previously received the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for their work on the animated movie and is also nominated for an Academy Award. Check out Ross’ acceptance speech after the jump. Reznor & Ross were also nominated this year for their score for Mank and the other nominated composers were Emile Mosseri (Minari), James Newton Howard (News of the World) and Anthony Willis (Promising Young Woman). Read the rest of this entry »

Premiering tonight is the new HBO original series The Nevers created by Joss Whedon and starring Laura Donnelly, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, Tom Riley, James Norton, Rochelle Neil, Amy Manson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Pip Torrens, Denis O’Hare, Nick Frost and Ben Chaplin. The show’s original music is composed by Mark Isham (CrashOnce Upon a TimeMiracle, A River Runs Through It, Warrior, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Accountant). Check out our previous news article to learn more about the supernatural drama, which will air Sunday nights on HBO and will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

Also premiering tonight is the CNN docu-series The People v. The Klan written and directed by Donnie Eichar and executive produced by Cornell William Brooks, Donnie Eichar, Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold & Mary Lisio. Ceiri Torjussen (The Canal, Jack Goes Home, All Creatures Here Below, Test, Big Ass Spider!) and Jongnic Bontemps (United Skates, The Land, My Name is Pauli Murray, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel) have composed the original music for the Blumhouse Television production. The 4-part series, which tells the story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama, who took down the Ku Klux Klan following the brutal lynching of her son in 1981, will air this and next Sunday on CNN. Read the rest of this entry »

Justin Melland (Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, The Innocence Files, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Wrong Man) has recently scored the new Netflix docu-series The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness. The show is directed by Joshua Zeman (Murder Mountain, Cropsey) and centers on the Sons of Sam case that grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult. Paul Giamatti is narrating the 4-parter, which features archival news footage, conversations with the people closest to the investigation, and Terry’s own words and case files to tell a cautionary tale of a man who went down a rabbit hole and never came out. Read the rest of this entry »

The only movie opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is the sc-fi thriller Voyagers written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Tye Sheridan, Lily-Rose Depp, Fionn Whitehead, Chanté Adams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Archie Madekwe, Viveik Kalra, Quintessa Swindell, Madison Hu and Colin Farrell. The film’s original music is composed by Trevor Gureckis (Servant, The Goldfinch, Old, Bloodline). A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score will be released next week by Lakeshore Records and will be announced soon. Check out our scoring assignment announcement to learn more about the movie, which is being distributed by Lionsgate.

Opening in select theaters and on VOD today is the horror thriller Held directed by Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff and starring Jill Awbrey and Bart Johnson. Richard Breakspear (Prey) has composed the film’s original music. MovieScore Media has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score today. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and for more information about the movie, which is being released by Magnolia Pictures’ genre label Magnet Releasing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sherri Chung (BatwomanBlindspotRiverdale, The Lost Husband) has been tapped to score the upcoming HBO Max animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. The show is developed by Tze Chun and features the voices of Izaac Wang, Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, James Hong, Gabrielle Green, A.J. LoCascio and Matthew Rhys. The Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television production based on Joe Dante’s 1984 feature (scored by Jerry Goldsmith) is set in 1920s Shanghai and tells the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing (future shop owner Mr. Wing in the 1984 movie) met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Read the rest of this entry »