James Horner Scoring ‘The 33′

Posted: October 18, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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james-hornerThis past week, James Horner recorded his music for the upcoming drama The 33 on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. The movie is directed by Patricia Riggen (Under the Same MoonGirl in Progress) and stars Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo, James Brolin, Gabriel Byrne, Oscar Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino and Alejandro Goic. The movie is based on the true events of the collapsed Copiapo copper mine and the 33 miners who remained trapped more than 2,000 feet underground. Mike Medavoy (Black SwanShutter IslandZodiac) is producing the project for Phoenix Picutres, alongside Robert Katz (Law Abiding CitizenThe Rebound) and Edward McGurn. Read the rest of this entry »

operation-changeMomentum RLP Records will release three more soundtrack albums for the OWN docu-series Operation Change. The albums features selections of the original score from the show composed by William Ross (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Tale of Despereaux, My Dog Skip) and Alex Kovacs. The Volume 2 album includes music from the episodesColombia, Tanzania & Lebanon and will be released digitally on October 21, 2014 (click here for the full details and audio clips). The Volume 3 soundtrack features the score from the episodes Malaysia, India & South Africa) and is set to be released on November 4 (click here for more information). The Volume 4 album includes music from the final two episodes Ethopia & Papua New Guinea and will be released on November 18 (the full details are available on the label’s website). Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening wide this weekend:

furyExpected to top the weekend box office is the action war drama Fury written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood. The film’s original music is composed by Steven Price (GravityAttack the BlockThe World’s End). Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Click here for the full album details. Also check out The Hollywood Reporter for a video featurette about the music and visit BBC NewsMusic Times, Hitfix and Go See Talk for more interviews with Price about his work on the film.

book-of-lifeAlso opening wide is the animated feature The Book of Life directed by Jorge Gutierrez, produced by Guillermo del Toro and featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo and Cheech Martin. Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback MountainBabel, August: Osage County) has composed the film’s original score. Sony Masterworks has released a soundtrack album featuring selections from the composer’s music, as well as the songs from the film, including original tracks by performed by Jesse & Joy and La Santa Cecilia. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to listen to audio clips. Read the rest of this entry »

saving-christmasReunion Records will release a soundtrack album for Kirk Cameron’s family comedy Saving Christmas. The album features the songs from and inspired by the film by artists including 1 Girl Nation, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Kerrie Roberts, Rebecca St. James, Building 429, Jason Crabb, Matt Maher & Rhett Walker Band. The soundtrack will be released on October 27, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Saving Christmas is directed by Darren Doane and stars Kirk Cameron, Doane himself, Bridgette Ridenour, David Shannon, Raphi Henley and Ben Kientz. The comedy will be released in select theaters on November 14 by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Read the rest of this entry »

andrew-dostAndrew Dost is making his feature film scoring debut with the upcoming indie comedy D-Train. The film is written and directed by Andrew Mogel & (Yes MenAllen Gregory) and stars Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Kyle Bornheimer and Adria Tennor. The movie follows a Middle America high school reunion committee chairman, still searching for high school acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20-year reunion. Mike White (The School of Rock, Orange County)  & David Bernad (EnlightenedMagic Magic) are producing the project for RipCord Productions, alongside Black & Priyanka Mattoo for Electric Dynamite and Barnaby Thompson (Hope SpringsAn Ideal Husband) & Ben Latham Jones for Ealing Studios. Read the rest of this entry »

state-of-affairsToby Chu has been tapped to score the upcoming NBC drama State of Affairs. The show is created by Alexi Hawley (Castle, Exorcist: The Beginning) and stars Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Sheila Vand, Adam Kaufman, Cliff Chamberlain, Tommy Savas and David Harbour. The series follows a top CIA analyst who assembles the president’s Daily Briefing, which lists the most vital security issues facing the nation. Heigl is also executive producing the Universal Television production with Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds), Dario Scardapane (The Bridge, Trauma), Nancy Heigl, Robert Simonds (The Wedding Singer, Cheaper by the Dozen), Julia Franz (Men at Work), Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon and Sophie Watts. Joe Carnahan (Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team) has directed the pilot episode and also serves as an exec producer. Read the rest of this entry »

rec-4Screamworks Records will release a soundtrack album for the horror sequel [REC] 4 Apocalypse. The album features the film’s original music composed by Arnau Bataller (The Red Band Society). The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 28, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Audio clips are embedded after the jump. [REC] 4 Apocalypse is directed by Jaume Balagueró who helmed the first two installments in the series and stars Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Hector Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Crispulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio and Maria Alfonsa Rosso. The movie follows a ragtag group of survivors who fight for their lives against infected zombie hordes, confined to a high-security quarantine facility in the bowels of an ocean liner. Read the rest of this entry »

Alec Puro to Score ‘Ashby’

Posted: October 16, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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alec-puroAlec Puro has signed on to score the upcoming indie comedy drama Ashby. The film is written and directed by Tony McNamara (The Rage in Lake Placid) and stars Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Sarah Silverman, Michael Lerner, Kevin Dunn and Zach Knighton. The movie centers on the relationship between two neighbors, a high school student and a retired CIA assassin who only has a few months left to live. Kevin McCormick (Gangster Squad, The Lucky One, Arthur) & Rory Koslow are producing the project for Langley Park Pictures, alongside Josh Kesselman (For a Good Time, Call…) for Tagline Pictures and Phil Hunt & Compton Ross for Head Gear Films. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Food Chains’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 16, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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food-chainsKonsonant Records will release a soundtrack album for the documentary Food Chains. The album features the film’s original music composed by Gil Talmi (Savannah). The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 28, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out audio clips after the jump. Food Chains is directed by Sanjay Rawal, executive produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker. The movie is set in southern Florida and centers on a group of farm workers battling the global supermarket industry and revealing the abuse of farm laborers in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

the-librariansJoseph LoDuca has been hired to score the upcoming TNT original series The Librarians. The show is based on The Librarion television franchise and stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim and John Larroquette. Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin are reprising their roles from the film trilogy. The drama centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate, The Patriot), John Rogers (The Core, Catwoman) and Marc Roskin (Leverage, Geostorm) are also executive producing the Electric Entertainment production with Wyle. Read the rest of this entry »