filmz.ruRael Jones has recently composed the music for the upcoming drama Suite Francaise.  The film is directed by Saul Dibb (The Duchess) and stars Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tom Schilling and Lambert Wilson. The movie based on the works of Irène Némirovsky follows a young woman in Nazi-occupied France who ends up falling in love with a German officer. Dibb and Matt Charman have co-written the screenplay and Xavier Marchand, Romain Brémond, Nichael Kuhn and Andrea Cornwell are producing the project. Harvey Weinstein is executive producing for The Weinstein Company.  Read the rest of this entry »

happy-valleyPremiering on Wednesday, August 20, on Netflix in the U.S. is the BBC mini-series Happy Valley created by Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax) and starring Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, George Costigan and Joe Armstrong. The show’s original music is composed by Ben Foster (TorchwoodHidding Kingdoms). Happy Valley centers around the personal and professional life of hardworking, dedicated policewoman in a small town where alcoholics, drug addicts and pregnant teens are a way of life. The crime drama premiered this spring in the UK and all six episodes will be available to stream on Netflix starting Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

emmysThe Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out this afternoon at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Alan Silvestri won his first two Emmy Awards for both his score and his main titles theme music from Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. David Arnold and Michael Price were honored with their first Emmy for their work on the Sherlock episode His Last Vow after being nominated twice before for their work on the series in previous years. In the Outstanding Music & Lyrics category, Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda received an Emmy for the song Bigger!, which was written for the 67 Tony Awards ceremony. Don Was was honored in the Outstanding Music Direction category for his work on The Beatles: The Night That Changed America. Read the rest of this entry »

shelterJames Lavelle has composed the music for the upcoming drama Shelter. The film marks the directorial debut of actor Paul Bettany and stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. The movie follows two people from very different worlds who find strength and solace in each other while being homeless on the streets of New York. Bettany has also written the screenplay and is producing the project with Katie Mustard, Daniel Wagner (Reasonable Doubt) and Robert Ogden Barnum (Margin Call, Hateship Loveship). Lavelle is best known as a member and co-founder of the trip hop group UNKLE whose music has been featured in such films as The BeachTrance21 and PushRead the rest of this entry »

sclOn Thursday evening, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) hosted its annual reception honoring the Emmy Award-nominated composers and songwriters in the music-related categories at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences headquarters in North Hollywood. SCL president Ashley Irwin, as well as Television Academy music peer group governors Ian Fraser and Michael A. Levine introduced the nominees who briefly spoke to the audience. Among the composers in the Outstanding Music Composition for a Series category present at the event were Ramin Djawadi who was Emmy-nominated before for Prison Break and Fast Forward and received his first nomination this year for his score for HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as previous Emmy winner Jeff Beal who received his third nomination for his music from Netflix’s House of Cards after being nominated twice last year for both his score and his main title theme from the show. Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

imageOpening in most theaters is the action sequel The Expendables 3 directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film’s music is composed by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious, Thor: The Dark World) who previously scored the first two installments in the series. Lionsgate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this werk and La-La Land Records will release a CD version later this month. Silva Screen Records is handling distribution of the soundtrack overseas. Check out our previous news article for the full album details.

imageAlso opening wide is the sci-fi drama The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay and Katie Holmes. Marco Beltrami (Scream, World War Z) has composed the film’s original score. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music. Check out our previous article to listen to audio clips and for the full album details. Interscope Records has released a separate soundtrack featuring the somgs from the film, including the original track Ordinary Human by OneRepublic. Click here for the full album details. Read the rest of this entry »

walk-among-the-tombstonesVarese Sarabande has announced the details of the soundtrack album for the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones. The album features the film’s original music composed by Carlos Rafael Rivera. The soundtrack will be released physically on September 23, 2014.  Check back on this page for audio clips. A Walk Among the Tombstones is written and directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout) and stars Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook. The movie is based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels and follows an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. The thriller will be released nationwide on September 19 by Universal Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

life-of-crimeVarese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album for the caper comedy Life of of Crime. The album features the film’s original music composed by The Newton Brothers (OculusDetachment, High SchoolPawn Shop Chronicles). Also included is an instrumental version of Hearts on Ice by Jordan Galland. The soundtrack will be released digitally on August 25, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Life of Crime is directed by Daniel Schechter and stars Jennifer Aniston, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes. The movie is based on Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch and follows the wife of a corrupt real estate developer who is kidnapped by two common criminals who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. Read the rest of this entry »

hmmaThe schedule for this year’s Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) has been announced. The 5th edition of the event, which recognizes and honors music of visual mediums and the individuals who create, produce and place compositions in the medium, will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood. The 2014 HMMAs welcome back celebrity hosts including Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts, former Matchbox 20 member Adam Gaynor, writer/director/producer Andy Fickman and Earh, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. Featured performances will include Singaporean pop-artist Wiltay and Swedish singer Viktoria Tocca. More performers and special guests will be announced soon. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Houdini’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: August 14, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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houdiniLakeshore Records will release two soundtrack albums for the History original mini-series Houdini. The album features the original music from the series composed by Academy Award nominee John Debney (The Passion of the ChristIron Man 2Elf). Sebastian Arocha has composed additional music. The soundtracks will be released physically on September 30, 2014. Visit Amazon to pre-order the Volume 1 album and click here to pre-order the Volume 2 soundtrack. Check back on this page for audio clips. Houdini is directed by Uli Edel and stars Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess. The two-parter follows the magician as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters several U.S. presidents and personalities including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. Read the rest of this entry »