baftaAbel Korzeniowski was honored with his first BAFTA TV Craft Award for his music for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful at the the British Academy Television Craft Awards today at The Brewery, City of London. Producer Pippa Harris accepted the award on the composer’s behalf. A soundtrack album featuring selections of Korzeniowski’s score for the first season of the series is available on Varese Sarabande. The show also won awards for Production Design and Make Up & Hair Design. The other composers nominated in the Original Music category were John Lunn for Downton Abbey, Martin Phipps for The Honorable Woman and Richard Spiller for Life and Death Row – Execution. Read the rest of this entry »

PrintPremiering tonight is the Showtime original series Happyish created by Shalom Auslander and starring Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford, Sawyer Shipman, Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo. The show’s original music is composed by Nathan Larson (Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, Margin Call, The Skeleton Twins).  For more information about the series about a couple who face obsolescence in a youth-obsessed culture, check out scoring assignment announcementHappyish will air every Sunday night on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »

betweenJonathan Goldsmith is scoring the upcoming Netflix original series Between. The show is created by Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week) and stars Jenette McCurdy, Jesse Carere, Jack Murray, Justin Kelly, Krystal Nausbaum, Brooke Palsson, Jim Watson, Wesley Morgan, Michael Reventar, Kyle Mac, Ryan Allen and Michael Boisvert. The sci-fi thriller takes place in a town is under siege from a mysterious disease that has killed everybody — except for those 21 years old and younger. McGowan is also executive producing the project with Don Carmody (Resident Evil series, Pompeii, Silent Hill), David Cormican and Naveen Prasad. Read the rest of this entry »

pirates-passageMovieScore Media has released a soundtrack album for the animated movie Pirate’s Passage. The album features the film’s original music composed by Andrew Lockington (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, San Andreas). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon. Audio clips are embedded after the jump. Pirate’s Passage is produced and co-written by Brad Peyton and Donald Sutherland who is also among the film’s voice cast alongside Gage Munroe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Megan Follows, Kim Coates, Colm Feore, Gordon Pinsent, Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland and Terry Haig. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

age-of-adalineOpening in most theaters is the romantic drama The Age of Adaline directed by Lee Toland Krieger and starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. The film’s original music is composed by Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher(500) Days of SummerThe Spectacular Now). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the end credits song Start Again. Check out our previous article for the full album details and to listen to audio clips. Also visit Film Music Magazine for an interview with the composer about his work on the project. Lakeshore Records has also released a separate soundtrack featuring the songs from the movie by artists including Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane & more. Click here for the full album details.

little-boyAlso opening wide is the drama Little Boy directed by Alejandro Monteverde and starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and Jakob Salvatri. Stephan Altman and Mark Foster, from Foster the People, have composed the film’s original music. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the movie’s score earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details, to check out audio samples and for more information about the Open Road Films release. Read the rest of this entry »

ottman-buckleyJohn Ottman and David Buckley are set to score the upcoming detective thriller The Nice Guys. The film is directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3, screenwriter of Lethal Weapon) and stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Angourie Rice, Beau Knapp, Keith David and Margaret Qualley. The movie is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a down-on-his-luck private eye and a hired leg-breaker who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Black also co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi. Joel Silver (The MatrixDie HardV for VendettaSherlock Holmes) is producing the project through his Silver Pictures company. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Ladygrey’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: April 24, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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ladygreyNest & Sound will release a soundtrack album for the drama Ladygrey. The album features the film’s original music composed by Peter von Poehl (Vanishing Waves). The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 4, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out audio samples after the jump. Ladygrey is directed by Alain Choquart and stars Peter Sarsgaard, Emily Mortimer, Jeremie Renier, Liam Cunningham, Claude Rich, Jude Foley, Sibongile Mlambo and Aura Msimang. The movie takes place in a South African community at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains ten years after the end of apartheid, where an unsolved massacre from years before continues to haunt the villagers. Read the rest of this entry »

ash-vs-evil-deadSam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell revealed in a recent interview with Collider that Joseph LoDuca will be providing the score for the upcoming Starz original series Ash vs. Evil Dead. The show is the follow-up to the classic film franchise The Evil Dead and stars Bruce Campbell who will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones are c0-starring. Sam Raimi (Spider-ManOz: The Great and Powerful) is directing the pilot episode and is also executive producing the project with Rob Tapert (Drag Me to HellThe Grudge), Campbell and Craig DiGregorio who will also serve as the showrunner of the project. Read the rest of this entry »

olympus-has-fallenTrevor Morris has been hired to score the upcoming action thriller sequel London Has Fallen. The film is directed by Babak Najafi (Snabba Cash II) and stars Gerard Butler who returns as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, alongside Aaron Eckhart as the U.S. President, Morgan Freeman as Vice President Trumbull, Angela Bassett as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs and Melissa Leo as Defense Secretary Ruth McMillan. Robert Forster, Sean O’Bryan, Radha Mitchell, Jackie Earle Haley, Alon Aboutboul, Charlotte Riley and Waleed Zuaiter are co-starring. The sequel takes place in London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister who has passed away under mysterious circumstances, when Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

newport-beach-film-festivalOn Saturday, April 25, the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will host The Art of Music in Visual Media panel during the festival’s Seminar Series. The participating composers include Marco Beltrami (Fantastic FourWorld War Z3:10 to YumaThe Wolverine), Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy300Watchmen, John WickDawn of the Dead), Matthew Margeson (Kingsman: The Secret ServiceKick-Ass 2Scouts vs. Zombies), Ryan Shore (PrimeNumbCabin Fever 2: Spring Fever) and Jason T. Miller (The Odd Couple, ‘Til DeathOut of Practice). Jon Burlingame is moderating the panel, which will feature the composers sharing their insights on what it takes to develop their scores and elevate their stories. Read the rest of this entry »