Archive for the ‘Film Music News’ Category

Opening in select theaters and on VOD today is the war drama The Outpost directed by Rod Lurie and starring Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom, Caleb Landry Jones, Kwame Patterson and Cory Hardrict. The film’s original music is composed by Larry Groupé (The Contender, Commander-in-Chief, Resurrecting the Champ, Nothing But the Truth, Straw Dogs). La-La Land Records […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year are a number of film composers, including Max Richter (Ad Astra, Hostiles), Jeff Russo (Lucy in the Sky, Mile 22), Jung Jae-Il […]

Johnny Mandel (1925 – 2020)

Posted: June 29, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Johnny Mandel has passed away at 94. The Grammy Award-winning composer wrote numerous scores and songs for film and TV between the late 50s and early 90s and was also known for writing and arranging other popular songs. Among his best known film scoring credits are Robert Altman’s 1970 classic MASH (for which he also […]

Opening in select theaters and on VOD today is the comedy Irresistible written and directed by Jon Stewart and starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Mackenzie Davis, CJ Wilson and Will Sasso. The film’s original music is composed by Bryce Dessner (The Two Popes, The Revenant, The Kitchen) of the […]

ASCAP has announced the winners of the 2020 ASCAP Screen Music Awards, recognizing its top film, television and video game composers. The accolades will take place with the hashtag #ASCAPAwards on ASCAP’s Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram @ASCAP and @ASCAPScreen. Each winner will be honored in a post that enables fans, friends and peers to […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed in an interview on today’s Good Morning America that he has been working on the music for a new animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie, which has the working title Encanto according to The Disinsider will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Jared Bush (Zootopia). The animated […]

Already out on VOD since this past Thursday is the psychological thriller You Should Have Left written and directed by David Koepp and starring Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Essex and Geoff Bell. The film’s original music is composed by Geoff Zanelli (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Disturbia, […]

Today, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) announced its 36th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards celebrating the top-performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the previous year. Among the honorees, which were revealed across BMI’s social media and digital platforms, are Hildur Guðnadóttir who received two BMI awards for her work on Todd […]

Opening on VOD today is the comedy The King of Staten Island co-written and directed by Judd Apatow and starring Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow and Steve Buscemi. The film’s original score is composed by Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko, Bridesmaids, Freaks & Geeks, Funny People, Neighbors, Bad Teacher). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack EP featuring […]

Variety is reporting that Walt Disney Studios is developing an original movie musical based on the song catalog of Lionel Richie. The film, which is tentatively titled All Night Long, will use some of Richie’s greatest hits in the live-action feature, which is being targeting a theatrical release. Pete Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians, The Proposal)  is […]