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  • Graham Reynolds - Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail

    Aug 13, 2019

    It is a big week for composer Graham Reynolds as two projects he scored, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail, will be released nationwide.

    Graham Reynolds - Where'd You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail

    Aug 13, 2019

    It is a big week for composer Graham Reynolds as two projects he scored, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Happy Jail, will be released nationwide.

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a feature film directed by Richard Linklater, which stars Cate Blanchett as a loving mother who decides to re-connect with her creative passions by embarking on a grand adventure of self discovery.

    Happy Jail is a documentary series directed by Michele Josue, which follows up with the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines. This prison was the center of the famous 2007 viral video where it’s inmates performed a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette will be released in theaters this Friday, August 16th and Happy Jail will be available to stream on Netflix Wednesday, August 14th.

  • Murray Gold - Gentleman Jack

    May 7, 2019

    Murray Gold composed Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama for HBO, Gentleman Jack.

    Murray Gold - Gentleman Jack

    May 7, 2019

    Murray Gold composed Sally Wainwright’s new eight-part drama for HBO, Gentleman Jack. Set in 1832 West Yorkshire England, this unconventional period piece dives into the captivating life story of industrialist and heroine, Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones). Anne’s recently decrypted coded dairies serve as the inspiration for the series, which detail her sexuality and ambition to find a wife in high society, her business dealings, as well as her journey to restore her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Gold’s sly score deftly pays tribute to the period while at the same time projecting a totally modern feel.

    Episodes 1-3 of Gentleman Jack are now available to stream on HBO Go. Stay tuned for the next installments premiering on HBO May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, and June 11th.

  • Joshua Moshier - Special

    Apr 22, 2019

    Joshua Moshier scored Special, which premiered on Netflix this week.

    Joshua Moshier - Special

    Apr 22, 2019

    Joshua Moshier scored Special, which premiered on Netflix this week. This new sitcom is a semi-autobiographical comedy centering around Ryan O’Connell’s life as a gay, aspiring writer with cerebral palsy. Each episode shares his sexual timidity and struggle to be taken seriously as a writer, as he explains away his cerebral palsy symptoms to his co-workers and romantic interests as having come from a recent car accident. Variety says: “Special tackles timeless issues with equal parts compassion and wit.”

    Ryan O’Connell executive produces the comedy alongside Jim Parsons.

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Eldad Guetta

    Feb 14, 2019

    The Lego Movie 2 with songs from Eldad Guetta is out now!

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Eldad Guetta

    Feb 14, 2019

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part opened in theaters Friday, and is now #1 at the box office throughout the world! The film features songs co-written and co-produced by new EMP client Eldad Guetta. The much anticipated sequel in the critically acclaimed franchise stars Chris Pratt, Elisabeth Banks and Will Arnett, where the heroes of Bricksburg must battle invaders from outer space in order to restore harmony in the LEGO universe. Screenrant is featuring a playlist that includes all the songs in the movie – click here to listen! Eldad produced five songs with Marius De Vries (Cats and Moulin Rouge!) and collaborated with screenwriter Chris Miller on another song, the ditty “5:15.”

    The Lego Movie 2 soundtrack is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

    Previously, Guetta co-produced music for the Oscar-winning film La-La Land. Other projects he’s worked on recently include Small Foot, Teen Spirit, and First Man. A film composer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Guetta is fluent in all aspects of modern music technology with broad classical knowledge.

  • Giona Ostinelli & Sonya Belousova - The Romanoffs

    Oct 3, 2018

    Amazon’s The Romanoffs featuring scores by Giona Ostinelli & Sonya Belousova premieres Friday October 12

    Giona Ostinelli & Sonya Belousova - The Romanoffs

    Oct 3, 2018


    Amazon’s The Romanoffs featuring scores by Giona Ostinelli & Sonya Belousova premieres Friday October 12.


    The contemporary anthology series from Matthew Weiner (Mad Men, The Sopranos) is set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The impressive cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle, Paul Reiser, Andrew Rannells and more.

    Ostinelli and Belousova scored episodes three (“House of Special Purpose”) and eight (season finale “The One That Holds Everything”).

    The Romanoffs will be available for streaming at Amazon Prime.

  • The Nun - Abel Korzeniowski

    Sep 5, 2018

    The Nun scored by Abel Korzeniowski is poised to dominate the box office this weekend!

    The Nun - Abel Korzeniowski

    Sep 5, 2018

    The Nun scored by Abel Korzeniowski is poised to dominate the box office this weekend!

    The series’ previous film, Annabelle: Creation, was a critically-acclaimed box office hit, grossing a worldwide total of $258.6 million. With its release, it pushed The Conjuring franchise past the $1 billion threshold, making it the third horror series to cross that mark after the Alien franchise and Resident Evil series.

    THE NUN – Abel Korzeniowski: Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

    Forbes: ‘The Nun’ Will Make ‘The Conjuring’ The Top-Grossing R-Rated Horror Series

    Deadline: ‘The Nun’ To Fly To $40M+, Eyes Record Opening For ‘Conjuring’ Franchise – Box Office Preview

    The Nun is the fifth installment in The Conjuring franchise, and is directed by Corin Hardy and stars Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, and Bonnie Aarons. The story centers on a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the verge of her final vows who are tasked with investigating a young nun’s mysterious suicide, only to discover a much darker secret.

    Abel’s soundtrack is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Tidal.

  • Fil Eisler - Dietland

    Jun 5, 2018

    AMC’s Dietland, scored by Fil Eisler, premieres to critical acclaim!

    Fil Eisler - Dietland

    Jun 5, 2018

    AMC’s Dietland, scored by Fil Eisler, premieres to critical acclaim!

    The dark comedy from Marti Noxon stars Joy Nash as Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening.

    The New Yorker praises Noxon’s “style of incisive grotesquerie… proportionate to the intensity of its cultural critique and appropriate to a narrative propelled by dream sequences, waking nightmares, and lavish hallucinations.”

    USA Today writes “The smartly written dark dramedy, created by Marti Noxon (UnREAL), is a delectable expression of feminist anger, a parable that eviscerates the patriarchy. Dietland isn’t here to make you comfortable.”

    The LA Times commends the show on its timeliness: “Sometimes a television comedy’s premise is promising, but the execution is flawed. Sometimes the cast is wonderful, but the direction is bad. Sometimes all the right elements are there, but the timing is wrong. It’s rare when everything comes together as perfectly as it does for the dark comedy Dietland… a wonderfully absurd exaggeration of the rage that’s driving sea change like the #MeToo movement.”

    Fil has worked with Noxon previously on UnREAL, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and To The Bone.

    Dietland airs Mondays at 9 PM / 8 Central.

  • Murray Gold - Years and Years

    Jun 26, 2019

    Years and Years, scored by Murray Gold, had its U.S. premier on HBO this week.

    Murray Gold - Years and Years

    Jun 26, 2019

    Years and Years, scored by Murray Gold, had its U.S. premier on HBO this week. The new six part limited drama series was praised by the Hollywood Reporter as a “wildly entertaining, moving and yes, sometimes funny look at a world gone mad”. The show explores three generations of the Lyons family, from 2019 through 2034, and how the impact Trump, populism, Brexit, racism, and technological advancements could have on the trajectory of Britain’s future. Emma Thompson stars as Vivienne Rook, a far right politician who forges ahead on her campaign to make those frightening concepts a reality. Murray uses the entire orchestra, a Bulgarian women’s choir, and a lot more in conveying the unsettling nature of this very possible scenario of the next few decades. Years and Years airs every Monday at 9 pm (PST) on HBO.

    Click here to listen to a sample of the score.

  • Jack Diamond - Retromantic

    May 3, 2019

    Jack Diamond’s classic retro-soul collection Retromantic, featuring a selection of all-star musical talent including Paul Buckley, is out now.

    Jack Diamond - Retromantic

    May 3, 2019

    Jack Diamond’s classic retro-soul collection titled Retromantic, is tailored for those who love the music of The Jackson 5, The Whispers, The Spinners, Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Steely Dan, Luther Vandross & Stevie Wonder. In addition to all new original material, the album features the very first studio recording of the extremely rare Michael Jackson / Buz Kohan song “You Were There”, performed exclusively at the 1990 Sammy Davis Jr. tribute TV special. Among the album highlights is a unique arrangement of The Spinners 1973 classic “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”. The album features an all-star selection of musical talent, including Jack Diamond, Nava Morris, Allen Savoy, Paul Buckley and many more.

    Retromantic is out now and available for download and streaming on Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, Spotify and Apple Music

  • Jonathan Hartman - The Chaperone

    Apr 2, 2019

    Jonathan Hartman composed all original, 1920’s style songs for The Chaperone, which hit select theaters last Friday.

    Jonathan Hartman - The Chaperone

    Apr 2, 2019

    Written, directed and produced by the creators of Downton Abbey, The Chaperone hit theaters last Friday. Jonathan Hartman composed all-original 1920’s style songs for the film, which feature twenty-six musicians in a variety of band configurations including small duos, ragtime sextets, and big bands in order to accurately capture the range of musical possibilities of the Roaring Twenties. Jonathan worked closely with the film’s producers Elizabeth McGovern and Victoria Hill, as well as recording and mix engineer Adam Schmidt, music editor Lisa Arpino, and music supervisor Andy Ross, to perfectly capture the period and moods reflected in the picture.

    The film stars Haley Lu Richardson and Elizabeth McGovern and is out in select theaters across the United States. It will later be broadcast as an original PBS Masterpiece film.

  • Brian Reitzell Scores Groundbreaking Black Mirror Episode

    Jan 2, 2019

    Brian Reitzell is the composer of Bandersnatch, the groundbreaking Black Mirror episode directed by David Slade in which the viewing audience controls the storyline.

    Brian Reitzell Scores Groundbreaking Black Mirror Episode

    Jan 2, 2019

    Brian Reitzell is the composer of Bandersnatch, the groundbreaking Black Mirror episode directed by David Slade in which the viewing audience controls the story line. The feature-length special is set in 1984, when a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game. Netflix’s online platform provides viewers with the ability to explore various scenarios, much like in a video game. Reitzell wrote over 250 individual cues for the episode, along with variations and special stems, in order to get everything to work seamlessly.

    The Manchester Guardian raved “The Future of TV is Here” and audiences are having a great time with it. It’s a lot of fun. Check it out.

  • The Nun Dominates Dominates the World Box Office

    Sep 25, 2018

    The Nun grosses a worldwide total of $293.4 million at the box office.

    The Nun Dominates Dominates the World Box Office

    Sep 25, 2018

    The Nun scored by Abel Korzeniowski dominated the world’s box office this month, earning $101.3 million domestically and $192.1 million internationally, for a staggering worldwide total of $293.4 million.

    The Nun is now the biggest film of The Conjuring franchise (ahead of Annabelle: Creation which grossed a worldwide box office total of $258.6 million), pushing its way past the Alien and Resident Evil films as the biggest R-rated horror series of all time.

    THE NUN – Abel Korzeniowski: Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

    Forbes: Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Nabs $131M, Making ‘Conjuring’ The Biggest R-Rated Horror Series Ever

    Variety: ‘The Nun’ Dominates International Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row With $35 Million

    Abel’s soundtrack is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Tidal.

  • Alexis & Sam - Animal Kingdom

    Aug 7, 2018

    Alexis & Sam just wrapped their score to the third season of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom!

    Alexis & Sam - Animal Kingdom

    Aug 7, 2018

    Alexis & Sam just wrapped their score to the third season of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom!

    Inspired by the 2010 Australian movie of the same name from David Michôd, Animal Kingdom centers on teen Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling, criminally inclined relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose.

    Animal Kingdom has the distinction of being the second highest rated basic cable one-hour series and the highest rated on TNT, no doubt directly attributable to the searing electro-acoustic scoring of this talented duo.

    This season has added Denis Leary in a recurring role, joining series regulars Ellen Barkin, who plays the matriarch of the Cody clan, along with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, and Finn Cole.

    Animal Kingdom airs Tuesday nights at 9pm/8c, and is also available for streaming at TNTdrama.com

  • Tim Kvasnosky - J.T. Leroy

    May 29, 2019

    J.T. Leroy, scored by Tim Kvasnosky, is out now in selected theaters and Amazon Prime Video.

    Tim Kvasnosky - J.T. Leroy

    May 29, 2019

    J.T. Leroy, scored by Tim Kvasnosky, is now playing in selected art house theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film tells the extraordinary story of Laura Alpert and Savannah Knoops’ outlandish literary hoax. Kristen Stewart stars as Savannah, who spent six years posing as the acclaimed author J.T. Leroy, a fictitious character developed by Laura to hide her identity as the real author. As a young, mysterious, queer writer with a tragic past, J.T. fascinates the public while gaining access to Hollywood’s innermost circles, as Laura (played by Laura Dern) goes along for the ride as his British manager Speedie. Kvasnosky (known in electronic music circles as Tim K) stretches out of character here with a score dominated by lilting alto flutes, perfectly capturing the whimsy as well as the pathos of the story.

    Listen to a selection from the score here.

  • Fil Eisler - American Youth Symphony Gala Concert

    Apr 25, 2019

    Fil Eisler‘s For J.E. – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra will be performed by world class violinist Sarah Chang this Saturday at the American Youth Symphony’s 54th Annual Gala Concert.

    Fil Eisler - American Youth Symphony Gala Concert

    Apr 25, 2019

    The American Youth Symphony presents its 54th Annual Gala Concert this Saturday, April 27th at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening will feature the world premier of Fil Eisler‘s For J.E. – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, which honors his grandmother Jean Eisler, the brilliant musician and composer. The piece will be performed by world-class master violinist Sarah Chang. Fil’s concerto is the inaugural commission of the Korngold Commission, developed by Peter Mandell and Sarah Coade Mandell, pairing world class solo artists with critically acclaimed film composers to create a truly extraordinary musical experience.
    General tickets for the gala concert are currently sold out, but click here for stand-by tickets or to attend the gala dinner.

  • David Majzlin - Epic Yellowstone

    Mar 14, 2019

    Epic Yellowstone, scored by David Majzlin, premiered last Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel.

    David Majzlin - Epic Yellowstone

    Mar 14, 2019

    Epic Yellowstone, scored by David Majzlin, premiered last Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. The four part series hosted by Bill Pullman provides a rare look at the striking wildlife and extreme weather conditions that Yellowstone National Park has to offer. Filmed over the course of three years using ultramodern 8k cameras, FLIR thermal imagery, drone time lapse, cineflex aerials and miniature nest cameras, viewers have the opportunity to intimately see the park and it’s wild inhabitants in their most unbridled form. David’s score, which features both orchestral and modern electronic elements, captures both the spirit of adventure as well as the dramatic contrasts of this magnificent and sometimes brutal landscape.

    The premier episode “Fire and Ice” is currently running on the Smithsonian Channel. Stay tuned for the next installments on March 17th, March 24th, and March 31st at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

    Click here to listen to "Eclipse in F Minor”.

  • Brian Reitzell - MARS

    Nov 7, 2018

    The second season of National Geographic’s hit series MARS scored by Brian Reitzell premieres Monday November 12

    Brian Reitzell - MARS

    Nov 7, 2018

    The second season of National Geographic’s MARS scored by Brian Reitzell premieres Monday November 12.

    MARS is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and is based on the book “How We’ll Live on Mars” by Stephen Petranek. The docudrama series offers a sci-fi dramatization of the experiences of the first astronauts to colonize Mars, combining scripted elements with documentary-style interviews that examine the reality of humanity’s chances of reaching and surviving on the red planet.

    MARS also features interviews with experts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Elon Musk, and “The Martian” author Andy Weir.

    Reitzell digs deep into his electronic resources mixing effects and drones with live instruments to create an unearthly atmosphere. Click here to listen.

    Click Here to watch the trailer, as well as all episodes from the first season.

    MARS airs on National Geographic at 9pm / 8 central.

  • David Majzlin - Bel Canto

    Sep 11, 2018


    Bel Canto scored by David Majzlin premieres Friday September 14

    David Majzlin - Bel Canto

    Sep 11, 2018

    Bel Canto scored by David Majzlin premieres Friday September 14!

    Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), the film is an adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name by Ann Patchett, and stars Julianne Moore as a world-renown opera singer who becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.


    On Sunday September 16, David will be participating in The Guggenheim’s Works & Process series, joining famed soprano Renée Fleming (who provided Moore’s singing voice and whose voice is also prominently featured in the score of the film), Anthony Weintraub (producer/co-screenwriter) and Elena Park (music producer) to discuss the film’s creation and its musical components. More information can be found here.

    The soundtrack will be available courtesy of Decca Records.

  • G.L.O.W. - Bruce Gilbert

    Jul 10, 2018

    Bruce Gilbert delivers another stellar soundtrack for Netflix’s second season of G.L.O.W.!

    G.L.O.W. - Bruce Gilbert

    Jul 10, 2018

    Bruce Gilbert delivers another stellar soundtrack for Netflix’s second season of G.L.O.W.!

    The hit series, centering on crew of misfits who reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is loaded with the finest pop gems of the 80’s including “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Man on the Corner," “Just Like Honey” – and notably, the amazingly ironic use of “I Know What Boys Like” amidst a familiar backdrop of toxic masculinity.

    Bruce spoke to Billboard about his music selection process, balancing a hesitance to place familiar, overused hits with the poignancy that such nostalgia brings. The result is an exciting, artfully curated soundtrack that deftly avoids 80’s cliche.

    G.L.O.W. seasons one and two are streaming at Netflix.