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  • EMP at TIFF

    Aug 19, 2015

    Eye in the Sky and Forsaken will premiere at TIFF 2015!

    EMP at TIFF

    Aug 19, 2015


    Eye in the Sky and Forsaken will premiere at TIFF 2015!

    Eye in the Sky, scored by Paul Hepker and Mark Kilian, is directed by Gavin Hood. The thriller stars Academy Award winner Helen Mirren alongside Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Iain Glen in a terrorist-targeting drone mission that becomes a flashpoint when a civilian girl enters the kill zone.

    Forsaken, scored by Jonathan Goldsmith and directed by Jon Cassar, stars Kiefer and Donald Sutherland in a brooding western about an embittered gunslinger who attempts to make amends with his estranged father while their community is besieged by ruthless land-grabbers.

    For more information on this year’s festival, please visit TIFF’s official site.

  • Eef Barzelay - Rudderless

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Rudderless soundtrack, featuring music by Eef Barzelay, hit #6 on the iTunes top 10 soundtracks!

    Eef Barzelay - Rudderless

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Rudderless soundtrack, featuring music by Eef Barzelay, hit #6 on iTunes top 10 soundtracks! Ruddlerless opened in theaters on October 17th.

    “Earlier this year, actor William H. Macy made his feature-length directorial debut with “Rudderless,” a music-based drama starring Billy Crudup, Selena Gomez and Anton Yelchin. About a man (Crudup) trying to forget a past full of tragedy, when he stumbles across a box of unpublished music from his former life, it spurns him on to form a small band. These experiences lead to local success and ultimately changes his life.” -Indiewire

    Head over to Film Music Daily for the full story!

  • Bruce Gilbert Featured in The Wall Street Journal

    Jul 24, 2014

    Bruce Gilbert and his work on Orange Is the New Black were featured in The Wall Street Journal!

    Bruce Gilbert Featured in The Wall Street Journal

    Jul 24, 2014

    Bruce Gilbert and his work on Orange Is the New Black were featured in The Wall Street Journal!

    Bruce gives details about the creative freedom he’s allowed as a music supervisor, the approach to this particular show, and his collaboration with Jenji Kohan. He also created a playlist [left] of his favorite songs from the first two seasons.

    “The show’s soundtrack comes together in a rather collaborative way, typically with Gilbert steering the ship and taking input from writers and creator Jenji Kohan. ‘I work a lot by feel,’ he says. ‘I feel like the emotion of what’s happening in the story determines more than anything. It was revealed early on that we had a lot more freedom because of the diverse, dynamic cast and the little vignettes that cut back into their lives before prison.’”

    Read the full article, “How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Diversifies Its Soundtrack,”.

  • Tim Boland, Sam Retzer - Bottled Up

    Feb 28, 2014

    Bottled Up, scored by Sam Retzer and Tim Boland, hits select theaters today!

    Tim Boland, Sam Retzer - Bottled Up

    Feb 28, 2014

    Bottled Up, scored by Sam Retzer and Tim Boland, hits select theaters today! Writer/director Enid Zentelis’ fresh, indie dramedy tells the story of motherhood, unconditional love, and the struggles of addiction, with Oscar-winner Melissa Leo, Marin Ireland and Josh Hamilton leading the cast.

    Check out the trailer which features music from the score!

  • Howard Paar - Vampire Academy

    Feb 7, 2014

    Vampire Academy, music-supervised by Howard Paar, hits theaters today!

    Howard Paar - Vampire Academy

    Feb 7, 2014

    Vampire Academy, music-supervised by Howard Paar, hits theaters today!

    Director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) teamed up with his brother, screenwriter Daniel Waters (Heathers), on this film adaptation of Richelle Mead’s bestselling novel. The paranormal, romantic setting created the perfect canvas for Paar’s fresh soundtrack. Sky Ferreira, Max Frost, Katy Perry, and Goldfrapp lead the lineup, with indie band Chvrches contributing a special cover of Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.”

    “I think we all felt a big responsibility to capture the spirit of the books with the songs that were chosen. I hope everyone has as much fun listening to the soundtrack as we did making it.” -Howard Paar (Press release, Universal Music Enterprises)

    The Vampire Academy Soundtrack is now available!

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Romeo and Juliet, Escape From Tomorrow

    Oct 11, 2013


    Romeo and Juliet and Escape from Tomorrow, both scored by Abel Korzeniowski, hit theaters today!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Romeo and Juliet, Escape From Tomorrow

    Oct 11, 2013

    Romeo and Juliet and Escape from Tomorrow, both scored by Abel Korzeniowski, hit theaters today!

    Shakespeare’s beloved Romeo and Juliet gets the Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) treatment in this new adaptation directed by Carlo Carlei. Hailee Steinfeld and Douglass Booth star as the title roles, alongside Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, and Laura Morante. Korzeniowski gives this timeless classic a courageous, new musical signature that is scintillatingly orchestrated and expertly executed. He deploys the orchestra at full force, creating an unapologetically invigorating score that celebrates love rather than tragedy. Movie Music UK deems Korzeniowski’s work as “one of the best scores of 2013.”

    Escape from Tomorrow, Randy Moore’s psychological fantasy/horror film, has turned heads since its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This controversial film was shot entirely without permission (“guerilla-style”) inside the Disneyland and Disneyworld theme parks. Korzeniowski’s film score successfully compliments this hallucinatory look at one man’s mental breakdown, with music that is both innocent and disorienting. Click here to watch Korzeniowski and Moore discuss Escape from Tomorrow at the BMI Sundance roundtable.

  • Nathaniel Méchaly - The Grandmaster

    Sep 25, 2013


    The Grandmaster, scored by Nathaniel Méchaly, revels in international success!

    Nathaniel Méchaly - The Grandmaster

    Sep 25, 2013

    The Grandmaster, scored by Nathaniel Méchaly, is reveling in international success! This martial arts epic, written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, was recently chosen to be Hong Kong’s official selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. It also received 11 nominations at the Taiwanese Golden Horse Awards, including best film and best director.

    The Grandmaster chronicles the life of Ip Man, legendary kung fu master and martial arts mentor to Bruce Lee, and stars Tony Leung as the eponymous role. Visit the official site to learn more.

  • Mark Orton - 'My Old Lady' Now Available

    Jan 23, 2015

    My Old Lady, scored by Mark Orton, is now available to purchase on iTunes!

    Mark Orton - 'My Old Lady' Now Available

    Jan 23, 2015

    My Old Lady, scored by Mark Orton, is now available to purchase on iTunes!

    My Old Lady follows the story of Mathias (Kevin Kline) as he travels to Paris to claim the apartment left to him by his late father. Upon his arrival, he finds his flat is legally occupied by Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas), which causes a comedic battle to ensue. The anticipated humor takes a turn, melting into an unexpected, poignant story of love. This film marks the directorial debut of Isreal Horovitz and is a remake of his play of the same title. The film premiered last September at TIFF. It will be available to rent on-demand January 27th!

    The soundtrack, featuring music by Mark Orton, is also available here!

  • Welcome Trevor Yuile, Olivier Deriviere and Kreng!

    Sep 19, 2014

    We’re excited to announce the talented composers that have joined us within the past couple months!

    Welcome Trevor Yuile, Olivier Deriviere and Kreng!

    Sep 19, 2014


    We’re excited to announce three talented composers that have joined us!

    Gemini Nominated and Juno award-winning composer/arranger/songwriter Trevor Yuile is the composer of the acclaimed BBC America series Orphan Black. His score for this series is a complex mixture of electronica and interesting acoustic elements which perfectly complement the mystery and drama of the series. He’s also composed music for Canadian TV series King, Being Erica, and Billable Hours. As a songwriter for Universal EMI/BMI and Maple Records, Trevor has had songs featured in Grey’s Anatomy and The Ghost Whisperer.

    Olivier Deriviere has been at the forefront of video game composing for nearly a decade. His signature mix of electronic sounds with orchestra creates a filmic experience, which can be heard in his scores to the hit games Remember Me and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry. Olivier will be speaking at the international video game music conference Game Music Connect 2014 in London on September 24. Partners for this year include BAFTA, Sony PlayStation, EA and Classic FM. The gallery for last year’s sold-out inaugural event can be viewed here.

    Pepijn Caudron, known as Kreng, lives in Belgium. He attended the Kunsthumanoira Brussels, an art school for actors, and began fusing his theatrical and musical talents by writing scores for plays. Perhaps his most acclaimed work has been with the bone-chillingly creepy and intense music he’s created for the avant-garde theater group Abattoir Fermè. Kreng is making his US film debut with Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, which will be released by Lionsgate next month. He will also release his third album, “The Summoner”, in early 2015.

  • Erran Baron Cohen - Just Before You Go

    May 12, 2014

    Erran Baron Cohen scored Just Before You Go, Courtney Cox’s directorial debut, which recently premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival!

    Erran Baron Cohen - Just Before You Go

    May 12, 2014

    Erran Baron Cohen scored Just Before You Go, Courtney Cox’s directorial debut, which recently had its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival!

    “Courteney Cox proves her comedic timing extends beyond her acting chops in her directorial debut. Seann William Scott is Ted Morgan, a down-on-his-luck everyman who has decided that what life has to offer isn’t much. He gets motivated for the first (and the last) time to do himself in, but not before tying up a few loose ends back in his hometown. Enter a zany cast of characters, including Rob Riggle, Olivia Thirlby, and Garret Dillahunt, who quickly and inadvertently helps Ted discover that he’s not the only one who lives in a world that is not all sunshine and lollipops.” -Ashley Havey, Tribeca Film Festival

    In other news, The Ali G Show (2000-2004), scored by Erran, is back on the air on the FXX network! FXX has taken episodes of the original series, including ones that never aired in the US, and has reintroduced them to new audiences. Sacha Baron Cohen, Erran’s brother, has even filmed new material for the show!

    Erran has also written the music for The Infidel, The Musical, the stage adaptation of David Baddiel’s 2010 hit film. The musical will premiere October 15 at London’s Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Click to learn more!

  • IFMCA Winners 2013

    Feb 20, 2014

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski and Laurent Eyquem, winners of the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Awards!

    IFMCA Winners 2013

    Feb 20, 2014

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski and Laurent Eyquem, winners of the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Awards!

    Abel received three awards – Film Score of the Year and Best Original Score for a Drama Film for Romeo and Juliet, and Film Composer of the Year. IFMCA member Jon Broxton describes Korzeniowski as “a composer who is not afraid to bring out the deeper sentiments in a film through his music”.

    Laurent was honored with Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year, who, after making his film music debut only five years ago, impressed the IFMCA with his emotionally-driven orchestral scores for Copperhead and Winnie Mandela.

    To read the entire article, please visit the IFMCA’s official site.

  • Mark Orton Featured in THR

    Jan 31, 2014

    Mark Orton, and his work on Nebraska, were featured in The Hollywood Reporter!

    Mark Orton Featured in THR

    Jan 31, 2014

    Mark Orton and his work on Nebraska were featured in the The Hollywood Reporter!

    How ’Nebraska’s’ Composer Wrote Americana Music Without ‘Banjo Plucking’
    By Austin Siegemund-Broka

    Composer Mark Orton recalls some good advice he received from Alexander Payne while scoring the director’s Nebraska. “He just said, ‘Listen — just be brilliant,’” Orton tells The Hollywood Reporter.

    The Portland-based composer was brought on to score Payne’s best picture nominee after what Orton calls “a serious case of temp love.” As in, music editor Richard Ford asked to use Orton’s existing material as a temporary score for the film’s Cannes premiere. Ford and Payne were so pleased that they tapped Orton to compose the final score.

    Click here to read the entire article!

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Secret Project Revolution

    Oct 10, 2013


    Abel Korzeniowski’s music from W.E. has been featured in #secretprojectrevolution, a film directed by Madonna and Steven Klein!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Secret Project Revolution

    Oct 10, 2013

    Abel Korzeniowski’s music from W.E. has been featured in #secretprojectrevolution, a film directed by Madonna and Steven Klein! This short film introduces Madonna’s initiative, Art for Freedom, which aims to fight oppression, intolerance, and complacency with artistic expression. “We have created this platform to give people around the world an opportunity to answer the question: ‘What does freedom mean to you?’” Madonna explains on the project’s official website. Artists of all mediums are invited to join the movement by uploading their uncensored, unrestrained work to artforfreedom.com, or posting it on social media using the hashtag #artforfreedom.

    Watch #secretprojectrevolution here.

  • Herb & Dorothy 50X50 - David Majzlin

    Sep 9, 2013

    Herb & Dorothy 50X50, scored by David Majzlin hits theaters across the country on September 13th, 2013!

    Herb & Dorothy 50X50 - David Majzlin

    Sep 9, 2013

    David Majzlin’s latest project, Herb & Dorothy 50X50, hits theaters across the country on September 13th, 2013.

    Herb & Dorothy 50×50, a follow-up documentary to Megumi Sasaki’s Herb & Dorothy (2008), follows the story of the Vogels, a regular couple who built an immense, trailblazing, world-class art collection. The couple originally donated their collection to the National Gallery of Art, but as they accumulated more artwork, many pieces ended up in storage due to lack of space. Herb and Dorothy Vogel therefore decided to donate 50 works to one museum or gallery in each state.

    “Herb & Dorothy 50×50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.” Read more on the official website.
     

  • Marty Beller - The Last Patrol

    Nov 10, 2014


    The Last Patrol, Sebastian Junger’s documentary scored by Marty Beller, premieres tonight on HBO!

    Marty Beller - The Last Patrol

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Last Patrol, Sebastian Junger’s documentary scored by Marty Beller, premieres tonight on HBO at 9pm PT!

    “In an era when documentaries about soldiers tend to focus on their injuries or mental illness, ‘The Last Patrol’ opens wide a different vista that is moving and beautiful—and abundantly life affirming.

    The patrol of this HBO film is not over foreign terrain. It reflects a 300-mile journey through the relatively calm, if sometimes desolate, landscape of the railroad tracks and environs between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia and then west toward the Allegheny mountains. Not all of the four men we meet have been in the service. Two, including the filmmaker and author Sebastian Junger —who directed “The Last Patrol” as a meditation on the experience of re-entering the world after combat—have experienced war as journalists. The other two are vets they know from Afghanistan." Read the full feature on the Wall Street Journal!

    Catch the trailer here.

  • Mark Orton, Mark Kilian - TIFF Premieres

    Sep 11, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that two of our composers, Mark Kilian and Mark Orton, had projects that premiered at TIFF this year!

    Mark Orton, Mark Kilian - TIFF Premieres

    Sep 11, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that two of our composers, Mark Kilian and Mark Orton, had projects that premiered at TIFF this year!

    Revenge of the Green Dragons, scored by Mark Kilian and executive produced by Martin Scorcese, premiered at the Ryerson Theater. The film is centered around New York’s 1980s Chinese American street gangs and their relentless empire of drug smuggling and human trafficking. Director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, later remade into The Departed) brought on stars Justin Chon, Kevin Wu and Ray Liotta to lead the cast. Audiences are recommended to brace themselves for the twists and turns of the violent plot. The film will receive a 30-day digital release, followed by a limited US release in October.

    Check out the Enstarz review.

    My Old Lady, scored by Mark Orton, follows the story of Mathias (Kevin Kline) as he travels to Paris to claim the apartment left to him by his late father. Upon his arrival, he finds his flat is legally occupied by Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas), which causes a comedic battle to ensue. The anticipated humor takes a turn, melting into an unexpected, poignant story of love. This film marks the directorial debut of Isreal Horovitz and is a remake of his play of the same title. My Old Lady is in currently in limited release.

    Read the write-up in the NY Times.

  • Nathaniel Méchaly - Asian Film Awards

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi win Best Original Score for their work on The Grandmaster at the Asian Film Awards.

    Nathaniel Méchaly - Asian Film Awards

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi win Best Original Score for their work on The Grandmaster at the Asian Film Awards.

    This French-Japanese collaboration resulted in a beautiful score that fuses traditional Chinese and western musical elements. Listen to the score on iTunes.

    Click here to see the full list of winners.

  • David Majzlin - Las Marthas

    Feb 17, 2014

    Las Marthas, scored by David Majzlin, debuts tonight on PBS!

    David Majzlin - Las Marthas

    Feb 17, 2014

    Las Marthas, scored by David Majzlin, debuts tonight on PBS!

    The bordertown of Laredo, Texas hosts a celebration unlike any other. For 116 years, this Mexican American community has honored a man who never set foot in Laredo: George Washington. The highlight is a Colonial Ball in which Mexican American debutantes are presented as guests of Martha Washington. Las Marthas follows two of the girls as they prepare for this extraordinary rite of passage. The film unveils layers of tradition as questions arise regarding the nature of borders, biculturalism, and the performance of identity.

    “Las Marthas is so expertly told that by the end of the movie you’re at the edge of your seat.” -Enrique Lopetegui – The Current

    “Lovingly put together… You’ll be enthralled.” -Wendy Kaufman – The Examiner

    Click here to view the trailer.

  • Mark Orton - Stream Nebraska Soundtrack on Paste Magazine

    Dec 4, 2013


    Mark Orton‘s entire soundtrack to Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is available to stream on Paste Magazine.

    Mark Orton - Stream Nebraska Soundtrack on Paste Magazine

    Dec 4, 2013

    Mark Orton‘s entire soundtrack to Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is available to stream on Paste Magazine.

    Album Stream: Mark Orton – Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska
    By Dacey Orr

    Blending together bluegrass-driven instrumentation including an emphasis on violin and accordion, the soundtrack for Nebraska fits the theme seamlessly, following the film’s zany characters in their plight through America.

    To read the entire article and stream the soundtrack, click here.

    Nebraska hits theaters Friday, November 15th!

  • Bruce Gilbert - Inequality for All

    Sep 26, 2013

    Inequality for All, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert, hits theaters this Friday, September 27th!

    Bruce Gilbert - Inequality for All

    Sep 26, 2013

    Inequality for All, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert, hits theaters this Friday, September 27th! This documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he sets out to raise awareness on the widening gap between economic classes. Reich teamed up with director Jacob Kornbluth to create an entertaining and uncomplicated analysis of the US economic crisis. "Inequality for All explains why America’s widening income gap is a threat — not only to the viability of our workforce — but also to the foundations of our democracy.” (Huffington Post)

    Visit the official site to watch the trailer and learn more about the project.

    In other news, Children’s Hospital, also music-supervised by Gilbert, won its second Emmy in a row for Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys!