Ask Alan Menken about the painful process of getting a Broadway-bound musical on its feet, and he'll quote the late Larry Gelbart who once famously said: "If Hitler's alive, I hope he's out of town…
Our vote for this holiday season's must-have, high-priced, movie-related toy is Warner Bros. Records' "Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box."
Is anyone really interested in music from such obscure films as "Dunston Checks In," "Sadismo," "Speed 2: Cruise Control" and the fourth season of TV's "CHiPs"?
The Society of Composers and Lyricists, which counts among its 1,200 members many of the composers and songwriters who write for films and TV, has thrown its support behind the Teamsters' efforts to…
Thesp and showgirl Beverly Newman, who was married to Oscar-winning music director Lionel Newman, died of natural causes Oct. 21 in Brentwood, Calif. She was 88.
Michael Giacchino -- whose music has energized "Up," "Star Trek," TV's "Lost" and other projects for various media -- says he's a storyteller first and a musician second.
An email on Feb. 15, 2001, changed Michael Giacchino's life. It was from writer-director J.J. Abrams, who was then preparing to shoot the pilot for ABC's "Alias."
"Nothing infuriates me more than when people say, 'You must love working on kids' films," says composer Michael Giacchino. "What are they talking about? Why does animation denote 'kids' films'?
Michael Giacchino is the first composer to come out of the videogame arena and make it to the top of the film-scoring world. But he hasn't shunned games, and he continues to weigh compelling projects…
Michael Giacchino will be honored for his contributions to Education Through Music - Los Angeles at a benefit Oct. 19 at L.A.'s House of Blues.
British composer John Barry -- who is being honored with the Ghent Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement award and whose music will be performed live at the fest Oct. 23 -- reinvented the action movie…