One of the biggest challenges faced by any aspiring film composer is making connections within the biz. Six lucky composers are managing to do that at the Sundance Institute Composers Lab, going on…
The spirit of composer Jerry Goldsmith, who would have turned 80 this year, hovers over back-to-back festivals this summer that focus on music for film.
Any new Michael Mann film automatically draws attention for its music.
Over the past 15 years, the broadcast networks have demanded shorter main-title sequences, preferring to jump into the action faster and thus reduce the chance that viewers will flip to another…
Composer Michael Giacchino has plenty going on in his life. Yet he still makes time to score every episode of ABC's "Lost."
Harry Gregson-Williams composed some of the largest-scale choral and orchestral movie music of recent years, created the most cutting-edge electronica in modern film and scored some of the most…
It's a Tuesday afternoon in late March on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century-Fox. Harry Gregson-Williams, looking a bit haggard after having been up most of the night finishing the music of…
Variety asked Harry Gregson-Williams to select a handful of memorable moments from his career as a film composer.
Harry Gregson-Williams has made a cottage industry out of "Shrek" music: Beyond the initial collaboration with John Powell on the 2001 original (which earned them an Annie, Britain's Ivor Novello…
A look at some of the top names in the brave new world of videogame scores.
French composer Maurice Jarre, who won Oscars for the music of "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "A Passage to India," died of cancer Saturday at his home in Malibu. He was 84.