OSCAR QUOTIENT PROS: Has an excellent knack for choosing quality scripts CONS: Will Acad voters forget the film in a crowded race? In “Life as a House,” Kevin Kline plays a 45-year-old man who loses…
When it comes to the original song category, the Golden Globes voters tend to be a little less predictable in their choices than the Oscars -- and, say some veteran observers, a little more attracted…
One of the most truly transforming experiences I have ever had," enthuses one composer. "Very, very insightful -- beyond what I expected," says another. "An extraordinary two weeks ... total bliss,"…
Daily Variety polled a half-dozen composers and asked them what they were listening to these days. The responses ranged from classical to electronica and everything in between.
There's a new wrinkle in the award show derby this year, and it could have a major impact on the Oscars and the Golden Globes. It's called AFI Awards 2001 and will air Jan. 5, more than two weeks…
To say that Quincy Jones is one of the most successful black musicians of the past 50 years is to minimize the accomplishment. Trumpet player, bandleader, vocal arranger, film composer, pop music…
Laura Karpman is not a composer who sits around waiting for her next assignment. If she's not currently writing the score for an indie film or a TV project, she's probably setting Shakespeare to…
Think you know what MTV looks like? Think again. When people all over the world say, "I want my MTV" -- whatever the language -- it turns out they mean different things.
Two of MTV Italia's highest-rated shows are "MTV Kitchen" and "TRL Milan." The weekly "Kitchen," hosted by Andrea Pezzi, capitalizes on the well-known Italian love of food, and features celebrities…