It used to be a given that if you wanted to have a successful career scoring movies, you had to live in L.A. Not anymore. New York is home to three of the most sought-after composers in the biz.
The bald and portly fellow with the unmistakable profile might have been surprised by the attention paid to his film music Wednesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Alfred Hitchcock was…
Writing about the work of composer Maurice Jarre, director John Huston said his music "transcends time and space, touches every visual and aural sense, whisks you to the far reaches of your…
Friday marked a homecoming of sorts for Jerry Goldsmith. The veteran composer for 180 films has won an Oscar, received another 17 nominations and won five Emmys, conducted major symphony orchestras…
Conductor and record producer Charles Allan Gerhardt, whose “Classic Film Scores” series helped rekindle popular interest in movie music, died Feb. 22 in Redding, Calif., from complications following…
Sam Grossman, whose various films as writer and director included the hit genre comedy “The Van,” died of cancer Monday at his home in West Los Angeles. He was 53. Grossman directed 1976’s “The Van”…
There are plenty of film schools, and a growing number of schools that have film-scoring programs. The problem is that most of the time, the filmmakers learn about filmmaking and the composers learn…
Veteran Oscar watchers say it's a foregone conclusion that John Williams will be nominated for "Saving Private Ryan" in the dramatic-score category and that the animated "Mulan," "A Bug's Life" and…
"Creatively, it's been the best year I've ever had," says Randy Newman. "And at the age of 55, I'm pretty happy about that."
In the annual post-Oscar whining and dining game, players gleefully complain about who won and lost, but some have more to gripe about than others.