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…
"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.
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…
Six Hollywood film composers and nine Broadway songwriters will be honored with stamps next year.
A who's who of the film-music business turned out Friday night to honor Hollywood's first family of composers as Randy Newman, David Newman and Thomas Newman received Golden Score Awards from the…
It's Friday night on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and gales of laughter emanate from the control room. Musicians, mixers and friends are watching playbacks of a new episode of "The…