Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ upcoming Cold War thriller has a title, “Bridge of Spies,” DreamWorks announced Wednesday. The film is notable in that it is one of the rare Spielberg projects that…
The Los Angeles Philharmonic started its sixth year under conductor Gustavo Dudamel by honoring composer John Williams on Tuesday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. "Musicians try to be close to…
“Star Trek” and “Lost” composer Michael Giacchino has been set to score Universal’s “Jurassic World.” Giacchino has quickly become one of the go-to composers for many of Hollywood’s big-budget…
The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year’s nominated musical scores and songs. Thursday’s show at UCLA’s Royce Hall was a textbook model of…
Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the…
From rock ‘n’ roll scion to kudos veterans, tunesmiths reveal their m.o.
The American Film Institute will confer honoraray doctorate of fine arts degrees upon Kathryn Bigelow and Anne V. Coates and a doctorate of communications on Jon Avnet. Avnet will be recognized for…
Composer John Williams, who turns 81 today, has the most Oscar nominations of any living individual: The original-score nomination for "Lincoln" is his 48th, and he has won five times.
With Thursday's Oscar nominations in the music categories, the Academy offered up some notable contrasts.
Thirty-eight years ago, Steven Spielberg wanted musical Americana for his first feature, "The Sugarland Express." He hired John Williams on the strength of the composer's folksy scores for "The…