Oscar's best song nominees typically represent a pluralistic sample of the music world, from Broadway tunes to comedic ditties; however, this year's race might wind up looking like the Grammys' best…
The Oscar voting pool has inched up, to 5,830 -- 32 more than last year's tally. Making its debut is the makeup branch, bringing the annual membership tally to 16 voting categories. The 115 members…
A comicbook action-adventure, two animated tales (one of them a musical) and a 9/11 movie: Composer John Powell couldn't have asked for more diverse projects in one year.
Long conspicuously absent from Hollywood's dehydrating well of original plotlines, African narratives emerged in a big way in 2006 with films set and shot all over the continent, most notably "Blood…
Some of the year's most ambitious scores were penned by composers who have been down the red carpet before. Two are past Oscar winners and two others are past nominees, but while their individual…
Before beginning work on the score for "Volver," director Pedro Almodovar gave this advice to composer Alberto Iglesias: "Just be as close as possible to the main character, Raimunda (Penelope Cruz)…
Film scoring has always been blessedly ecumenical. Take the Oscar-nommed score to "Sergeant York" by Max Steiner, a native Viennese. Or consider an oater like "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," with a…
Prescott Wright, producer of the Tournee of Animation and a founder of the Ottowa Animation Festival, died Dec. 28 in Alburquerque of Pick's Disease. He was 71.
George Clooney, Rachel Weisz (two of last year's winners), Sarah Jessica Parker and John Stamos have been added as presenters at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The world preem of "Guru," the latest from director Mani Ratnam ("Bombay," "Peck in the Cheek"), will be held not in India but in Toronto.
South Korea's largest studio, CJ Entertainment, has appointed David Shin as exec VP and head of international business. Shin, a graduate of the USC Film School, most recently worked in Singapore as a…