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Music for Screens: Fall 2011

HIGHLIGHTS
Variety lists the tunemsiths and supervisors behind the year-end theatrical releases.

20th CENTURY FOX

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Release date: Dec. 16
Director: Michael Mitchell
Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh
Music Supervisor: Julia Michels

The Sitter
Release date: Dec. 9
Director: David Gordon Green
Composers: David Wingo & Jeff McIlwain
Music Supervisor: Mark Wike

We Bought A Zoo
Release date: Dec. 23
Director: Cameron Crowe
Composer: Jónsi

DISNEY

The Muppets
Release date: Nov. 23
Director: James Bobin
Composer: Christophe Beck
Music Supervisor: Bret McKenzie

DREAMWORKS

War Horse
Release date: Dec. 25
Director: Steven Spielberg
Composer: John Williams

FOCUS FEATURES

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Release date: Dec. 9 (N.Y., L.A.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Composer: Alberto Iglesias
Music Supervisor: Nick Angel

Pariah
Release date: Dec. 28 (N.Y., L.A., S.F.)
Director: Dee Rees
Composers: Sparlha Swa, Tamar-kali & MBK Entertainment
Music Supervisor: MBK Entertainment

FOX SEARCHLIGHT

The Descendants
Release date: Nov. 16
Director: Alexander Payne
Music Supervisor: Dondi Bastone

Shame
Release date: Dec. 2
Director: Steve McQueen
Composer: Harry Escott
Music Supervisor: Ian Neil

IFC

Sleeping Beauty
Release date: Dec. 2
Director: Julia Leigh
Composer: Ben Frost

Loosies
Release date: Dec. 14
Director: Michael Corrente
Composer: Chad Fischer
Music Supervisor: Michelle Verdi

MAGNOLIA

Angels Crest
Release date: Dec. 30
Director: Gaby Dellal
Composer: Stephen Warbeck

Melancholia
Release date: Nov. 11
Director: Lars von Trier
Music Supervisor: Mikkel Maltha

Outrage
Release date: Dec. 2
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Music By: Keiichi Suzuki

I Melt With You
Release date: Dec. 9
Director: Mark Pellington
Composer: tomandandy
Music Supervisor: Liza Richardson

PARAMOUNT

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Release date: Dec. 21
Director: Steven Spielberg
Composer: John Williams

Hugo
Release date: Nov. 23
Director: Martin Scorsese
Composer: Howard Shore
Music Supervisor: Randall Poster

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Release date: Dec. 21
Director: Brad Bird
Composer: Michael Giacchino

Young Adult
Release date: Dec. 16
Director: Jason Reitman
Composer: Rolfe Kent
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen

SONY

Arthur Christmas
Release date: Nov. 23
Director: Sarah Smith
Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams
Music Supervisor: Lia Vollack

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Release date: Dec. 21
Director: David Fincher
Composers: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Music Consultant: Paul Jackson

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Carnage
Release date: Dec. 16
Director: Roman Polanski
Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Music Supervisors: Explosante Fixe, Elise Luguern

A Dangerous Method
Release date: Nov. 23
Director: David Cronenberg
Composer: Howard Shore

A Separation
Release date: Dec. 30
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Composer: Sattar Oraki

SUMMIT

The Darkest Hour
Release date: Dec. 25
Director: Chris Gorak
Composer: Tyler Bates
Music Supervisors: JoJo Villanueva, Anastasia Brown

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Release date: Nov. 18
Director: Bill Condon
Composer: Carter Burwell
Music Supervisor: Alexandra Patsavas

WARNER BROS.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Release date: Dec. 25
Director: Stephen Daldry
Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Happy Feet Two
Release date: Nov. 18
Director: George Miller
Composer: John Powell
Music Supervisor: Kim Green

New Year’s Eve
Release date: Dec. 9
Director: Garry Marshall
Composer: John Debney
Music Supervisor: Julianne Jordan

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Release date: Dec. 16
Director: Guy Ritchie
Composer: Hans Zimmer

WEINSTEIN

The Artist
Release date: Nov. 25
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Composer: Ludovic Bource
Music Supervisor: Jerome Latour

The Iron Lady
Release date: Dec. 30
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Composer: Thomas Newman
Music Supervisor: Ian Neil

My Week With Marilyn
Release date: Nov. 23
Director: Simon Curtis
Composer: Conrad Pope
Music Supervisors: Maggie Rodford, Dana Sano

W.E.
Release date: Dec.
9
Director: Madonna
Composer: Abel Korzeniowski
Music Supervisor: Maggie Rodford

Music for Screens: Fall 2011

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