Thanks to the advent of original content on streaming services, recent years have seen a steady influx of newcomers entering the field of film scoring. So for the first time, Variety has chosen 10 talents (really, 11, as one of our choices is a two-person team) to watch.
Some are young and fresh — recognition can take years — with only a handful of film or television credits, others are veterans just breaking into the front ranks. Half, we are proud to say, are women — a reflection of the importance of gender parity in Hollywood despite the continued dominance of men in this profession — and three of those are people of color. Two hail from the pop world; two come from the United Kingdom; and one is a unique composing duo: Russian Sonya Belousova and Swiss-Italian Giona Ostinelli.
Such diversity bodes well for the resulting work and brings with it a unique sonic point of view that can be heard beyond the traditional feature film to reality competitions, video games and documentaries.
Pictured, from left: Gordy Haab and Tamar-Kali