Blink 182 Bassist Scores Short

Blink 182 Bassist Scores Short

Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has scored his first film — a short titled I’m Scared, based on the illustrations of Greg “Craola” Simkins.  In the pantheon of rockers who transitioned to film, Hoppus follows in the footsteps of giants Danny Elfman, Trent Reznor and Stuart Copeland, though it remains to be seen if he’ll ascend to […]

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Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Finally, after numerous flirtations and a tiff, Italian composer Ennio Morricone will officially team with director Quentin Tarantino, signing on for The Hateful Eight. The  marks Morricone’s return to the Western — the genre that made him famous — in 40 years. The five-time Oscar winner’s haunting and hynotic scores vaulted him to international prominence  […]

Elfman Haunts PBS Halloween Schedule

Elfman Haunts PBS Halloween Schedule

The PBS “Live from Lincoln Center” series presents “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton,” featuring scores from blockbuster films such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. The program, which airs Oct. 30, was recorded with conductor John Mauceri leading the Concert Chorale of New York, […]

Jagger, Scorsese team for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Jagger, Scorsese team for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

The new HBO series set in the world of New York’s 1970s music scene is causing a stir on the streets of metropolis, as tune boomers see haunts like the rock club Max’s Kansas City and the Sam Goody retail outlet recreated for filming. Described by HBO as “A ride through the sex- and drug-addled […]

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

AICP – Association of Independent Commercial Producers

Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today’s Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, digital – for advertisers and agencies. AICP members account for 85 […]

History of Film Music

History of Film Music

“Charlie Chaplin composed his own music for City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and Limelight (1952). That was the exception, and few film-makers would imitate him. He wasn’t clear at all whose job was to score the soundtracks…In the 1930s, after a few years of experimentation, scoring film soundtracks became an art in earnest thanks to […]