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  • The Nun - Abel Korzeniowski

    Sep 5, 2018

    The Nun scored by Abel Korzeniowski is poised to smash the box office for its opening weekend!

    The Nun - Abel Korzeniowski

    Sep 5, 2018

    The Nun scored by Abel Korzeniowski premieres Friday September 7!

    THE NUN – Abel Korzeniowski: Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

    Forbes: ‘The Nun’ Will Make ‘The Conjuring’ The Top-Grossing R-Rated Horror Series

    Deadline: ‘The Nun’ To Fly To $40M+, Eyes Record Opening For ‘Conjuring’ Franchise – Box Office Preview

    The Nun, premiering this Thursday September 6, is the fifth installment in The Conjuring franchise, and is directed by Corin Hardy and stars Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, and Bonnie Aarons. The story centers on a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the verge of her final vows who are tasked with investigating a young nun’s mysterious suicide, only to discover a much darker secret.

    The most recent film in the franchise, Annabelle: Creation, grossed a worldwide box office total of $258.6 million – pushing The Conjuring franchise past the $1 billion threshold: only the third horror series to cross that mark (after the Alien franchise and Resident Evil series).

    Abel’s soundtrack is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Tidal.

  • Fil Eisler - Dietland

    Jun 5, 2018

    AMC’s Dietland, scored by Fil Eisler, premieres to critical acclaim!

    Fil Eisler - Dietland

    Jun 5, 2018

    AMC’s Dietland, scored by Fil Eisler, premieres to critical acclaim!

    The dark comedy from Marti Noxon stars Joy Nash as Plum Kettle, a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening.

    The New Yorker praises Noxon’s “style of incisive grotesquerie… proportionate to the intensity of its cultural critique and appropriate to a narrative propelled by dream sequences, waking nightmares, and lavish hallucinations.”

    USA Today writes “The smartly written dark dramedy, created by Marti Noxon (UnREAL), is a delectable expression of feminist anger, a parable that eviscerates the patriarchy. Dietland isn’t here to make you comfortable.”

    The LA Times commends the show on its timeliness: “Sometimes a television comedy’s premise is promising, but the execution is flawed. Sometimes the cast is wonderful, but the direction is bad. Sometimes all the right elements are there, but the timing is wrong. It’s rare when everything comes together as perfectly as it does for the dark comedy Dietland… a wonderfully absurd exaggeration of the rage that’s driving sea change like the #MeToo movement.”

    Fil has worked with Noxon previously on UnREAL, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and To The Bone.

    Dietland airs Mondays at 9 PM / 8 Central.

  • Fil Eisler - The Titan

    Apr 10, 2018

    The Titan scored by Fil Eisler is now streaming on Netflix.

    Fil Eisler - The Titan

    Apr 10, 2018

    The Titan scored by Fil Eisler is now streaming on Netflix.

    The debut feature from director Lennart Ruff stars Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, and Nathalie Emmanuel. Set in the near future, The Titan centers on a military family who uproot their lives so they can participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man’s genetic evolution.

    To listen to Fil’s score, click here.

    Click here to stream The Titan on Netflix.

  • Charlie Clouser - Jigsaw

    Oct 27, 2017


    Jigsaw scored by Charlie Clouser is in now in theaters!

    Charlie Clouser - Jigsaw

    Oct 27, 2017

    Jigsaw scored by Charlie Clouser is in now in theaters!

    The eighth installment in Lionsgate’s Saw franchise picks up eleven years after the previous film, during a police investigation that uncovers a string of murders with a familiar modus operandi. Jigsaw is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and stars Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, and Callum Keith Rennie.

    Charlie has scored all previous Saw films, which have collectively grossed over $873 million at the box office worldwide, making it one of the top grossing horror franchises of all time.

    Lakeshore Records is releasing the soundtrack, and is available digitally at Amazon.


    For more information, visit the official website jigsawsaves.com.

  • RIP Daniel Licht - 1957-2017

    Aug 3, 2017

    RIP Daniel Licht - 1957-2017

    Aug 3, 2017

    We are heartbroken to report the untimely passing of Daniel Licht, our good friend and a client of EMP since its inception. The cause of death was a rare form of sarcoma, and his passing came just weeks after it was discovered.

    Dan was probably best known for his hauntingly ironic music for the Showtime series Dexter, in which found instruments such as knives, duct tape, saws, scissors and human bones accompanied the more conventional chamber orchestra employed for the episodes.

    Dan got his start in music playing jazz guitar in New York City. We had been regaled with stories about gigs with Miles Davis and Don Cherry. He traveled the world as a studio and live player, experimenting with all manner of plucked and strummed stringed instruments. The experience served him well when a call from renowned composer Christopher Young brought him into the world of film music.

    Dan worked with Chris on a number of films and soon became known in his own right, following in his mentor’s footsteps in the horror genre with films like Hellraiser: Bloodline, Stephen King’s Thinner, and a number of the Amityville films. But his irreverent style also caught the attention of auteur indie directors like Alex Cox and Gregg Araki for whom he scored the films The Winner and Splendor. Among the hundreds of hours of television Dan scored were the series Deception, Body of Proof, The Red Road, and Guilt. He was also a huge presence in the world of games, winning awards for his score to Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Silent Hill: Book Of Memories and Downpour.

    Dan got married a little later in life, and we’ve never seen him happier than these recent years spent in his sprawling Topanga home with wife Hilary and young son Kian. We grieve with them today, as well as with his mother Eve, brothers Ed and Alan, and sister Deborah. He was also an active in a number of composer groups and was much admired by his fellow composers, some of whom have already reached out to us to share a story and a tear. He was a fantastic guy and an amazing and completely original composing talent. We’re going to miss him.

    Here’s a link to his live concert at the Krakow Film Music Festival a couple of years ago featuring Dan conducting and performing music from Dexter:

  • OSCARS 2017

    Jan 25, 2017

    Congratulations to the 2017 Oscar Nominees!

    OSCARS 2017

    Jan 25, 2017
    Congratulations to our clients who scored Oscar nominated films!

    Nocturnal Animals scored by Abel Korzeniowski is nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon). Manchester By The Sea scored by Lesley Barber is up for six nominations including Best Picture. 20th Century Women scored by Roger Neill is nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

    And a very special kudos to Christine Russell’s brother, renowned sound mixer Greg Russell, on his 17th Oscar nomination for 13 Hours!

    The Oscars will be held on February 26. For more information, please visit their official website.

  • Roger Neill - 20th Century Women

    Dec 19, 2016

    20th Century Women, scored by Roger Neill, hits theaters December 25!

    Roger Neill - 20th Century Women

    Dec 19, 2016

    20th Century Women, scored by Roger Neill, hits theaters December 25!

    The film, written and directed by Mike Mills, stars Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, and Alia Shawkat in the story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Wired have published glowing reviews, alluding to Oscar nominations.

    In a recent interview with Deadline, Roger talks about his ethereal synth-driven score and his reconnection with instruments he played as a child:

    “…the first time I ever played that particular synthesizer, I was 15—I was the same age as our main character, Jamie. For this movie, I had that very same specific Prophet-5 shipped to me. It was now living in Indiana, so the same instrument that I played on at 15 is actually the one I’ve used for the score.”

    To read the entire feature, click here.

    Roger previously worked with Mike on Beginners. His other recent projects include Mike Birbiglia’s critically-acclaimed Don’t Think Twice and Amazon’s hit show Mozart in the Jungle.

  • Alexis & Sam - Animal Kingdom

    Aug 7, 2018

    Alexis & Sam just wrapped their score to the third season of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom!

    Alexis & Sam - Animal Kingdom

    Aug 7, 2018

    Alexis & Sam just wrapped their score to the third season of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom!

    Inspired by the 2010 Australian movie of the same name from David Michôd, Animal Kingdom centers on teen Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling, criminally inclined relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose.

    Animal Kingdom has the distinction of being the second highest rated basic cable one-hour series and the highest rated on TNT, no doubt directly attributable to the searing electro-acoustic scoring of this talented duo.

    This season has added Denis Leary in a recurring role, joining series regulars Ellen Barkin, who plays the matriarch of the Cody clan, along with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, and Finn Cole.

    Animal Kingdom airs Tuesday nights at 9pm/8c, and is also available for streaming at TNTdrama.com

  • Fil Eisler - Life of the Party

    May 14, 2018

    New Line Cinema’s Life of the Party scored by Fil Eisler is now in theaters!

    Fil Eisler - Life of the Party

    May 14, 2018

    New Line Cinema’s Life of the Party scored by Fil Eisler is now in theaters!

    The comedy stars Melissa McCarthy under the direction of her husband Ben Falcone. When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college… landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea.

    McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day. The soundtrack, released by Varèse Sarabande, is available on Amazon and iTunes.

  • Joshua Moshier - Baskets

    Feb 2, 2018

    Baskets scored by Joshua Moshier is back on FX for its third season!

    Joshua Moshier - Baskets

    Feb 2, 2018

    Baskets scored by Joshua Moshier is back on FX for its third season!

    Starring Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, and Louie Anderson (who won an Emmy for his performance), the dark comedy has been met with critical acclaim, and Josh’s imaginative and diverse music stylings add to the fun.

    In an interview with New York Post, series co-creator/executive producer Jonathan Krisel explains: “Last season was sort of the awakening of Christine [Andreson] … and this season she bought a business to rescue the family, and I think a lot of families do things like that,” he says. “This season it’s all about how this business [a rodeo] is going to save the family. When money is involved people act crazy and families disintegrate."

    Baskets airs Tuesdays at 10pm. Check out the trailer below!

  • Graham Reynolds - Last Flag Flying and More…

    Sep 21, 2017

    Graham Reynolds scores Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying and Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, and debuts opera Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance in Los Angeles!

    Graham Reynolds - Last Flag Flying and More…

    Sep 21, 2017

    Graham Reynolds’ most recent collaboration with Richard Linklater, Last Flag Flying, will have its world premiere as the opening film for the New York Film Festival next week.

    The dramedy follows three aging veterans on a road trip (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne), reunited for the funeral of one of the men’s only son killed in combat. Last Flag Flying will be released theatrically on November 3 by Amazon Studios and Lionsgate.

    On October 10, Graham will be at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for the Los Angeles debut his experimental chamber opera Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance. Featuring hybrid compositional and production techniques and an extensive sound palette, the opera explores the life and legacy of Pancho Villa, and sonically traverses both Mexican and American perspectives to reveal intersections and conflicts to create a borderless dialogue about the shared histories of Mexico and the United States. For tickets, follow this link.

    Graham has also started work on his next film project – Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, based on the novel of the same name by Maria Semple. The story centers on Bernadette, a mother in Seattle who has gone missing and left her teenage daughter to pick up the pieces. The film’s all-star cast includes Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, and Laurence Fishburne, and is slated for release in May 2018 by Annapurna Pictures.

  • Abel Korzeniowski | Krakow Film Music Festival

    May 15, 2017

    Abel Korzeniowski will be conducting the debut of his new orchestral suite at the Krakow Film Music Festival opening concert this week!

    Abel Korzeniowski | Krakow Film Music Festival

    May 15, 2017

    Abel Korzeniowski will be conducting the debut of his new orchestral suite at the Krakow Film Music Festival opening concert this week!

    Performed by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Abel’s suite includes highlights from Nocturnal Animals, A Single Man, Penny Dreadful, W.E., Escape From Tomorrow, and Romeo & Juliet. The performance will be recorded for a future release.

    Abel is an official Guest of Honor at the Festival. The distinction holds special significance for him as he was born and raised in Krakow, and studied composition under the legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Past and present guests of honor include Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat, Johann Johannsson, Cliff Martinez, and Giorgio Moroder.

    For more information, please visit the festival’s official site at www.fmf.fm.

  • Joshua Moshier | Baskets

    Jan 19, 2017

    Baskets scored by Joshua Moshier returns to FX for its second season!

    Joshua Moshier | Baskets

    Jan 19, 2017

    Baskets scored by Joshua Moshier returns to FX for its second season!

    Joshua’s highly individual music brings into focus the weirdness, humor and pathos that makes this series such a critical and popular hit. Click here for a few samples from the first episodes of Season 2.

    The comedy stars Zach Galifianakis as a failed professional clown who returns to his hometown of Bakersfield, where he’s stuck with a job at the local rodeo while navigating the absurd drama of his dysfunctional family. The series is produced by Louis C.K., with Jonathan Krisel as show runner.

    Vulture writes: “It’s the deftness with which Baskets handles these simultaneously cringeworthy, comic, and bittersweet disconnects — which almost always arise from a caring place — that make it one of TV’s most emotionally authentic shows about the way families get along.” The Daily Beast has a fantastic preview of the new season, along with an exclusive clip of the first episode.

    Baskets airs Thursdays at 10pm. For more information, visit the official website.

  • G.L.O.W. - Bruce Gilbert

    Jul 10, 2018

    Bruce Gilbert delivers another stellar soundtrack for Netflix’s second season of G.L.O.W.!

    G.L.O.W. - Bruce Gilbert

    Jul 10, 2018

    Bruce Gilbert delivers another stellar soundtrack for Netflix’s second season of G.L.O.W.!

    The hit series, centering on crew of misfits who reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is loaded with the finest pop gems of the 80’s including “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Man on the Corner," “Just Like Honey” – and notably, the amazingly ironic use of “I Know What Boys Like” amidst a familiar backdrop of toxic masculinity.

    Bruce spoke to Billboard about his music selection process, balancing a hesitance to place familiar, overused hits with the poignancy that such nostalgia brings. The result is an exciting, artfully curated soundtrack that deftly avoids 80’s cliche.

    G.L.O.W. seasons one and two are streaming at Netflix.

  • Roger Neill - Like Father

    Apr 30, 2018

    Roger Neill is scoring Netflix’s upcoming Like Father, starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar.

    Roger Neill - Like Father

    Apr 30, 2018

    Roger Neill is scoring Netflix’s upcoming Like Father, starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammar.

    The comedy is the directorial debut of writer/actress Lauren Miller Rogan (For a Good Time Call), and centers on a workaholic woman who, after being left at the altar, takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her similarly overachieving father.

    Like Father will be released on Netflix later this year.

  • Fil Eisler - Proud Mary

    Jan 3, 2018

    Screen Gems’ action feature Proud Mary scored by Fil Eisler and starring Taraji P. Henson hits theaters Friday January 12!

    Fil Eisler - Proud Mary

    Jan 3, 2018

    Screen Gems’ action feature Proud Mary scored by Fil Eisler hits theaters Friday January 12!

    The film, directed by Babak Najafi, stars Taraji P. Henson, Danny Glover, and Neal McDonough in the story of a hitwoman whose life is completely turned around when she crosses paths with young boy during a job gone awry.

    Check out the official trailer below, or visit the official website proudmary-movie.com.

    Fil continues work on the hit television shows Empire, Unreal, and the new AMC series Dietland, starring Juliana Margulies. We’re also looking forward to Netflix’s release of The Titan, the deep space action feature Fil recently scored, in Spring.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - The Nun

    Sep 7, 2017

    Abel Korzeniowski is scoring The Nun.

    Abel Korzeniowski - The Nun

    Sep 7, 2017

    Abel Korzeniowski has begun work on his score to the upcoming horror film The Nun.

    The fifth installment in The Conjuring franchise, The Nun is directed by Corin Hardy and stars Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, and Bonnie Aarons. The story centers on a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the verge of her final vows who are tasked with investigating a young nun’s mysterious suicide, only to discover a much darker secret.

    The most recent film in the franchise, Annabelle: Creation, grossed a worldwide box office total of $258.6 million – pushing The Conjuring franchise past the $1 billion threshold: only the third horror series to cross that mark (after the Alien franchise and Resident Evil series).

    The Nun is slated for release summer 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

  • Brian Reitzell | American Gods

    May 1, 2017

    American Gods scored and music supervised by Brian Reitzell is now on Starz!

    Brian Reitzell | American Gods

    May 1, 2017
    American Gods scored and music supervised by Brian Reitzell is now on Starz!

    Brian’s powerful main title theme features vocals from Shirley Manson of Garbage, and has collaborated with Debbie Harry on another track to be released later in the season. Based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning fantasy novel and created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, American Gods features a spectacular cast including Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Peter Stormare, Pablo Schreiber, boasts Emily Browning.

    The A.V. Club praises the season premiere: “If future episodes continue with this swaggering confidence, lush sensuality, and clear narrative strokes, American Gods will be as audacious and intriguing as the confusing, daring, misplaced gods themselves.”

    Screen Rant writes “…if ever there was a show demanding sumptuous visuals and elaborate set pieces to underline the enormity of what’s about to unfold, it’s American Gods… And as such, the stage is set for American Gods to deliver a big, bold, and beautiful new series.”

    Click here to watch the official trailer, or here to visit Starz’s official website. The series airs Sundays at 9pm/8c.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - BAFTA Nomination

    Jan 12, 2017

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski on his BAFTA nomination for his score to Nocturnal Animals!

    Abel Korzeniowski - BAFTA Nomination

    Jan 12, 2017

    Congratulations to Abel Korzeniowski on his BAFTA nomination for his score to Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals! Considered a front-runner for this awards season, Nocturnal Animals has pulled in spectacular reviews from numerous publications, including The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Post.

    Abel previously won a BAFTA for his score to Showtime’s hit television drama Penny Dreadful, and was nominated for three Emmys. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his score to Tom Ford’s first film A Single Man and Madonna’s film W.E. He has won three IFMCA Awards and two World Soundtrack Awards.

    For more information on Abel and his work, please visit his official website.