July 31, 2012
Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has acquired the copyrights of film scores from hundreds of Miramax movies, including "Good Will Hunting," "The Cider House Rules," "Gangs of New York" and "Finding Neverland. " Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday morning, were not disclosed. The acquisition includes the publishing rights as well as the master recordings of scores in Miramax's entire catalog of more than 700 films. Continue reading > > -- Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2008
Musician Tom Boyd wants to provide the missing link between up-and-coming composers and film executives looking for new talent. Boyd has been blessed with much success in the entertainment industry, and it’s time for him to help others get their chance, he said. The former Burbank resident will perform at 7 tonight with composer and concert pianist Marcelo Cesena featuring well-known movie themes, original compositions and music from other major motion picture composers.
September 12, 2001
Lead character lacks energy Michael Arvizu is a sound designer for the Glendale Community College Glendale Theatre Guild and staff writer and online editor for El Vaquero the campus newspaper. "Rock Star" offers a look into the trials and tribulations of a wannabe rock star. Mark Wahlberg plays the role of rock star Chris Cole with little energy, and the emotions he gives to the character are seldom convincing. The script offers some unexpected -- funny at times -- twists, with a good ending.
May 7, 2005
If you are a fan of fantasy and science fiction, I believe you will appreciate "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy." If you dislike "nerdy-type" movies, you should steer clear of this space-traveling picture. "Hitchhiker's" is based on the novel by the late Douglas Adams. I attempted to read this book as a kid to help me solve a video game on my Commodore 64 computer. I never finished the book, but I still enjoyed this movie without having any knowledge of the material.
December 6, 2006
That giving spirit is going around, from sharing beautiful holiday music to remembering others less fortunate. Glendale Symphony Orchestra performed its "Sounds of Christmas" concert with a variety of music led by Olivia Tsui , conductor and music director. Selections ranged from film music such as "Polar Express Concert Suite," to the classic "Oh, Holy Night," sung by soprano Demetra George, and Mozart's Piano Concerto played by 7-year-old Mark Yu . The Estonia concert grand piano was provided by Hollywood Piano Co. in Burbank and was made in Estonia, said company representative Glenn Treibitz . Only 40 concert grands are made by the company each year, he said.
May 1, 2004
Joyce Rudolph The stars came out to celebrate the "Swingin' with the Stars -- A Salute to the Media" fashion show luncheon April 17 planned by the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild. Actress Kaley Cuoco of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and Harold Green, mid-day co-anchor of KCBS-TV Channel 2 News, stopped by to add glitz to the afternoon's festivities in the Sheraton Universal's Grand Ballroom. Guild President Julie McArdle said Burbank being home to so many entertainment industry giants in television, film, music and animation inspired the theme.
February 20, 2002
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! BURBANK -- If Jennifer Nash seems a little wary and nervous lately, she has a good reason. The Burbank singer/songwriter will debut songs from her recently completed CD, "Lay It On," Sunday night at Rocco in Hollywood, where she will be hosting an album release party. It will also be the first time she has played her music live in front of an audience. "I guess that I've gone about this backwards," she said between laughs over the phone.
December 13, 2008
Film law revisions don’t go far enough I’m glad the Burbank City Council unanimously approved a first reading for a new film permit ordinance (“Changes to filming ordinance worry some,” today). It’s a great first step and much better than what we had previously. We can now all shoot legally on most private and public property with a hand-held camera, along with a tripod and on-camera light. I’m also very happy that at least two council members (Marsha Ramos and David Gordon)
February 9, 2008
Frank Macchia, an orchestrator for the film industry, had forgotten when the Grammy nominations were to be announced, so he got the surprise of his life when a friend called to give him the good news. The Burbank resident is up for his first Grammy for “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” on his CD “Emotions,” which was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement. “I was flabbergasted to find out I had made it,” said Macchia, 49, a former Glendale resident.
July 19, 2008
The things that inspired Karl Preusser as a child are musically making their way back into his adult life. Two weeks ago, the Burbank composer completed the score for “Audie & the Wolf,” a horror, comedy and romance film that will premiere on Aug. 14 in the 2008 Downtown Film Festival — Los Angeles. Preusser, a former Glendale resident, composed the score in a 1970s rock ’n’ roll style in the tradition of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” he said.