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October 18, 2009 | Jon Burlingame
Tuesday's Disney music concert is just one of many movie-music events happening in the L.A. area this month, suggesting that film music in the concert hall is a growing trend. This weekend, John Williams has been conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a series of film-music concerts labeled "Music From the City of Angels." Next Sunday, Italian maestro Ennio Morricone ("The Mission," "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") will make his West Coast debut conducting his own scores at Hollywood Bowl.
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September 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Fans of composer Danny Elfman will have a third opportunity to catch an orchestral concert of his music for the movies of Tim Burton. Organizers of the concert have added a third performance to the musical event scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Nokia Theatre at downtown's L.A. Live. "Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton" was initially scheduled for just one performance on Halloween  night at the Nokia. After the concert sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers added a second performance for Oct. 29. The third performance,   scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 , will be the final opportunity to catch the concert, a spokesman for the organizers said.
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July 31, 2012 | By Alex Pham
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. "The digital age continues to create new ways for music to be licensed, whether it's on YouTube, games or TV shows," Cameron Strang, chairman of Warner/Chappell, said in an interview.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2013 | By Daniel Miller and Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Sony Corp. stock soared in afternoon trading after New York hedge fund Third Point proposed that the electronics and media giant make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm. That unit, known as Sony Entertainment Inc., includes film and television studio Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment. The proposal also raised the specter of a possible Sony alliance - perhaps with CBS Corp., whose CEO Leslie Moonves has long dreamed of running a movie studio.
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June 17, 2010 | By Jon Burlingame, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Max Steiner, the pioneering film composer who wrote the music for "King Kong" and "Gone With the Wind," was once complimented as the man who invented modern movie music. "Nonsense," he replied. "The idea originated with Richard Wagner. Listen to the incidental scoring behind the recitatives in his operas. If Wagner had lived in this century, he would have been the No. 1 film composer." That last point is debatable. (Try to imagine Wagner working for Harvey Weinstein.) But Wagner's influence on film-music history certainly has been enormous, "probably more than any other single composer," says Roger Hickman, professor of music at California State University Long Beach and author of "Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music."
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February 29, 1992
The first International Film Music Conference will be held March 12-15 at the Sheraton Universal. Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Film Music, the conference will feature sessions on film music history, preservation and restoration and various speakers, including SPFM president David Raksin. Information: (818) 994-4661 or (213) 469-8307.
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September 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Fans of composer Danny Elfman will have a third opportunity to catch an orchestral concert of his music for the movies of Tim Burton. Organizers of the concert have added a third performance to the musical event scheduled for Oct. 30 at the Nokia Theatre at downtown's L.A. Live. "Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton" was initially scheduled for just one performance on Halloween  night at the Nokia. After the concert sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers added a second performance for Oct. 29. The third performance,   scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30 , will be the final opportunity to catch the concert, a spokesman for the organizers said.
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August 31, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra's archival energies were on full display Saturday night at the Bowl. Conductor John Mauceri constructed a program--"Broadway Goes to Hollywood"--overflowing with original orchestrations and newly restored assemblages of film music by George Gershwin, Arthur Schwartz, Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin.
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August 19, 1989 | RACHEL ALTMAN
Twenty years ago, music scores to hundreds of MGM films were dumped in a landfill in Sepulveda Pass as part of an "administrative housecleaning." Monday night, reconstructions of some of those classic scores will be heard in Cahuenga Pass as part of "A Night of Great Movie Music."
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September 16, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
The Society for the Preservation of Film Music, which has been credited with saving the archives of composers Hugo Friedhofer, Aaron Copland, Herbert Stothart, Scott Bradley, Jacques Ibert and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, has traditionally kept a low profile with its activities. One hears about the group usually only every fall, when it puts on its annual fund-raiser honoring one of its own for career achievement. With the recent appointment of music historian Jeannie G.
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April 24, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
If you think piano or organ is the only choice for the musical accompaniment of silent films, you have a lot to learn - and the Alloy Orchestra is the group to teach you. This standout ensemble, featuring masters of myriad musical styles and pioneers of alternative silent film music, is a regular at the Telluride Film Festival and the Motion Picture Academy. PHOTOS: Movies Sneaks 2013 Now you can hear the orchestra perform in two separate Monday shows in the intimate confines of the Cinefamily Theater at 611 Fairfax Ave. First up at 7:30 p.m. is one of the great classics of the silent horror world, the 1925 Lon Chaney-starring "The Phantom of the Opera.
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March 12, 2013 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
AUSTIN, Texas - A San Francisco start-up that created a tiny motion-sensing device is making a big splash at South by Southwest, overshadowing major tech brands and scores of new apps with its promise of changing how consumers interact with their computers. In its debut appearance at the conference known more as a music and film festival, Leap Motion Inc. wowed attendees with its "Minority Report"-style gesture-recognition controller, which enables users to manipulate what's on their screens with a wave of the hand or lift of a finger.
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February 23, 2013 | By John Mauceri, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When the Academy Award for original score is announced Sunday night, there will be joy and disappointment - and Monday morning quarterbacking. Some years the most important score is recognized, as in 1946 when Miklos Rozsa won for "Spellbound. " Or consider when the most important pre-"Star Wars" score, Max Steiner's epic "Gone With the Wind," did not, in fact, win. That statuette went to Herbert Stothart for the underscoring to "The Wizard of Oz. " (Then again, who today could even choose between those two, not to mention the amazing group of 1939 films whose scores were nominated?
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January 15, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The new musical “Big Fish” has itself reeled in a big catch: the Neil Simon Theatre.   Based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel and the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, the in-development production has had its eye on Broadway for several years; with a theater now secured, it's set to open Oct. 6 in New York. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, who has five Tony wins under her belt, “Big Fish” will star two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”)
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December 24, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
This story has been updated. See below. Few things are more carefully choreographed than a movie musical, but director Tom Hooper wanted to steep his big-screen adaptation of "Les Misérables" in some gritty reality. So he took a page from Ridley Scott's war film "Black Hawk Down. " At Pinewood Studios outside London, he set up a scene in which 30 student revolutionaries and scores of background players construct a blockade to stave off the French army in 19th century Paris.
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November 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was 71. Robbins died Nov. 7 at his home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., of Parkinson's disease, said Michael Schell, his longtime partner. Robbins created the score for nearly every Merchant Ivory film from "The Europeans" in 1979 to "The White Countess" in 2005.
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November 28, 1987
George Wolfgang Korngold, a record producer and film music editor who helped revive interest in the great motion picture film scores, died Wednesday after a brief bout with cancer. He was 58. Korngold, who lived in Toluca Lake, perhaps was best known for leading the way in preserving and re-recording film music.
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October 8, 1988 | DON HECKMAN
Mark Isham's program Thursday night at the Palace provided a fascinating juxtaposition between the not-always-compatible jazz fusion and film scoring skills of this gifted trumpeter/composer. Isham's fusion pieces tended to blend into each other. Most made extensive use of dense, synthesized sound, Steve Reich-like repetitions and occasional bursts of rock rhythm energy.
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August 3, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 5 - 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES The Pioneer Woman: In the season premiere, the ranch workers need to torch two barns. Afterward, they cool down with homemade frozen pops (10:30 a.m. Food). SPECIALS 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction:   The 2012 class of enshrinees are honored in Canton, Ohio (4 p.m. ESPN). How Will the World End?  Samuel L. Jackson hosts an exploration into how likely a global apocalypse is, from a scientific point of view, in this new special (8 p.m. Discovery)
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July 31, 2012 | By Alex Pham
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. "The digital age continues to create new ways for music to be licensed, whether it's on YouTube, games or TV shows," Cameron Strang, chairman of Warner/Chappell, said in an interview.
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