8 Film Scores Released By Lakeshore Records Qualify For Oscar Nominations!

The list of film scores which qualify to be nominated for an Academy Award is out and eight (8) Lakeshore Records releases are on the list: Dolphin Tale 2 (Rachel Portman), Draft Day (John Debney), Girl On A Bicycle (Craig Richey), Merchants of Doubt (Mark Adler), Nightcrawler (James Newton Howard), The One I Love (Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans), Tracks (Garth Stevenson) and Walking With The Enemy (Timothy Williams).  We look forward to seeing our favorite composers receive their Oscar® nominations!  We are so proud of their amazing contribution to the motion picture industry and to their craft in film scoring.  The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 15.  Read the full list at Variety.

Oscar Nomination Qualifiers For Film Scores 2015

“Dolphin Tale 2,” Rachel Portman, composer
“Draft Day,” John Debney, composer
“Girl on a Bicycle,” Craig Richey, composer
“Merchants of Doubt,” Mark Adler, composer
“Nightcrawler,” James Newton Howard, composer
“The One I Love,” Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, composers
“Tracks,” Garth Stevenson, composer
“Walking With the Enemy,” Timothy Williams, composer

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Merchants of Doubt Soundtrack Feat. The Score By Mark Adler Coming Soon On Lakeshore Records, Film Opens In Theaters On March 6

Lakeshore Records will release the score to Merchants of Doubt, a documentary based on the acclaimed book by the same name.  Directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Kenner (Food Inc.), the film is scored by Mark Adler (Food Inc.), whose score for this documentary has qualified to be nominated for the Academy Awards.  Merchants of Doubt opens in theaters on March 6, 2015.  Stay tuned for more soundtrack details!

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A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.


Merchants of Doubt is produced by Participant Media (Waiting For Superman, An Inconvenient Truth, Citizenfour) and released by Sony Pictures Classics.  Merchants of Doubt opens in select theaters on March 6, 2015.

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After The Fall: Catch Up With Director Saar Klein At Reddit AMA, Film Opens In Los Angeles This Weekend!

If you missed out on the Q&A with After The Fall Director Saar Klein at Reddit AMA, read the entire transcript complete with juicy tidbits on his career and his work on After The Fall at Reddit IAMA.  Starring Wes Bentley (Interstellar, Gone, American Beauty) Jason Isaacs (NBC’s Awake, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2) and Vinessa Shaw (The Hills Have Eyes, Eyes Wide Shut), the movie opens this weekend in Los Angeles at the Arena Theater (check show times).  After the Fall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), to be released by Lakeshore Records, featuring the score by Composer Marc Streitenfeld, will be available digitally on December 23.  Check out the track listing and stay tuned for the album preview!


More about Composer Marc Streitenfeld 

01 Elevate
02 Changes
03 Searching in the Dark
04 Innocence
05 Goodnight
06 Connected
07 You Never Know
08 Robberies
09 Wrath
10 Whole Again
11 Virtue
12 Home Sweet Home
13 Just to See You

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Watch After The Fall in Los Angeles at the Arena Theater (check show times).  Not in Los Angeles?  Watch After The Fall on VOD (rent it on iTunes).

Exclusive! Watch The World Premiere Of The ‘Song One’ Soundtrack Official Album Preview | Yahoo! Music

Nightcrawler Soundtrack Makes Daniel Schweiger’s Best Scores of 2014 Top 10 List +5 More Lakeshore Releases Of Note | Film Music Magazine

Film music critic Daniel Schweiger has announced his “Best Scores of 2014″ at Film Music Magazine, and of the top 10 on the list, James Newton Howard’s score for Nightcrawler was named, plus five more film scores released by Lakeshore Records had other honorable mentions.  See the list below.


Best Score of 2014 (Top 10):

Nightcrawler (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – James Newton Howard

Runner Up:

Stonehearst Asylum (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – John Debney

Composers To Watch:

Kathryn Bostic – Dear White People (Original Motion Picture Score)
Robin Coudert (aka Rob) Horns (Original Motion Picure Score)
Garth Stevenson – Tracks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Timothy Williams – Walking With The Enemy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Lakeshore Records/Phineas Atwood Productions)

Congratulations to all the composers on the list!


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Read the full list at Film Music Magazine.



The Great Invisible Soundtrack Feat. Music By David Wingo Out Now, Watch The Film Now Playing In Select Theaters

The Great Invisible tackles a huge social issue without reducing it to simplistic talking points. Margaret Brown’s film is more like a sprawling novel, brimming with as many contradictions as characters. -Indiewire

Lakeshore Records is pleased to release the soundtrack to The Great Invisible, a documentary directed by Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown about the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the effects on the lives and the region affected in the aftermath of the subsequent devastating oil spill.  The soundtrack features the score by Composer David Wingo (Mud, The Snow Angels).  The Great Invisible (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now digitally on iTunes and will be available on CD on January 13.  Watch The Great Invisible now playing in select theaters (check show times).

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The Great Invisible (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | CD coming soon



A documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion as seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.

The Great Invisible is the “Grand Jury Prize” winner of the SXSW Film Festival for Best Documentary Feature and received early Oscar buzz.



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Watch The Great Invisible now playing in select theaters (check show times).

James Newton Howard: A Rare Interview On Scoring ‘Nightcrawler’ | The New York Times

Having written the scores for more than 100 features, and almost always several in a year, James Newton Howard may be one of the hardest working composers in the business. From blockbusters (“The Hunger Games”) to indies (“Parkland”), Mr. Howard is always looking for a fresh challenge. He got one with Dan Gilroy’s feature “Nightcrawler,” starring  Jake Gyllenhaal as an obsessive freelance news videographer  who will do most anything to obtain footage of crime scenes and accidents.

In the latest interview with the New York Times, eight-time Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard explained the intent of his score for Nightcrawler, and how it played an integral role in the advancement of the main character, Lou Bloom, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.  So, rather than only scoring the film, he got inside the mind of the sociopath to score the lead character.  Read the full interview at New York Times.


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Watch Nightcrawler now playing in select theaters (check show times) and on VOD (pre-order on iTunes).

Lakeshore Records: Nightcrawler (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Reach Me Soundtrack Feat. Tree Adams Available January 6, Watch The Film Now Playing In Select Theaters & On VOD

Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Reach Me, an inspirational dramedy starring an incredible ensemble cast: Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables, Rambo), Lauren Cohan (AMC’s The Walking Dead, The CW’s Vampire Diaries)Kyra Sedgwick (TNT’s The Closer, Gamer)Thomas Jane (White Bird In A Blizzard, I Melt With You), Kelsey Grammer (Starz’s Boss, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O, Fame), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass, The Guardian), David O’Hara (Wanted, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1) and Kevin Connolly (HBO’s Entourage, The Notebook), now playing in select theaters (check show times) and on VOD (rent it on iTunes).  The soundtrack features the score by Composer Tree Adams (Californication, Dawn of the Dead).  The Reach Me soundtrack is available digitally on January 6.  Stay tuned for more soundtrack information coming soon!

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Directed by John Herzfeld (15 Minutes, 2 Days in the Valley), Reach Me also stars Tom Sizemore (Seal Team 8, Saving Private Ryan), Nelly (The Longest YardCSI: NY), Terry Crews (Draft Day, Scary Movie 5), Danny Aiello (Lucky Number Slevin, Léon: The Professional), Danny Trejo (Machete Kills, From Dusk Till Dawn), Ryan Kwanten (HBO’s True Blood, Dead Silence), Cary Elwes (No Strings Attached, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) and more.

A motivational book written by a mysterious man quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives. [IMDB]



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Reach Me is now playing in select theaters (check show times) and on VOD (rent it on iTunes).

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas Soundtrack Named On Wall Street Journal’s ‘Six Albums For The Holiday Season’ List!

This soundtrack to one of Robin Williams ’s last films opens with Rufus Wainwright singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” backed by a 55-piece orchestra. The album then features mostly to hip holiday originals like Anna Su ’s mischievous “Santa Will Be Flying Over the Moon,” Spencer Shapeero ’s meditative “The Weather Outside” and FM Radio’s galloping “More Than I Wished For.” Mr. Wainwright returns at the end with his own “Christmas Is for Kids.” A cozy collection of cutting-edge noëls.

-The Wall Street Journal

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is a holiday album which features new recordings of Christmas standards and holiday music alternatives.

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A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD


Director: Tristram Shapeero.  Cast: Joel McHaleLauren GrahamClark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen and Robin Williams.  Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Lakeshore Records: A Merry Friggin' Christmas - Music By Various Artists.

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