Varèse Sarabande albums today received 18 nominations in 9 of IFMCA's 14 award categories. Nominees included Alexandre Desplat's The Ghost Writer, John Powell's How To Train Your Dragon, James Newton Howard's Nanny McPhee Returns, Marc Streitenfeld's Robin Hood, Michael Giacchino's Lost, John Williams's Family Plot, Dave Grusin's The Goonies and Alex North's Spartacus. Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard and John Powell were all included in the Film Composer of the Year category and Varèse Sarabande received a nomination for Label of the Year. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations go out to our friend John Powell on collecting his first Academy Award nomination for his extraordinary score for DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon! A stunning work and a favorite of film music fans around the world! Bravo, John! And good luck!
A historic exhibition of original artwork by the legendary Bob Peak will go on display at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for three months beginning January 20, 2011. Robert Townson's collection of Peak works, including paintings from Superman: The Movie, Star Trek, Excalibur, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Silverado and Something Wicked This Way Comes will be on exhibit, along with many other Peak masterpieces including Apocalypse Now, Pennies From Heaven and The Year of Living Dangerously. Bob Peak: Creating The Modern Movie Poster will present the largest collection of Bob Peak's movie poster artwork ever assembled!
January 20 through April 17, 2011
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Public viewing hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Varèse Sarabande mourns the passing of Warner Bros. Music VP and musicologist Danny Gould, who died November 4 at the age of 89. It was Gould's Herculean efforts to prepare Alex North's music from A Streetcar Named Desire, (given just four days notice!) which allowed for Jerry Goldsmith and Robert Townson to record the score in London in 1995, when the composer's schedule suddenly cleared after quitting the film Babe. Gould worked for Warner Bros. for nearly 40 years and at Paramount prior to that. Danny was one of film music's behind-the-scene legends and he will be greatly missed.