Monsted To Twentieth Century Fox
Anton Monsted, executive music supervisor and co-producer of “The Great Gatsby,” has been named senior vice president of Fox Music at Twentieth Century Fox.
Monsted was previously general manager of Baz Luhrmann's production company, Bazmark, working in New York and Sydney. Besides his work on “Gatsby,” Monsted collaborated with Luhrmann on the films, and their successful soundtrack album releases, including “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge” and “Australia.”
He reports to Fox Music head Danielle Diego.
Adrian Johnston: From ‘Kinky Boots to Duke Ellington
The music of “Kinky Boots” songwriter and composer Adrian Johnston will be featured in STARZ’s new miniseries “Dancing on the Edge” that premieres Oct. 19. Set in 1930s London, the series follows a group of black jazz musicians as they rise to stardom. The story was inspired by the stories of Duke Ellington’s band members mingling with the future Duke of Windsor, Edward VIII, in Europe.
Queen Latifah To Honor ‘Teach’
Queen Latifah, whose new daily talk show debuts Sept. 16, will honor teachers on CBS’ two-hour special “Teach” that airs Sept. 6 on CBS. Davis Guggenheim, the director and producer behind “It Gets Loud” and other documentaries, and Participant Media made the film of visits into public school classrooms.
Jerry Weintraub To Be Honored by Hollywood Film Awards
The 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards will honor producer Jerry Weintraub with the inaugural Hollywood Legend Award on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Weintraub most recently produced the HBO Liberace film “Behind the Candelabra” and has, in his career, promoted Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin and managed Neil Diamond, John Denver, the Carpenters and the Moody Blues.
Joel P West To Play Hotel Cafe
On the heels of the release of “Short Term 12,” composer Joel P West will perform with his band the Tree Ring on Sept. 6 at the Hotel Café in Hollywood.