American film directors

  1. Hans Zimmer Replaces Jack White as 'Lone Ranger' Composer

    December 14, 2012 10:02 PM EST Jack White dropped out of the film due to 'scheduling conflicts,' according to a statement from Disney. When it was announced earlier this year, blues-rocker White seemed like a great fit to score the new Gore Verbinski-directed, Johnny ...

  2. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  3. Danny Elfman Talks Tim Burton, 'Simpsons,' and Why He Found the Anvil Film 'Emotionally Wrenching'

    October 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT (L-R): Composer, Danny Elfman, Director, Sacha Gervasi, and Tim Appelo, Hollywood Reporter, Film Editor (Photo: Arnold Turner) Composer Danny Elfman finds deep inspiration when writing about tragedy. The character Jack Skellington's need to e ...

  4. Danny Elfman to Receive Maestro Award at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference

    October 10, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Originally a New Wave rock star with the seminal band Oingo Boingo, Elfman was one of the first ro ...

  5. Emmys 2012: 'The Voice' Scores, 'Glee' & 'Idol' Snubbed in Nominations

    July 19, 2012 12:21 PM EDT Nominations for the 64th Emmys were announced today, and noticeable among the long list of nods for "Mad Men," "Modern Family" and "American Horror Story" was a striking lack of nominations for "Glee," " ...

  6. Backbeat: Heart Lights Up Rock Photo Exhibit With CAA's Rob Light, Glen Matlock, Linda Ramone, More

    June 26, 2012 11:51 AM EDT Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart perform at the Annenberg Space for Photography at Thursday's opening of "Who Shot Rock & Roll?" (Photo: Lester Cohen/Annenberg Foundation) Photo exhibits do not engender the sort of be ...

  7. Rodriguez Doc 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Audience Award at L.A. Film Fest

    June 25, 2012 7:30 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's documentary on the life of forgotten '70s folk-rocker Rodriguez, received the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It is the fourth honor ...

  8. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  9. Sundance London Opens With Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett Talking Music and Film

    April 26, 2012 8:32 PM EDT LONDON -- As screenwriter and best-selling novelist Nick Hornby put it, it is customary on opening nights to say that the guests of honor "need no introduction." But for the pre-amble of the first event of the inaugural Sundance London f ...

  10. Bee vs. Moth Provide Silent Treatment to 'The Oyster Princess'

    March 14, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Bee vs. Moth, the striking avant rock/jazz ensemble based in Austin, may be feeling a little bit of serendipity in the air. They will provide a live score during the screening of Ernst Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy "The Oyster Princess&q ...

  11. Neil Young's 'Journeys' Plays Slamdance Film Fest

    January 23, 2012 7:00 AM EST PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music. He says their latest, "Neil Young Journeys," is more like an electric bolt, with a "grin ...

  12. Madonna, 'The Artist' Win Music Awards at Golden Globes

    January 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Madonna topped Elton John, Mary J. Blige and Chris Cornell for the Best Song award at the Golden Globes Sunday night with a win for "Masterpiece," from "W.E.," a film she also wrote and directed. She shared the award with co-wr ...

  13. Trent Reznor, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, More Lead Golden Globe Music Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:55 AM EST Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best original score and best original song, for the singer-director's new track &qu ...

  14. Alicia Keys continues to Raise Money at Black Ball

    November 28, 2011 1:00 PM EST Alicia Keys performed hit songs, covers and collaborated with Usher and will.i.am at her charity's annual event, but the singer also played the role of a charmer. During an auction to raise money for Keep a Child Alive, Keys took off two 18-c ...

  15. Danny Elfman On Composing Music For L.A. Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris'

    September 27, 2011 12:31 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like film-making. "It was all completely evolutionary as it came ...

  16. Backbeat: L.A. Listening Party for David Lynch's New Album Is Kinda Creepy

    September 13, 2011 4:12 PM EDT Keeping it Creepy: David Lynch unveiled his first solo album "Crazy Clown Time" at L.A.'s Soho House last night. (Photo: Mark Berry ) David Lynch can still attract a crowd at a movie theater, even if he is not showing anything visua ...

  17. U2 Doc 'From The Sky Down' To Open Toronto Film Fest

    July 26, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Davis Guggenheim's U2 documentary "From The Sky Down" will have its world premiere at the opening night Gala for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 8, it was announced today. TIFF's lineup has always included ...

  18. Trey Songz To Make Acting Debut in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D'

    July 19, 2011 8:31 PM EDT Leatherface has found his latest target -- Grammy-nominated rapper and R&B artist Trey Songz. Songz has signed to play one of the leads in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D," the latest reimagining of Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror cla ...

  19. Danny Elfman Discusses Musical Approach New L.A. Cirque du Soleil Show

    June 16, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil to be based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like filmmaking. "It was all completely evolutionary as it ...

  20. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  21. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 7:57 AM EDT In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over ...

  22. Charlie Sheen Show Opens to Boos, Walk-Outs in Detroit

    April 03, 2011 10:34 AM EDT It looks like the end is already near for Charlie Sheen's much-hyped tour . Boos and walk-outs forced the actor to end the first show in Detroit after less than an hour on stage. When Sheen finally took the stage after several tepid attempts ...

  23. Spirit Signs Comprehensive Publishing Deal With Jim Henson Co.

    March 17, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has scored a multi-year global, joint venture deal with the Jim Henson Co. that covers its entire media library, including films such as "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal" and the television series "Frag ...

  24. David Lynch To Relaunch Website Thursday, Offer Music and Remixes

    March 09, 2011 8:31 PM EST David Lynch has redesigned his website to offer video "experiments," music recordings and remixes from 1976's "Eraserhead" through last year's double-sided single "Good Day Today"/"I Know." Lynch i ...

  25. Arcade Fire-Spike Jonze Short Film Influenced by Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam (Berlin)

    February 16, 2011 6:15 PM EST BERLIN -- The decline of the music video in modern times was the impetus for Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes from the Suburbs," appearing in the shorts section of the Berlin Film Festival. The band, which is co ...

  26. Beyonce to Star in Clint Eastwood Remake of 'A Star Is Born'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the long-gestating remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros. Eastwood and his producing partner Rob Lorenzo will likely produce along with Bill Gerber, Jon Peters and Basil Iwanyk. Warners has long ...

  27. Al Pacino To Play Phil Spector In HBO Movie: Report

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Al Pacino will play imprisoned record producer Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO Films production, according to the New York Times . Spector, 70, was convicted of second-degree murder last year and is now serving 19 years to life for murder. David M ...

  28. Gwyneth Paltrow To Play Teacher On 'Glee'

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After days of speculation on the Internet, Gwyneth Paltrow will be setting foot on "Glee" this season, the show's creator said. "Yes, it's true," Ryan Murphy told UsMagazine.com. "She is a fan of the show." ...

  29. 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Win Top Emmys

    August 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards began with a song and dance number with host Jimmy Fallon and surprise guests, including Tina Fey, "Glee" cast members, Jon Hamm and Betty White, but the night spotlighted many first-time winners and featur ...

  30. Vevo, YouTube, Amex To Stream The National Concert

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo will host its first-ever live concert video on YouTube this weekend with the Saturday performance of the National at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The live webcast will be directed by filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker (“Don’t Look Back, ...

  31. Artist Guy Peellaert Dies

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Artist, photographer and illustrator Guy Peellaert, who designed covers for the David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, died Monday at age 74, according to the Telegraph UK . The Brussels-born artist, who created posters for a number of top films, inc ...

  32. David Fincher To Keynote Billboard Film/TV Music Conference

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Director David Fincher will keynote the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film/TV Music conference, which will be held Nov. 13-14 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Fincher is the director of December release "The Curious Case of Benjamin Bu ...

  33. Lyric Street Launches Sister Imprint Carolwood Records

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven-year old Lyric Street Records, home to Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington, among others, is launching a sister imprint, Carolwood Records. Carolwood will be overseen by Kevin Herring, current Lyric Street Records VP of promotion. National du ...

  34. BET Head Hudlin Exits

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BET entertainment chief Reginald Hudlin, who boosted original programming at the channel known for music videos and reruns, is leaving the company, BET Networks said Thursday. Hudlin is returning to his "entrepreneurial roots" as an inde ...

  35. JCPenney Joins 'The Breakfast Club'

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT JCPenney doesn't want consumers to forget about it. As part of its recently launched back-to-school campaign from New York ad agency Saatchi and Saatchi, JCPenney is playing off the famous scenes in the 1985 film "The Breakfast Club.&quo ...

  36. 'American Teen' Soundtrack To Drop In July

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to 2008 Sundance fave "American Teen," a documentary about teenagers growing up in Warsaw, Ind., on July 15. Among the artists featured on the soundtrack are The Ting Tings, Black Kids, MGMT a ...

  37. Ice Cube Lines Up 'Promoters'

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is set to star in a new film entitled "Janky Promoters" via Dimension Films. The film is the first that Ice Cube penned since his "Friday" series, which began in 1995. The rapper-cum-producer will star and produce the ...

  38. Redford Hails Mobile At MWC

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Sundance Kid came calling on cellphones today, as film industry icon Robert Redford today hailed the phone as a new medium that could revive the film-short genre, despite current low-viewing figures. Appearing at the Mobile World Congress alon ...

  39. BMI Preps Sundance Events

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and Sundance will host the sixth annual Sundance Snowball showcase on Jan. 23 during the Sundance Film Festival. Set to perform are the Aggrolites, Nick Urata from DeVotchKa, Steve Smith from Dirty Vegas, and Cheb i Sab ...

  40. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  41. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  42. Live Nation Artists Acquires Merch Company Signatures

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation Artists acquired merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. for approximately $79 million in cash, stock and repayment of debt, before working capital adjustments. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Signatures Network ...

  43. Film & TV Conference: Reilly Does Cox For 'Walk Hard'

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John C. Reilly gives voice to 50 years worth of popular music in the upcoming film "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox," which was written and produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Jake Kasdan. It opens Dec. 21 in U.S. theaters. Reilly's to ...

  44. Music Monitor Confab Set For Sept.

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Music Monitor network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its "Noise In the Basement" creative conference, to be held in Baltimore Sept. 18-22. The convention is expected to feature performances by Regina Spektor, Atmosphere and ...

  45. Spinal Tap Reuniting For Live Earth Show

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming. The fictional heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary, "This Is Spinal Tap," will reunite for a performance at Wembley Stadium i ...

  46. Oingo Who? Busy Elfman Looks Ahead Not Back

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Composer readying album of classical concert work. Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana," his long-standing relationship with director Tim Burton and his years in Oingo Boingo during a keynote Q&A sess ...

  47. Oingo Who? Busy Elfman Looks Ahead Not Back

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Composer discussed new album Nov. 15. Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana," his long-standing relationship with director Tim Burton and his years in Oingo Boingo during a keynote Q&A session Wednesday ...

  48. Palm Preps Hype Williams Collection

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DVD coincides with director receiving MTV honor. Palm Pictures and UMVD will on September 12 reissue "Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1," a collage of influential videos directed by Williams. The DVD comes in conjunction with Williams� ...

  49. Q&A: JOHN OTTMAN

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, but he has nothing on John Ottman. The composer not only wrote two hours of music for "Superman Returns," he edited the Bryan Singer-directed summer bloc Superman may be faster than a speedi ...

  50. Goldsmith To Receive Music Industry Trusts' Award

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented in London Oct. 30. Harvey Goldsmith, the British live-music impresario famous for producing the Live Aid and Live 8 music events to end famine in Africa, will be the recipient of the 2006 Music Industry Trusts’ Award (MITS). The aw ...

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