April 20, 2017

Scoring is underway on Principles of Curiosity.

March 27, 2017

Just a reminder—the season premiere of The Amazing Race 29 is this Thursday at 10/9c.

March 23, 2017

Proud to announce I'm officially attached as composer on Principles of Curiosity, the upcoming documentary from producer/host Brian Dunning, director Ryan Johnson and Skeptoid Media. Work will be underway soon, as the film has just finished principal photography.

March 10, 2017

The premiere date of The Amazing Race 29 has moved! The new cycle now launches on its new night—Thursday, March 30 at 10/9c.

March 8, 2017

Huge congratulations to The Amazing Race Canada on its multiple wins at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards! The show took top honors for Best Reality/Competition Program or Series, as well as winning for Direction, Picture Editing, Photography, and Writing.

March 3, 2017

In celebration of Women's History Month, SAG-AFTRA Foundation Storyline Online has released The House that Jane Built, Imaginaut Entertainment's video production of the children's book about Jane Addams and Hull House. Addams, the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize (in 1931), is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the field of social work.

Written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Kathryn Brown, The House that Jane Built is narrated by Kieran Shipka.

February 28, 2017

Looking forward to this afternoon's talk with film students in Marc Pitre's class at Loyola Marymount University.

February 19, 2017

Scoring is complete on the pilot episode of Drawing Inspiration for show creator Ryan Johnson and New Rule Productions.

February 11, 2017

Attending the Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards tonight; I composed music for the ceremony and for Children's Hospital LA (official charity of the SOC). The black-tie event takes place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

February 5, 2017

Another terrific award for a film I recently scored—! No Blood of Mine (dir. Wesley Ellenwood) has won the Best Dramatic Feature and Audience Buzz awards at the St. Paul Frozen Film Festival. Congratulations to Wesley, producer Carly Lassegard and the entire cast and crew on the accomplishment.

February 2, 2017

Huge congratulations to director Johnny Ma—his film, Old Stone, was just awarded Best First Feature by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12 at 8/7c.

January 30, 2017

Scoring continues on Drawing Inspiration, the pilot from Ryan Johnson and New Rule Productions starring Leigh Rubin.

January 29, 2017

Looking forward to tonight's private screening of Lux in Effect, the short film by Iyin Landre! This score was the first one to be completed in the new studio, so it's exciting to see it all come together with picture.

January 12, 2017

Congratulations to Bertram van Munster on his eleventh Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs! Bert was nominated this year for Episode 2805 of The Amazing Race, "We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today." The winner will be announced at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 4, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

January 5, 2017

2017 nominees for The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television have been announced by the Producers Guild of America, and The Amazing Race is in the running! Congratulations to Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo for their achievement in Cycles 27 and 28 of the show.

December 27, 2016

Congratulations to the cast and crew of No Blood of Mine on its official selection for the Saint Paul Frozen Film Festival! The picture, directed by Wesley Ellenwood, will screen Saturday, February 4 at 6 PM (Central) at the Weyerhaeuser Auditorium in Saint Paul.

December 24, 2016

Work is underway on music for the 2017 Society of Camera Operators award show, to be held February 11, 2017.



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Today's Cue of the Week is a fun selection from Disney's House of Mouse (2003). Tasked with blending Big Band and rock styles into a cue that would also compliment an animated show provided me an interesting challenge. The resulting music is built on a driving drum/guitar foundation on top of which are overlaid more traditional licks and riffs from the horns. The two flavors come together into a high-energy cue that always leaves me with a smile!




THE CYCLE 29 Premiere date has moved! THe Amazing Race now returns March 30 at 10/9c.

THE CYCLE 29 Premiere date has moved! THe Amazing Race now returns March 30 at 10/9c.

The Title screen for the upcoming documentary from Skeptoid Media.

The Title screen for the upcoming documentary from Skeptoid Media.

One-Sheet for Old Stone (a.k.a. "Lao Shi")

One-Sheet for Old Stone (a.k.a. "Lao Shi")

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