The team behind the hit film Score: A Film Music Documentary is launching Score: The Podcast, a weekly show featuring Hollywood’s top musical talent. (Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts.)
Score topped the iTunes and Amazon documentary charts, spending five weeks in 2017 at #1. It is considered the definitive documentary about film composers.
Score: The Podcast, which launches April 3 on National Film Score Day, seeks to expand on the subject with interviews and creative discussion with the artists behind the music of film, television and video games.
With unrivaled access and the unique spin of being recorded inside the composers’ own studios, Score: The Podcast will feature live conversation, music, pre-produced segments called "Behind the Score," and an interactive gameshow dubbed “Name That Score,” in which listeners can play along to win soundtracks and autographed prizes.
Score: The Podcast is hosted by Robert Kraft, film music veteran and former President of Fox Music, and Kenny Holmes, a national award-winning journalist — both producers of the acclaimed documentary.
The first three episodes will be available April 3, with new episodes released each week, though fans can subscribe to the series now on Apple Podcasts.
The first guests will be composers John Debney (Passion of the Christ, Elf, The Jungle Book, Liar Liar, The Greatest Showman), Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, The Martian, Chronicles of Narnia, The Town, Kingdom of Heaven, Man On Fire) and James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, King Kong, Signs, The Fugitive, The Hunger Games). Episodes with composers Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Westworld, Iron Man, Pacific Rim) and Brian Tyler (Fast & Furious series, Marvel films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will round out the first five episodes.
“The Score world is so much bigger than what one 93-minute film captures,” said Kraft, an Oscar- and Grammy-nominated composer who ran Fox Music for two decades. “Scores are the absolute cutting edge of musical storytelling in today’s society, and people are taking note.”
Score: A Film Music Documentary was one of the top documentaries of 2017, according to iTunes and Amazon, and was released theatrically in a dozen major regions around the world.
“Film composers are the Mozarts and Beethovens of our generation,” said Holmes, who was co-director of photography and editor of the 2017 documentary.
“This podcast is an opportunity to share so much more about this incredible art form with the world,” said Matt Schrader, who directed the documentary and will oversee Score: The Podcast as executive producer.
Score: The Podcast brings listeners inside the studios of Hollywood's elite composers, with engaging conversations and musical demonstrations. Based on the hit film Score: A Film Music Documentary, Score: The Podcast celebrates the musical heartbeat and emotive power of modern storytelling. Join hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes as they open the door to the creative, musical and fascinating personalities of the men and women who create music for the world’s most popular films, TV shows and video games. An Epicleff Media Production.
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