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A Film Music Documentary with Gravitas

Film music is ready for its close-up, thanks to Matt Schrader and Gravitas Ventures, which has acquired North American rights to SCORE: A Film Music Documentary. Schrader, a three-time Emmy-winning, writer, editor and news producer, directed this labor of love. Sixteen months, two crowdfunding campaigns and 50 interviews later, Gravitas has swooped in to give the project a theatrical release May 29.

Schrader, a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts whose work has heretofore focused on consumer issues — resulting in “changed lives, laws and in millions of dollars returned to consumers and communities” — spent time in the news departments of CBS and NBC affiliates in California.

For this, his first feature-length documentary, he chased down interviews over 16 months, during which time he raised funds using Kickstarter and Indiegogo pages. His stated goal, to do something that “had never been done”: a definitive look at film score composing.

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