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Thursday, July 13, 2006

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58th Primetime Emmy Awards live August 27th

(Hollywood, CA) Film and television composer Christopher Lennertz receives an Emmy nomination for his score for the WB series "Supernatural." The cult science fiction show, created by Eric Kripke, follows two brothers who repeatedly meet with the paranormal as they search for their missing father and the cause of their mother's mysterious death. Lennertz's eerie and rousing score for the pilot episode earned him his nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards air live on August 27th. Lennertz and Kripke were students together in the
USC film program

Lennertz began his musical education at the early age of nine and quickly developed what director Joshua Butler ("Saint Sinner") calls "an incredible gift for melody." After learning to play the trumpet and guitar, he ventured out of performance to study composition, jazz arranging, and theory in high school. Soon, he made his way to the University of Southern California where his relationship with "Supernatural" creator and executive producer Kripke began. With Kripke directing and Lennertz composing, they collaborated on two short films, "Truly Committed," which won the Audience Award at the
Slamdance Film Festival, and "Battle of the Sexes," starring Sasha

Lennertz has since expanded his repertoire as a composer for all types of media, from film to television and even to videogames. Among his film scores are several notable independent films, including the jazz-based gangster drama "Baby Face Nelson" featuring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, the seductive thriller "Lured Innocence" starring Dennis Hopper, and the film festival favourite, "Art House." His television credits include Fox's
"Brimstone," the WB's "The Strip," and the theme song for the MTV series
"Tough Enough," which appeared on the album for the show and put him on the
Billboard top 100 charts for weeks. His powerful, full orchestral score for the Stephen Spielberg-created videogame "Medal of Honor: Rising Sun" earned an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and led him to score two more "Medal of Honor" games.

Most recently, Lennertz scored the thriller "The Deal," starring Christian
Slater and Selma Blair, "Sledge: The Untold Story," a mockumentary featuring
Angelina Jolie, and the latin comedy "Tortilla Heaven."


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