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Friday, September 15, 2006

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From Costa Communications

Four Weeks in the Top 10, #3 Box Office
Soundtrack release from Lakeshore Records

(Los Angeles, CA) Award winning film composer Mychael Danna, most notably
recognized for scoring Oscar-winning "Capote," creates an emotionally
poignant score to Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Little Miss Sunshine." The Fox
Searchlight release starring Golden Globe nominee Greg Kinnear, Toni
Collette and Steven Carrell remain in the top ten after two months in
theatres, taking the film by director Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to
#3 at the box office. Film composer Mychael Danna is a pioneer in the
combination of non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic
minimalism. For "Little Miss Sunshine," he collaborated with folk-indie rock
band DeVotchka. Danna's score sets the mood for the sardonic tale of an
American family determined to succeed, whilst enduring with each other's
discernible neuroses. Soundtrack is available on Lakeshore Records.

"Little Miss Sunshine" is a comedy-drama directed by the husband-wife team
of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and this is their first feature. The
movie has had high praise and acclaim, including winning the Best Feature -
World Cinema Audience Award at the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, and standing
ovations at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Mychael Danna began his film music career with his score for "Family
Viewing" for director Atom Egoyan in 1987. His music received the "Best
Score" award from the prestigious Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Danna is most markedly recognized for incorporating ethnic influences into
the body of his contemporary film scoring aesthetics. This fame led him to
work with acclaimed directors such as Ang Lee, Scott Hicks, Gilles
MacKinnon, Mira Nair, James Mangold, Joel Schumacher and Denzel Washington.

In addition to his film scores, Danna has proven his versatility from
scoring Moroccan music in "8MM" to Americana in "Ride with the Devil" to
European medieval and Persian music in "The Sweet Hereafter," as well as
"Where the Truth Lies," "Arafat," "Felicia's Journey," "Exotica," "The
Adjuster" and "Speaking Parts." Danna is currently working on the much
anticipated feature, "The Nativity Story," which will be released on
December 1st.


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