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Saturday, September 23, 2006


Three press releases from Costa Communications, plus a further one regarding the release of Chance Thomas' latest game score.

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
theaters, 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.

From Costa Communications

Saturday, October 7 at UCLA

(Hollywood, CA) - The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra follows its highly
successful inaugural concert with another evening of exquisite symphonic
music from the movies with the World Premiere of music by Golden Globe
winning composer Craig Armstrong from the "World Trade Center," the
Paramount Pictures release by director Oliver Stone. Over 100 of Hollywood's
top musicians and singers will appear on stage for an exciting gala event
and concert program on Saturday, October 7th at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall, on the
UCLA campus. Armstrong happened to be in New York on September 11, 2001, and
has composed a truly remarkable score, both poignant and emotive. He follows
this debut with the orchestral presentation of music from "Romeo and
Juliet," "Moulin Rouge," and "Ray" Thursday Oct 19th, 8pm at the Flemish
Opera House in Ghent.

Oliver Stone directs the true story of two police officers who became
trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist
attacks. Nicholas Cage and Michael Pena star as the two officers. Stone has
won several Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his films, which
include "Natural Born Killers," "JFK" and "Born on the Fourth of July." This
is the first time Stone and Armstrong have worked together.

The evening's program will range from Sergei Prokofiev's classic score for
the 1938 film "Alexander Nevsky" to the U.S. concert premiere of a suite
from "The Matrix," by composer Don Davis. Other composers to be represented
include John Williams, Miklos Rosza, Dimitri Tiomkin, Maurice Jarre, and Max

Royal Academy of Music graduate Craig Armstrong passed through the ranks of
his native Scotland's band culture to become a respected and sought-after
composer and arranger on the world stage. In the contemporary field,
Madonna, U2, Björk and Massive Attack are among the acts to have benefited
from his talents, but it is his scores for "Ray," "The Clearing," "The Quiet
American," "The Bone Collector," and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo & Juliet" and
"Moulin Rouge" that have brought him to the forefront of the movie industry.

The concert is presented by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Society.
Dedicated to preserving and presenting timeless works by contemporary
composers of film and television music in a setting worthy of their creative
gifts and talents, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Society honours an
art-form too rarely heard to its full dramatic effects on the concert stage.
For more information, please visit or

From Costa Communications


WHAT: The fifth annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music

WHO: Hollywood's most influential decision-makers and musical trendsetters.
-Upcoming participants will be announced!

WHEN: Nov. 14-15, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Beverly Hilton, Wilshire Blvd. at Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills.
For more information and to register, visit
Registration: $350 (Early Bird - Register by 9/9), $375 (Pre-Registration -
Register by 10/28), $425 (Full-Registration - Register by 11/13), $450 (Walk

WHY: Held each year by Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the Film and TV
Music Conference examines the crucial and evolving role of music in film and
television. The event provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas
among the top film/TV and music professionals in the industry.

About The Hollywood Reporter:
Top news-gathering and publishing organization The Hollywood Reporter is a
must-read for entertainment's most powerful, influential people. More than
144,000 key decision makers worldwide rely on the publication for fuel for
thought that enables success in a continually evolving business and creative
environment. The Hollywood Reporter provides comprehensive coverage of the
global entertainment industry with six editions: Daily; Weekly
International; Special Issues; E-Mail; THR-East; and its Neal Award-winning
Web site -

About Billboard:
Now in its 112th year, Billboard is the world's premier music industry
publication and a diverse digital, events and brand-licensing platform.
Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivalled reporting
about the latest music, video and digital entertainment issues and trends.
Billboard is the flagship property for the Billboard Information Network
(BIN), Billboard Directories, Billboard Licensing & Events and Billboard
Radio Monitor.

Both The Hollywood Reporter and the Billboard Information Group are units of
VNU Business Media, a worldwide media company that provides specialized
publications, electronically delivered data, expositions and marketing
services and is owned by VNU Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company.

(subject to change)

Tuesday, November 14

8:30am - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer

Panellist Ready-Room
Beverly Hills Salon

9:00am - 9:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom

9:15am - 10:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
A leading figure in the entertainment industry shares a unique perspective
on the creative and business aspects of crafting successful scores and
soundtracks for film and television music projects.

10:30am - 11:30am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
From selecting the right artists to negotiating deals, this line-up of the
top film & television music executives discuss the state of the business.
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard

11:45am - 1:00pm
Q&A with a very special guest - music artist

1:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom

3:15pm - 4:15pm
What the revolution means to composers and songwriters.
Paula Parisi, Editorial Director, Features, The Hollywood Reporter

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom

5:45pm - 6:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Top names share secrets and strategies for composing music for games.
Tamara Conniff, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, Billboard

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom & Foyer

Wednesday, November 15

8:30am - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer

9:00am - 10:15am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
- A look at this year's best Music in Commercials, with insights into the
creative genesis and strategies behind the work that made SHOOT's quarterly
Top 10 Spot Tracks Charts in '06. A panel--featuring ad agency, composer,
sound designer and music licensor perspectives--discusses not only the spots
themselves but also industry trends spanning commercials and new media
content. Moderator: Bob Goldrich, editor, SHOOT

10:30am - 11:45am
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Special guests - Q&A
A spirited exploration of the magical synergy between filmmaker and

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Super Supervisors - Part 1
Music supervisors are hired to fulfil a vision while working with time and
budget constraints. They are often the glue that keeps the musical vision
together as they navigate the process of selecting and licensing songs for
motion pictures and television while balancing interests of the studio,
label, artist and filmmakers. Top experts in the field will offer
perspective on music spotting, researching rights, dealing with sample
issues and ownership disputes, negotiating license fees and finding great
music. This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in licensing
their music, creating music for film and TV or simply gaining a better
understanding about marrying music to picture.

Part 2
Music Supervisor Workshop
Top music supervisors in film, television, video games and trailers will
share their knowledge and experience in a roundtable tutorial. Topics
o How best to submit music
o How to prepare your music for licensing
o Placing your music and negotiating fees
o How music publishing works
o How technology is changing things - MYSPACE, FTP servers &
music blogs

1:30pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:45pm
Wilshire Ballroom
Enjoy dynamic discussions on the hottest topics of the day with peers and
experts in the industry.
Topics include:
Protecting your rights
Music libraries
Licensing songs for videogames
Music for advertising
Succeeding at soundtracks
Opportunities for emerging artists
Monitoring royalty collection
Landing an agent
Music for Indie production
Pitching music for film
Getting started in supervision

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom
ANATOMY OF A FILM : Dreamgirls
The process of deconstructing a blockbuster film and the creative process
used in uniting audio with visual.
Beverly Hills Ballroom

5:15pm - 6:30pm
How Hollywood's most innovative filmmakers, music supervisors and record
labels achieve their musical aims. This panel will address how indies find
the best music at the lowest cost, clearances and licensing, advantages and
disadvantages of soundtrack album releases, and why music plays such a vital
role in indie films.
Chris Morris, The Hollywood Reporter

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stardust Ballroom, Penthouse Level

Left Behind Games Announces Release of Music Soundtrack by Award-Winning Composer Chance Thomas
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- Left Behind Games Inc. has commercially released the original soundtrack for the much anticipated PC Game, LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces. The soundtrack is available for preview and download online at:

Multiple award-winner Chance Thomas is the composer of music for LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces and numerous other blockbuster video games, including King Kong, X-Men:The Official Movie Game and Vivendi's Lord of the Rings.

"It was important to hit a high quality standard with LEFT BEHIND," said Thomas, "And to deliver a score appealing to both mainstream and Christian audiences."

Troy Lyndon, CEO, Left Behind Games, added, "For this soundtrack, we've infused gospel and inspirational influences with classical and contemporary Hollywood film scoring sensibilities, which is a first in video games."

The LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces soundtrack release comes on the eve of the Hollywood Bowl's Video Games Live concert to be held Thursday evening, Sept. 21st. Event organizers have arranged for Chance to meet with fans at the concert's pre-show autograph session. As a special gift, Chance is giving away free copies of the soundtrack to every tenth person in line, as long as supplies last.

LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces, the first title from Left Behind Games, is a real-time-strategy game set in post-apocalyptic New York City. Players control the Tribulation Force as they attempt to save New Yorkers from the Global Peacekeepers controlled by the Antichrist.

LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces will ship to stores in time for Christmas. The LEFT BEHIND novel series, written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, have sold more than 65,000,000 books and are available in numerous locations nationwide.


Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the popular LEFT BEHIND series. The mission of Left Behind Games is to become the world's leading independent developer and publisher of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream, Christian and gamer audiences, while remaining committed to increasing shareholder value and pursuing the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in all business affairs.

For more information visit


HUGEsound is a full-service audio production company serving the game, film, and television industries. HUGEsound features the critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning music services of composer Chance Thomas. HUGEsound also offers a full range of audio post production services through the HUGEsound NetworkT of affiliated sound designers, voice casting agents, engineers and studios. For more information, please visit:

Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause Left Behind Games' future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

SOURCE: Left Behind Games Inc.

HUGEsound Audio Director, Composer
Phone (559) 642-4843

Selected Credits: KING KONG, X-MEN, LORD of the RINGS

Representation by:
Bob Rice, FBI (408) 879-9216


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