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Monday, October 08, 2007


You may be pleased to know that I should be back in business tomorrow with my first review in a few days. Apologies for my absence, but service could still be patchy for a few days yet. In the meantime, here's some news at least.

From Costa Communications

Fox Atomic Release October 19, Score Now on iTunes

Composer Receives Three Film & TV Music Awards Nominations

(Los Angeles, CA) Composer Christopher Lennertz scores "The Comebacks," a new comedy from the producers of "The Wedding Crashers." The film stars David Koechner ("Talladega Nights," "Anchorman") as a college football coach with the worst record in the history of the sport on a quest to turn his team around. In addition to his score, Lennertz recorded a song he produced and arranged, performed by the film star David Koechner. Fox Atomic releases "The Comebacks" October 19. The score is available digitally on iTunes, including "Legends," co-written and scored by Lennertz and performed by "Comebacks" star David Koechner.

In addition, Lennertz has just received three nominations at the Film & TV Music Awards. His nominations are: Best Score for a Science Fiction Television Program: "Supernatural"; Best Score for an Independent Feature Film: "Tortilla Heaven"; and The Don B. Ray Educational Achievement Award. The Film & TV Music Awards are a new peer awards program for the Film & TV music industry. Awards winners will be announced October 30.

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 to continue his musical education and begin scoring films.

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. Murry Abraham, the seductive thriller "Lured Innocence" starring Dennis Hopper, and the film festival favorite, "Art House." His television credits include the WB's "Supernatural," 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 Latin comedy "Tortilla Heaven." He is currently working on "Perfect Christmas," a family romance starring Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah and Gabrielle Union.


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