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TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Shopgirl--10 
2. Hilary & Jackie--4 
3. The Mangler--1 
4. Truly Madly Deeply--1
 
Still best known for the hit Inspector Morse TV series, he’s stayed busy with its sequel series Inspector Lewis and prequel Endeavour

ANTONIO PINTO
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. McFarland USA--44   
2. Snitch--42  
3. The Host--26
4. Lord of War--24 
5. Perfect Stranger--23
6. Self/Less--12  
7. Amy--8   
8. City of God--7
9. Central Station--5
10. Love in the Time of Cholera--4
 
Pinto has been especially prolific the last few years, including the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, the sports docudrama McFarland USA, the body-switching thriller Self/Less, Brazil’s 2016 Foreign Language Oscar submission Little Secret, and director Stephen Daldry’s little-seen Trash. He served as musical director for the Rio Olympic Games opening ceremony, and in 2016 was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Monster House--73
2. Krampus--42   
 
Pipes reunited with Trick ‘r’ Treat director Michael Dougherty for 2015’s modest horror hit Krampus, and has another upcoming horror feature, Awaken the Shadowman.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Eyes Wide Shut--55 
2. The Merchant of Venice--3 
3. Brick Lane--1
 
Her latest film is The Wife, a drama starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. This summer she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
1 OSCAR, 3 NOMINATIONS
1 EMMY, 3 NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: The Cider House Rules, Chocolat
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. The Vow-- 125
2. Chocolat--71
3. The Manchurian Candidate-- 65
4. A Dog’s Purpose--64
5. Mona Lisa Smile--63
6. The Cider House Rules--57
7. The Lake House--52
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2--44
9. Dolphin Tale 2--42  
10. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar--36
 
Though she hasn’t had any major Oscar contenders in a while, Portman has kept busy with biopics like Belle and Race (and an Emmy-winning score for the HBO movie Bessie), and family entertainment like Dolphin Tale 2. This year she reunited with Lasse Hallstrom for A Dog’s Purpose, and scored the charming WWII romantic comedy-drama Their Finest (an ideal second feature to Dunkirk). 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets--219
2. Armageddon--201
3. National Treasure--172
4. Get Smart--130
5. Bad Boys II--138
6. G-Force--119
7. Remember the Titans--115
8. Enemy of the State--111
9. Gone in 60 Seconds--101
10. Con Air--101
 
Rabin reunited with Remember the Titans director Boaz Yakim in 2015 for the boy-and-dog drama Max, but otherwise he’s been largely active in television, with the series Zero Hour, Agent X and, most recently, 12 Monkeys.
 
2 OSCARS, 5 NOMINATIONS
2 GRAMMYS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Slumdog Millionaire--141 
2. Couples Retreat--109
3. The Hundred Foot Journey--54  
4. Million Dollar Arm--36  
5. 127 Hours--18  
6. Elizabeth: The Golden Age--16
7. People Like Us--12  
 
He had two English-language, India-related features released in 2014, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm. Recent projects include the biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend, and 2015’s Iranian submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, Muhammad: The Messenger of God. He was originally announced to score the lavish fantasy-adventure Seventh Son, but Marco Beltrami ultimately scored the film.

GRAEME REVELL
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider--131 
2. Daredevil--102 
3. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle--88 
4. Pineapple Express--87  
5. Freddy vs. Jason--82 
6. Sin City--73 
7. The Saint--61 
8. The Chronicles of Riddick--58 
9. Spawn--54 
10. Blow--52
 
Revell returned to a familiar milieu for the 2013 sci-fi sequel Riddick, but despite star Vin Diesel’s Fast & Furious cachet, the film was a box-office disappointment. These days Revell is more steadilys employed in television, such as the first season of Gotham
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Wayne's World--121 
2. Cocktail--78 
3. Encino Man--40 
4. Rumble in the Bronx--32 
5. The Bank Job--30 
6. Cadillac Man--27 
7. 15 Minutes--24 
8. Vampire in Brooklyn--19 
9. The Believers--18 
10. Wes Craven's New Nightmare—18
 
Robinson has been working in television, most recently with the documentary miniseries The Age of Aerospace, and he’s scoring the Charlie Sheen comedy Mad Families for Crackle.

PHILIPPE ROMBI
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Swimming Pool--10 
2. Look at Me--1
3. Potiche--1
 
Rombi continues to be prolific in European cinema, particularly with regular director Francois Ozon -- their latest releases in the U.S. were the Patricia Highsmith adaptation The New Girlfriend and the postwar drama Frantz. Their newest is a Joyce Carol Oates adaptation, The Double Lover, sort of a French Dead Ringers.
 
3 EMMYS, 6 NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Ladder 49--74 
2. T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous--53 
3. Tin Cup--53 
4. The Little Rascals--52 
5. The Tale of Despereaux--50 
6. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas--35  
7. My Dog Skip--34 
8. Black Sheep--32 
9. My Fellow Americans--22 
10. Tuck Everlasting--19 
 
He scored the 2013 drama Alone Yet Not Alone, which gained brief notoriety when its title song, composed by Bruce Broughton, had its Oscar nomination rescinded. (Coincidentally, he was the music director for that year’s Oscars). He also worked on John Williams’ Oscar-nominated Force Awakens score as a conductor-orchestrator.
 

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
 
2 OSCARS 
1 EMMY NOMINATION
1 GRAMMY NOMINATION 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Brokeback Mountain, Babel 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Brokeback Mountain--82 
2. The Book of Life-- 50  
3. August: Osage County--37  
4. Babel--34 
5. North Country--18 
6. The Motorcycle Diaries--16 
7. 21 Grams--16 
8. Amores Perros--5 
9. Biutiful--5  
10. Things We Lost in the Fire--3
 
He wrote a lively, change-of-pace score for the gorgeously designed animated film The Book of Life, and replaced Carter Burwell on August: Osage County (which also featured cues by Adam Taylor).  He also scored Argentina’s 2014 Foreign Language Oscar nominee, the anthology dark comedy Wild Tales

DAVID SARDY
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. 21--81
2. Zombieland-- 75
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance-- 51
4. End of Watch-- 41
5. Monster Trucks-- 33  
6. Sabotage--10  
 
His most recent scores were for two wildly different features -- David Ayer’s gory and wonderfully trashy police thriller Sabotage, and the kids’ sci-fi adventure Monster Trucks. He reunites with Ayer for the Netflix feature Bright.
 
6 OSCAR NOMINATIONS 
4 EMMY NOMINATIONS 
4 GRAMMYS, 16 NOMINATIONS 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Rush Hour 2--226 
2. Rush Hour--144 
3. Rush Hour 3--140 
4. Bringing Down the House--132 
5. The Amityville Horror--86 
6. Sudden Impact--67 
7. Enter the Dragon--47 (approx) 
8. The Beverly Hillbillies--44 
9. Money Talks--40 
10. Magnum Force--39 (approx)
 
No recent features, though his Mission: Impossible theme continues to thrill audiences in the blockbuster sequels.

MARC SHAIMAN
 
5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS 
1 EMMY, 11 NOMINATIONS 
1 GRAMMY, 3 NOMINATIONS 
1 TONY, 2 NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: A Few Good Men 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. A Few Good Men--141 
2. Sister Act--139 
3. Patch Adams--135 
4. Sleepless in Seattle--126 
5. City Slickers--124 
6. Hairspray--118 
7. The Addams Family--113 
8. The First Wives Club--105 
9. George of the Jungle--105 
10. The Bucket List--93
 
Shaiman received three Emmy nominations for his songs and music for the TV series Smash, and his stage musical version of Catch Me If You Can played on Broadway in 2011, with his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory currently running. He scored Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes and the director’s upcoming LBJ biopic, and he and lyricist Scott Wittman are at work on the new Mary Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw. And on a personal note, he married his life partner, retired U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Louis Mirabal, on March 26, 2016.

EDWARD SHEARMUR
 
1 EMMY 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Charlie's Angels--125 
2. Miss Congeniality--105 
3. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle--100 
4. Blue Streak--68 
5. Bride Wars--58 
6. The Count of Monte Cristo--54 
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules--52  
8. K-PAX--50 
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days--48 
10. The Skeleton Key--47 
 
Shearmur’s most recent features include the light-hearted Elvis & Nixon, the Nicole Kidman thriller Before I Go to Sleep, Peter Bogdanovich’s old-fashioned farce She’s Funny That Way, and the recent re-cast sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid (His wife Allison was the executive producer of the Hunger Games sequels and produced such films as Cinderella and Rogue One).
 
1 OSCAR, 2 NOMINATIONS 
5 EMMY NOMINATIONS 
1 GRAMMY, 3 NOMINATIONS 
2 TONY NOMINATIONS 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: The Conversation, All the President's Men, Norma Rae 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Saturday Night Fever--94 
2. All the President's Men--70 
3. Short Circuit--40 
4. 2010--40 
5. Zodiac--33 
6. Only When I Laugh--25 
7. Norma Rae--22 
8. Oh God, You Devil!--21 
9. Max Dugan Returns--17 
10. Vice Versa--13
 
Shire unexpectedly had a new film in theaters in 2015 (well, a few theaters, and very briefly), the Squid and the Whale-esque teen drama Quitters.

CARLO SILIOTTO
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Miracles from Heaven-- 61  
2. Instructions Not Included-- 44  
3. The Punisher--33 
4. Under the Same Moon--12 
5. Fluke--3
 
He had an unexpected hit with the Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, and last year he had an even bigger hit with the faith-based drama Miracles from Heaven.

MARC STREITENFELD
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. American Gangster--130 
2. Prometheus--126
3. Robin Hood--105
4. The Grey--51
5. Poltergeist--47  
6. Body of Lies--39 
7. Killing Them Softly--15   
8. A Good Year--7 
 
Streitenfeld’s partnership with Ridley Scott seems to have ended with 2012’s Prometheus. Since then, he scored the indie drama After the Fall and the 2015 remake of Poltergeist, as well as the TV series Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman.

JOHN SWIHART
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Napoleon Dynamite--44
2. Employee of the Month--28
3. New in Town--16
4. Youth in Revolt--15  
5. Table 19--3  
 
Swihart continues to be typecast in comedy, including the 2015 indie Staten Island Summer and this year’s Table 19, though he’s also been working in series television including the short-lived comedy-drama Red Band Society, about pediatric patients.

TOMANDANDY
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Resident Evil: Afterlife--60 
2. The Strangers--52 
3. 47 Meters Down--43 (as of 8/13/17)
4. Resident Evil: Retribution--42  
5. The Hills Have Eyes--41 
6. The Mothman Prophecies--35 
7. Sinister 2--27   
8. The Covenant--23 
9. Wish Upon--13 (8/13/17)
10. The Rules of Attraction--6 
 
Following 2015’s disappointing Sinister 2, they have two thrilers currently in theaters, 47 Meters Down and Wish Upon.

STEPHEN TRASK
 
1 GRAMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Little Fockers--148   
2. Dreamgirls--103 
3. In Good Company--45 
4. The Back-Up Plan--37  
5. Admission--18   
6. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant--13 
7. In the Land of Women--11 
8. Sex Drive--8 
9. American Dreamz--7 
10. The Savages--6 
 
In the last few years he scored the biopic Lovelace, the Tina Fey/Paul Rudd comedy Admission, and the indie drama Match, starring Patrick Stewart. His stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch received its first Broadway production in 2014 and ran for 507 performances, with such stars as Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Taye Diggs, Michael C. Hall, Andrew Rannells, and co-writer/original star John Cameron Mitchell playing the title role.

SHIGERU UMEBAYASHI
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Hannibal Rising--27 
2. Jet Li's Fearless--24 
3. House of Flying Daggers--11 
4. Curse of the Golden Flower--6 
5. The Grandmaster--6   
6. 2046--1
 
His music has been heard in the U.S. in the last few years in Trishna, Michael Winterbottom’s India-set reimagining of Tess of the D’Urbevilles; Zhang Yimou’s gorgeous, Oscar-nominated The Grandmaster (a shared credit with Taken’s Nathaniel Mechaly) and 2016’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and Rise of the Legend.

FERNANDO VELAZQUEZ
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Hercules --72  
2. Mama--71   
3. Devil--33
4. Crimson Peak--31  
5. The Impossible--19   
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies--10
7. The Orphanage--7
8. A Monster Calls--3 
 
Velazquez is keeping busy in European cinema while scoring an increasing number of English-language projects, including the underrated Dwayne Johnson Hercules, Guillermo Del Toro’s exquisitely crafted Gothic romance Crimson Peak, and J.A. Bayona’s moving A Monster Calls.

JAMES L. VENABLE
 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Scary Movie 3--110 
2. Scary Movie 4--90 
3. Scary Movie 5--32  
4. Zack and Miri Make a Porno--31 
5. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back--30 
6. Jersey Girl--25 
7. Superhero Movie--25 
8. Clerks II--23 
9. Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo--22 
10. Eurotrip--17 
 
His latest feature was the unfortunate Scary Movie 5, and he’s been busy scoring TV’s animated Clarence.

MICHAEL WANDMACHER
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. My Bloody Valentine 3D--51 
2. Underworld: Blood Wars--30  
3. Never Back Down--24 
4. Piranha--24 
5. Max Keeble's Big Move--17
6. The Last Exorcism Part II--15  
7. The Legend of Drunken Master--11
8. Drive Angry 3D--10 
9. Cry_Wolf--10
10. Punisher: War Zone--7 
 
He scores the Jeff Garlin/George Segal sitcom The Goldbergs, and this year in theaters he had Underworld: Blood Wars and The Voice from the Stone.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Game Plan--90 
2. She's the Man--33
3. You Again--25
4. The Final Season--1  
 
He’s been working steadily in indie films and Chinese television.

STEPHEN WARBECK
 
1 OSCAR 
1 GRAMMY MOMINATION 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Shakespeare in Love 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Shakespeare in Love--100 
2. Mystery Men--29 
3. Captain Corelli's Mandolin--25 
4. Billy Elliot--21 
5. Two Brothers--18 
6. Mrs. Brown--9 
7. Proof--7 
8. Quills--7 
9. Birthday Girl--4 
10. Flawless--1
 
He scored the French film My King, recently released on the U.S., and the political docudrama The Journey as well as the miniseries Indian Summers.

CRAIG WEDREN
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. School of Rock--81 
2. Role Models--67 
3. How to Be a Latin Lover--32 
4. Reno 911! Miami--20 
5. Wanderlust--17  
6. Laurel Canyon--3 
7. High Art--1 
8. Roger Dodger--1
 
He continues to work regularly on projects with fellow alumni of MTV”s The State, including How to Be a Latin Lover and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and the upcoming Doug Kenney biopic A Futile & Stupid Gesture. He also scored the recently canceled Powerless and the current GLOW.
 
1 EMMY, 2 NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby--148 
2. Four Christmases--120 
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy--84 
4. March of the Penguins--77 
5. Something Borrowed--38  
6. Hollywood Homicide--30 
7. The Switch--23    
8. A Lot Like Love--21 
9. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind--15 
10. Unfinished Business--10  
 
He was the composer for the first season of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, and he scored the disappointing Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business. Currently he scores the series Patriot, for The Promotion’s writer-director Steve Conrad.

GABRIEL YARED
 
1 OSCAR, 3 NOMINATIONS 
1 GRAMMY, 3 NOMINATIONS 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: The English Patient 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Cold Mountain--95 
2. The Talented Mr. Ripley--81 
3. The English Patient--78 
4. City of Angels--78 
5. 1408--71 
6. Shall We Dance--57 
7. Message in a Bottle--52 
8. Autumn in New York--37 
9. Wings of Courage--15 
10. Amelia--14
 
Yared reunited with director Angelina Jolie’s for 2015’s By the Sea (whose score is now available on LP but still not on CD), and wrote an especially satisfying and varied score for the animated Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Other recent feature projects include In Secret, the latest version of Therese Raquin; the biopic Chocolat; the Armenian genocide epic The Promise; and two films for Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan, the psychological thriller Tom at the Farm and the family drama It’s Only the End of the World.
 
2 EMMY NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. Spider-Man 3--336 
2. Ghost Rider--115
3. The Grudge--110
4. Entrapment--87
5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose--75
6. Swordfish--69
7. Species--60
8. A Madea Christmas--52
9. The Hurricane--50
10.  Runaway Jury--49
 
Young has been disappointingly absent from high-profile American cinema of late. He scored a couple films for Tyler Perry as well as 2015’s over-familiar exorcism thriller Deliver Us from Evil, and even the DeNiro-Travolta thriller Killing Season received only a marginal release. He’s been keeping busy lately with the Monkey King fantasy-adventures.
1 EMMY, 2 NOMINATIONS
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales--171 (8/13/17)
2. Disturbia--80 
3. The Odd Life of Timothy Green--51  
4. Hitman--39 
5. Gamer--20 
6. Masterminds--17  
7. Ghost Town--13
8. Mortdecai--7  
 
He reunited with director David Koepp for the infamous comedy flop Mortdecai, a shared scoring credit with Grammy winning producer Mark Ronson. His latest feature is the megabudget fifth (and final?) film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
 
2 EMMY NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEE: Fences
1. The Good Shepherd--59
2. Fences--57
3. Beastly--27
4. Brooklyn’s Finest--27
5. Remember Me--19
6. The Choice--18  
7. American Ultra--14
8. Hollywoodland--14
9. Friends with Kids--14
10. Kissing Jessica Stein --7
 
Zarvos has been prolific in both features and television of late, with recent bigscreen projects including the slacker Bourne American Ultra, the Nicholas Sparks romance The Choice, the John Le Carre adaptation Our Kind of Traitor and, most impressively, Best Picture nominee Fences, which is Zarvos’ highest-grossing solo-scored project. The Zarvos-scored film of Stephen King’s Cell received an extremely limited release, while episodic series such as The Affair and Ray Donovan have led to soundtrack releases.
 
TOP GROSSING FILMS:
1. The Proposal--163  
2. Sex and the City--152
3. Sex and the City 2--95
4. Madea Goes to Jail--90
5. The Ugly Truth--88
6. The Other Woman--83 
7. Bridge to Terabithia--82
8. The Notebook--81
9. John Q.--71
10. Madea’s Witness Protection--65
10. Step Up—65
 
His latest project with director Nick Cassavetes, the farce The Other Woman, proved to be one of his biggest hits though there was little score to be heard. He provided the brief incidental music for the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light; scored the comedy-thriller Mr. Right, pairing Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick; and had a modest hit this spring with the faith-based drama The Shack.

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