Apr 25, 2017

"Girlboss" on Netflix

Jeff scored this great new Netflix series "Girlboss".   It's produced by the incomparable Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect), Charlize Theron, Christian Ditter, and Laverne McKinnon.   All episodes streaming now, check the music page for samples.

Apr 24, 2017

"Silicon Valley" Season 4

Season 4 premieres on HBO on Sunday 4/23/17 at 10pm.   The reviews have been stellar, so check it out! Hollywood Reporter Review

Mar 30, 2017

Ascap Expo 2017

Jeff is speaking on a panel at this year's Ascap Expo on Thursday 4/13.  More details to follow soon.

May 13, 2016

Update

-  Pilot season is over!   I was lucky enough to  score (4) of them and live to talk about it: "Training Day" for CBS, "Speechless" for ABC, "Charity Case" and "HR" for Fox.   Looks like a few will go a few won't such is life in this nutty biz....

- "Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates" will be released by Fox on 7/8/16.   Music samples are up on the site.  Soundtrack will be out on Lakeshore records, stay tuned for detals.

- The Grinder Rests.   Dammit, sad to say but this incredible show got the axe yesterday.   It was literally one of the most creatviely rewarding projects I've ever worked on.  So thank you Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Jarrrad Paul, Andy Mogel, Jake Kasdan, Manish Raval for letting me be a part of it.

Dec 10, 2015

"Silicon Valley" and "The Grinder" receive Golden Globe Nominations!

Two of Jeff's current projects received Golden Globe Nominations - HBO's "Silicon Valley" for best comedy series, and Rob Lowe for best actor on "The Grinder".   Working on an arrangement of the theme today for his walk up!

2015 Golden Globe Nominations

Jul 21, 2015

"Where The Bad Kids Go"

Jeff is scoring this horror comedy feature, directed by Ben Browder (Farscape, Battlestar Galactica) and starring Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings), Gina Gershon, and Drake Bell.   It's a based on a graphic comic series Bad Kids Go 2 Hell.  Stay tuned for more details soon.

"Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life" on Fox

- "Guide To Surviving Life" - Jeff scored this new ensemble comedy pilot for Fox which was picked up for mid season.  Directed by James Griffiths and produced by Gail Berman (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Jay Lacopo, and Jeff Morton (Modern Family).  The show premieres Sunday Jan 4, 2016 at 8:30pm on Fox.

Sep 25, 2014

The latest happenings....

I have neglected this blog for far too long so here's a bit of the latest.

"Miss Meadows" - starring Katie Holmes and James Badge Dale and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins, opens limited and VOD on 11/14/2014.   Hoping to release a score album.  More to follow soon.

"Soundtrack Cologne" - excited to  appear on a panel for this film music conference in Germany from 11/19-11/23.

"The Lottery" - this dystopian drama wraps its first season with the finale this Sunday 9/28/2014 at 10pm on Lifetime.   

Jun 12, 2013

Jeff scoring "Teach"

Jeff is scoring Oscar winning director Davis Guggenheim's (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman) new documentary feature "Teach" that examines public education in the United States. The show airs on Sept. 6, 2013 at 8pm on CBS.    Click here for details.

Sep 26, 2012

This crazy life...

The life of a composer is a strange one.   I guess after so many years, I've never really stopped to think about it and how different it is from most people in the world.   I mean, for most, they get up in the morning, know what they are going to do, where they are going, what time they'll be home, when the next paycheck is... you know normal things.   I guess when we're in the thick of it writing music, we don't really take time to really think about how crazy this life is sometimes.   When I get up in the morning, some days I have no idea what I will be doing, where I'll be going, where or if I'll eat lunch, and surely not when the next paycheck will arrive.   Most days, there is possibility of what interesting new thing might happen, blind hope that that demo that I sent might turn into another adventure, usually hearing some type of criticism, judgement, or rejection - usually by someone who we've never met - as to why we are not right for some project.   The rejection is never easy, it seemed easier years ago when there was really no expectation of getting anything.  The further into this we go, the rejection becomes more personal and hurts a little more, as self-doubt sets in and staring at the great unknown becomes pretty damn scary.

Yes, this is a crazy life, that of a composer I have chosen.   But I wouldn't have it any other way.  I wake every morning ready to take on whatever new thing the day might bring.  I still have the unrelenting drive to write music, better myself, keep learning, keep creating, and just keep on keeping on.  If there was ever a day that I stopped feeling like that, I would think it is time to hang it up and find a more simple life.  

I hope that day never comes..... :)