Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys release 'Spider-Man 2' song

Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys release 'Spider-Man 2' song

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar have collaborated on a single for {i:Amazing Spider-Man 2}, which hits theaters May 2.
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'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' up for 13 Critics' Choice Awards

'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' up for 13 Critics' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" tied with 13 nods each when the Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations were announced Monday in Los Angeles.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association declared "12 Years a Slave" the Best Film of 2013 Monday morning.
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
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Zimmer, Williams to arrange Oscar music

Zimmer, Williams to arrange Oscar music

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Composer Hans Zimmer and songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams are to serve as music consultants for Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards ceremony.

Zimmer: No Oscars this year

GHENT, Belgium, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- On the final night of the Ghent Film Festival, composer Hans Zimmer announced he plans to sit out this year's Oscar competition, saying he'd rather observe.
will.i.am, Zimmer team up for soundtrack

will.i.am, Zimmer team up for soundtrack

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist will.i.am has collaborated with composer Hans Zimmer on the "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" soundtrack, Interscope Records said Tuesday.
Green, Black to re-do 'Kung Fu Fighting'

Green, Black to re-do 'Kung Fu Fighting'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- Gnarls Barkley frontman CeeLo Green and Hollywood actor Jack Black are recording a new version of the song "Kung Fu Fighting," Interscope Records said Monday.

RZA, Zimmer collaborate on 'Babylon'

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist and actor RZA says Hollywood is now fusing the music of rap stars with compositions by classical musicians for film scores and soundtracks.

Stephen Schwartz readies new musical

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Tony-nominated composer Stephen Schwartz will premiere his new musical "Captain Louie" in May in New York, Daily Variety said Friday.

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

'Batman' has two composers

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are in talks to collaborate on the score for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Batman Begins," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

61st Annual Golde Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A list of the nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Golden Globes tap best films, directors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Familiar names and titles were nominated in the director, screenplay and original score categories when the Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday.

Walk of Fame nominees released

HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- A new group of entertainers have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, walk chairman Johnny Grant announced Thursday.
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Hans Zimmer
Composer Hans Zimmer and his wife Suzanne pose for photographers, during the 61st annual Golden Globe Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on January 25, 2004, in Beverly Hills, California. (UPI Photo/James Ruymen)

Film composer

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German composer and music producer. For nearly three decades he has composed music for over 100 films including Rain Man, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down,The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes and Inception.

Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios, and works with other composers through the company which he founded, Remote Control Productions.

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