In 2011, we reported that composer Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium, Blue Bloods) had joined the production team led by our own Avi Quijada. Snow took part as the composer to her short film Just Like Her. Good news is that the acclaimed production has been screened in multiple festivals around the world and awarded quite a few times, including the ARPA award for Best Short in 2012, among many other distictions. Recently, the film has been made available via iTunes for audiences in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, both on HD & SD.
Just Like Her is a family drama, starring Michael Gross (Family Ties, Last Man Standing, CSI, Tremors), Nicholle Tom (The Nanny, Coldcase, Castle, Masters of Sex), Allyssa Brooke Maurice (All My Children, Castle, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Henry Clarke (House, M.D., Lie To Me, Chuck) and Brittany Ganiere (Crossroad) - Produced by Avi Quijada, Directed & Written by Eddie Melikyan, Story by Lauren Lillie, Cinematography by Daniel Lynn, Production Design by Ashley Hasenyager, Edited by Matthew Horn, Music by Mark Snow and Casting Direction by Linda Phillips-Palo C.S.A. & Paul Palo. The movie was shot on location in Encino, CA, in Kodak 35mm film with a Deluxe grant, with collaboration of Panavision and is a joint production between AFI and Just Made Productions.
Check the iTunes link HERE.
Likewise, Europa, also produced by our Editor-In-Chief, and XFN Productions' joint venture with AFI, has iTunes as well. The film is a Science-Fiction short film starring Don Michael Paul (CSI, CSI: Miami, The Island), Kirsten Berman (Million Dollar Baby) and Timothy Guest (The Young & The Restless, Batman Forever, Sanctuary, Cost of Capital)- Produced by Avi Quijada, Directed by David Gidali, Written by Joe Aaron, Cinematography by Itay Gross, Production Design by Gustaf Aspegren and Edited by Greg Goldman. This film was also Casting Directed by Linda Phillips-Palo C.S.A & Paul Palo, with Music by Russ Howard. The movie was shot in Fuji 35mm film, with a Deluxe grant and collaboration by Panavision and Alpha Dogs in Burbank. Filming took place at the former Firefly set in Laurel Canyon, California, extensive VFX work was done by Outpost and sound mix at Sony Pictures in Culver City. The short has been part of numerous festivals, including the San Diego Comic Con International Independent Film Festival.
Check it out HERE.
Composer Mark Snow received the Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 21st, 2014. The award was presented as part of the first ever SCORE! A Concert Celebrating Music Scored for Television.
Featuring a full, 67-piece orchestra composed of the industryâ€™s top studio musicians and symphonic players, the 40-voice LA Chorus directed by Steve Lively, and iconic television themes conducted by the composers who wrote them, SCORE! is an unprecedented musical event. Hosted by music author, writer and professor, Jon Burlingame, the program will feature original music from over 50 of televisionâ€™s most celebrated series, past and present. The evening also honors 15-time Emmy-nominated ASCAP composer Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium), with a Career Achievement Award presented by the Television Academyâ€™s Music Peer Group.
SCORE! featured classic TV themes and underscore from the following ASCAP composers:
â€¢ Sean Callery - 24, Homeland and Elementary
â€¢ Alf Clausen - The Simpsons
â€¢ Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones
â€¢ James S. Levine - American Horror Story and Glee
â€¢ John Lunn (PRS) - Downton Abbey
â€¢ Bear McCreary - Da Vinciâ€™s Demons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Walking Dead
â€¢ Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman - Nurse Jackie, Touch and Heroes
â€¢ Trevor Morris - Vikings, The Borgias and The Tudors
â€¢ Walter Murphy - Family Guy
â€¢ Mark Snow - Millennium and The X-Files
The award was presented by actor/writer/director Tim Daly (Private Practice) and was held at the UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. Snow also directed the orchestra during the event, to present some of his most acclaimed compositions to the audience in attendance. Congratulations, Mr. Snow!
The X-Files: Season 10, #12 â€œPilgrims, part 2â€ is here. This is the kind of issue that makes me wish that we could have two of them per month for this series as the cliffhanger was so effective that I cannot wait for the next one.
The current May issue is the second of the five-part mythology-centered storyline that delves into the core of the grand conspiracy that Harris has developed along with Carterâ€™s input. There are many things that are great about this second issue which continues through with the thick setup laid out in the previous issue and picks up on the groundwork presented in the first issues of this series.