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This morning was like Christmas for TV and Emmy fanatics, and among the nominees this year, as usual, were a slew of former Oscar winners. In the acting categories this year, it was no surprise to see Matthew McConaughey chalked up for his work in HBO's "True Detective" just four months after completing a near run of the movie awards season table that culminated in a Best Actor Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club." Will HBO's decision to put the show in the drama series category rather than miniseries hold him back from an Emmy, given the potential bounty of goodwill for Bryan Cranston and the final season of "Breaking Bad?" We'll soon find out. Joining McConaughey in the category was "Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" star Kevin Spacey, nominated a second-straight year for Netflix's "House of Cards. In the supporting actor ranks, Jon Voight, Oscar winner for 1978's "Coming Home, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Three years into its existence, Wme’s Music for Visual Media Dept. is trumpeting major successes for its newbie composers, from Alex Ebert’s Golden Globe win for “All Is Lost” to Junkie Xl’s “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Divergent” scores, to the maestros behind three consecutive top winners at Sundance.
Has it changed the composer representation landscape? The verdict is still out.
If anything, it’s the film-scoring landscape itself that has changed, and Wme is taking advantage of it with its overall deep client base of artists and performers interested in making music for movies.
In early 2011, William Morris Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel invited Amos Newman — whose experience included 15 years at record labels and four years at film-music-focused Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency — to head up the new department.
Some competitors considered »
- Jon Burlingame
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