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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAnthony Joseph Marinelli

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Marinelli has composed, conducted and performed the music in over eighty motion pictures, including The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes, Hotel, American Gun, 2 Days in the Valley, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Young Guns, Internal Affairs and Timecode. He also composed music heard in Leaving Las Vegas, the action film Demolition Man and the hit comedies Let It Ride and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Recent releases include Altergeist, Jada Pinkett Smith's directorial debut film The Human Contract, the provocative Chapter 27, starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, My Sexiest Year featuring collaborations with Dr. John, and Ripple Effect starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Oscar nominees Virginia Madsen and Minnie Driver. He also composed and conducted a rare live television performance of On Golden Pond starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and the Speechless Without Writers campaign, a set of thirty-eight mini films for Internet release (starring Woody Allen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, Jay Leno, Tina Fey and more) created in support of the WGA striking members. Anthony recently completed scoring Midnight Return, a documentary about the the enigmatic Oscar-winning film Midnight Express.

Along with his film work, Anthony has a notable record career. He remixed and produced Herb Alpert's classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights, rightly named ReWhipped featuring Herb Alpert, Ozomatli, The Dust Brothers and Thievery Corporation, produced the album/concert DVD The Harry Smith Project featuring Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave, and produced a remake of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On by New Orleans natives the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, featuring Chuck D, Guru and Ivan Neville.

His large scale orchestral work In the Family Way was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Leonard Slatkin and premiered at the Hollywood Bowl.

Marinelli has composed music for over 500 hundred commercials including 30 spots for Apple Computer, spots for Microsoft, Nike, Mercedes- Benz, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Jaguar, Shell, Southwest Airlines, Boeing and the original iconic top 10 all time ad "This is your Brain on Drugs" campaign. He's been honored with numerous Clio, Silver Lion, Belding and Addy awards. His memorable theme for Shell Oil Company has been their mainstay still on air since 2007. His work and articles have been featured by AICP, Shoot, Ad Week, Creativity, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Film Score Monthly, Mix, Electronic Musician, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times.

He revolutionized post production work flow as co-originator of Levels Audio Post. By integrating a new style of mixing music and sound for picture, it quickly became the industries fastest growing and most in-demand facility. His state of the art complex located at the historic corner of Hollywood and Highland was the first choice of discriminating projects such as American Idol, The Bachelor, and the VH1, ESPN, Soul Train, Teen Choice and MTV award shows.

Earlier in his career, Anthony played keyboards on Michael Jackson's mega-hit Thriller as well as on records for such renowned artists as James Brown, Lionel Richie, Van Halen, Supertramp and Quincy Jones.

He was also a member of LA's popular band Night Flight with Dianne Reeves and Billy Childs. His early years pioneering analog modular synthesizer programming and live performance with his keyboard duo The Synners positioned Anthony at the center of the ensuing music technology revolution.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony was exposed at a young age to the music and entertainment world. While visiting his father at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Anthony regularly observed innumerable operas, ballet, musicals, symphonies and met entertainment icons likes Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Zubin Mehta and Katherine Hepburn. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major. His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career as composer, producer and artist.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Cynthia Noon-Gomes (6 September 2013 - present) ( 1 child)
Jill Schoelen (17 October 1993 - 15 December 2002) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (13)

With Brian Banks, credited with creating the first orchestral mock up for a film (a technique then called "Polaroids") using synthesizers for Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones on the film The Color Purple (1985) - The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, June 4, 1986.
With Brian Banks, worked with the musicians union during closed door meetings to create a new way of compensating synthesists by the hour for unlimited overdubs during film recording sessions (1986).
Met Michael Jackson at the 1973 Oscars telecast when Jackson sang the nominated song "Ben" and then met him again 10 years later as a musician on Michael's mega hit album Thriller.
Member of synthesizer duo The Synners with Brian Banks performing live radio broadcasts of classical symphonic works on modular synthesizers, discovered by a listener and asked to perform the film score to Blue Thunder (1983) (1981).
Grew up around symphonies theatre and ballet visiting father Carmine Marinelli (master of properties at the LA Music Center for 35 years).
Member of electronic song writing quartet The Beepers (song for films Blue Thunder (1983) and WarGames (1983) with composer Arthur B. Rubinstein, lyricist Cynthia Morrow and Brian Banks (1983).
While in high school, purchased his Arp 2600 synthesizer from film composer Jerry Goldsmith (1977).
Co-composed the film Cyber Eden (1992) (aka "Cyber Eden") with Giorgio Moroder (1992).
Co-founded Levels Audio Post (American Idol (2002), The Bachelor (2002), MTV Movie Awards) with Brian Riordan (1999).
Cousin of guitarist George Marinelli (The Range, Bonnie Raitt).
Member of electric Jazz sextet Night Flight with Dianne Reeves, Billy Childs, Nicholas Kirgo, Billy Carroll and Joey Heredia (1979 - 81).
With Brian Banks, responsible for the first digital synthesis and sampling for a film on the film Blue Thunder (1983) (1983) - The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, June 4, 1986.

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