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Kevin Cassidy

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Composer Roundtable: 5 Music Masters Talk Anxiety, Demanding Directors and When No Sound Is Better

Hollywood's leading film scorers — Harry Gregson-Williams ('The Martian'), Daniel Pemberton ('Steve Jobs'), Johann Johannsson ('Sicario'), Michael Giacchino ('Inside Out') and Carter Burwell ('Carol') — discuss the perils of talking to filmmakers and why ignoring meddling studio execs is a fantastic idea.

Lionsgate Pacts With Chinese Online Giant IQIYI

The new output deal grants China’s largest internet video platform exclusive rights to theatrical titles including 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2' and the next chapter in the 'Divergent' series.

Trent Reznor, Danny Elfman and Top Composers Reveal Insecurities, Power of Procrastination and the Real Story Behind ‘Interstellar’s’ Controversial Sound Mix

Five sleep-deprived film music maestros — including Marco Beltrami, John Powell and Hans Zimmer — open up about their biggest challenges, what happens when a director doesn't like their work and where they get their inspiration

‘Borgen’ Producer Discusses HBO’s Deal For the Danish Drama

Camilla Hammerich spoke of the deal with BBC Worldwide to create a U.S. version of the political drama at Dublin's Digital Biscuit conference.

Roundtable: 6 Composers on Dealing With Delusional Directors and ‘Fake Praise Rejection’

Five veteran composers, along with one relative newcomer who recently graduated from music editor to potential Oscar contender, discuss their biggest challenges, whether they look at box-office numbers and how they'd handle getting fired (one word: "drugs").

Jesus Biographer Reza Aslan on Fox News: ‘People Are Starting to See Through It’ (Q&A)

The controversial author discusses the interview that turned him into an Internet sensation and why he’s been less than polite with online "trolls."

Rupert Murdoch Divorce: What Wendi Might Do Next

Sources tell THR the "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" producer was instrumental in DreamWorks Animation's new China deal, a possible sign of dealmaking to come.

THR’s Composer Roundtable: 6 Movie Maestros on Severed Heads, Stubborn Directors and Feeling ‘Like Frankenstein’

The scorers of "Life of Pi," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook" convene for a candid glimpse inside the creative process of bringing movies to life through music.

Wang Xueqi to Play Villain Dr. Wu in Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3’

The veteran character actor can currently be seen in "Caught in the Web," China’s official submission to the foreign language Oscar race.

Grammy Nominations: ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Battle Video Game ‘Journey’ for Best Score

Composing vets John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore will compete in the score category, while best soundtrack pits The Muppets against Woody Allen.

AFM 2012: South Africa’s Locations Boom Gives Locals a Boost

While local filmmakers still struggle in the shadow of big-budget offshore shoots, homegrown fare is beginning to benefit from the country’s thriving locations sector.

Composer Jan Kaczmarek: ‘I Feel Blessed’ (Q&A)

The Oscar winner discusses overseeing the second edition of the Transalantyk Film & Music Festival, giving back to young composers and why he is a firm believer in acting on instinct.