Film Scoring

Services to record your music

Allegro Entertainment – full service music contracting company

Hollywood Scoring – can provide services in composition, Mock-Up, Music Preparation, Contracting, Remote AV and Mixing/Mastering. Recording session

Inspired Symphony – orchestra for your film scoring needs

Musiversal – hire and orchestra, recording sessions as short as seven minutes

Books, Articles, Websites

Scoring A Film – Three part article by James Bellamy, Paul Thomson and Christian Henson for Spitfire Audio – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Tracklaying Tutorial by Christian Henson

Hans Zimmer masterclass video course

On The Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring by Fred Karlin and Rayburn Wright

Composing Music for Film by Jack Smalley

The Reel World: Scoring For Pictures- Updated and Revision Edition (Music Pro Guides) by Jeff Rona

Complete Guide to Film Scoring (Berklee Guide) – Richard Davis

Ennino Morricone: in His Own Words

Music Supervision: The Complete Guide To Selecting Music For Movies, TV, Games, & New Media

Film Music Job Guidebook   

Film Music: A Neglected Art by Roy Prendergast

Film Scoring Academy Classes

Forte Composers Academy – Film Scoring for Beginners

From DAW to Score by Tristan Noon

The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems, and Psychology of the Film Music Business  by Richard Bellis

Getting the Best Score for Your Film: A Filmmakers’ Guide to Music Scoring by David Bell

Guerrilla Film Scoring Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers by Jeremy Borum

Jerry Goldsmith – Music Scoring for American Movies

Academy of Scoring Arts – check out video section

Scoring to Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music by Andy Hill

Sounds and Scores : A Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration Henry Mancini 

Henry Mancini: Case History of a Film Score: “The Thorn Birds” w/CD

How To Read A Film: Movie, Media and Beyond by James Monaco

The Art of Film Music by George Burt

Becoming An Indie Film Composer by Scott Haskin 

From Score to Screen: Sequencers, Scores & Second Thoughts – The New Film Scoring Process by Sonny Kompanek

Film and Television Composer’s Resource Guide: The Complete Guide to Organizing and Building Your Business (1998) by Mark Northam and Lisa Ann Miller

John Williams’s Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Music Style – Emillo Audissino

Music Composition for Film and Television by Lalo Schifrin

Knowing The Score: Film Composers Talk About the Art, Craft, Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Writing for Cinema

Composing for the Cinema: The Tehory and Praxis of Music in Film by Ennio Morricone and Sergio Miceli

Articles by Richard Bellis  – film composer, arranger and teacher

Recording Voiceovers 

Writing Musical For Commericials: Television, Radio and New Media -Michael Zager

Film and Television Composer’s Resource Guide: The Complete Guide to Organizing and Building Your Business  by Mark Northam and Lisa Anne Miller

Isabel Lacatus Training Corner Blog

Midi Film Scoring

Omni Music Publishing – orchestral scores from films

So you want to be a media composer?  By Adonis Aletras – 65 thriving professionals in mini interviews!


Trailer Academy

Ryan Leach Envato Tuts+ an LA based composer, arranger and producer tutorials

Think Space Videos

Star Wars suite for orchestra deconstructed video 

Studio Time – Junkie XL Youtube channel

Hans Zimmer the conscience of creating the film score

midnightmusic – videos for film scoring projects

Film Scoring Jobs

Deniz Hughes – Private consultation available for those interested in the film scoring business.

Entertainment Careers – Finding assistant to composer and internship postions

Film Scoring Jobs on Indeed

Film Scoring Jobs on Simply Hired

Finding Scoring Jobs Online by Emmett Cooke – An article for Film and Game Composers

Film and Tv Pro – network for film and TV professionals


Film Music Gigs/Jobs Twitter postings from Craigslist, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and many other sources

Film Music Network – Get Your Music Into Film and Televition

From DAW to Score by Tristan Noon

Hollywood Reporter    Production and Pre Production directory for  TV/Film industry news (subscription required)

Job Terro

Mandy – TV & Film Production Resources

Midi Film Scoring Jobs Online article

Mooncasting – composers job postings

People Per Hour – Composers


Stage 32 


Variety     (TV/Film industry news)

Vimeo……..Screen Composer – Group for composers to collaborate on projects with film-makers

Film Scoring Competitions

Christian Worldview Film Festival Music Scoring Competition

International Film Music Competition

International Film Scoring Competition

Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers

Oticons Faculty Competition

RecChange– scoring for social change – Film Scoring and Game Audio Competitions

Transatlantck Film Music Compeition

Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition

Zurich Film Fesitval Music Competition


Dealmaking in the film and television industry: From negotiations to finally contacts

Film Score Budget Chart and Sample Contract by Deniz Hughes

Template from Society of Composers and LyricistsThe Composer Agreement, 
The Composer Licensing Agreement , Performing Rights Contract Language

Contract page of this blog


Film Music Workshop

Mike Verta Masterclasses – Composing in different style masterclasses reasonably priced.

Score Club


Free and Legal Movies for your Film Scoring Project

Nick Dolan 

Film Scoring Tips

Getting the Score

Ryan Leach

Film Scoring Tips

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