Third Best Original Score Win for Alan Derian

“The Desire to Live,” the feature documentary detailing the stories of the survivors of the war in the Republic of Artsakh, scored by Alan Derian, has won Best Original Score at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival. This is the third Best Original Score Award for Alan Derian for the film.

“The Desire to Live” and Mariam Avetisyan win Best Director Documentary Feature at the Cannes Film Festival

“The Desire to Live,” the feature documentary detailing the stories of the survivors of the war in the Republic of Artsakh, scored by Alan Derian, has won Best Director Documentary Feature for Mariam Avetisyan at the Cannes Film Festival.

“The Desire to Live” and Mariam Avetisyan win Best Indigenous People’s Film at the Cannes Film Festival

“The Desire to Live,” the feature documentary detailing the stories of the survivors of the war in the Republic of Artsakh, scored by Alan Derian, has won Best Indigenous People’s Film for Mariam Avetisyan at the Cannes Film Festival.

Alan Derian to Judge Music for the Burbank International Film Festival

For the second year in a row Alan Derian will be judging the music submissions for the 12th annual Burbank International Film Festival. The Festival will run from September 9th to the 13th, features submissions from all over the world, and offers over 30 awards in a variety of categories, with special awards honoring inclusion, social awareness and diversity. The Burbank International Film Festival Website can be found here

General Colin Powell’s Daughter Guest Stars on Madam Secretary

Linda Powell, the daughter of General Colin Powell, will guest star in the sixth season premiere of Madam Secretary.

Powell will play an FBI director in the episode. She follows in the footsteps of her father, who appeared in the fifth season premiere of the CBS drama alongside Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright.

Read the exclusive EW article Here

Concert a Success

The Film and TV music concert “Hollywood Favorites: Behind the Music,” conducted by Angel Velez on April 6th, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra was a huge success! Alan Derian’s music from season two, episode seven of Madam Secretary, titled “Reopening the Cuban Embassy,” was performed in a program that included music by John Williams, Nathan Barr, Kris Bowers, Jeff Cardoni, John Debney, Germaine Franco, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Gorranson, Alexandra Harwood, Justin Hurwitz, Conrad Pope, Jeff Russo, and Kevin Kiner.

Concert Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals have begun for the Film and TV music concert on April 6th, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra conducted by Angel Velez. The music cue from season two, episode seven of Madam Secretary, titled “Reopening the Cuban Embassy,” will be performed in a program that includes music by John Williams, Nathan Barr, Kris Bowers, Jeff Cardoni, John Debney, Germaine Franco, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Gorranson, Alexandra Harwood, Justin Hurwitz, Conrad Pope, Jeff Russo, and Kevin Kiner.

Thanks again to Maestro Velez for including this cue in his program.

Alan Derian in Concert

Alan Derian’s music from the CBS series “Madam Secretary” will be part of a Film and TV music concert on April 6th, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra conducted by Angel Velez. The music cue from season two, episode seven of Madam Secretary, titled “Reopening the Cuban Embassy,” will be performed in a program that includes music by John Williams, Nathan Barr, Kris Bowers, Jeff Cardoni, John Debney, Germaine Franco, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Gorranson, Alexandra Harwood, Justin Hurwitz, Conrad Pope, Jeff Russo, and Kevin Kiner.

Tickets can be purchased at the Symphony’s website here

Dirty Bomb selected for the Dances with Films Festival

Director Valerie MacCaffrey’s film “Dirty Bomb” will be in the Dances with Film festival in June. The film, scored by Alan Derian, recounts the story of the concentration camp prisoners used by Hitler to build the V-2 rockets, and the courageous Jewish prisoners that sabotaged the construction of the rockets and were ultimately killed for their actions.

The link to the film on the Dances with Films website is here

Alan Derian begins composing for Beyond the Raging Sea

Alan Derian has begun working with George Acogny on the feature documentary “Beyond the Raging Sea.” The film details Omar Nour and Omar Samra’s efforts to bring attention to the dangers of refugees escaping their countries by sea, by entering in a open sea race, only to find themselves in a life of death struggle themselves.

Madam Secretary Goes Green

Madam Secretary’s New York based production has gone green. Watch as Lori McCreary, Eric Stoltz, Tim Daly and others talk about their participation in the PGA’s program to make their entire production more sustainable and ECO friendly. The Show also received the NYC Film Green Mark Of Distinction for it’s production practices. Alan Derian is proud to be working on forward looking production

The link to the video can be found here.