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

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.

Alan Derian begins writing music for the Hit CBS Drama “Madam Secretary.”

Alan Derian begins writing music for the Hit CBS Drama “Madam Secretary.”

 

Alan Derian has begun writing music for the hit CBS drama “Madam Secretary” starring Tea Leoni, Tim Daily and Keith Carradine. Alan was brought in for the second season to work alongside the Transcenders who have been scoring the show since the first season. “Madam Secretary” airs 8 pm on Sunday nights.

“Beneath the Blue” premieres at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California.

“Beneath the Blue,” which stars David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman, Behind Enemy Lines), Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and George Harris (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Paul Wesley (Fallen, Vampire Diaries) and Caitlin Wachs (Thirteen Days, Commander in Chief) had its red carpet premiere at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California. “Beneath the Blue” is the sequel to “Eye of the Dolphin” which Alan Derian scored in 2007.

 

“The Pregnancy Pact” is the most watched Lifetime Original Movie premiere in Lifetime’s 26 year history

Scored by film composers Alan Derian and Richard Marvin, “The Pregnancy Pact” was the most watched Lifetime Original Movie premiere in Lifetime’s 26 year history among Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 according to Nielsen Media Research. It also had the highest ratings on ad supported cable among Women 18-34 since 1998. Based on a 2007 media circus surrounding teenage girls in Glouchester, Massaschusetts who agreed to get pregnant together, “The Pregnancy Pact” premiered on the Lifetime TV channel, January 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT. The film stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Camryn Manheim, Thora Birch and Nancy Travis.

“The Pregnancy Pact” premieres on Lifetime January 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT

The Movie “The Pregnancy Pact” premieres on the Lifetime TV channel, January 23rd at 9 PM ET/PT. “The Pregnancy Pact,” scored by film composers Alan Derian and Richard Marvin, stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Camryn Manheim, Thora Birch and Nancy Travis. The film is based on a 2007 media circus surrounding teenage girls in Glouchester, Massaschusetts who agreed to get pregnant together.

Alan Derian begins scoring “Beneath the Blue”

Alan Derian has begun scoring the feature film “Beneath the Blue,” which stars David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman, Behind Enemy Lines), Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and George Harris (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Paul Wesley (Fallen, Vampire Diaries) and Caitlin Wachs (Thirteen Days, Commander in Chief) star as the film’s teenage leads. “Beneath the Blue” is the sequel to “Eye of the Dolphin” which Alan Derian scored in 2007. The expected release is in 2010.

“Acceptance” premieres on Lifetime August 22nd at 9 PM ET/WT

The Movie “Acceptance” premieres on the Lifetime TV channel, August 22nd at 9 PM ET/PT. “Acceptance,” scored by film composers Alan Derian and Richard Marvin, stars two time Oscar nominee Joan Cusack as an obsessed mother intent on getting her daughter, played by Mae Whitman (Independence Day, One Fine Day, Arrested Development) into an Ivy league school. The movie is based on the critically acclaimed book Acceptance: A Novel by Susan Coll, and is directed by Sanaa Hamri, who directed “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.”

The Journey wins at Milan

On November 5, 2002 The Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) held its Award Gala at the historic Teatro Dal Verme. After a delightful tribute to Giancarlo Giannini, the Audience Award was presented to the producers of The Journey, Edwin Avaness, Emy Hovanesyan and Anghela Zograbyan. At the presentation were the star of the film Sona Tatoyan and co-producer Serj Minassian.

The Journey, is the story of Eve, a young woman who, as a child, had immigrated to New York from Armenia. The year is 1991 – the Soviet Union has crumbled and Armenia is going through the process of becoming an independent nation. This stirs Eve’s soul as she longs for her birthplace. The magazine she works for sends her to Armenia to cover the events unfolding there.

Thus begins a journey that leads Eve into her past, forcing her to face memories of her childhood. In the process, she rediscovers her homeland and its people and comes to terms with the loss of a childhood friend who had been killed. She also finds love.

MIFF was held between October 23 – November 4. The screening of The Journey was sold out on November 1 at Cinema Centrale. Eighteen feature films from around the world were competing for the Audience Award during the film festival. After accepting the Audience Award, the film’s directors Edwin Avaness and Emy Hovanesyan thanked the city of Milan, the festival organizers and the Armenian community of Milan for coming and supporting the film.