July 18, 2002
The 54th Annual Emmy Award Nominations
Details from emmys.org:
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
2002 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
Mark Snow received a "Most Performed Underscore" award as well as "Top TV Series" awards for The Guardian and Smallville at ASCAP's "17th Annual Film and Television Music Awards" gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA on April 30th. Smallville's theme, composed and performed by Remy Zero, also picked up a "Top TV Series" award.
Details from ASCAP:
Top TV Series This award honors ASCAP composers who have written the themes and underscore for the highest rated series during the period of January 1 - December 31, 2001.
Most Performed Underscore This award honors the ASCAP composers whose works have earned the highest number of performance credits on television in the category of dramatic underscore for the 2001 survey year.
An Update from Mark Snow
"Unfortunately there is no progress what so ever on any of the CD situations... FOX is totally unwilling to release any of my music (X-Files, Millennium, Lone Gunmen, Scully's Theme, etc.) and won't let me take the music to any other outlets.
"I'm finishing up the last 9 episodes of The X-Files and Smallville, and on [March 28 at 8PM ET/PT] FOX will air Post Mortem, a reality show I did last summer. If it does well it will be a series. There is also rumors that the show Pasadena might be run in June for the 13 episodes we made."
The two-hour series finale of The X-Files, "The Truth", will air on May 19th at 8PM/7C. Post Mortem's opening credits is available at Fuel. This Santa Monica design firm created the show's logo, graphics package and main titles. Post Mortem examines the gruesome world of forensic science and investigation of current crime cases.
Source: Design in Motion [www.designinmotion.com/brief/mainv/0,7220,29953,00.html]
Top Ten list: Snow's X-Files theme - "sounds of the decade"
The January 14-20th 'Guide' section of the Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald focused on television music. The article, written by Bruce Elder, includes a list of television's most unique and groundbreaking TV themes. Mark Snow's X-Files theme was mentioned as well as Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks, Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn and Ron Grainer's Dr. Who:
X-Files [photo of Doggett, Scully and
Skinner from season 8]:
Read the complete article online at the Sydney Morning Herald's site.
Source: SMH [www.smh.com.au]
Pasadena is "tentatively scheduled to return to FOX in March", according to the show's official website. However, Zap2it reports Pasadena could follow the route taken by The Tick, which was cancelled last week. FOX Entertainment President Gail Berman said, "We are trying very hard to get it [Pasadena] back on our schedule" but it is simply a matter of space. Read the complete article at Zap2it.
Sources: Official Pasadena Site [www.pasadena-tv.com] and Zap2it [www.zap2it.com]
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