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Marco Beltrami

Composer - Fortnite, A Quiet Place, Hurt Locker, World War Z
MARCO BELTRAMI is a two-time Oscar nominated composer. He has collaborated with many iconic film directors including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Len Wiseman, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelley and Tommy Lee Jones.

The composer established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received accolades for his music including two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner.  In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for Soul Surfer. Last year, Beltrami scored the Marvel film Logan and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, First They Killed My Father. He also wrote themes for the hit video game Fortnite. Beltrami recently scored the critically-acclaimed box-office hit A Quiet Place.

The prolific composer’s credits include Fantastic Four, starring Miles Teller, True Story, starring Jonah Hill, The Gun Man, starring Sean Penn, Trouble with the Curve, starring Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood, and The November Man, starring Pierce Brosnan. Other projects include Snowpiercer, starring Chris Evans, The Giver, starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, World War Z starring Brad Pitt, The Wolverine, Trouble with the Curve, The Sessions, A Good Day to Die Hard and Warm Bodies. Additional film credits include Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, I, Robot, and The Woman in Black. His TV credits include AMC’s spy thriller Turn and FX’s drama Lucifer.

Marco Beltrami’s collaborative style has led to numerous projects with the same director including Tommy Lee Jones on The Sunset Limited, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and The Homesman; and Guillermo Del Toro on Mimic, Hellboy and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Beltrami was the exclusive composer for the late director, Wes Craven for twenty years including Scream 1-4, Red Eye and Cursed.  

Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Marco Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then led him to Venice, Italy for a period of study with the Italian master Luigi Nono and then to Los Angeles for a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith.

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Wednesday, May 9

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