Hollywood Studio Symphony

The Hollywood Studio Symphony is the credited name of the symphony orchestra behind many major soundtracks, including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Sucker Punch, Jurassic Park 3, Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean, We Are Marshall, Spider-Man 2, Lost and The Bourne Supremacy. Although the name "Hollywood Studio Symphony" may lead listeners to think that it is a conventional symphony orchestra like the London Symphony Orchestra, the actual members of the ensemble are session musicians contracted individually and differ from soundtrack to soundtrack.

Note, the Hollywood Studio Symphony bears no relation to the similarly named Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, which is more akin to a traditional orchestra with a set roster.

Background

Often in soundtracks, the individual members of the orchestra that performs the actual score are not credited (with some exceptions being the "orchestra leader" or concertmaster). Usually, only the "orchestra contractor" is credited.

The use of the "Hollywood Studio Symphony" name is part of a 2002 contract negotiated between the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to provide an incentive for soundtracks to be recorded with Los Angeles musicians instead of foreign musicians and recording venues (often in London and Prague) who were cheaper. In the new contract, the AFM musicians agreed to lower their record rates in exchange for individual credits to all the musicians that perform the score as well as recognition for the local community venture. Thus, the "Hollywood Studio Symphony" name is given to the entire ensemble in addition to the individual musician credits as a way to brand the LA effort.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Composer Conductor Orchestrator
1951 David and Bathsheba Alfred Newman
1954 Hell and High Water Alfred Newman
1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Leigh Harline
1962 Lonely Are the Brave Jerry Goldsmith
1963 The List of Adrian Messenger Jerry Goldsmith
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Lionel Newman & Fred Steiner
1968 The Devil's Brigade Alex North
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes Jerry Goldsmith
1974 Blazing Saddles John Morris
1976 Midway John Williams John Williams
Silver Streak Henry Mancini
1978 Gray Lady Down Jerry Fielding
Big Wednesday Basil Poledouris
Capricorn One Jerry Goldsmith
The Swarm Jerry Goldsmith
Who'll Stop the Rain Laurence Rosenthal
1980 Brubaker Lalo Schifrin
Airplane! Elmer Bernstein
1981 Escape to Victory Bill Conti
Taps Maurice Jarre
1982 Heartbeeps John Williams
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes James Horner
WarGames Arthur B. Rubinstein
The Right Stuff Bill Conti
Gorky Park James Horner
1985 Back to the Future Alan Silvestri
The Journey of Natty Gann James Horner
1987 Innerspace Jerry Goldsmith
The Monster Squad Bruce Broughton
1988 Die Hard Michael Kamen
Cocoon: The Return James Horner
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure David Newman
Lock Up Bill Conti
The Abyss Alan Silvestri
1990 Stanley & Iris John Williams
Joe Versus the Volcano Georges Delerue
1993 Jack the Bear James Horner
The Fugitive James Newton Howard
Judgment Night Alan Silvestri
RoboCop 3 Basil Poledouris
1995 Bad Boys Mark Mancina
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Basil Poledouris
1996 Executive Decision Jerry Goldsmith
Chain Reaction Jerry Goldsmith
Jingle All the Way David Newman
Mars Attacks! Danny Elfman
1997 L.A. Confidential Jerry Goldsmith
Mad City Thomas Newman
Starship Troopers Basil Poledouris
1998 Blade Mark Isham
1999 The Haunting Jerry Goldsmith
The Matrix Don Davis Don Davis Don Davis
2001 Along Came a Spider Jerry Goldsmith
Evolution John Powell
Cats & Dogs John Debney
The Princess Diaries John Debney John Debney
Rush Hour 2 Lalo Schifrin
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back James L. Venable
The Glass House Christopher Young
Don't Say a Word Mark Isham
Domestic Disturbance Mark Mancina
The Affair of the Necklace David Newman
I Am Sam John Powell
2002 Collateral Damage Graeme Revell
Ice Age David Newman
Blade II Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Scorpion King John Debney Pete Anthony
The Salton Sea Thomas Newman
Enough David Arnold
The Bourne Identity John Powell
Signs James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
xXx Randy Edelman
The Tuxedo Christophe Beck & John Debney Kevin Kliesch
Star Trek: Nemesis Jerry Goldsmith
Catch Me If You Can John Williams John Williams
2003 Daredevil Graeme Revell
Tears of the Sun Hans Zimmer
Dreamcatcher James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Identity Alan Silvestri Alan Silvestri
Bruce Almighty John Debney Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Italian Job John Powell Pete Anthony
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Klaus Badelt
Gigli John Powell
Matchstick Men Hans Zimmer
The Rundown Harry Gregson-Williams
Out of Time Graeme Revell
Scary Movie 3 James L. Venable
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Jerry Goldsmith Pete Anthony
Timeline Jerry Goldsmith
House of Sand and Fog James Horner
2004 Miracle Mark Isham
Hellboy Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Terminal John Williams John Williams
I, Robot Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Bourne Supremacy John Powell Pete Anthony
Surviving Christmas Randy Edelman
Meet the Fockers Randy Newman
2005 Robots John Powell Pete Anthony
The Interpreter James Newton Howard
The Island Steve Jablonsky
The Skeleton Key Edward Shearmur
Flightplan James Horner
The Greatest Game Ever Played Brian Tyler
Zathura: A Space Adventure John Debney John Debney
King Kong James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Family Stone Michael Giacchino
Fun with Dick and Jane Theodore Shapiro Pete Anthony
2006 Annapolis Brian Tyler
Firewall Alexandre Desplat Pete Anthony
The Pink Panther Christophe Beck Pete Anthony Kevin Kliesch
Freedomland James Newton Howard
Ice Age: The Meltdown John Powell Pete Anthony
The Sentinel Christophe Beck Pete Anthony Kevin Kliesch
Mission: Impossible III Michael Giacchino
X-Men: The Last Stand John Powell Pete Anthony Kevin Kliesch
The Ant Bully John Debney John Debney
World Trade Center Craig Armstrong Pete Anthony
Snakes on a Plane Trevor Rabin
All the King's Men James Horner
The Prestige Hans Zimmer
2007 Because I Said So David Kitay
Disturbia Geoff Zanelli
Evan Almighty John Debney
Live Free or Die Hard Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Transformers Steve Jablonsky Nick Glennie-Smith
American Gangster Marc Streitenfeld
August Rush Mark Mancina
Michael Clayton James Newton Howard
Charlie Wilson's War James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Brian Tyler
The Bucket List Marc Shaiman Pete Anthony
Beowulf Alan Silvestri Alan Silvestri
2008 Vantage Point Atli Örvarsson Nick Glennie-Smith
Horton Hears a Who! John Powell Kevin Kliesch
Stop-Loss John Powell
Nim's Island Patrick Doyle
Standard Operating Procedure Danny Elfman
Speed Racer Michael Giacchino
Get Smart Trevor Rabin
Hancock John Powell Pete Anthony, Blake Neely, Don Harper Kevin Kliesch
Pineapple Express Graeme Revell
Tropic Thunder Theodore Shapiro Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Day the Earth Stood Still Tyler Bates
Bolt John Powell Pete Anthony
The Tale of Despereaux William Ross William Ross
The Spirit David Newman
2009 He's Just Not That into You Cliff Eidelman
Watchmen Tyler Bates
Dragonball: Evolution Brian Tyler
Duplicity James Newton Howard
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Harry Gregson-Williams
Star Trek Michael Giacchino
Angels & Demons Hans Zimmer Nick Glennie-Smith
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Alan Silvestri Alan Silvestri
Land of the Lost Michael Giacchino
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs John Powell Pete Anthony Pete Anthony & Kevin Kliesch
Aliens in the Attic John Debney
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Alan Silvestri
The Time Traveler's Wife Mychael Danna
All About Steve Christophe Beck Kevin Kliesch
2010 Valentine's Day John Debney
In My Sleep Conrad Pope
The A-Team Alan Silvestri
Predators John Debney Pete Anthony
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Christopher Lennertz
Charlie St. Cloud Rolfe Kent
The Tourist James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Little Fockers Stephen Trask Pete Anthony
2011 I Am Number Four Trevor Rabin
Battle: Los Angeles Brian Tyler
Hop Christopher Lennertz
Your Highness Steve Jablonsky Nick Glennie-Smith
Rio John Powell Pete Anthony
Fast Five Brian Tyler
Super 8 Michael Giacchino
Green Lantern James Newton Howard
Mr. Popper's Penguins Rolfe Kent
Monte Carlo Michael Giacchino
Cowboys & Aliens Harry Gregson-Williams
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Patrick Doyle James Shearman James Shearman
The Help Thomas Newman J. A. C. Redford
Fright Night Ramin Djawadi
Real Steel Danny Elfman Pete Anthony
The Thing Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Michael Giacchino
2012 Big Miracle Cliff Eidelman
The Lorax John Powell Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Battleship Steve Jablonsky Nick Glennie-Smith
Ice Age: Continental Drift John Powell Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
The Bourne Legacy James Newton Howard
Trouble with the Curve Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
2013 Gangster Squad Steve Jablonsky Nick Glennie-Smith
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Henry Jackman Nick Glennie-Smith
After Earth James Newton Howard Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Pacific Rim Ramin Djawadi
The Smurfs 2 Heitor Pereira
Kick-Ass 2 Henry Jackman & Matthew Margeson
Romeo & Juliet Abel Korzeniowski
2014 Ride Along Christopher Lennertz
Winter's Tale Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams Nick Glennie-Smith
300: Rise of an Empire Junkie XL
Rio 2 John Powell Nicholas Pike
Godzilla Alexandre Desplat
The Equalizer Harry Gregson-Williams
The Homesman Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony
2015 Jupiter Ascending Michael Giacchino
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water John Debney John Debney John Debney
Pixels Henry Jackman Nick Glennie-Smith
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Matthew Margeson
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course John Debney John Debney John Debney & Pete Anthony
Lights Out Benjamin Wallfisch
Star Trek Beyond Michael Giacchino
Suicide Squad Steven Price Pete Anthony
2017 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Brian Tyler
Logan Marco Beltrami Pete Anthony Pete Anthony
Annabelle: Creation Benjamin Wallfisch

Television

Years Title Composer Seasons
2004-2010 Lost Michael Giacchino 4, 5
2007-2009 Pushing Daisies James Dooley 2
2008-2013 Fringe Michael Giacchino 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2011–present Once Upon a Time Mark Isham 2
2013–present House of Cards Jeff Beal 2, 5
2014-2016 Penny Dreadful Abel Korzeniowski 2, 3

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