David Newman

David Newman

born on 11/3/1954 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

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David Newman (composer)

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David Newman
Born David Louis Newman
March 11 1954
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Occupation composer, orchestrator, conductor
Spouse(s) Krystyna Newman (2 children; 1 stepchild)[1]

David Louis Newman (born March 11, 1954) is an American composer and conductor known particularly for his film scores. In a career spanning nearly forty years, he has composed music for nearly 100 feature films.

Life and career

Newman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Mississippi-born Martha Louise (née Montgomery) and Hollywood composer Alfred Newman. He is the brother of Thomas Newman, Maria Newman and the cousin of Randy Newman, all of whom are also composers. An accomplished violinist, and successful concert conductor, Newman was educated at the University of Southern California.

His first film work was on Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie in 1984. In 1987 he scored Danny DeVito's Throw Momma from the Train. This was his first collaboration with DeVito, and he went on to score nearly all of his subsequent films, including The War of the Roses (1989), Other People's Money (1991), Hoffa (1992), Matilda (1996) and Death to Smoochy (2002). Newman has also scored the comedies The Flintstones (1994), The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

Like his counterpart Henry Mancini, Newman's credits during the early years of his career were mostly scoring B-movies such as The Runestone (1990) and The Kindred (1987) before he gradually transitioned to score mostly comedy films during his prime such as Bowfinger (1999), The Freshman (1990) and The Spy Next Door (2010). His score for The Spirit (2008) was a tribute to Mancini's 1950s and 60s neo-noir scores such as Touch of Evil (1958) or Experiment in Terror (1962).

He received an Academy Award nomination for the score to the animated film Anastasia, following his father, who scored the 1956 live-action version. However, he lost to Anne Dudley for The Full Monty. His other scores include Critters, The Phantom, The Brave Little Toaster, Malone, Ice Age, and Serenity, among others.

In 1997, Newman began a four year stint as the music director for the Sundance Institute, and he has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra on several occasions. That year, he also re-recorded the Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare, composed by his father Alfred.

In February 2007, he was elected president of The Film Music Society.[2]

On May 21, 2009, Newman was honored with the Richard Kirk award at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards. The prestigious award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.[3]

October 22 and 23 2012, Newman conducted the RSO Vienna orchestra at the annual film music gala concert Hollywood in Vienna which was broadcast on radio and TV.



Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1984 Frankenweenie Tim Burton Walt Disney Pictures Short film
1986 Critters Stephen Herek New Line Cinema
Vendetta Bruce Logan Vestron Pictures
1987 The Kindred Stephen Carpenter
Jeffrey Obrow
FM Entertainment
My Demon Lover Charlie Loventhal New Line Cinema
Malone Harley Cokeliss Orion Pictures
The Brave Little Toaster Jerry Rees Hyperion Pictures
Throw Momma from the Train Danny DeVito Orion Pictures
1988 Heathers Michael Lehmann New World Pictures
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Stephen Herek Orion Pictures
Disorganized Crime Jim Kouf Touchstone Pictures
Little Monsters Richard Alan Greenberg United Artists
Gross Anatomy Thom Eberhardt Touchstone Pictures
The War of the Roses Danny DeVito 20th Century Fox


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1990 Madhouse Tom Ropelewski Orion Pictures
Fire Birds David Green Touchstone Pictures
The Freshman Andrew Bergman TriStar Pictures
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Bob Hathcock Walt Disney Pictures
Mr. Destiny James Orr Touchstone Pictures
1991 Meet the Applegates Michael Lehmann New World Pictures
The Marrying Man Jerry Rees Hollywood Pictures
Talent for the Game Robert M. Young Paramount Pictures
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Stephen Herek Warner Bros. Pictures
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Peter Hewitt Orion Pictures
Rover Dangerfield James L. George
Bob Seeley
Warner Bros. Pictures
Paradise Mary Agnes Donoghue Touchstone Pictures
Other People's Money Norman Jewison Warner Bros. Pictures
1992 The Runestone Willard Carroll Hyperion Pictures
Itsy Bitsy Spider Matthew O'Callaghan Hyperion Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Short film
Honeymoon in Vegas Andrew Bergman Castle Rock Entertainment
Columbia Pictures
The Mighty Ducks Stephen Herek Walt Disney Pictures
Hoffa Danny DeVito 20th Century Fox
1993 The Sandlot David Mickey Evans 20th Century Fox
Coneheads Steve Barron Paramount Pictures
That Night Craig Bolotin Warner Bros. Pictures
Undercover Blues Herbert Ross Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1994 The Air Up There Paul Michael Glaser Hollywood Pictures
My Father The Hero Steve Miner Touchstone Pictures
The Flintstones Brian Levant Universal Pictures
The Cowboy Way Gregg Champion Universal Pictures
I Love Trouble Charles Shyer Touchstone Pictures
1995 Boys on the Side Herbert Ross Warner Bros. Pictures
Tommy Boy Peter Segal Paramount Pictures
Operation Dumbo Drop Simon Wincer Walt Disney Pictures
1996 Big Bully Steve Miner Warner Bros. Pictures
The Phantom Simon Wincer Paramount Pictures
The Nutty Professor Tom Shadyac Universal Pictures
Matilda Danny DeVito TriStar Pictures
Jingle All the Way Brian Levant 20th Century Fox
1997 Out to Sea Martha Coolidge 20th Century Fox
Anastasia Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
20th Century Fox
Fox Animation Studios
1998 1001 Nights Mike Smith Blur Studio Short film; music inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's illustrations for the picture book Princess Budou to be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to concert video directed by Mike Smith[4]
1999 Never Been Kissed Raja Gosnell 20th Century Fox
Bowfinger Frank Oz Universal Pictures
Brokedown Palace Jonathan Kaplan 20th Century Fox
Galaxy Quest Dean Parisot DreamWorks Pictures


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Brian Levant Universal Pictures
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Peter Segal Universal Pictures
Duets Bruce Paltrow Hollywood Pictures
Bedazzled Harold Ramis 20th Century Fox
102 Dalmatians Kevin Lima Walt Disney Pictures
2001 The Flamingo Rising Martha Coolidge CBS
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Television film
Dr. Dolittle 2 Steve Carr 20th Century Fox
The Affair of the Necklace Charles Shyer Warner Bros. Pictures
2002 Ice Age Chris Wedge 20th Century Fox
Death to Smoochy Danny DeVito Warner Bros. Pictures
Life or Something Like It Stephen Herek 20th Century Fox
Scooby-Doo Raja Gosnell Warner Bros. Pictures
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Donald Petrie Paramount Pictures
Daddy Day Care Steve Carr Columbia Pictures
Duplex Danny DeVito Miramax Films
The Cat in the Hat Bo Welch Universal Pictures
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Raja Gosnell Warner Bros. Pictures
2005 Are We There Yet? Brian Levant Columbia Pictures
Man of the House Stephen Herek Columbia Pictures
Monster-in-Law Robert Luketic New Line Cinema
Serenity Joss Whedon Universal Pictures
2007 Norbit Brian Robbins DreamWorks Pictures
2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins Malcolm D. Lee Universal Pictures
The Spirit Frank Miller Lionsgate
2009 My Life in Ruins Donald Petrie Fox Searchlight Pictures
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Brian Levant Warner Premiere Direct-to-video film
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Betty Thomas 20th Century Fox


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2010 Crazy on the Outside Tim Allen Freestyle Releasing
The Spy Next Door Brian Levant Lionsgate
Animals United Reinhard Klooss
Holger Tappe
Constantin Film
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Brian Levant Warner Premiere Direct-to-video film
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son John Whitesell 20th Century Fox
2012 A Christmas Story 2 Brian Levant Warner Premiere Direct-to-video film
2013 Tarzan Reinhard Klooss Constantin Film
2014 Behaving Badly Tim Garrick Vertical Entertainment


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