ABOUT ANTHONY

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Anthony Marinelli has composed, conducted and performed the music in over sixty motion pictures, including The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes, Hotel, American Gun, 2 Days in the Valley, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Young Guns, Internal Affairs and Timecode. He also composed music heard in Leaving Las Vegas, the action film Demolition Man and the hit comedies Let It Ride and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Recent releases include Altergeist, Jada Pinkett Smith’s directorial debut film The Human Contract, the provocative Chapter 27, starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, My Sexiest Year featuring collaborations with Dr. John, and Ripple Effect starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Oscar nominees Virginia Madsen and Minnie Driver.  He also composed and conducted a rare live television performance of On Golden Pond starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and the Speechless Without Writers campaign, a set of thirty-eight mini films for internet release (starring Woody Allen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn, Jay Leno, Tina Fey and more) created in support of the WGA striking members. Anthony is currently scoring the thriller Vipaka starring Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie.

He is currently scoring two feature films - Midnight Return and the period western Medicine Men along with producing, recording and performing with international music group Trio Retro (other members Cindy Gomez and Asdru Sierra).

Anthony has recently completed BollyDoll,  a Broadway musical, animated film and dance spectacle created with Amrita Sen.  The show incorporates immersive original animation, characters, music and dance based on an original book. Infectious vocal hooks channel funky East Indian, African and R & B influences as the entire ensemble performs, dances and sings live to the back drop of visually hypnotic virtual worlds. Directed by Bollywood and Hollywood icon Shekhar Kapur (2 time Oscar winning films).

Along with his film work, Anthony has a notable record career.  He remixed and produced Herb Alpert’s classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights, rightly named ReWhipped featuring Herb Alpert, Ozomatli, The Dust Brothers and Thievery Corporation, produced the album/concert DVD The Harry Smith Project featuring Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and Nick Cave, and produced a remake of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On by New Orleans natives the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, featuring Chuck D, Guru and Ivan Neville. Anthony is releasing his solo piano album Songs of Kurt Cobain this winter.

His large scale orchestral work In the Family Way was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Leonard Slatkin and premiered at the Hollywood Bowl.

Marinelli has composed music for over 500 hundred commercials including 30 spots  for Apple Computer, spots for Microsoft, Nike, Mercedes- Benz, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Jaguar, Shell, Southwest Airlines, Boeing and the original iconic top 10 all time ad “This is your Brain on Drugs” campaign. He's been honored with numerous Clio, Silver Lion, Belding and Addy awards. His memorable theme for Shell Oil Company has been their mainstay still on air since 2007. His work and articles have been featured by AICP, Shoot, Ad Week, Creativity, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Film Score Monthly, Mix, Electronic Musician, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and the LA Times…

He revolutionized post production work flow as co-originator of Levels Audio Post. By integrating a new style of mixing music and sound for picture, it quickly became the industries fastest growing and most in-demand facility. His state of the art complex located at the historic corner of Hollywood and Highland was the first choice of discriminating projects such as American Idol, The Bachelor, and the VH1, ESPN, Soul Train, Teen Choice and MTV award shows.

Earlier in his career, Anthony played keyboards on Michael Jackson's mega-hit Thriller as well as on records for such renowned artists as James Brown, Lionel Richie, Van Halen, Supertramp and Quincy Jones.

He was also a member of LA's popular band Night Flight with Dianne Reeves and Billy Childs. His early years pioneering analog modular synthesizer programming and live performance with his keyboard duo The Synners positioned Anthony at the center of the ensuing music technology revolution.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony was exposed at a young age to the music and entertainment world. While visiting his father at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Anthony regularly observed innumerable operas, ballet, musicals, symphonies and met  entertainment icons likes Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra, Zubin Mehta and Katherine Hepburn.  He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major.  His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubensteinand Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career as composer, producer and artist.


AWARDS

First Half of the Year Awards 2007 aka Oscar Watch
Best Original Score nomination for “Chapter 27”

American Federation of Musicians Award
"Enrichment to the Musical World for
furthering the Presentation of Live Music"

Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award Nomination
Sliders “In Dino Veritas” (1996)
recognized for outstanding achievement in the motion picture and television industries for the year 1996 

 

Daytime Emmy Award
Santa Barbara NBC (1986-87)
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

Australian Film Institute Award Nomination
Best Original Music Score
Flynn (1993)
with Billy Childs

Musican’s Union Local 47 of Southern California
“For the contribution you have made to the Enrichment of themusical world and for your activities in furthering the presentation of live music”

Cannes Silver Lion
Portland Gas and Electric “Zappa”

Clio Award

WINNER
Apple "Meeting” (1993)
Apple Complete TV Campaign (1992)
Apple "Kareem" TV (1992)
Calif. Dept. of Health Services Entire Campaign (1990)

FINALIST
Apple "Where is Newton" (1993)
Apple "Powerbook" TV Campaign #1 (1993)
Apple "TV Campaign" (1993)
Apple Newton "TV Campaign #1" (1993)
Apple Newton "Making it Easier" (1992)
California Anti Smoking "Full Support" (1992)
Apple Complete Campaign (1992)
Earth Communicattions Office Movie Trailer (1992)
California Anti Smoking "Ashtray" (1990)
California Anti Smoking "Industry Spokesman" (1990)
Apple "Industrial Revolution" (1990)
Apple Complete Campaign (1990)

Mobius
Grillmaster "Manifesto" Music (1998)
Grillmaster "Manifesto" Agency (1998)

AICP Award
Apple "Who is Newton” (1994)
Apple "Diner" (1994)

Addy Award
Apple "Powerbook" TV Campaign (1994)
Apple "Diner" TV Campaign (1994)

Telly Award
Sharp Health Care "Wheel" Music (1999)
Sharp Health Care "Wheel" Agency (1999)
AAA "Heritage” (1995)

Silver Hugo Award
Mercedes "Smooth Ride" SUV Category (1997)
Mercedes "Smooth Ride" Automotive Category (1997)
Mercedes "Smooth Ride" Gold Plaque / Chicago International TV Competition (1997)