|Birth name||Mark Alan Mancina|
March 9, 1957 |
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Mark Alan Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a U.S. composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. He arranged many of the songs behind Disney's The Lion King (while Hans Zimmer wrote the orchestral score with Lebo M for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He also notably composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) as well as the blockbuster action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). Mancina also co-wrote several songs for Hanna-Barbera's 1990 animated film Jetsons: The Movie.
Trained as a classical guitarist, he is an avid guitar player and rare instrument collector.
Mancina has also been associated with a number of progressive rock projects. He toured with Rabin in support of Trevor Rabin's Can't Look Away album and then went on to produce tracks on the Yes album Union. He has also worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
He is known to be influenced by The Beatles, favoring their early years.
Notable film scores
|1987||Mankillers||David A. Prior||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Code Name Vengeance||David Winters||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|1988||Death Chase||David A. Prior||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Rage to Kill||David Winters||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Night Wars||David A. Prior||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Space Mutiny||David Winters||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|1989||Hell on the Battleground||David A. Prior||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Future Force||David A. Prior||Action International Pictures||with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|2000||Auggie Rose||Matthew Tabak||Roxie Releasing
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
|with Don L. Harper|
|Bait||Antoine Fuqua||Warner Bros.|
|2001||Training Day||Antoine Fuqua||Warner Bros.|
|Domestic Disturbance||Harold Becker||Paramount Pictures|
|2003||The Reckoning||Paul McGuigan||Paramount Classics||with Adrian Lee|
|Brother Bear||Aaron Blaise
|Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
|with Phil Collins|
|The Haunted Mansion||Rob Minkoff||Walt Disney Pictures|
|2005||Asylum||David Mackenzie||Paramount Classics|
|Tarzan II||Brian Smith||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
|with Phil Collins
|2006||A House Divided||Michael Rymer||Touchstone Television
|2007||Shooter||Antoine Fuqua||Paramount Pictures|
|August Rush||Kirsten Sheridan||Warner Bros.|
|2008||Camille||Gregory Mackenzie||A-Mark Entertainment|
|2009||Imagine That||Karey Kirkpatrick||Paramount Pictures
|2010||Hurricane Season||Tim Story||The Weinstein Company
|2011||The Templar Code||Austin Anthofer
|2013||Penthouse North||Joseph Ruben||The Weinstein Company
|Planes||Klay Hall||Walt Disney Pictures
Notable anime scores
- "Hans Zimmer And Mark Mancina Do Blood+ Music". Anime News Network. 2005-08-28. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- The Music of Mark Mancina (official website)
- Mark Mancina at the Internet Movie Database
- BroadwayWorld.com interview with Mark Mancina, November 26, 2007
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