James S. Levine
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James Scott Levine (born 1974) is a composer and member of Remote Control Productions. He has won seven BMI awards and seven ASCAP awards. His credits include the films Running with Scissors, Delta Farce, and The Weather Man, and the television shows Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, and American Horror Story. He has also provided additional music for films such as Madagascar, Pearl Harbor, and Something's Gotta Give.
James Levine grew up in Massachusetts, where he played multiple instruments in various genres. The main instrument he played growing up was the piano, performing at multiple events growing up. At the age of 13 Levine shifted his focus from playing the piano, to learning Jazz, as well as improvisation. Composers that Levine looked up to when he was younger were Mozart, Morricone and James Newton Howard. In college Levine studied Sociology and Musicology, and got his degree in American Studies. Levine came to Hollywood in 1997 to begin his career as a composer, leaving behind money and family. He first started off his career by doing intern work around Los Angeles.
The music for American Horror Story is one of his most known works, receiving many awards such as the Best Music in a Series, Best music in a non-series, and has been nominated for outstanding sound mixing for television movies and miniseries two years in a row. Due to the success of his music he has continued to create music for the show. He is now working of American Horror Story’s newest installment “Freakshow”. His work on Glee has also won him many awards and he has gone on to keep composing for the show until the final season. He is currently composing for The Last Ship with James Dooley.
|1990||The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera||Short|
|2000||Die Motorrad-Cops: Hart am Limit||TV series|
|2003||Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie||Documentary|
|2003||Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast||Short|
|2003||The Challenge||TV movie|
|2004||Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again||TV documentary|
|2005||More Sex & the Single Mom||TV movie|
|2005||Roar: Lions of the Kalahari||Documentary short|
|2005||The Weather Man||Film; co-composer|
|2005–2012||The Closer||TV series|
|2006||3 lbs.||TV series|
|2006||Running with Scissors||Film|
|2007||Hidden Palms||TV series|
|2008–2009||Raising the Bar||TV series|
|2009–2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||TV series|
|2009–2012||Royal Pains||TV series|
|2010–2013||Rizzoli & Isles||TV series|
|2011||Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||Documentary|
|2011–2014||American Horror Story||TV series|
|2012–2013||Major Crimes||TV series|
|2012–2013||The New Normal||TV series|
|2013||Do No Harm||TV series|
|2013||The Blacklist||TV series (3 episodes, replaced by Dave Porter|
|2014–present||The Last Ship||TV series (Composed with James Dooley)|
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|2001||BMI Award||What About Joan?||Won|
|2008||BMI Award||The Closer||Won|
|2011||ASCAP Award||Top TV Series||Glee||Won|
|2012||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Music in a Series||American Horror Story||Won|
|2012||ASCAP Award||Top TV Series||Glee||Won|
|2013||ASCAP Award||Top TV Series||Glee||Won|
|2013||ASCAP Award||Top Television Series||Major Crimes||Won|
|2013||ASCAP Award||Top Television Series||The New Normal||Won|
|2013||ASCAP Award||Top Television Series||Royal Pains||Won|
|2013||ASCAP Award||Most Performed Themes and Underscore||Won|
|2013||Emmy Award||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special||American Horror Story: Coven||Nominated|
|2013||Cinema Audio Society Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series||American Horror Story: Asylum||Nominated|
|2013||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Music in a Non-Series||American Horror Story||Won|
|2014||Cinema Audio Society Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series||American Horror Story||Nominated|
|2014||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Music in a Non-Series||American Horror Story||Nominated|
- Jon, Burlingame (7 May 2014). "Remote Control Prods.: Hans Zimmer's Music Factory as a Breeding Ground". Variety. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- Variety, Staff (14 August 2014). "Creative Arts Emmys 2014 Winners and Nominees". Variety. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- "Oh, the Horror: Master Session with James S. Levine". 2013 ASCAP Expo. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- Eric, Rangle (1 April 2014). "James Levine Reveals the Horrors (and Joys) of Composing". ASCAP. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- Ralph, Galvan (2 August 2014). "James Levine Adds His Magic Touch To Music for 'American Horror Story: Coven'". Gold Derby. Retrieved 7 June 2016.