Remote Control Productions

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Remote Control Productions
Predecessor Media Ventures Entertainment Group
Founded Santa Monica, California (1989 (1989))
Founder Jay Rifkin
Hans Zimmer
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, United States

Remote Control Productions is a film score company run by composer Hans Zimmer and based in Santa Monica, California. Originally known as "Media Ventures," which was conceived and founded by Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer,[1] the company changed its name after the partners both filed lawsuits against each other.[2][3] Today, Remote Control is home to a large group of composers mentored by Zimmer, many of whom have had successful film scoring careers as part of the company or on their own.

Remote Control Productions has been responsible for the scores for a number of successful live-action films including the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Iron Man, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, The Last Samurai, Transformers, Hancock, Kingdom of Heaven, The Da Vinci Code, Inception, Sherlock Holmes and its sequel, and The Dark Knight Trilogy, along with successful animated films such as the Shrek series, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, The Lion King, and more. Many composers from Remote Control Productions have also worked on the scores of successful video games such as the Metal Gear and Skylanders series, The Sims 3, Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, its sequel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Crysis 2, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and Assassin's Creed III. Harry Gregson-Williams was the first Media Ventures composer to work in the video game industry on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty in 2001.[4] Klaus Badelt, Stephen Barton, Steve Jablonsky, Lorne Balfe, and Hans Zimmer joined a few years later.


Composers who are working or have worked with Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions include:[5]

Composers of Remote Control Productions who are working in video games.


  1. ^ "Spotlight Media Venture". Studio Expresso. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ Munoz, Lorenza (January 6, 2004). "Hans Zimmer Files countersuit". LA Times. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  3. ^ Shprintz, JAnet (December 4, 2003). "Music ends as Rifkin sues Zimmer $10 mil". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Remote Control Productions Unofficial Site". 
  6. ^ "Guillaume Roussel". IMDb. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nathan Whitehead". IMDb. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nathan Whitehead". Retrieved 2012-03-07. 

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