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October 2016: Fall Updates

Brian leased part of his catalog of thousands of titles to ESPN, and spent part of the year working on artistic projects. Three new films were scored for Fritz Mitchell (for whom Brian received his 20th Emmy nomination for music last year), and IMG. “Norm” was scored and mixed for ESPN. There is an upcoming project in the works about the Chinese Exclusion Act for director Ric Burns and PBS. Long time employee Keith Chirgwin became a chief audio mixer for NBC Universal, Jonas Friedman moved to Los Angeles where he is scoring for the television series “Blue bloods", "X-Files", and “24”, and Jeff Frez-Albrecht picked up several more films as a narrator. Brian congratulates all Brian Keane Music associates on their individual successes.

March 2015: Spring Updates

The latest films scored by Brian: "Enquiring Minds" (a story about the National Enquirer newspaper), which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in October is also featured in the IFC DocNYC festival in November, and can be seen on Netflix later in the year. "Debt of Honor", a moving film by Ric Burns and Bonnie La Fave about disabled veterans premiered November 7th on The Intrepid in NYC, and will play at the new National Memorial For Disabled Veterans in Washington D.C.

November 2014: Fall Updates

The latest films scored by Brian: "Enquiring Minds" (a story about the National Enquirer newspaper), which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival in October is also featured in the IFC DocNYC festival in November, and can be seen on Netflix later in the year. "Debt of Honor", a moving film by Ric Burns and Bonnie La Fave about disabled veterans premiered November 7th on The Intrepid in NYC, and will play at the new National Memorial For Disabled Veterans in Washington D.C.

September 2014: It's Time

It's Time, a feature documentary by Fritz Mitchell for ESPN, and the premiere of it's new SEC network premieres September 4th. Brian Keane Music did the music and audio post with narration by Jeff Frez Albrecht.

February 2014: ASCAP 100th Anniversary

Brian recently attended ASCAP's 100th Anniversary celebration in NYC. An artcle about the evening that also has a brief interview with Brian can be see on The Wall Street Journal HERE.

July 2013: Copper Emmy Nomination

"Copper" has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for Brian Keane's main title theme music. Brian Keane also scored "Death and the Civil War" which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Non-Fiction Programming.

February 2013: Copper Season 2 Coming Summer Of 2013
Season 2 of Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana's "Copper" begins June 23 on BBC America. "Copper" debuted last year as the highest rated show in BBC America's history.
A new "Copper" soundtrack CD featuring Brian's score is to be released on Valley Entertainment (Sony) records later this year.

August 2012
Copper: a new television series from Academy Award winning director, Barry Levinson, and Emmy award winning producer Tom Fontana, premiered August 19 on BBC America as the highest rated show in the network's history. Brian scored the series and the title music, about an Irish cop in 1864 New York, employing top Irish musicians Joanie Madden, Eileen Ivers, Jerry O'Sullivan and John Whelan among many others.

Ric Burns returns to his legendary Civil War documentary subject matter with "Death and the Civil War" airing in September on PBS as an American Experience two hour special. A soundtrack CD of Brian's heartbreaking score will be released on Valley-Entertainment.

Neil Leifer's "ConVention", a fun documentary about a ventriloquist convention in Kentucky, premieres theatrically in September. Brian's whimsical score features tuba, accordion and gypsy music.


February 2012:
Music Brian produced for Windham Hill is used in the soundtrack of the Academy Award nominated film "The Decendants" starring George Clooney. Brian's music is also to be used in the soundtrack for the upcoming Baz Luhrmann remake of "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio due out in December 2012. Brian has teamed up with the Woodstock New York computer firm, Curious Minds, to develop a library search system for film music. This system, as well as updates to this site, should be online by the fall of 2012.

January 2011:
Colorado Symphony to perform orchestral work composed by Brian in a concert celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday."The Warrior of Qiugang", a film by Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon, scored by Brian, was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short subject.

June 2010:
"Into The Deep" a two hour special American Experience film by Ric Burns about the American Whaling Industry which premiered May 10, 2010 with an accompanying soundtrack CD available on Valley entertainment, was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award. Ironically, Brian also contributed music to the Warner Brothers Movie "Free Willy Escape From Pirate's Cove" which came out in April 2010. Additionallly, "Broad Street Bullies" a film by George Roy, premiered May 4 on HBO, and several feature films are in productions for the fall.

May 2009:
"Kelebek (The Butterfly)": Original motion picture soundtrack composed by Brian Keane and Omar Faruk Tekbilek. Kelebek (The Butterfly), based on a script by Turkish writer/producer Mahmut Bengi and directed by Cihan Taskin, is about the actions that were and were not taken, leading to the events that the world would come to know as 9/11: Premieres May 1st in theatres in Turkey, U.S. film festival releases TBA. Soundtrack CD available on Celestial Harmonies. CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR "KELEBEK" . In other news, "Joe Louis: America's Hero Betrayed", the HBO Documentary scored by Brian was nominated for an Emmy Award.

March 2008:
Brian is nominated for two more Emmy Awards for his music scores to HBO's "Barbaro", and Disney/ESPN's "Kabul Girl's Club".

September 2007:
"Andy Warhol A Documentary Film" by Ric Burns scored by Brian wins a Primetime Emmy Award. The film won a Peabody Award in May and scored "100% fresh" on the rotten tomatoes website. In addition, "Eugene O'Neill", also by Ric Burns and scored by Brian, starring Christopher Plummer, Al Pacino, Liam Neeson, among others, won a News and Documentary Emmy.

February 2007
"Blood of the Ying Zhou District", a documentary directed by Ruby Yang for Thomas Lennon Films and the China Aids Project, and scored by Brian, won the Academy Award for "Best Documentary; Short Subject".

May 2006:
" Rhythm Of The Rope" which Brian scored wins the Emmy for "Outstanding Sports Documentary". Brian scored all five nominees. Also, he was nominated for three music Emmys. Feature article in Film Score Monthly June 2006 issue. (www.filmscoremonthly.com)

May 2005:
Brian wins his tenth Emmy for his score for the HBO film "Nine Innings from Ground Zero". This year's best documentary Emmy nominations included "Nine Innings", HBO's "Hitler's Pawn", ESPN's "Sports Illustrated", and in the News and Documentary Emmys, ABC's "NYPD 24/7".

June 2004:
Brian Keane cleans up at this year's Emmy Awards, winning "Outstanding Music Composition" for HBO's "Curse Of The Bambino". "Bambino" also took "Best Sports Documentary". HBO's "Legendary Nights" scored by Brian Keane, wins "Best Documentary Series", Ric Burns' "Center Of The World" won a News and Documentary Emmy for "Best Historical Documentary". 2004 brought six Emmy Awards and nineteen Emmy nominations in all for films Brian scored including Music Nominations for Ric Burns' "Center Of The World", Fritz Mitchell's "Teammates" and Joe Lavine's "Jim McKay: My World In My Words" which also won an Emmy for Editing.

2003
In 2003 Keane had 8 Emmy nominations winning "Best Music " for HBO's "Picture Perfect" and "Best Artistic Documentary" for Ric Burns' "Ansel Adams" (which also won a Columbia Dupont Award ). In addition, he scored Fritz Mitchell's "The Complete Angler" which won a Peabody Award .

2002
In 2002 Brian was the first person to ever sweep the Emmy Music category and receive all the nominations in a single year.


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