Randy Spendlove,Miramax's president of motion picture music, has re-signed with thecompany and will continue heading up the music department, Miramax co-chairmenBob and Harvey Weinstein announced today (Feb 25). Spendlove will remain inMiramax's Los Angeles office and will report directly to the Weinsteins.Directors of music Joe Rangel and Rachel Levy will continue reporting toSpendlove.
Spendlove'srelationships with artists on Miramax productions paved the way for three outof five best original song Oscar nominations this year - 'The HandsThat Built America' (U2, Gangs Of New York), 'I Move On' (written by Kander &Ebb, Chicago) and 'Burn It Blue' (written by Elliot Goldenthal, Frida). Miramax has also received two out of five Oscarnominations for best original score this year for Philip Glass for The Hours, and Elliot Goldenthal for Frida. In addition there were Golden Globe successes thisyear for U2's 'The Hands That Built America' (best originalsong) and Goldenthal's best original score for Frida. Under his stewardship Miramax has received 12Grammy nominations.
'Randy has done a greatjob working with a wide range of talented artists and composers on a diverseslate of motion picture music and soundtracks,' Harvey Weinstein said in astatement. 'We're especially proud of Randy's important role in developingand producing our Chicago CD,which has remained near the top of the charts, and look forward to enjoyingcontinued success with him.'
Prior to joining Miramax in1997 as senior vice president of motion picture music, Spendlove worked forA&M Records for eight years, where he promoted a roster of artists thatfeatured Sting, Janet Jackson and Soundgarden. He is the executive in charge ofmusic for Gangs of New York, Frida and Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind and will oversee music production for the upcomingtitles Cold Mountain, Havana Nights (Dirty Dancing 2) and Neverland.