Monday, July 17, 2006


Composer Christopher Lennertz Composer CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ of MEDAL OF HONOR fame, earns his first Emmy nomination for his work for the WB series, SUPERNATURAL. It's great to see more recognition for one of the industry's most talented up-and-comers.

Read the full press release below.

58th Primetime Emmy Awards live August 27th

(Hollywood, CA) Film and television composer Christopher Lennertz receives
an Emmy nomination for his score for the WB series "Supernatural." The cult
science fiction show, created by Eric Kripke, follows two brothers who
repeatedly meet with the paranormal as they search for their missing father
and the cause of their mother's mysterious death. Lennertz's eerie and
rousing score for the pilot episode earned him his nomination for
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards
air live on August 27th. Lennertz and Kripke were students together in the
USC film program

Lennertz began his musical education at the early age of nine and quickly
developed what director Joshua Butler ("Saint Sinner") calls "an incredible
gift for melody." After learning to play the trumpet and guitar, he ventured
out of performance to study composition, jazz arranging, and theory in high
school. Soon, he made his way to the University of Southern California where
his relationship with "Supernatural" creator and executive producer Kripke
began. With Kripke directing and Lennertz composing, they collaborated on
two short films, "Truly Committed," which won the Audience Award at the
Slamdance Film Festival, and "Battle of the Sexes," starring Sasha

Lennertz has since expanded his repertoire as a composer for all types of
media, from film to television and even to videogames. Among his film scores
are several notable independent films, including the jazz-based gangster
drama "Baby Face Nelson" featuring Academy Award winner F. Murry Abraham,
the seductive thriller "Lured Innocence" starring Dennis Hopper, and the
film festival favorite, "Art House." His television credits include Fox's
"Brimstone," the WB's "The Strip," and the theme song for the MTV series
"Tough Enough," which appeared on the album for the show and put him on the
Billboard top 100 charts for weeks. His powerful, full orchestral score for
the Stephen Spielberg-created videogame "Medal of Honor: Rising Sun" earned
an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and led him to
score two more "Medal of Honor" games.

Most recently, Lennertz scored the thriller "The Deal," starring Christian
Slater and Selma Blair, "Sledge: The Untold Story," a mockumentary featuring
Angelina Jolie, and the latin comedy "Tortilla Heaven."