David Newman

David Newman

Highest Rated: 94% The Freshman (1990)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 11, 1954

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A scion of the famed Newman family who dominated Hollywood music from 1930s through the 60s, David Newman originally intended to pursue a career as a classical conductor. From his youth, he studied violin and piano and played in community orchestras. After the death of his father, nine-time Oscar-winner Alfred Newman, the younger musician attended USC and began working as a conductor for such renowned orchestras and symphonies as the New Japan Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He began his film work gradually in the mid-80s with low-budgeters like "Critters" (1986). From 1987 to 1991, he was music director of the Sundance Institute, running workshops for aspiring film composers and conducted concerts of film music in an effort to raise awareness and funds for preservation. In the latter capacity, Newman oversaw the reconstruction of a number of classic scores, including "The Wizard of Oz" and also composed a new accompaniment for F.W. Murnau's 1927 silent classic "Sunrise."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
26% 38% Night School Original Music $77.2M 2018
92% 78% Girls Trip Original Music $115.1M 2017
25% 26% Army of One Original Music - 2016
46% 43% 5 Flights Up Casting $1.0M 2014
20% 33% Tarzan Original Music - 2013
5% 58% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Original Music $37.9M 2011
25% 27% Animals United Original Music - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animals United Original Music - 2010
12% 40% The Spy Next Door Original Music $24.3M 2010
8% 28% Crazy on the Outside Original Music $64.4K 2010
20% 49% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Original Music - 2009
10% 44% My Life in Ruins Original Music $8.7M 2009
14% 25% The Spirit Original Music $19.8M 2008
23% 63% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Original Music $42.2M 2008
9% 53% Norbit Original Music $95.3M 2007
9% 46% Man of the House Original Music $19.1M 2005
12% 45% Are We There Yet? Original Music $82.3M 2005
22% 40% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Original Music $84.2M 2004
35% 40% Duplex Original Music $9.7M 2003
27% 48% Daddy Day Care Music $104.1M 2003
30% 39% Scooby-Doo Original Music $153.3M 2002
28% 44% Life or Something Like It Original Music $14.4M 2002
42% 66% Death to Smoochy Original Music $8.4M 2002
77% 82% Ice Age Original Music $176.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice Age Original Music - 2002
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Composer $430.3K 2001
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Original Music $113.0M 2001
31% 32% 102 Dalmatians Original Music $66.9M 2000
50% 42% Bedazzled Original Music $37.9M 2000
21% 48% Duets Original Music $4.7M 2000
26% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Original Music $123.3M 2000
25% 20% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Original Music $35.2M 2000
31% 66% Brokedown Palace Original Music $10.1M 1999
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Original Music $71.4M 1999
81% 61% Bowfinger Original Music $66.4M 1999
55% 69% Never Been Kissed Original Music $55.5M 1999
86% 77% Anastasia Original Music $58.4M 1997
64% 44% The Nutty Professor Original Music $128.8M 1996
90% 73% Matilda Original Music $33.1M 1996
17% 38% Jingle All the Way Original Music $60.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing Unknown (Character) - 1996
42% 90% Tommy Boy Original Music $30.7M 1995
20% 54% My Father, the Hero Original Music $25.3M 1994
37% 66% Undercover Blues Original Music $12.0M 1993
64% 89% The Sandlot Original Music $31.7M 1993
64% 35% Honeymoon in Vegas Original Music $33.5M 1992
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Original Music $50.7M 1992
40% 56% Rover Dangerfield Music - 1991
31% 46% Other People's Money Original Music $24.2M 1991
36% 50% Paradise Original Music $18.6M 1991
10% 44% The Marrying Man Original Music $12.4M 1991
No Score Yet 35% Talent for the Game Original Music $112.5K 1991
0% 45% Madhouse Original Music $20.3M 1990
94% 61% The Freshman Original Music $20.7M 1990
38% 55% Mr. Destiny Original Music $15.4M 1990
88% 69% DuckTales, the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Original Music $18.1M 1990
93% 83% Heathers Original Music $1.1M 1989
No Score Yet 47% My Demon Lover Original Music $3.9M 1987
77% 81% The Brave Little Toaster Original Music - 1987
63% 54% Throw Momma From the Train Original Music $54.4M 1987
No Score Yet 20% Vendetta Music - 1986