Mark Isham Scores John Ridley’s LA Riots Documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982 – 1992 airs April 28 at 9 p.m. (ET)/6 p.m. (PT) on ABC April 25, 2017 (Hollywood, CA) — Award-winning composer Mark Isham (Once Upon a Time, The Accountant, American Crime) scores ABC’s TV Documentary “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982 – 1992,” an insightful documentary from Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime, Red Tails). The two-hour documentary will air one day before the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots on April 28th at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on ABC. It chronicles the years and events leading up to the massive city-wide uprising that began on April 29th, 1992 after the Rodney King verdict was announced. Telling the story from multiple perspectives, the documentary examines the cause-and-effect connections that lead up to the racially charged riots of 1992. This project is the first documentary collaboration between Isham and Ridley, the two currently work together on ABC’s hit TV show American Crime as composer and director respectively. With the documentary’s narrative touching on multiple issues, Isham’s score is used to weave together the effects of the riots and its aftermath on the residents of Los Angeles. Similar to his work in American Crime, Isham’s score is used to help the audience understand the stories of the multiple people interviewed and ground them in the documentary’s narrative revolving around the victims and witnesses of the tragedies of the LA Riots of 1992. Electronic music innovator, musician and prolific film composer, Mark Isham’s work will be featured in two upcoming events: I. EVENT: American Crime Suite Musical Performance WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2017 at 7PM WHERE: Wolf Theatre in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy 5210 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 SPECIAL GUESTS: · Felicity Huffman · Lili Taylor · Regina King · Benito Martinez · Richard Cabral · Ana Mulvoy-Ten · Mickaëlle X. Bizet · John Ridley, creator/executive producer · Michael J. McDonald, executive producer · Mark Isham, composer II. EVENT: Media Composition and Studio Ensemble featuring Mark Isham WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30PM WHERE: Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (doors open 30 minutes before performance) TICKETS: Adults $15 / Faculty, Staff & Seniors $10 / Students $7 PROGRAM: · American Crime Suite · Les Modernes · Moritat · Black Dahila · Once Upon A Time WHY: Mark Isham’s work has received accolades including Grammy and Emmy awards, as well as Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. He has performed worldwide and collaborated with celebrated artists in multiple genres including Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma, Frank Darabont, John Ridley, Jodi Foster, and Robert Altman. Isham has created critically-acclaimed scores for over 100 films including “Crash,” “42,” “Dolphin Tale,” “Warrior,” “Miracle,” “Nell,” and “A River Runs Through It,” for which he received a Best Original Score Oscar® nomination. In 2013, Isham was lauded with the Distinguished Film Composer Award at the inaugural Middleburg Film Festival along with a concert by the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra of his memorable scores. He also earned a Grammy for his self-titled album Mark Isham. Mark Isham’s accolades also include an Emmy award, a Golden Globe nomination and the Henry Mancini award for Career Achievement. Isham currently scores the Emmy nominated series Once Upon a Time also on ABC. His upcoming film projects include “Sun Dogs,” starring Melissa Benoist, and Ed O’Neil, and “Megan Leavey” starring Ben Kate Mara, Tom Felton and Bradley Whitford. ###


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