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Showtime’s ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ to Feature Music by Thomas Newman and Richard Marvin

filmmusicreporter January 2014


Thomas Newman is composing the theme for the upcoming Showtime original documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. Richard Marvin is providing the score for the show, which will explore the effects of climate change in different parts of the world. The environmental docu-series will feature appearances by Matt Damon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Chris Hayes, Dr. M. Sanjayan and Ian Somerhalder. James Cameron is executive producing the project with Jerry Weintraub, Schwarzenegger, Emmy-winning producers Joel Bach & David Gelber (60 Minutes) and climate expert Daniel Abbasi.Newman has previously scored the theme for HBO’s acclaimed hit drama Six Feet Under, while Marvin provided the underscore. Years of Living Dangerouslyis set to premiere on April 13, 2014 and will air every Sunday night on Showtime.

Industry Pro: Film and Television Composer Richard Marvin

YourIndustryInsider October 2013


In addition to taking us through his career path, Composer Rick Marvin, whose large and diverse body of work includes “Six Feet Under” and the film U-571, provides some real nuggets aspiring composers and others with industry ambitions can apply to their own careers. This is someone who not only comes to the table with composing chops, but understands and relishes his role in the collaborative process of scoring a film or television show. And talent plus a good fit is a great recipe for thriving in any position in the industry.

Interview with

Jan Hoeglund and Troels Folmann December 2012

Artist Spotlight: Richard Marvin/ Questions by Jan Hoeglund & Troels Folmann. December 2012.




Richard Marvin is a American film and television composer whose line of work includes hit shows like Grimm (NBC), Six Feet Under (HBO), In Treatment (HBO), The O.C (FOX) and movies like The Surrogates, u571 and over 40 other TV-shows, movies etc.

Interview with KQEK

As Richard Marvin explains in the beginning of our Q&A, he’s a veteran musician from the eighties when keyboards and synthesizes rose to prominence in orchestras, and for a period, became the signature sound on television and in countless films.


Whereas younger composers today have countless options to choose, shape and create new sounds, the palette during the eighties was more limited, and as Marvin progressed from session musician to solo composer, he’s taken that knack for innovation and applied a careful group of sounds for his latest film score, the sci-fi thriller Surrogates.