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Deborah Lurie is an American composer, arranger, and music producer. Her work has appeared in films such as Dear John, An Unfinished Life, Safe Haven,[1] and 9. She has also been a string arranger for rock and pop performers such as Katy Perry,[2] Kelly Clarkson, and The All-American Rejects. In 2015, she received the ASCAP Shirley Walker Award to honor her achievements contributing to the diversity of film and television music.[3] She was one of the composers interviewed in Score: A Film Music Documentary.[4][5] The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended membership to her in 2016 for her contributions to motion pictures.[6]

Deborah Lurie
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Background information
Also known asDeborah Lurie
BornBoston, Massachusetts
GenresFilm score, incidental music
Occupation(s)composer, arranger, music producer
Years active1997–present



Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1997 The Promise Matthew Barry N/A Short film
1998 Hercules: The Animated Series Phil Weinstein Walt Disney Television Animation
Buena Vista Television
Additional music
1999 Evil Hill Ryan Schifrin N/A Short film
1999 George Lucas in Love Joe Nussbaum Short film
1999 Best Man in Grass Creek John Newcombe N/A N/A
2001 Bubble Boy Blair Hayes Buena Vista Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
Additional music
2003 View from the Top Bruno Barreto Brad Grey Pictures
Miramax Films
2004 My Baby's Daddy Cheryl Dunye Miramax
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment
Immortal Entertainment
2004 My Name Is Modesty Scott Spiegel Miramax Films N/A
2004 Sleepover Joe Nussbaum Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
2004 Imaginary Heroes Dan Harris Sony Pictures Classics N/A
2005 Drop Dead Sexy Michael Philip Lionsgate N/A
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton Warner Bros. Pictures
The Zanuck Company
Plan B Entertainment
Village Roadshow Pictures
Additional music
2005 An Unfinished Life Lasse Hallström Miramax Films
Revolution Studios
2005 Mozart and the Whale Petter Næss Millennium Films
Nu Image
2006 Deep Sea 3D Howard Hall Warner Bros. Pictures
IMAX Corporation
Composed with Danny Elfman
IMAX film
2006 Whirlygirl Jim Wilson All the Way Round Inc. N/A
2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus Ron Underwood N/A Television film
2006 Charlotte's Web Gary Winick Paramount Pictures
Kerner Entertainment Company
Walden Media
Nickelodeon Movies
Additional music
2006 Dreamgirls Bill Condon Laurence Mark Productions
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Additional music
2007 Sydney White Joe Nussbaum Universal Pictures
Morgan Creek Productions
2007 The Little Traitor Lynn Roth Westchester Films Inc. N/A
2007 Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi Columbia Pictures
Marvel Entertainment
Laura Ziskin Productions
Additional music
2008 Wanted Timur Bekmambetov Universal Pictures
Spyglass Entertainment
Relativity Media
Marc Platt Productions
Kickstart Productions
Top Cow Productions
Additional music
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro Universal Studios
Relativity Media
Lawrence Gordon Productions
Dark Horse Entertainment
Additional music
2008 The Betrayed Amanda Gusack Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
2009 Dance Flick Damien Dante Wayans Paramount Pictures
MTV Films
Wayans Brothers
Additional music
2009 Spring Breakdown Ryan Shiraki Warner Premiere N/A
2009 9 Shane Acker
Prod: Tim Burton
Focus Features
Relativity Media
Starz Animation
Tim Burton Productions
2009 More Than a Game Kristopher Belman Lionsgate Additional music
2010 Dear John Lasse Hallström Screen Gems
Relativity Media
2010 Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton Walt Disney Pictures
Roth Films
The Zanuck Company
Team Todd
Additional music
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Jon M. Chu Paramount Pictures
MTV Films
Scooter Braun Films
L.A. Reid Media
AEG Live
Island Def Jam Music Group
2011 Prom Joe Nussbaum Walt Disney Pictures
Rickshaw Productions
2011 Footloose Craig Brewer Paramount Pictures
Spyglass Entertainment
MTV Films
2012 One for the Money Julie Anne Robinson Lionsgate
Lakeshore Entertainment
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
2012 The Dictator Larry Charles Paramount Pictures
Four By Two Films
Additional music
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me[2] Dan Cutforth
Jane Lipsitz
Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
Perry Productions
AEG Live
EMI Music
Columbia Pictures
Imagine Entertainment
2012 Fun Size Josh Schwartz Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
Anonymous Content
Fake Empire Productions
2013 Safe Haven Lasse Hallström Relativity Media
Temple Hill Entertainment
2014 Murder of a Cat Gillian Greene
Prod: Sam Raimi
Seine Pictures N/A
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Kristin Hanggi Quiver N/A
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Prod: Stephanie Savage ABC Studios
Fake Empire Productions
Groundswell Productions
10 episodes
2015 Invisible Sister Paul Hoen Disney Channel Television film
2016 Urban Cowboy Craig Brewer 20th Century Fox Television N/A
2016 The Deal Daniel S. Kaminsky
Prod: Joss Whedon
Circadian Pictures Short film
2016 Just Add Magic Joe Nussbaum Amazon Studios
Pictures in a Row
Grasshopper Lane Entertainment
Season 1: 13 episodes, with Zack Ryan
Season 2: 26 episodes, with Zack Ryan
2016 Newtown Kim A. Snyder N/A Additional music
2017 Speech & Debate Dan Harris Sycamore Pictures N/A



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  1. ^ "Deborah Lurie to Score Lasse Hallstrom's 'Safe Haven'". September 28, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Zumberge, Marianne (March 10, 2015). "ASCAP Film and TV Music Awards Fete Elliot Goldenthal, Deborah Lurie". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Elliot Goldenthal to Receive ASCAP Founders Award on March 9 Composer Deborah Lurie to Receive Shirley Walker Award" (Press release). New York, New York: ASCAP. Bobbi Marcus PR & Events, Inc. February 10, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Manders, Hayden (April 26, 2017). "A Documentary On Film Scores Is Coming, And Boy Does It Look Good". Nylon. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Finger, Bobby (April 26, 2017). "Someone Made a Documentary About the Best Genre of Music: Film Scores". Jezebel. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "NEW MEMBERS 2016: ACADEMY INVITES 683 TO MEMBERSHIP". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. June 29, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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