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Aaron Zigman scores 3 films opening in next 3 months
30-Jul-2006 - Aaron Zigman has three films opening in theaters in the next three months. The musically charged dance film Step Up opens August 11th, 10th and Wolf, the gangster themed film starring Giovanni Ribisi, James Marsden, and Brad Renfro, opens on August 18th, and the family western Flicka, starring country music star Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman, opens October 20th.

Zigman's strong classical background allows him to successfully work in several different musical areas, from popular music to film scores to orchestral concert works. He began his musical career as a producer and arranger for popular music stars including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner, Carly Simon, Christina Aguilera and Seal. His numerous symphonic pieces include a 35 minute-long tone poem divided into five movements, written as a tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin, and "Impressions," a suite for a wind ensemble.

Zigman began to work in film as the arranger and orchestrater for feature films such as Mulan, The Birdcage, Licensed to Kill and Pocahontas. He first feature film score was John Q., starring Denzel Washington and directed by Nick Cassavetes, whom he soon collaborated with again on the box-office hit The Notebook.

His recent film credits include scores for ATL, Take the Lead, the music-intensive dance drama starring Antonio Banderas, and Akeelah and the Bee, the critically-acclaimed film with Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.

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