20 22 oct '22

Lolita Ritmanis

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Lolita Ritmanis COMPOSER Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy Award winning, and 10 time Emmy Award nominated composer. In 2021 her 70 minute symphonic and choral score for the feature film Blizzard of Souls earned her the Hollywood Music in Media Award for best score for an international feature film, the Alex North Award for best score, the Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for best score for an independent feature film, the 2020 Golden Microphone Award for best instrumental album, and the 2020 Big Christopher Award (Latvia's equivalent to the Academy Award) for best score. The score was nominated for the 2021 World Soundtrack Public Choice Award, as well as Oscar shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards. Lolita's concert works as well as four original musicals have been seen and heard throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Australia. Her music has been performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, The Krakow International Film Music Festival, Fimucité International Film Music Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and Playfest in Ubeda, Spain. Other recent career highlights include her original score for Christmas in Rome for Hallmark, documentary Wild Daze (featuring Jane Goodall), music for the gender parity series Flip the Script (starring Lake Bell), as well as continued work on Warner Bros. Young Justice. Career highlights working alongside her fellow Dynamic Music Partners, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter include: Batman: The Killing Joke (starring Mark Hamill,) Justice League (the theme, composed by Lolita, received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination), Marvel Rising, Batman Beyond (Emmy Award Win), Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Animated Series, as well as composing score and songs for the Primetime Emmy Award nominated musical Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister (starring Neil Patrick Harris.) Early in her career, Lolita learned from the masters while working for such composing greats as Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Mark Snow and Shirley Walker, among many others. Prior to focusing her career on composition, Lolita was an orchestrator on over 100 films, mini-series and television programs including Lethal Weapon 4, X-Files Movie, and Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves. She received her formal education at the Dick Grove School of Music, specializing in film scoring. Lolita has presented masterclasses and private instruction at USC's School for Cinematic Arts- Screen Scoring Program, Columbia College Chicago -Music Composition for the Screen -MFA, as well as Hong Kong Baptist University Screen Scoring Program. Lolita is one of the founders of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, a member of the Television Academy, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Society of Composers and Lyricists, and Women in Film. On May 9th, 2018 Lolita was honored with the BMI Champion Award.

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