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Malibu, California, United States | SELF

Malibu, California, United States | SELF
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March, 2010

As an award winning music producer and Emmy nominated composer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle's career includes work on feature films, trailers documentaries, multimedia, network television, commercials, stage musicals and albums..

In the film and TV music world, Craig has recently been creating music for NBC's, THE OFFICE," as well as the score for the film GHOSTS NEVER SLEEP, a "dark dramedy" starring Faye Dunaway and Tony Goldwyn.

Also look out for THE KIDS WHO SAVED SUMMER, a family comedy that features, in addition to Craig's score, four of Craig's songs. The film is presently running on The Disney Channel and Showtime Family.

Craig is probably best known, however, for his musical contribution to film trailers with partner Simone Benyacar. Some of their recent projects in this genre would include, "J.J. Abrams Star Trek," "Sin City," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Spider-man 3," "Call of Duty II," "Halo II," and countless others. Currently in release, the trailers for "Red," "The Guardians of Ga'hoole," "Yogi Bear," and "London Bulevard" to Name a few.

In the world of multimedia, Craig's music is featured in two just released X-Box / PS2 games. Craig composed the original music for BALDUR'S GATE, THE DARK ALLIANCE II, and his song, A NUCLEAR BLAST, is the main menu theme for the Game FALLOUT, THE BROTHERHOOD OF STEEL.

BALDUR'S GATE marks Craig's thirteenth journey to "Middle Earth" having started composing for the "Dungeons and Dragons" genre for TSR Inc. in the mid '90s. Other scores in this genre include the TV special DRAGONSTRIKE, and the games PLANESCAPE, A GUIDE TO THE OUTLANDS, RAVENLOFT - A LIGHT IN THE BELFRY, and TERROR TRAX (among others). He also contributed music (with partner Simone Benyacar) to the trailer for feature film THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE RETURN OF THE KING.

In addition to THE OFFICE, Craig has composed for hundreds of network television projects ranging from NBC's THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW to ABC's TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS. Other television projects presently in production include RUSSIAN ROULETTE (theme and music), a game show for Sony/Columbia Tri-Star that is airing on The Game Show Network, and the music library and original music for the Tollin/Robbins production THE NICK CANNON SHOW airing on the Nickelodeon Network.

Other notable television projects include: LUNATIC THEATER (theme and music), a pilot for the Fox Network, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Barry Marder, Alan Marder & Jim Coane, and IMAGES OF ARIZONA, the latest in the series of Emmy winning documentaries he has scored for Arizona Public Television.

Finally, Craig was part of the composing team (headed by Stephen James Taylor) for Disney's RAW TOONAGE, and the sole composer for the KAET/PBS production VISIONS OF ARIZONA. Both programs received Emmy nominations for outstanding original score.

Craig lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, fellow composer and conductor EĆ­mear Noone, and his daughter Madison.

Represented by Austin Godsey, Artists Management, 818-506-8344