Hal Willner

Composer, Arranger, Producer
This music producer and arranger has worked extensively in the recording business and on TV, but his most recent high-profile work has been on two jazzy Robert Altman films, "Short Cuts" and "Kansas City. " Willner is ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Music (37)

Casa De Mi Padre 2012 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

For Ellen 2012 (Movie)

Music Consultant (Music)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Saturday Night Live 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Music

Howl 2010 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Dark Matter 2008 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Lou Reed's Berlin 2008 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Original Score Producer (Music Producer)

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

("Nyack Oud Dance") (Song Performer)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

original score producer (Original Score)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Robert Altman's Jazz '34 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music Supervisor

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Punch & Judy Get Divorced 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

song producer("Barbeque Bess") (Song)

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

song producer("He Got What He Wanted") (Song)

Encyclopedia 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Heavy Petting 1989 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)

Michelob Presents Sunday Night 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Night of the Living Duck 1987 (Movie)

(Music Coordinator)

Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music Supervisor

Thinking XXX (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)
Producer (1)

American Flash Cards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer
Other (3)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Music Consultant (Consultant)

Anchorman 2004 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Bugs Bunny's Creature Features 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Biography

This music producer and arranger has worked extensively in the recording business and on TV, but his most recent high-profile work has been on two jazzy Robert Altman films, "Short Cuts" and "Kansas City. " Willner is famed in the music world for arranging and producing an eclectic group of albums, featuring such artists and personalities as Sun Ra, Henry Rollins, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithful and Bonnie Raitt. While specializing in jazz and beat works, he has also reinterpreted music from Disney films (as well as scoring three new Daffy Duck cartoons, including "Night of the Living Duck," 1988), has issued reinterpretations of the works of Thelonius Monk, Charlie Mingus, Kurt Weill and others, and overseen "spoken word" albums of Lenny Bruce, Allen Ginsburg and William S Burroughs.

Milestones

1996

Worked again with Altman on "Kansas City"

1993

Arranged music for documentary "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey"

1993

First collaboration with Robert Altman as music coordinator on "Short Cuts"

1987

Served as music producer on the feature "Heaven"

1987

Helped found The Knitting Factory, an alternative club/record label in New York

1987

Composed the score for the animated short "The Duxorcist"

1980

Began providing sketch music for "Saturday Night Live"

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