Emily Rice is a British born composer for film and TV, who started her musical life as a cellist playing in orchestras and rock bands. She has recorded and conducted her work at Warner Brothers, Capitol Records, and The Wiltern – with members of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra.
Rice recently completed scoring the Netflix series The I-Land (executive produced by and starring Kate Bosworth). Her composition set featured in last fall’s second annual “The Future is Female” concert caught the attention of an executive on the brand-new series and ultimately led to her landing the scoring opportunity. She is also in increasing demand as a composer for indie films, and has composed the scores to the documentaries 100 Years From Home, Self-Taught: Life Stories from Self-Directed Learners and For The Love Of Rutland, as well as narrative feature Miss Juneteenth which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Recognised as an emerging talent early on in her career, Emily was the first composer to be awarded a scholarship from BAFTA Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of York and a graduate certificate in film scoring from the USC Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program. She is also an alumna of the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music & Sound Design Lab. Rice has previously served as assistant to several elite film composers including Brian Tyler, James Newton Howard and Laura Karpman, and was a writing assistant to Junkie XL.
Her music can be heard in Hollywood blockbusters such as Tomb Raider and Alita: Battle Angel, and she has garnered several orchestration credits including The Mummy, Altered Carbon and Star Trek: Discovery. Emily recently scored the popular online film Mr. Malcom’s List (starring Gemma Chan and Freida Pinto), now boasting over one million views. She also composed the music for theatre fundraising event “Shakespeare Shorts” in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency, featuring British actors such as Stephen Fry, Martin Freeman and James Norton in LA and London’s West End.
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