Christopher Lennertz

Christopher Lennertz is a composer, producer, conductor, and arranger for film, television, video games, and records. He was born in a small town north of Boston then moved to Easton, Pennsylvania, where he began his musical training at age 9. After studying composition, jazz arranging, and theory in high school, Mr. Lennertz moved to California to study at USC’s Thornton School of Music with Academy-Award winner Elmer Bernstein, Buddy Baker, and David Raksin.

He has worked with such artists as Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen, Mark Mancina, Ozomatli, The RZA, and Alien Ant Farm. He was named Best New Composer by Cinemusic for his work on Clive Barker’s Saint Sinner. His collaboration with Ozomatli on their record Street Signs garnered a Grammy Award for best Latin Rock Album. He won an Interactive Academy Award in 2004 for Medal of Honor: Rising Sun from EA, was nominated again in 2006 for Activision’s GUN, and was also nominated in 2006 for an Emmy Award for his music on the Warner Brother’s hit series Supernatural, produced by McG. His eclectic score for Tortilla Heaven won the very first  Filmmusic Award for Best Independent Feature Score.

He has written scores for The Comebacks from the producers of Wedding Crashers, The Perfect Holiday with Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah  as well as Fox’s blockbuster Alvin and the Chipmunks, which has earned over $350 million worldwide. Most recently, Lennertz scored Marmaduke, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Godfather Part II for Electronic Arts, Activision's Quantum of Solace and the award-winning drama, ADAM, for Fox Searchlight.  He just completed HOP for Universal Pictures starring Russell Brand and has begun scoring Horrible Bosses, an ensemble comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Fox, Jason Bateman, and Kevin Spacey. At only 39 years old, Christopher Lennertz has scored 39 feature films, 5 network television series, many of the worlds biggest interactive titles, and has spent weeks on the Billboard charts. Mr. Lennertz currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and is represented by the Kraft-Engel Management and Format Entertainment.

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