Joel Goodman is an Emmy-winning composer who has scored over 125 films that have received 4 Oscar nominations, 15 Emmy awards and over 25 Emmy nominations. He has collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Wong Kar-wei, Neil LaBute, Kevin Spacey, Albert Maysles, Andrew Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Rachel Grady, Oren Jacoby, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Marshall Curry, Sebastian Junger and Fisher Stevens.

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.”

– John Cage

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

– Leopold Stokowski

Some exciting news came last week. I’m honored to have been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (Canada’s version of the Oscars & Emmys combined) for my score to Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah.

Inspiration comes from many places and on this film in particular the people I worked with were as inspiring as the subject. I am so glad that some of them have been recognized with nominations as well.

Adam Benzine (Best Direction in a Documentary Program)
Tiffany B (Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series)
Joel Goodman (Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series)
Adam Benzine, Elizabeth Klinck, Lindsay Zarwell, Leslie Swift (Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research)

There are many others on the team and I am grateful for their contributions as well.

See you in Toronto!!!

For 2 weeks this Emmy winning documentary about Walt Disney will be available to stream for free. Enjoy!

Walt Disney . American Experience . WGBH | PBS

From American Experience PBS, an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers. In 1966, the year Walt Disney died, 240 million people saw a Disney movie, 100 million tuned in weekly to a Disney television program, 80 million bought Disney m…

***OPENING TODAY!*** Harry & Snowman opens in select theaters across the country, and will continue to roll out to more cities through October and November. For theaters near you, visit, which will be updated daily as new cities are added. Enjoy the trailer below!

Harry & Snowman

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The film will be rolling out to more cities and theaters across the country in October and November. The theaters page on our website is updated daily. If you want to see HARRY & SNOWMAN in your town, ask your local theater manager to book the film.

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

– Charlie Parker

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