Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein is an American composer for film and television who scoring music to A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), Rumpelstiltskin (1995), Between Love and Hate (1993), Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991), Malice in Wonderland (1985), Covenant (1985), The Passions & Politics of Ed Edelman: An Untold Story of Leadership in Los Angeles (2013), Battlefield: Home: Breaking the Silence (2017), Alejo y Valentina (2002).

Charles Bernstein has played jazz in the cellars of Paris – danced and played folk music with the Greeks and with gypsies from the Balkans – he has won academic honors including the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and a Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship – conducted his own orchestral music at the age of sixteen – written and produced off-Broadway – recorded with great artists and legendary producers – studied composition at Juilliard, and with American master Roy Harris – he is equally at home with electronic, orchestral, ethnic, jazz, pop and music of the spirit.
Mr. Bernstein is very active as a composer of film and TV scores. He has composed scores for over 100 motion pictures, including genre classics A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original), The Entity, Stephen King’s Cujo, Dracula spoof Love At First Bite, and a wide variety of comedies, dramas and action films. He has provided music for Academy Award winning documentaries Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and the all-music film Czechoslovakia 1968, as well as for the Tom Hanks Vietnam saga, Return with Honor. His many made-for-television films include the Jane Seymour historical epic Enslavement (Emmy Nominated for Best Score), HBO’s Emmy Award winning Miss Ever’s Boys with Alfrie Woodard, the Michael Mann Emmy winning 10-hour miniseries Drug Wars, Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Emmy winning Caroline?, Jack London’s The Sea Wolf (Emmy nominated for Best Score), and Emmy Nominated mini-series The Long Hot Summer, as well as the acclaimed historical mini-series Sadat.

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