Went to summer camp with future comedy producer-writer Lorne Michaels at Camp Timberlane in Ontario
Organized with Michaels, first as campers, later as counselors, camp productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Fantasticks"
Began career as music director of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
First feature as composer and first collaboration with David Cronenberg, "The Brood"
Began scoring films full-time
Credited as a cast member and music producer for Gilda Radner's performance film "Gilda Live"; first collaboration with director Mike Nichols
Provided music for a TV special "Steve Martin's Best Show Ever"
Briefly returned to series TV to provide music for Lorne Michael's short-lived sketch comedy series "The New Show"
Credited as music coordinator in Nichol's "Silkwood"
First credit as music conductor, Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" (also composed score)
Served as music director for the TV special "Coca-Cola Presents Live: The Hard Rock"
Provided title song for "She-Devil" (also composed score)
Provided additional music for "Quick Change," actor Bill Murray's (co-)directorial debut
Served as musical supervisor on Nichol's "Postcards From the Edge"
First credit as music orchestrator, "Sliver" (also served as composer and conductor)
Composed the music for "Ed Wood," the biopic directed by Tim Burton
Composed the music for David Fincher's psychological thriller "The Game"
Composed the score for Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings"; earned Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
Scored the music for Martin Scorsese directed "The Aviator," based on the life of Howard Hughes
Composed the score for David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
Composed the music for "The Departed," directed by Scorsese
Once again worked with frequent collaborator David Cronenberg on "Eastern Promises"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture
Composed music for John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"
Credited as composer, music conductor, and orchestrator for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," directed by David Slade
Re-teamed with director Cronenberg for "A Dangerous Method"
Composed music for Martin Scorsese's family adventure "Hugo"