August 2011 – FLYPAPER, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd, released by IFC
July 2011 – WEB THERAPY, starring Lisa Kudrow, premieres on Showtime
July 2011 – LUCKY, starring Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, and Jeffrey Tambor, released in major markets. Directed by Gil Cates, Jr.
July 2011 – THE PERFECT HOST, starring David Hyde Pierce, released in major markets. Directed by Nick Tomnay.
June 2011 – SWITCHED AT BIRTH sets premiere ratings records for ABC Family
April 2011 – John has been hired to score David O. Russell's film NAILED, starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal
March 2011 – John was honored to be included in the musical fundraising project, Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project. Scoring session held at Warner Brothers.
March 2011 – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is renewed for two more seasons
February 2011 – Series premiere of MAD LOVE, starring Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, and Tyler Labine
February 2011 – THE OTHER WOMAN, written and directed by Don Roos and starring Natalie Portman, is released
January 2011 – FLYPAPER, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd, premieres at Sundance
November 2010 – BACKWASH, starring Joshua Malina and Michael Ian Black, to premiere on Sony’s Crackle.com.
June 2010 – MAD LOVE, starring Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, and Tyler Labine, picked up for midseason by CBS.
February 2010 – The new SONIC GRAVY STUDIOS is completed.
January 2010 – THE PERFECT HOST, starring David Hyde Pierce, premieres at Sundance.
January 2010 – YOUTH IN REVOLT, starring Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Zack Galifianakis, Jean Smart, Fred Willard, and Steve Buscemi, is released by The Weinstein Company.
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January 2010 – John and Susan Swihart at the Youth in Revolt, Los Angeles premiere.
November 2009 – John produces, arranges, conducts and records “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit,” written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, with the Hollywood Orchestra at East West Studios for the 100th episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
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November 2009 – construction starts on the new studio in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, CA.
October 2009 – John was invited by the State of Louisiana to participate in “The Louisiana Composer Project” - an exceptional recording program organized by Carondelet Music Group. Working with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Musicians Union (AFofM) in New Orleans. Along with SESAC's Vice President, Ashley Miller and other Los Angeles composers, John headed to New Orleans for the training project, which brings together some of Hollywood’s most recognized Film and TV Composers and New Orleans’ most talented musicians and recording engineers who are interested in working in the film and tv music sector. The training program is an intensive two-day session. The primary goal for the Composers’ participation was to train orchestral musicians in the particular skills necessary for a career in Film/TV score recording. Each Composer conducted and recorded their work with the the 70 piece orchestra, that included members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
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September 2009 – LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, starring Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow, receives a red carpet premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
September 2009 – ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, starring Jenna Elfman, premieres on CBS.
July 2009 – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
May 2009 – John travels to Seattle to record the score for LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, starring Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow.
March 2009 – THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS is released by Anchor Bay.
January 2009 – NEW IN TOWN, starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr., is released by Lionsgate.
January 2009 – SPREAD, starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche, premieres at Sundance and is picked up by Anchor Bay.
January 2009 – BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH, starring Seann William Scott, is released by Sony Pictures.
January 2009 – FINDING BLISS, starring Leelee Sobieski, Jamie Kennedy, and Denise Richards, premieres at Slamdance.
July 2008 – GARDEN PARTY, starring Vinessa Shaw, is released by Roadside Attractions.
June 2008 – HOTTIEBOOMBALOTTIE premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
March 2008 – JUST ADD WATER, starring Jonah Hill and Juston Long, is released by Sony Pictures.
January 2008 – THE YEAR OF GETTING TO KNOW US, starring Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu, premieres at Sundance.
January 2008 – THE LAST WORD, starring Wes Bentley and Winona Ryder, premieres at Sundance and is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
January 2008 – The documentary PAGEANT premieres at Slamdance.
October 2007 – GREEK premieres on ABC Family.
September 2007 – THE BROTHERS SOLOMON, starring Will Forte and Will Arnett, is released by TriStar Pictures.
April 2007 – THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, starring Jessie Eisenberg, premieres at Tribeca and wins Best “Made in New York” Narrative.
April 2007 – RANDY AND THE MOB, starring Ray McKinnon and Walton Goggins, premieres at the Nashville Film Festival, winning the Presidents’ Award, the Audience Award and BEST MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM.
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April 2007 – THE HAMMER, starring Adam Carolla, premieres at Tribeca and is released by The Weinstein Company.
March 2007 – FULL OF IT, starring Kate Mara, released by New Line Cinema.
October 2006 – EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson, released by Lionsgate. John Swihart records with LMO. Download pdf
March 2006 – BICKFORD SHMECKLER’S COOL IDEAS, starring Patrick Fugit and Olivia Wilde, premieres at US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
January 2006 – THE SASQUATCH GANG, starring Justin Long, premieres at Slamdance.
January 2006 – ONE LAST DANCE premieres at Sundance and is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema (Dramatic). Download pdf
December 2005 – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE soundtrack is nominated for Best Soundtrack Album at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Read more | Download pdf 1 | Download pdf 2
November 2005 – DALTRY CALHOUN, starring Johnny Knoxville and Elizabeth Banks, released by Miramax. Read more | Download pdf
September 2005 – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, starring Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, and Neil Patrick Harris, premieres on CBS.
September 2005 – OUR VERY OWN, starring Allison Janney, Keith Carradine, and Cheryl Hines, premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival.
April 2005 – THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olympia Dukakis, Tony Shalhoub, Stephen Colbert, and Edie Falco, premieres at Tribeca. Read more 1 | Read more 2 | Download pdf 1 | Download pdf 2
June 2004 – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is released by Fox Searchlight. Download pdf
March 2004 – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE wins Film Discovery Jury award for Best Feature at US Comedy Arts Festival. Read more | Download pdf
January 2004 – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE premieres at Sundance, is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and is picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight.