Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy award winning composer. She has been nominated 10 times, and won the coveted statue in 2002 for her work on the Warner Bros. series “Batman Beyond”. She is the current president of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, and a founding member of Dynamic Music Partners. Recent career highlights include: the Carnegie Hall U.S. premiere of her symphonic work “Overture to Light”, her original score for “Wild DaZe” – a documentary by Phyllis Stuart (featuring Jane Goodall), music for the gender parity series “Flip the Script” (starring Lake Bell), as well as continued work alongside her fellow Dynamic Music Partners, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter on fan-favorite productions: “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”, Warner Bros. “Young Justice”, feature length film “Batman vs Two-Face” (produced by James Tucker and featuring the late Adam West in his final performance as Batman), and in 2016, “The Killing Joke” (produced by Bruce Timm and starring Mark Hamill as the voice of The Joker). Other credits include: “Justice League” (the theme, composed by Lolita, received a Primetime Emmy nomination), “Teen Titans”, “Ben 10”, “Wacky Races”, “Spectacular Spider-Man”, “Batman: The Animated Series”, as well as composing score and songs for the Primetime Emmy nominated musical “Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister” (starring Neil Patrick Harris,)
Lolita’s concert works as well as four original musicals have been seen and heard throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Australia. Her music has been performed at Lincoln Center in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Krakow International Film Music Festival, Fimucité International Film Music Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and Playfest in Ubeda, Spain. In 2018 Lolita will be scoring “Dvēseļu putenis”, an epic war film in Latvia with full orchestra and award winning state choir “Latvia.” Lolita has dual citizenship, as her heritage is Latvian, allowing her to work in not only the U.S., but in the European Union as well.
Early in her career, Lolita learned from the masters while working for such composing greats as Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris, Mark Snow and Shirley Walker, among many others. Prior to focusing her career on composition, Lolita was an orchestrator on over 100 films, mini-series and television programs including “Lethal Weapon 4”, “X-Files Movie”, and “Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves”. She received her formal education at the Dick Grove School of Music, specializing in film scoring. Lolita is member of the Television Academy, NARAS, SCL, and WIF.
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