Daniel Robert Elfman is an American film composer, performer, and songwriter who was born on May 29, 1953. In the early 1980s, he rose to fame as the lead vocalist and lyricist for the new wave band Oingo Boingo. Over 100 feature film scores, as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and concert hall, have earned Elfman international acclaim since the 1990s. Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, and Gus Van Sant are three filmmakers with whom Elfman frequently collaborates. Among his accomplishments are the scores for 17 of Burton's movies, including Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo; Raimi's Darkman (1990), A Simple Plan (1998), Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness He composed the scores and songs for Henry Selick's animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as the themes for the well-known television series The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. He also composed the music for all of the Men in Black and Fifty Shades of Grey franchise movies. He has received numerous awards, including the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, the 2015 Disney Legend Award, the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award in 2017, the Society of Composers and Lyricists Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022, two Emmy Awards, a Grammy, seven Saturn Awards for Best Music, and four Oscar nominations..
How to hire Danny Elfman for an event
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Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Danny Elfman in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Danny Elfman or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Danny Elfman's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Danny Elfman for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Danny Elfman, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Danny Elfman. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Danny Elfman booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Danny Elfman for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Danny Elfman booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Danny Elfman charge for an event. An example fee to book Danny Elfman is in the starting range of $500,000-$749,000. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Danny Elfman for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Danny Elfman agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Danny Elfman, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Danny Elfman booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Danny Elfman, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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