Kraft-Engel Management is one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film and theatre composers, songwriters and music supervisors.
Their clients have composed the music for some of Hollywood’s biggest films including THE KING’S SPEECH, SPIDER-MAN, SHREK, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, ALADDIN, CRASH, THE TREE OF LIFE, ARMAGEDDON, THE BOURNE TRILOGY, BATMAN, CHICAGO, MILK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, TWIN PEAKS, THE HANGOVER 1 & 2, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, HAPPY FEET 1 & 2, REMEMBER THE TITANS, JULIE & JULIA, KUNG FU PANDA, NATIONAL TREASURE, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, THE LITTLE MERMAID, …WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, ICE AGE, THE QUEEN, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX, MONSTER, THE WEDDING SINGER, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, HANCOCK, DREAMGIRLS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, MARY POPPINS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, ENCHANTED, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, POCAHONTAS, 3:10 TO YUMA, BLOW, FIGHT CLUB, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, GHOST WORLD, X2, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, HAIRSPRAY, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. 1& 2, THE INFORMANT!, IL POSTINO, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, SIN CITY, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, BLUE VELVET, CRAZY STUPID LOVE, COLD MOUNTAIN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, CITY OF ANGELS, MISERY, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, I ROBOT, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, BOOGIE NIGHTS, DEAR JOHN, SOUTH PARK, SISTER ACT, SCREAM, MAGNOLIA, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, MISS CONGENIALTIY, THE CROW, SOURCE CODE, THE MUPPETS, CLUELESS, THE JUNGLE BOOK, THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN, MEN IN BLACK 1-3, HORRIBLE BOSSES, TANGLED, and FOOTLOOSE.
Kraft-Engel Management music supervisors have put together music for such films as CHICAGO, BRIDESMAIDS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DREAMGIRLS, IRON MAN, GET HIM TO THE GREEK, HAIRSPRAY, YES MAN, THOR, RENT, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, TRANSFORMERS, STEP BROTHERS, SUPERBAD, KNOCKED UP, THE BREAK-UP, 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, and NINE.
Their clients have written the songs for such Broadway hits as HAIRSPRAY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A CHORUS LINE, MARY POPPINS, CITY OF ANGELS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, LEAP OF FAITH, SISTER ACT, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and NEWSIES.
Kraft-Engel Mangement client’s music can be heard on such television series as THE SIMPSONS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, ONCE UPON A TIME, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE GOOD WIFE, THE RIVER, TWIN PEAKS and SMASH.
Richard Kraft is the co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film and theatre composers.
Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese-Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums.
As a writer, Kraft wrote the unproduced screenplay to the animated musical PEPITA for Warner Bros.. He has also conceived and set up projects at Disney, Sony and MGM. His award-winning feature-length documentary, FINDING KRAFTLAND played at over 75 film festivals around the world. It tells the story of how, after the death of his brother, Kraft drags his son through an obsessive quest to recapture his own childhood through a globetrotting trek riding hundreds of roller coasters, collecting thousands of toys and transforming their home into “Kraftland,” a shrine to Disneyland and American Consumer Culture. A love story between father and son emerges via an almost maniacal pursuit of happiness.
With his partner, Laura Engel, Richard Kraft executive produced the historic DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Box Set.
Kraft is heavily involved in fundraising for Crohn’s Disease. He was the honoree of the annual CCFA Foundation of America.
Laura Engel is co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading representatives of film, television and theatre composers, songwriters and music supervisors.
Over the years, Laura’s clients have garnered some of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment business; from Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys to BAFTAs and Grammys. Engel’s clientele has earned overwhelming acclaim in recent years and the trend continues in 2015 with Alexandre Desplat’s seventh and eighth Oscar nominations for his scores to the THE IMITATION GAME and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. In 2015, Desplat won the Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy for Best Score for THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.
In 2011, Engel was honored by Variety as one of the year’s “50 Most Impactful Women in Showbiz.” Engel was also featured in Variety’s 2014 edition of “Executive Lair,” an article elegantly showcasing her unique Los Angeles office.
Engel executive produced, with KEM partner Richard Kraft, the historic DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Box Set. Engel was previously nominated for a Grammy for producing the long form Oingo Boingo video, FAREWELL: LIVE FROM THE UNIVERSAL AMPHITHEATER.
Engel also co-produced the live orchestra concerts, DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON. The shows have been a massive success with sold-out performances in cities all over the world. The world premier was in Oct 2013 at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the show has been performed over 40 concerts in over 13 countries including a 3 night run at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, and the upcoming opening week shows at New York’s Lincoln Center Arts Festival in July 2015.
Prior to joining partner Richard Kraft in 1997, Engel owned and operated Engel Entertainment where she managed bands and recording artists including Oingo Boingo, Katey Sagal, Craig Chaquio and Danny Elfman.
Engel is an avid supporter of the Scleroderma Research Foundation and Education Through Music – Los Angeles.