By Kevin Zimmerman
(Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and Raising Hope)
“The field is so competitive now that you really have to be totally dedicated, almost obsessive in your work ethic to make it happen,” says two-time Emmy nominee Lux. “Do your best to get out there and meet as many people as you can in the field. When starting out, it is always a good idea to try to get a job working for more established composers and learn from them.”
Lux benefited from just that approach, landing a job working for Mike Post (Law & Order, The Rockford Files) in 1988 before starting his own career. “Even as a kid I noticed how great some of the music in TV and films were,” he recalls. “I always thought it would be a lot of fun to someday score a movie.”
Starting out with assignments for individual episodes of the likes of NYPD Blue, Lux soon graduated to series like sitcom NewsRadio and drama Party of Five – early proof of his eclectic talents.
“I don’t think I have a favorite score,” he says. “There have been shows where I thought the music played a significant role in many episodes. I really enjoyed working on Ally McBeal, My Name Is Earl and Boston Legal in particular. I had a lot of fun doing the horror franchise Halloween Resurrection as well.”