Announced this week were new composer assignments for John Powell (Thelma the Unicorn), Este Haim & Christopher Stracey (Anyone But You) and Rob Simonsen (Good Grief), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 20 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): The Boy and the Heron (Joe Hisaishi) and Love Actually (20th Anniversary Re-Release) (Craig Armstrong). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is Eileen (Richard Reed Parry).

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is turning 56 today.
- Paul Haslinger (Underworld, Crank) is turning 61 on Monday, December 11.
- Rachel Portman (Emma, The Cider House Rules) is turning 63 on December 11.
- Jon Brion (Magnolia, Lady Bird) is turning 60 on December 11.
- Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Martian) is turning 62 on Wednesday, December 13.
- Jon Ekstrand (Life, Morbius) is turning 47 on Thursday, December 14.