Merging talents of a multi platinum award-winning producer AND twice Grammy-nominated TV composer
Sean Hosein and James Guttridge are multi-instrumentalist composers, seamlessly mixing traditional score with a modern production sound. Their music is a unique hybrid.
Jim and Sean have Canadian and UK/EU citizenship and meet all the requirements for treaty coproductions. They have studio facilities in Canada and Paris, France. Hitower Studio Los Angeles is located in the historic Hightower house near the Hollywood Bowl, offering directors and collaborators a central yet relaxed environment to work.
Scoring and soundtrack credits include films and television projects for Fox, Sony, Warner, Spike, SyFy, and Universal among others, and includes the title track for “Runaway Bride” starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Most recently HiTower completed the music for ‘Riverworld’ a sci-fi series based on the best-selling books by Philip José Farmer, “Dawn Rider” a western starring Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater and the CBS/CW series "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST". The series ran for 4 seasons and is currently airing in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Songwriting credits include hit songs such as, “Stole” for Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, earning Top Ten on Radio & Records U.S., #1 on Canada’s MuchMusic and debuting at #2 on the U.K. charts; “Surrender” for Laura Pausini, hitting #1 on U.S. Billboard’s Hot Dance. 98 Degrees’ “Invisible Man” went Top Ten on Billboard, pushing sales of 98 Degrees & Rising over triple platinum. The Corrs self-titled CD sold ten million albums worldwide, topping the U.K. charts for a record 97 weeks.
- Grammy Award - ‘Gift of Christmas’ (Nom) Andrae Crouch
- Grammy Award - ‘Falice in Wonderland’ – Gwar
- Leo Award - ‘Once in a Blue Moon’,
- Leo Award - ‘Ronnie and Julie’,
- Leo Award - Big and Hairy’
- Leo Award - ‘Zacharia’
- Leo Award - White Crane’ (Noms)
- Gemini & Genie Awards - ‘Voyage of the Unicorn’ (Nomination)
- ITVA (International TV Award) – ‘Dinosaur’
- Telly Awards – Voyage of the unicorn.
- West Coast Music Award, 1993,1997 – Connie Russell/98 degrees
- Socan Award, 2000, 2003 & 20004 – Laura Pausini
- 2009 Juno Award – (Nom) – Elise Estrada
- 10X Platinum – “Forgiven Not Forgotten” – Corrs
- 4X Platinum – 98 Degrees – “98 Degrees and Rising”
- 1X Platinum – Runaway Bride Soundtrack
- 2000 Gold Record – Jessica Simpson “Sweet Kisses”
- 3x Platinum Award (Sales) for the album ‘Bulletproof’ K-Otic
- 2X Platinum Award (Sales) for the album ‘Otown’ Otown
- Gold Award (Sales) for the album ‘From The Inside’ Laura Pausini
- Gold Award (Sales) for the album ‘M2M’ M2M
- Gold Award (Sales) for the album ‘Stacie Orrico’ Stacie Orrico
- Gold Award (Sales) for the album, ‘Simply Deep’ Kelly Rowland
- Platinum Award (Sales) for the album ‘Now 8′ Compilation
- 2x Platinum Award (Sales) for the album ‘Famous Last Words’ Hedley
- Platinum Award (Sales) for the album ‘This Christmas’ 98 Degrees