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The new heart-pounding medical drama CODE BLACK takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, Angels Memorial Hospital where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all creating a condition known as Code Black.
At the heart of the ER's controlled chaos is Residency Director
Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. In Center Stage, life ismeasured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.
STARRING: Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish), Bonnie Somerville (Christa Lorenson), Raza Jaffrey (Dr. Neal Hudson), Luis Guzmán (Jesse Sallander), Melanie Chandra (Malaya Pineda), Harry M. Ford (Angus Leighton), Benjamin
Hollingsworth (Mario Savetti) and William
Allen Young (Dr. Rollie Guthrie)
PREMIERES: Wednesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
ABOUT CLINTON SHORTER
Clinton Shorter was hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "Young Composers to Watch." His original music to the blockbuster, DISTRICT 9 was described by film critic Kirk Honeycutt as a "magnificent score." With almost a dozen feature films to his credit, Clinton has also worked on over 300 episodes of television, including the CBS medical drama CODE BLACK, debuting September
The Award winning Vancouver native, developed a love for music at a young age. Clinton entered college as a music major specializing in Jazz Studies, but left to pursue writing music with an experimental rock trio only to return years later to study music composition and synthesis.
Clinton's first break came when he landed a job as an assistant to a prolific Canadian Film and Television composer. After several years of honing his skills Clinton left to pursue projects of his own. His first film entitled COME TOGETHER turned out to be an indie hit and led to more work on the indie scene in Vancouver, including a short directed by Neill Blomkamp entitled ALIVE IN JOBURG which was the catalyst for DISTRICT 9. Academy Award winning director Peter
Jackson saw the short and came in as the producer of the feature with Blomkamp set as director.
Jackson referred to Shorterʼs music as a "brilliant score."
Shorter followed his DISTRICT 9 success with the score to the Mark Wahlberg box office hit CONTRABAND, 2 GUNS starring Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and POMPEII starring Kit Harrington and Carrie-Ann Moss. In 2014 he turned his attention to television with the CBS series INTELLIGENCE and the Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES. His television work also includes the upcoming USA series COLONY, the upcoming Syfy series THE EXPANSE, numerous commercials, and original music for the Olympics.
Clinton Shorter currently resides in Los Angeles.