The Oscar-nominated songwriter on pushing her way into a Hollywood Breakthrough
With six Oscar nominations to her credit, more than 100 songs on the Billboard charts and a catalogue estimated to be worth half a billion dollars, it’s odd that songwriter Diane Warren isn’t more of a household name. That figures to change this week when the creator of iconic hits for everyone from Aerosmith (“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”) to Celine Dion (“Because You Loved Me”) is celebrated in a PBS special, “Diane Warren: Love Songs,” airing Saturday on L.A.’s KCET and various other times across the nation. Then on June 8, Universal Music Enterprises releases the CD, “Due Voci,” featuring some of Warren’s best known hits performed by a new romantic singing duet with the same name that she’s developed.
Warren spoke with Eric Estrin about how seeing names on album covers led to schmoozing with former Touchstone executive VP Donald De Line at a party, which led to a raft of movie hits for Jerry Bruckheimer and others.