• Danny Elfman
  • Alan Menken
  • John Debney
  • Jon Brion
  • Elliot Goldenthal
  • Chris Lennertz
  • Marc Shaiman
  • Bear McCreary
  • John Ottman

Richard Kraft


Film Music Agent

Richard Kraft is the co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film, theatre, television and video game composers, songwriters and music supervisors. Their clients include Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Menken, John Powell, Jon Brion, Marco Beltrami, Marc Shaiman and Mark Isham. KEM’s clients have received 65 Oscar nominations and have won 14. Richard and his partner Laura Engel executive produced the historic DANNY ELFMAN & TIM BURTON 25th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC BOX which received a Grammy nomination for Best Box Set.

Kraft-Engel Management are also the producers of stage productions and live film music concert experiences including Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton which had its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in England.  Their show has played around the world including America, Scotland, Canada, Taiwan, Switzerland, Prague, Mexico, Japan and Australia.

Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese-Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums. He has also conceived and set up projects at Disney, Sony and MGM. His award-winning feature-length documentary, FINDING KRAFTLAND played at over 75 film festivals around the world.