A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2021, Lolita Ritmanis is an Emmy Award-Winning and 10-time Emmy Award-nominated composer, as well as a 2022 Grammy® Award-winning music producer, for her work on Women Warriors: The Voices of Change. Lolita was Oscar shortlisted for her 70 minute symphonic and choral score for the feature film Blizzard of Souls, which in 2021, had already earned her the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Score for an International Feature Film, the Alex North Award for Best Score, the Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for Best Score for an Independent Film, as well as a nomination for the World Soundtrack Award – Public Choice, Latvia’s Golden Microphone Award for Best Instrumental Album, and the Big Christopher (Latvia’s equivalent to the Academy Award.) Select career highlights include Christmas in Rome for Hallmark, Wild DaZe – documentary (featuring Jane Goodall), music for the gender parity series Flip the Script (starring Lake Bell), Justice League (the theme, composed by Lolita, received a Primetime Emmy nomination), Teen Titans, Ben 10, Wacky Races, Spectacular Spider-Man, Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel Rising, Avengers Assemble, Young Justice, Batman: The Killing Joke, (starring Mark Hamill as the voice of The Joker), as well as composing score and songs for the Primetime Emmy nominated musical Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mayhem of the Music Meister (starring Neil Patrick Harris).
Her symphonic work Overture to Light received its 2018 U.S. premiere at Carnegie Hall. Lolita’s concert works as well as four original musicals have been seen and heard throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Australia. In addition to Carnegie Hall, her music has been performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center in NY, Koerner Hall in Toronto, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, The Krakow International Film Music Festival, Fimucité International Film Music Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and Playfest in Ubeda, Spain. In 2018 Lolita was honored with the BMI Champion Award, and in 2022 she was honored with the BMI Impact Award. A dedicated mentor, Ritmanis is on the faculty of the USC Film Scoring Program, has been a guest instructor at Columbia College Chicago’s MFA program in Music Composition for the Screen, as well as presented seminars at Berklee College of Music, NYU, UCLA, CalArts, and Hong Kong Baptist University. Lolita is one of the founders of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, serving as president from 2016 to 2018, and the co-chair of the AWFC Advisory Board. Lolita is member of AMPAS, ATAS, NARAS, SCL.