2018 MUSIC+SOUND AWARDS JURY

We always strive to build a jury of specialists in their field. These are the brilliant individuals who can look at the craft involved in music and sound for the media, and bring their expertise to the judging process to make sure the finalists and winners truly merit the recognition of The Music+Sound Awards.

We are extremely proud to introduce you to the 2018 jury panel.  Hover over images for biographies.  More to join in the weeks to come...

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna also composed scores for Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, and Ride With the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Deepa Mehta’s Water, Moneyball and Capote with director Bennett Miller, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, Monsoon Wedding for Mira Nair, The Breadwinner, Alias Grace, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Girl, Interrupted. He also won an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the mini-series World Without End. “The most gratifying filmmaking experiences are ones that take effort to unpeel the layers surrounding the heart of the story and to find the best musical expression of that heart,” says Danna. “Those are always the film scores I am most proud of.”

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna also composed scores for Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, and Ride With the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Deepa Mehta’s Water, Moneyball and Capote with director Bennett Miller, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, Monsoon Wedding for Mira Nair, The Breadwinner, Alias Grace, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Girl, Interrupted. He also won an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the mini-series World Without End. “The most gratifying filmmaking experiences are ones that take effort to unpeel the layers surrounding the heart of the story and to find the best musical expression of that heart,” says Danna. “Those are always the film scores I am most proud of.”

MYCHAEL DANNA

Oscar-Winning Composer // Film

(Life of Pi, Little Miss Sunshine)

Cinemagoers were introduced to the unique sound of composer duo, Savage & Spies, through their bone-chilling score to the cult horror, The Human Centipede. Since then, the pair has scored a varied array of projects from around the world, most recently Rudolf Buitendachʼs Selling Isobel, a powerful, semi-biographical drama about sexual slavery, and the Indie Award winner at Raindance, 2016. The Savage & Spies duo unites two contrasting musical minds - two leading European music-makers, from dramatically different backgrounds: Patrick Savage - Australian/British composer, former Principal Violin in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and one of Europeʼs finest concert violinists  Holeg Spies – composer and producer, and one of Franceʼs pioneering names in electronic, indie music. Collaborating on numerous scores for film, television and video games, they have forged a sound that is uniquely their own. As musicians, they have also contributed to many of the biggest blockbusters of the past 20 years.  Feature film composer credits: Hex (US) director Rudolf Buitendach (filming) Abruptio (US) (filming) Selling Isobel (US) director Rudolf Buitendach Le Chemin Des Juifs (UK/Canada) feature documentary The Human Centipede (NL) dir Tom Six The Outsider (US) dir Brian A Miller, starring James Caan, Jason Patric, Shannon Elizabeth, Craig Fairbrass The Road to Freedom Peak (UK/Aus) feature documentary, director Max Pugh, narrator/exec producer Djimon Hounsou Dead End (UK) director Nicholas Lean, starring Jamie Foreman American Maniacs (US) director Chris M Downs, starring Ashlynn Y ennie Asylum 108 (Fr) director Julien Maguy and Thierry Saint-Paul Shadowland (US) director Wyatt Weed Television composer credits: Jack of Diamonds (Fr/US/Can) TV film from Gaumont, director Herve Renoh, starring Jean-Yves Berteloot Holy Monks (Spain) animated series Selected short films as composer: Purple Heather (UK) The Raven Club (UK) short film version, dir Jamie Annett Stolen Light (UK) dir Riccardo Sai Se Vende Perro Que Habla, 10 Euros (Sp/Fr) dir Lewis-Martin Soucy I Do (Fr) dir Lewis-Martin Soucy The Ugly File (US) dir Mark Steensland Peekers (US) dir Mark Steensland Spies: Notinism.org (Fr)  

Cinemagoers were introduced to the unique sound of composer duo, Savage & Spies, through their bone-chilling score to the cult horror, The Human Centipede. Since then, the pair has scored a varied array of projects from around the world, most recently Rudolf Buitendachʼs Selling Isobel, a powerful, semi-biographical drama about sexual slavery, and the Indie Award winner at Raindance, 2016.

The Savage & Spies duo unites two contrasting musical minds - two leading European music-makers, from dramatically different backgrounds:

Patrick Savage - Australian/British composer, former Principal Violin in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and one of Europeʼs finest concert violinists 

Holeg Spies – composer and producer, and one of Franceʼs pioneering names in electronic, indie music.

Collaborating on numerous scores for film, television and video games, they have forged a sound that is uniquely their own. As musicians, they have also contributed to many of the biggest blockbusters of the past 20 years. 

Feature film composer credits:

Hex (US) director Rudolf Buitendach (filming)

Abruptio (US) (filming)

Selling Isobel (US) director Rudolf Buitendach

Le Chemin Des Juifs (UK/Canada) feature documentary

The Human Centipede (NL) dir Tom Six

The Outsider (US) dir Brian A Miller, starring James Caan, Jason Patric, Shannon Elizabeth, Craig Fairbrass

The Road to Freedom Peak (UK/Aus) feature documentary, director Max Pugh, narrator/exec producer Djimon Hounsou

Dead End (UK) director Nicholas Lean, starring Jamie Foreman American Maniacs (US) director Chris M Downs, starring Ashlynn

Y ennie
Asylum 108 (Fr) director Julien Maguy and Thierry Saint-Paul Shadowland (US) director Wyatt Weed

Television composer credits:

Jack of Diamonds (Fr/US/Can) TV film from Gaumont, director Herve Renoh, starring Jean-Yves Berteloot

Holy Monks (Spain) animated series

Selected short films as composer:

Purple Heather (UK)

The Raven Club (UK) short film version, dir Jamie Annett

Stolen Light (UK) dir Riccardo Sai

Se Vende Perro Que Habla, 10 Euros (Sp/Fr) dir Lewis-Martin

Soucy I Do (Fr) dir Lewis-Martin Soucy

The Ugly File (US) dir Mark Steensland

Peekers (US) dir Mark Steensland

Spies: Notinism.org (Fr)

 

SAVAGE & SPIES

Composer Duo // Film + TV

(The Human Centipede, Selling Isobel)

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ADAM BARONE

Managing Director // Advertising

Sonic Union, New York

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JOEL SIMON

CEO / President // Advertiisng

JSM Music, New York

Ivor Novello Winner and BAFTA nominated composer Natalie Holt has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven entertainment. Her latest projects include BBC’s powerful drama Three Girls (Dir: Philipa Lowthorpe) and the feature film Journey’s End (Dir: Saul Dibb). She also composed rich, emotional scores for the BBC drama My Mother and Other Strangers, the final series of BBC1 hit drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, and has written award winning music for the BBC’s Great Expectations,The Honourable Woman (Dir: Hugo Blick) and ITV’s Victoria with Martin Phipps. Holt’s music can also be heard alongside Hans Zimmer’s in the Weinstein company film Woman in Gold, and in the family smash hit from the producers of Harry Potter, Paddington. Natalie trained in composing at the National Film and Television School after studying violin at the Royal Academy of Music. Her diverse repertoire ranges from epic scores recorded with 80-piece orchestras to intimate, small ensembles and hybrid electronic scores featuring an eclectic mix of live solo instruments. To create unique sounds for each project, she draws from her large collection of instruments. As a highly accomplished musician herself, who performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, Natalie personally performs on most of her scores. Based in London, the heart of Europe’s post-production community, she regularly records with A-list orchestras at major studios including Abbey Road and Air Studios, and works with filmmakers in Los Angeles, London and with commercial clients worldwide. In 2017, Natalie was given the prestigious accolade of being made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Ivor Novello Winner and BAFTA nominated composer Natalie Holt has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven entertainment. Her latest projects include BBC’s powerful drama Three Girls (Dir: Philipa Lowthorpe) and the feature film Journey’s End (Dir: Saul Dibb).

She also composed rich, emotional scores for the BBC drama My Mother and Other Strangers, the final series of BBC1 hit drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, and has written award winning music for the BBC’s Great Expectations,The Honourable Woman (Dir: Hugo Blick) and ITV’s Victoria with Martin Phipps. Holt’s music can also be heard alongside Hans Zimmer’s in the Weinstein company film Woman in Gold, and in the family smash hit from the producers of Harry Potter, Paddington.

Natalie trained in composing at the National Film and Television School after studying violin at the Royal Academy of Music. Her diverse repertoire ranges from epic scores recorded with 80-piece orchestras to intimate, small ensembles and hybrid electronic scores featuring an eclectic mix of live solo instruments. To create unique sounds for each project, she draws from her large collection of instruments. As a highly accomplished musician herself, who performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, Natalie personally performs on most of her scores.

Based in London, the heart of Europe’s post-production community, she regularly records with A-list orchestras at major studios including Abbey Road and Air Studios, and works with filmmakers in Los Angeles, London and with commercial clients worldwide.

In 2017, Natalie was given the prestigious accolade of being made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

NATALIE HOLT

Composer // Film + TV

(BBC's Three Girls, movie Journey's End)

As CEO/Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers Music, Russell Emanuel is a trailblazing leader, innovator, and producer in the music industry. Bleeding Fingers is one of the leading producers of quality-crafted film and television scores in the world, bolstered by a unique creative association and business partnership with industry legend Hans Zimmer, and his long-term business partner Steve Kofsky.   Russell’s vision for Bleeding Fingers led to a thriving collaboration with Sir David Attenborough and BBC on the music for Planet Earth II – a score that contributed to the series’ record-breaking viewership, international acclaim, BAFTA and Emmy nominations and of course a Music+Sound Awards win, for Bleeding Fingers’ work. This paved the way to his most recent project - producing the score for the highly-anticipated BBC One natural history landmark, Blue Planet II, which premieres in the UK in 2017. Alongside his work producing the series’ orchestral score, Russell creatively produced a track for the prequel, titled “(ocean) bloom,” featuring a collaboration with Radiohead, one of the world’s most acclaimed rock bands, and Hans Zimmer. Before creating Bleeding Fingers, Russell had already made a name for himself as a titan within the composing industry, thanks to the tremendous success of Extreme Music, which he co-founded in 1997. Extreme Music was conceived as a business that would provide quality and passion-driven production music from top tier talent. Russell is not only an entrepreneur, but an experienced musician within his own right. For many years, he was a session musician, producer and manager, most notably managing The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. He’s also collaborated with musical heavy-hitters such as George Martin, Snoop Dogg, Rodney Jerkins, and Quincy Jones, and spent an early stint of his career engineering at Abbey Road Studios. For more information, please visit www.extrememusic.com  and www.bleedingfingersmusic.com. 

As CEO/Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers Music, Russell Emanuel is a trailblazing leader, innovator, and producer in the music industry. Bleeding Fingers is one of the leading producers of quality-crafted film and television scores in the world, bolstered by a unique creative association and business partnership with industry legend Hans Zimmer, and his long-term business partner Steve Kofsky.  

Russell’s vision for Bleeding Fingers led to a thriving collaboration with Sir David Attenborough and BBC on the music for Planet Earth II – a score that contributed to the series’ record-breaking viewership, international acclaim, BAFTA and Emmy nominations and of course a Music+Sound Awards win, for Bleeding Fingers’ work. This paved the way to his most recent project - producing the score for the highly-anticipated BBC One natural history landmark, Blue Planet II, which premieres in the UK in 2017. Alongside his work producing the series’ orchestral score, Russell creatively produced a track for the prequel, titled “(ocean) bloom,” featuring a collaboration with Radiohead, one of the world’s most acclaimed rock bands, and Hans Zimmer.

Before creating Bleeding Fingers, Russell had already made a name for himself as a titan within the composing industry, thanks to the tremendous success of Extreme Music, which he co-founded in 1997. Extreme Music was conceived as a business that would provide quality and passion-driven production music from top tier talent.

Russell is not only an entrepreneur, but an experienced musician within his own right. For many years, he was a session musician, producer and manager, most notably managing The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. He’s also collaborated with musical heavy-hitters such as George Martin, Snoop Dogg, Rodney Jerkins, and Quincy Jones, and spent an early stint of his career engineering at Abbey Road Studios.

For more information, please visit www.extrememusic.com  and www.bleedingfingersmusic.com

RUSSELL EMANUEL

CEO, Founder + Chief Creative Officer // Film + TV

Bleeding Fingers MusicExtreme Music, Los Angeles

Hamish’s international experience spans both short and long format content and with more than 17 years’ experience in advertising, production and post-production, Hamish has notched up an enviable amount of expertise in managing and developing post & production companies throughout Australia, London and Asia. With a firm grasp of the creative and technical aspects of the industry, combined with a passion for innovation, Hamish has a fundamental focus on delivering the highest creative results and driving future growth. Having also joined Nylon Studios as a partner, Hamish believes deeply in the power and importance of music and sound design to drive our emotional dynamics, and between the artistic skills and talents of our Sydney and New York teams, he feels the future is bright in the world of sound!

Hamish’s international experience spans both short and long format content and with more than 17 years’ experience in advertising, production and post-production, Hamish has notched up an enviable amount of expertise in managing and developing post & production companies throughout Australia, London and Asia.

With a firm grasp of the creative and technical aspects of the industry, combined with a passion for innovation, Hamish has a fundamental focus on delivering the highest creative results and driving future growth.

Having also joined Nylon Studios as a partner, Hamish believes deeply in the power and importance of music and sound design to drive our emotional dynamics, and between the artistic skills and talents of our Sydney and New York teams, he feels the future is bright in the world of sound!

HAMISH MACDONALD

Global Executive Producer // Advertising

Nylon, Sydney + New York

PC worked his way up to become the studio manager of Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios, before taking a role as a recording engineer and technical facilities manager for Joe Campbell and Paul Hart’s incredibly successful music production company Joe & Co. From 2006 he’s been busy recording and producing music at Yellow Boat Music, a company he co-founded along with the composer Philip Jewson. The pair have picked up D&AD Pencils and MAS Awards among many others for their work for advertising, TV and other media projects. Yellow Boat Music is based in Dean Street Studios in Soho.

PC worked his way up to become the studio manager of Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios, before taking a role as a recording engineer and technical facilities manager for Joe Campbell and Paul Hart’s incredibly successful music production company Joe & Co.

From 2006 he’s been busy recording and producing music at Yellow Boat Music, a company he co-founded along with the composer Philip Jewson. The pair have picked up D&AD Pencils and MAS Awards among many others for their work for advertising, TV and other media projects. Yellow Boat Music is based in Dean Street Studios in Soho.

PAUL CARTLEDGE

Head of Production // Advertising

Yellow Boat Music, London

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IVO WITTEVEEN

Composer + Music Producer // Advertising

MOST Original Soundtracks, Amsterdam

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WILSON BROWN

ECD + Partner // Advertising

Antfood, New York

 

Dan's company composes and produces music for TV, film, advertising and commercial releases. Based at Sphere studios in London. Clients include major clients and brands such as Vodafone, Guinness, T-Mobile, Carling, HSBC, Tesco, HedKandi, Universal, BBC and many more.

Dan's company composes and produces music for TV, film, advertising and commercial releases. Based at Sphere studios in London. Clients include major clients and brands such as Vodafone, Guinness, T-Mobile, Carling, HSBC, Tesco, HedKandi, Universal, BBC and many more.

DAN CORBIN

Composer // Advertising

Austen Corbin Productions, London

Classically trained pianist from the age of 4. Attended the Trinity College of Music under a scholarship studying Piano, Clarinet and Saxophone.  At 18, signed to EMI Music Publishing as a songwriter whilst establishing himself as an in-demand session keyboard player/programmer working with the likes of Bryan Adams, Gary Barlow, Harry Gregson-Williams and The Lemonheads. Simon moved to the US with his movie composition work (see below).  A keen advocate of composers’ and musicians’ rights, however, he returned to London to work in 2009 as a consultant for ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the biggest performing rights organisation in the US. In 2010, he was appointed the Director of Film and TV for UK/Europe and in 2011 became an Executive Board Member of the World Soundtrack Awards.  2016 promoted to Senior Director Membership UK/Europe to run the European Membership Department and in 2017 was promoted to Vice President membership UK/Europe. Advert/TV Credits: ·      Joined Film/TV agent Air Edel, composing for adverts such as Ford, Coca Cola, Guinness, Shell/Ferrari and BT. ·      Co-wrote music for primetime BBC Series "Bugs" Film Credits: ·      Asked by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator) to produce the Mann/Weil songs for the Muppets “Treasure Island” movie. ·      Wrote 2 cues (score) on the Bond movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” with David Arnold ·      Kate Winslett’s piano advisor on the set of Sense and Sensibility. ·      Worked alongside Patrick Doyle at Shepperton studios as programmer and musical associate for the movies Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter “The Goblet Of Fire” and as music editor on the Richard E. Grant movie “Wah-Wah”. ·      In 2009, invited to LA by composer John Powell (The Bourne Identity, Face-off, How to Train your Dragon) to work alongside him on the score of Ice Age 3 “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”. Commercial Song Credits: ·      Co-wrote and produced 2 albums for the band “Think Twice” achieving two top 10’s in Japan, selling over 150,000 albums and 2 successful tours. ·      Co-wrote and produced 6 of the 12 tracks for the Down to the Bone “Manhattan to Staten” album that would go on to sell over 300,000 copies in the US alone. ·      Co-wrote and produced the title track of the Charlotte Church “Dream a Dream” album, selling over 3 million copies worldwide. ·      Formed and managed band Aurora, signed to EMI/Positiva  -    “Hear You Calling” charted at no 17 in the UK Charts. "    "Ordinary World” No. 5    “The Day It Rained Forever” No.27    “Dreaming” No.23 ·      Aurora also worked on over 100 remixes during this time, achieving 3 No.1 Dance Singles. Achievements/Significant Singings at ASCAP: Composer Daniel Pemberton ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Steve Jobs Movie, The Counselor) Composer Steven Price (Steve won the Oscar for the score to the movie "Gravity".) Artists - Dua Lipa, Rag n Bone Man

Classically trained pianist from the age of 4. Attended the Trinity College of Music under a scholarship studying Piano, Clarinet and Saxophone.  At 18, signed to EMI Music Publishing as a songwriter whilst establishing himself as an in-demand session keyboard player/programmer working with the likes of Bryan Adams, Gary Barlow, Harry Gregson-Williams and The Lemonheads.

Simon moved to the US with his movie composition work (see below).  A keen advocate of composers’ and musicians’ rights, however, he returned to London to work in 2009 as a consultant for ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the biggest performing rights organisation in the US.

In 2010, he was appointed the Director of Film and TV for UK/Europe and in 2011 became an Executive Board Member of the World Soundtrack Awards.  2016 promoted to Senior Director Membership UK/Europe to run the European Membership Department and in 2017 was promoted to Vice President membership UK/Europe.

Advert/TV Credits:

·      Joined Film/TV agent Air Edel, composing for adverts such as Ford, Coca Cola, Guinness, Shell/Ferrari and BT.

·      Co-wrote music for primetime BBC Series "Bugs"

Film Credits:

·      Asked by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator) to produce the Mann/Weil songs for the Muppets “Treasure Island” movie.

·      Wrote 2 cues (score) on the Bond movie “Tomorrow Never Dies” with David Arnold

·      Kate Winslett’s piano advisor on the set of Sense and Sensibility.

·      Worked alongside Patrick Doyle at Shepperton studios as programmer and musical associate for the movies Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter “The Goblet Of Fire” and as music editor on the Richard E. Grant movie “Wah-Wah”.

·      In 2009, invited to LA by composer John Powell (The Bourne Identity, Face-off, How to Train your Dragon) to work alongside him on the score of Ice Age 3 “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”.

Commercial Song Credits:

·      Co-wrote and produced 2 albums for the band “Think Twice” achieving two top 10’s in Japan, selling over 150,000 albums and 2 successful tours.

·      Co-wrote and produced 6 of the 12 tracks for the Down to the Bone “Manhattan to Staten” album that would go on to sell over 300,000 copies in the US alone.

·      Co-wrote and produced the title track of the Charlotte Church “Dream a Dream” album, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

·      Formed and managed band Aurora, signed to EMI/Positiva  -

   “Hear You Calling” charted at no 17 in the UK Charts. "

   "Ordinary World” No. 5

   “The Day It Rained Forever” No.27

   “Dreaming” No.23

·      Aurora also worked on over 100 remixes during this time, achieving 3 No.1 Dance Singles.

Achievements/Significant Singings at ASCAP:

Composer Daniel Pemberton ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Steve Jobs Movie, The Counselor)

Composer Steven Price (Steve won the Oscar for the score to the movie "Gravity".)

Artists - Dua Lipa, Rag n Bone Man

SIMON GREENAWAY

Composer + Vice President Membership

 ASCAP

SOUND DESIGN

Dror Mohar is a supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer at Technicolor Hollywood. Dror grew up in Kenya, then worked in sound in the music industry in New York City for artists like Guns N’ Roses and Bjork, and eventually moved to LA and into re-recording and sound design for feature films.  Since starting in the industry, Dror has worked on over 40 major motion pictures, including Django Unchained, Robin Hood, Source Code, Divergent, Warcraft, and director Peter Berg’s acclaimed films Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and the upcoming Patriot’s Day starring Mark Wahlberg. He is a five time Golden Reel award nominee. Dror also provided sound design for video games from hit franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Fable, and DJ Hero. When he’s working, Dror loves to push the envelope to not only meet the ambitions of the filmmakers but to go further together to new creative places beyond. The creative process is always fun, fulfilling, and collaborative for Dror and he’s honored and privileged to work with passionate filmmakers who tell powerful stories.

Dror Mohar is a supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer at Technicolor Hollywood.

Dror grew up in Kenya, then worked in sound in the music industry in New York City for artists like Guns N’ Roses and Bjork, and eventually moved to LA and into re-recording and sound design for feature films. 

Since starting in the industry, Dror has worked on over 40 major motion pictures, including Django Unchained, Robin Hood, Source Code, Divergent, Warcraft, and director Peter Berg’s acclaimed films Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and the upcoming Patriot’s Day starring Mark Wahlberg. He is a five time Golden Reel award nominee.

Dror also provided sound design for video games from hit franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Fable, and DJ Hero.

When he’s working, Dror loves to push the envelope to not only meet the ambitions of the filmmakers but to go further together to new creative places beyond. The creative process is always fun, fulfilling, and collaborative for Dror and he’s honored and privileged to work with passionate filmmakers who tell powerful stories.

DROR MOHAR

Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor + Re-Recording Mixer // Film + TV

(The Revenant, Deep Water Horizon)
Technicolor, Los Angeles

  Peter Hanson started out in the music industry in 2005 working as a sound engineer for multiple artists across the globe, before becoming a full time employee at Pinewood in 2014. Throughout his time at Pinewood he has had a wide range ofroles including: SFX editor, foley editor, music editor, dialogue editor, ADR Mixer, foley Mixer, and re-recording mixer before becoming the companies full-time Sound Designer in 2016. During his time at Pinewood, Peter has seen first-hand the exciting advances in computer game audio, and with his background in both Music and Post Production,he works to encourage cross pollination between the creative industries and disciplines. Peter has remained at the forefront of the editorial team since its inception and continues to offer bespoke audio solutions for a long list of clients, whilst training a new generation of sound editors within Pinewood’s Creative Services team.

 

Peter Hanson started out in the music industry in 2005 working as a sound engineer for multiple artists across the globe, before becoming a full time employee at Pinewood in 2014. Throughout his time at Pinewood he has had a wide range ofroles including: SFX editor, foley editor, music editor, dialogue editor, ADR Mixer, foley Mixer, and re-recording mixer before becoming the companies full-time Sound Designer in 2016.

During his time at Pinewood, Peter has seen first-hand the exciting advances in computer game audio, and with his background in both Music and Post Production,he works to encourage cross pollination between the creative industries and disciplines.

Peter has remained at the forefront of the editorial team since its inception and continues to offer bespoke audio solutions for a long list of clients, whilst training a new generation of sound editors within Pinewood’s Creative Services team.

PETER HANSON

Sound Designer // Film + TV

(Bees Make HoneyThe Collection)

Pinewood Shepperton plc, U.K.

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CHARLES DENEEN

Sound Designer + Sound Supervision //Feature Trailers, Game Trailers, Commercials, TV + Film

Source Sound, Los Angeles

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TED GANNON

Founder, Senior Sound Designer, Mixer + Composer // Advertising

Super Exploder, New York

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ROBERT MACKENZIE

Oscar-Winning Sound Designer + Re-Recording Mixer // Film

(Hackshaw Ridge, Lion)


Jon has over 10 years of experience that has seen him work in some of London's top audio facilities. Since joining Factory in 2009, Jon's cutting edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus numerous MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale and the Clios. Most recently he worked on 'Home' which picked up the 2017 BAFTA for Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms. Jon is also a talented composer and has just completed his debut feature film score for Kissing Candice directed by Aoife McArdle. Produced by SIREN, this emotively charged score was premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film festival. You can hear more of Jon's composition work at jonclarke.org and for all composition wor, Jon is exclusively represented by SIREN.

Jon has over 10 years of experience that has seen him work in some of London's top audio facilities.

Since joining Factory in 2009, Jon's cutting edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus numerous MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale and the Clios. Most recently he worked on 'Home' which picked up the 2017 BAFTA for Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms.

Jon is also a talented composer and has just completed his debut feature film score for Kissing Candice directed by Aoife McArdle. Produced by SIREN, this emotively charged score was premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film festival. You can hear more of Jon's composition work at jonclarke.org and for all composition wor, Jon is exclusively represented by SIREN.

JON CLARKE

Sound Designer // Advertising

Composer // Film, TV + Advertising

Factory Studios, London

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SAM ASHWELL

Head Sound Engineer + Creative Partner //Advertising

750mph, London

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JOHNNIE BURN

Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor + Re-Recording Mixer // Film + Advertising

(The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster)

Wave Studios, London

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PETER HOLCOMBE

Sound Designer, Mixer, Partner //Advertising

Sound Lounge, New York

 

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MARTIN DIRKOV

Sound Designer // Advertising

Copenhagen

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Before becoming an independent Film Music Supervisor, Ian built his strong reputation through his work as Head of Film and TV for Polygram Records; Head of Film, TV and Advertising and ultimately Director of the department at Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.; and by placing artists such as LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY, THE CARDIGANS, MOBY, GOLDFRAPP, OVERSEER, GROOVE ARMADA, LAMB & SMASHMOUTH in many high profile advertising campaigns, TV and Film Productions. During his tenure at Polygram, one of Ian’s first big films, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, resulted in a double platinum soundtrack and a strong collaboration with Brit director Guy Ritchie. Ian was therefore Ritchie’s first choice for his follow up feature, SNATCH, during his period at Warner/Chappell. In 2005, Ian began to enjoy success as a Freelance Music Supervisor with many credits including CONTROL by Anton Corbin; JOE STRUMMER-THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN by Julien Temple; ST.TRINIANS 1 & 2; KIDULTHOOD; ADULTHOOD; ROCKNROLLA and OF TIME AND THE CITY from the highly acclaimed director Terence Davies. Other popular releases in the UK include NOWHERE BOY, KICK ASS, ALAN PARTRIDGE MOVIE, & 127 HOURS & SEX & DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL, which Ian is also an Executive Producer on. His work across all his projects include sourcing existing material, finding new original content, organizing pre-records, attaching score composers, full management of source & score budgets, film spotting, licensing and contracting, compiling soundtracks and much more. TV credits included RED RIDING TRILOGY directed by Julian Jarold, Anand Tucker & James Marsh for Revolution Films. Other TV shows include ECHO BEACH, ASHES TO ASHES & SKINS. As of May 2010 Ian took the role of Director of Music for Film and TV for Sony Music, overseeing Sony Music content into Advertising, TV, Film and Computer Games. His film successes have included The INBETWEENERS, KICK ASS 2, I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES soundtracks and many more. In the world of advertising: PALOMA FAITH’S cover of Never Tear Us Apart & TOM ODELL’S Real Love both in the coveted John Lewis advertising spots. Ian and his team were also responsible for the much-publicised brands tie-in of Daft Punk and the Lotus Formula One team. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno became the biggest synch track in 2015 and in 2016/17 has been instrumental in the Rag N Bone Man success, having secured many synchs around the globe. He continues to operate an independent music supervision company of which over the last year has supervised among others: FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (Paul McGuigan) ENGLAND IS MINE (Mark Gill) FREE FIRE (Ben Wheatley) BREATHE (Andy Serkis) and KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Matthew Vaughn)

Before becoming an independent Film Music Supervisor, Ian built his strong reputation through his work as Head of Film and TV for Polygram Records; Head of Film, TV and Advertising and ultimately Director of the department at Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.; and by placing artists such as LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY, THE CARDIGANS, MOBY, GOLDFRAPP, OVERSEER, GROOVE ARMADA, LAMB & SMASHMOUTH in many high profile advertising campaigns, TV and Film Productions.

During his tenure at Polygram, one of Ian’s first big films, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, resulted in a double platinum soundtrack and a strong collaboration with Brit director Guy Ritchie. Ian was therefore Ritchie’s first choice for his follow up feature, SNATCH, during his period at Warner/Chappell.

In 2005, Ian began to enjoy success as a Freelance Music Supervisor with many credits including CONTROL by Anton Corbin; JOE STRUMMER-THE FUTURE IS WRITTEN by Julien Temple; ST.TRINIANS 1 & 2; KIDULTHOOD; ADULTHOOD; ROCKNROLLA and OF TIME AND THE CITY from the highly acclaimed director Terence Davies. Other popular releases in the UK include NOWHERE BOY, KICK ASS, ALAN PARTRIDGE MOVIE, & 127 HOURS & SEX & DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL, which Ian is also an Executive Producer on.

His work across all his projects include sourcing existing material, finding new original content, organizing pre-records, attaching score composers, full management of source & score budgets, film spotting, licensing and contracting, compiling soundtracks and much more.

TV credits included RED RIDING TRILOGY directed by Julian Jarold, Anand Tucker & James Marsh for Revolution Films. Other TV shows include ECHO BEACH, ASHES TO ASHES & SKINS.

As of May 2010 Ian took the role of Director of Music for Film and TV for Sony Music, overseeing Sony Music content into Advertising, TV, Film and Computer Games. His film successes have included The INBETWEENERS, KICK ASS 2, I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES soundtracks and many more. In the world of advertising: PALOMA FAITH’S cover of Never Tear Us Apart & TOM ODELL’S Real Love both in the coveted John Lewis advertising spots.

Ian and his team were also responsible for the much-publicised brands tie-in of Daft Punk and the Lotus Formula One team. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno became the biggest synch track in 2015 and in 2016/17 has been instrumental in the Rag N Bone Man success, having secured many synchs around the globe.

He continues to operate an independent music supervision company of which over the last year has supervised among others: FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (Paul McGuigan) ENGLAND IS MINE (Mark Gill) FREE FIRE (Ben Wheatley) BREATHE (Andy Serkis) and KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Matthew Vaughn)

IAN NEIL

Freelance Film Music Supervisor / Director of Music for Film + TV at Sony Music Entertainment, London

Rudy Chung is partner at HTGR, music supervisors of Silicon Valley (HBO), Gotham (Fox), Entourage (HBO), CSI (CBS), and numerous independent films. He is also founding partner at Pusher, an artist agency that specializes in licensing and creating music for film trailers (recent finishes include Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, and Wonder Woman), and CLOAK, a new agency providing immersive music and audio solutions for premium VR/AR experiences.

Rudy Chung is partner at HTGR, music supervisors of Silicon Valley (HBO), Gotham (Fox), Entourage (HBO), CSI (CBS), and numerous independent films. He is also founding partner at Pusher, an artist agency that specializes in licensing and creating music for film trailers (recent finishes include Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, and Wonder Woman), and CLOAK, a new agency providing immersive music and audio solutions for premium VR/AR experiences.

RUDY CHUNG

Music Supervisor // Film, TV & Film Trailers

Partner at HTGR + Founding Partner at Pusher, Los Angeles

With 13 years of experience in the music business as a booking agent and talent scout, Ilana Goldstoff joined Sizzer Amsterdam in 2015 as Head of Sync & Licensing. In her role at Sizzer Amsterdam, Ilana has synced tracks for Heineken, Opel, Volkswagen, Audi and many other brands and campaigns.  Last year her sync for Heineken’s “When you Drive, Never Drink” campaign, which features the iconic ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, performed by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox ft. Nicole Atkins, won a Music+Sound award for ‘Best Sync’, as well several other awards for best use of synchronized music. Sizzer Amsterdam is an internationally operating music agency, always on the lookout for anything edgy or offbeat in both sound and spirit. While being one of the leading agencies in the world of music for images, it’s their network of unusual suspects and groundbreaking artists that help them combine creativity and experience as they help brands find truth, soul and vigour.  

With 13 years of experience in the music business as a booking agent and talent scout, Ilana Goldstoff joined Sizzer Amsterdam in 2015 as Head of Sync & Licensing.

In her role at Sizzer Amsterdam, Ilana has synced tracks for Heineken, Opel, Volkswagen, Audi and many other brands and campaigns. 

Last year her sync for Heineken’s “When you Drive, Never Drink” campaign, which features the iconic ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, performed by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox ft. Nicole Atkins, won a Music+Sound award for ‘Best Sync’, as well several other awards for best use of synchronized music.

Sizzer Amsterdam is an internationally operating music agency, always on the lookout for anything edgy or offbeat in both sound and spirit. While being one of the leading agencies in the world of music for images, it’s their network of unusual suspects and groundbreaking artists that help them combine creativity and experience as they help brands find truth, soul and vigour.

 

ILANA GOLDSTOFF

Head of Sync + Licensing // Advertising

Sizzer, Amsterdam

PJ Bloom is a 20-year Entertainment Industry veteran and has remained a top Music Supervisor for well over a decade. He is a two-time Guild of Music Supervisors Award winner, two-time ASCAP Award winner, four-time BMI Award winner, placed No. 80 on Billboard Magazine's annual Power 100 list, owns a Grammy-winning record label and is partners in one of the top Music Supervision firms in the US. PJ's career soundtrack sales tally more than 50 million singles and 15 million albums worldwide. As the Music Supervisor for the groundbreaking Glee franchise, his work holds the record for most charted songs by a single act in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, surpassing Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. PJ has created unique soundtracks for over a thousand episodes of television and fifty films as well as video games, advertisements and even amusement park thrill rides. He has collaborated with such prolific filmmakers and television producers as Steven Spielberg, Ryan Murphy, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott while rendering his distinctive brand to nearly every studio and network in the Hollywood system. PJ is a partner at Neophonic Music & Media, one of the largest and most highly decorated full-service Music Supervision and Consulting firms in the US. Neophonic's recent credits include Game of Thrones, The Americans, The People v. OJ Simpson, Westworld, Vinyl, Feud, American Horror Story and True Detective. PJ owns Black Magnetic Records and Publishing, a full service entity dedicated to harvesting and championing new artists and music. Black Magnetic artists and writers have sold over 17 million singles, claimed three Top 10 hits including two worldwide #1's and won a Grammy Award.

PJ Bloom is a 20-year Entertainment Industry veteran and has remained a top Music Supervisor for well over a decade. He is a two-time Guild of Music Supervisors Award winner, two-time ASCAP Award winner, four-time BMI Award winner, placed No. 80 on Billboard Magazine's annual Power 100 list, owns a Grammy-winning record label and is partners in one of the top Music Supervision firms in the US.

PJ's career soundtrack sales tally more than 50 million singles and 15 million albums worldwide. As the Music Supervisor for the groundbreaking Glee franchise, his work holds the record for most charted songs by a single act in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, surpassing Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown.

PJ has created unique soundtracks for over a thousand episodes of television and fifty films as well as video games, advertisements and even amusement park thrill rides. He has collaborated with such prolific filmmakers and television producers as Steven Spielberg, Ryan Murphy, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott while rendering his distinctive brand to nearly every studio and network in the Hollywood system.

PJ is a partner at Neophonic Music & Media, one of the largest and most highly decorated full-service Music Supervision and Consulting firms in the US. Neophonic's recent credits include Game of Thrones, The Americans, The People v. OJ Simpson, Westworld, Vinyl, Feud, American Horror Story and True Detective.

PJ owns Black Magnetic Records and Publishing, a full service entity dedicated to harvesting and championing new artists and music. Black Magnetic artists and writers have sold over 17 million singles, claimed three Top 10 hits including two worldwide #1's and won a Grammy Award.

PJ BLOOM

Freelance Music Supervisor / Senior Vice President of Film + TV Music + Soundtracks at Warner Bros. Records, Los Angeles

Fred is the perfect combination of composer and supervisor, he represents the Native ethos, whatever the project, whatever the approach - he has the skills and experience to offer the solution. On top of all that he is one of the friendliest guys around. As well as overseeing our other composers and supervision projects, Fred has been writing for commercials for over six years; it is his biggest passion, and during his career he has scored huge tracks for clients as diverse as the BBC, Samsung, Landrover and Durex.

Fred is the perfect combination of composer and supervisor, he represents the Native ethos, whatever the project, whatever the approach - he has the skills and experience to offer the solution. On top of all that he is one of the friendliest guys around.

As well as overseeing our other composers and supervision projects, Fred has been writing for commercials for over six years; it is his biggest passion, and during his career he has scored huge tracks for clients as diverse as the BBC, Samsung, Landrover and Durex.

FRED ASHWORTH

Head of Production // Advertising

Native Music Supervision and Production, London

 

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REBECCA GRIERSON

Executive Producer

Sixty Four Music, New York

Pia Hoffman has been the creative hub for directors, producers, composers, publishers and labels alike and is known as one of Europes leading music supervisors for film and television. She runs her own company music supervising, a consultancy for music concepts, licensing, and rights exploitation for film music and provides film producers and directors with music supervision services. 

Pia Hoffman has been the creative hub for directors, producers, composers, publishers and labels alike and is known as one of Europes leading music supervisors for film and television. She runs her own company music supervising, a consultancy for music concepts, licensing, and rights exploitation for film music and provides film producers and directors with music supervision services. 

PIA HOFFMAN

Music Supervisor // Film + TV

 

 

Leland Music is a music consultancy service for brands, ad agencies and film production companies made up of a specialist team of individuals with a vast musical knowledge and a sharp creative vision.  Since its inception in 2005 Leland Music has helped to create many award-winning advertising campaigns and music partnerships for brands including John Lewis, Tesco, Hovis, Lloyds TSB, Nike, and Honda.

Leland Music is a music consultancy service for brands, ad agencies and film production companies made up of a specialist team of individuals with a vast musical knowledge and a sharp creative vision.  Since its inception in 2005 Leland Music has helped to create many award-winning advertising campaigns and music partnerships for brands including John Lewis, Tesco, Hovis, Lloyds TSB, Nike, and Honda.

TOBY WILLIAMS

Music Supervisor // Advertising + Film

Leland Music, London

 

 ADVERTISING CREATIVES + PRODUCERS

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JEAN SCOFIELD

Music Producer + Music Supervisor

McGarry Bowen, New York

Federico was born in Milan where he pursued a multidisciplinary education encompassing both economics and visual arts. He has 10 years of experience as an integrated and executive producer, leading creative teams in developing and implementing innovative marketing programs for wide ranging clients, winning many awards in the process.  Federico has gained valuable industry experience working with international production companies and advertising agencies where he produced for clients such as:  Alpitour, Accenture, Adidas, Acer, Unilever, Vodafone , Mc Donalds, Eni, Generali, Google EMEA, YouTube EMEA, BNL, Danone, Ray-Ban, Patrizia Pepe, Nivea, Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, Miele, Beko, Fiera Milano, Henkel, Mars, Vichy, Ferrero, Fendi, Bulgari, Bertrand, Pershing, Dompè, Kme, Kairos, Samsung, RAI, Sky, Telecom Italia, Sony, Slam-Jam, Carhartt, La Martina, MaxMara, Unicredit, PlayStation, Nike, Zodiak, Freemantle, Fastweb, Bmw, Mini Cooper, Motorrad, Becks.

Federico was born in Milan where he pursued a multidisciplinary education encompassing both economics and visual arts.

He has 10 years of experience as an integrated and executive producer, leading creative teams in developing and implementing innovative marketing programs for wide ranging clients, winning many awards in the process. 

Federico has gained valuable industry experience working with international production companies and advertising agencies where he produced for clients such as: 

Alpitour, Accenture, Adidas, Acer, Unilever, Vodafone , Mc Donalds, Eni, Generali, Google EMEA, YouTube EMEA, BNL, Danone, Ray-Ban, Patrizia Pepe, Nivea, Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere della Sera, Miele, Beko, Fiera Milano, Henkel, Mars, Vichy, Ferrero, Fendi, Bulgari, Bertrand, Pershing, Dompè, Kme, Kairos, Samsung, RAI, Sky, Telecom Italia, Sony, Slam-Jam, Carhartt, La Martina, MaxMara, Unicredit, PlayStation, Nike, Zodiak, Freemantle, Fastweb, Bmw, Mini Cooper, Motorrad, Becks.

FEDERICO FORNASARI

Creative Production Director

M&C Saatchi, Milan

Jocelyn Brown is a music supervisor, producer, DJ, musician, writer and conduit. A native of Pensacola, Florida, she has championed music professionally since 1998, starting as a college radio disc jockey at Florida State University. She has worked for independent record labels, music production houses and advertising agencies, playing records as DJ Clerical Error in her free time. She has recently contributed written and compiled works for Impose and Rookie, and serves as a licensing consultant for International Anthem Recording Company. Outside of agency life, she is also working as one of two music supervisors on the unscripted series America to Me, helmed by acclaimed director Steve James. She currently works as the Senior Music Producer for Leo Burnett USA and lives in Chicago. 

Jocelyn Brown is a music supervisor, producer, DJ, musician, writer and conduit.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, she has championed music professionally since 1998, starting as a college radio disc jockey at Florida State University. She has worked for independent record labels, music production houses and advertising agencies, playing records as DJ Clerical Error in her free time. She has recently contributed written and compiled works for Impose and Rookie, and serves as a licensing consultant for International Anthem Recording Company. Outside of agency life, she is also working as one of two music supervisors on the unscripted series America to Me, helmed by acclaimed director Steve James. She currently works as the Senior Music Producer for Leo Burnett USA and lives in Chicago. 

JOCELYN BROWN

Senior Music Producer 

Leo Burnett, Chicago

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MICHAEL SCHACHTNER

Executive Creative Director

BBDO, Berlin