Bonnie Greenberg has been at the forefront of entertainment integrating music and motion pictures for over two decades. She is a firm believer that music should enhance and support the visual images of film.
She began her career in the entertainment industry working as an attorney and then business affairs executive at MCA Records, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. She authored various music chapters of the Matthew Bender four volume practical law treatise entitled, “Negotiating Contracts in the Entertainment Industry”. Seizing upon the opportunity to merge music and film, she decided to leave the executive desk and enter the world of production and music supervision.
Greenberg has been integrally involved with over 80 films spanning all budgets and genres — from documentaries BOBBY FISHER AGAINST THE WORLD, LOVE, MARILYN, independent films SPANKING THE MONKEY, HAIRSPRAY, MENACE II SOCIETY, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, mid-budget independent and studio films such as UNDERCOVER BROTHER, DEAD PRESIDENTS, THE BEST MAN, THE MASK, RAT RACE, THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, PLEASANTVILLE, TAKE THE LEAD, to major studio blockbusters including MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, WHAT WOMAN WANT, THE SANTA CLAUSE, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, IT’S COMPLICATED, to the hit series “Desperate Housewives”.
She has worked repeatedly with established directors such as Jerry Zucker, Ron Howard, Malcolm Lee, P.J. Hogan, Nancy Meyers and The Hughes Brothers. Greenberg consulted for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, overseeing the music in all of their original productions. Most recently she was one of the producers of the made for TV original musical film, DEAR DUMB DIARY, the independent film HALFWAY and the controversial documentary, “THE HUNTING GROUND”. She is also in post-production on another original feature film musical entitled BASMATI BLUES.
Greenberg has been featured in the book “How I Broke into Hollywood: Tales from the Trenches”. She has also been featured in the documentaries: American Movie Classics “The American Soundtrack Story”, “CNN Music, Movies and Magic” “VHI’ s Top 100 Best Movie Songs, and Top 100 Best Movie Dance Numbers “. She has produced or executive produced numerous gold and platinum soundtrack albums. She received an NAACP award for album of the year for her work on THE BEST MAN.
Greenberg is a frequent lecturer on the use of music in films and is an adjunct professor at UCLA Graduate Film School where she teaches music supervision.
Ms. Greenberg produced the equity waiver stage production of John Ford Noonan’s “Getting Through the Night”. As a volunteer, she worked for the State of New York in preparing materials to educate children in the State’s drug program that earned her the Governor’s Plaque Award.
Greenberg received a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She is on the advisory board of the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute @Southwestern University School of Law. She is an active member of the New York Bar. She is a 30-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She is one of the founding members of the Guild of Music Supervisors.
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FILM MUSIC SUPERVISION
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