MUSIC EDITOR HEROICS

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Jason Newman (Music Editor, JTN Music)
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Michael T. Ryan
(Music Editor)
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Stephen Lotwis
(Music Editor)
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Gary Calamar
(Music Supervisor)
MODERATOR

A team of the industry's top Music Editors outline the (often unsung) heroics of on-set playback assistance, temp score navigation, music previews, music advocacy on the mixing stage, cue sheet delivery while also offering tips to music supervisors and composers on how to make the most of the team effort.

TYPE: Moderated Panel Discussion

ROOM: SIMON RAMO HALL

(100 Seated)

TIME: 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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Jason Newman 
(Music Editor, JTN Music)

Jason Tregoe Newman is an Emmy award winning music editor, engineer, composer, producer, and the founder of JTN Music and Tregoe Enterprises Inc. Jason is known for his versatile work on a wide range of genres, including Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Cosmos, Preacher, VEEP, Ozark, Community, Watchmen and El Superbeasto. His most recent works include Better Call Saul, Kidding, Brooklyn 99, Preacher, The Good Place, The Chi, A Million Little Things, The Magicians and Deadly Class.

Jason began his career in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a dual-major in Film Scoring and Music Business.

After Graduating, Jason moved to New York City, working as a staff recording and mixing engineer for industry leading jingle house North Forty Music. Jason quickly began making a name for himself in NYC, and was presented with the opportunity to expand from commercials to tv & film in Los Angeles, CA.

Since his move in 2002, Jason has created an award winning music editorial company, JTN Music, that is known throughout the industry for its standard of excellence. Jason has been awarded Emmy’s and Golden Reels being nominated 14 times for outstanding music editorial.

Michael T. Ryan is a multi-award winning film music editor based in Los Angeles. In a career that has spanned 30 years he has worked on over 100 feature films and television shows including The Last of the Mohicans, The Passion of the Christ, Charlie’s Angels, Hitch, Spiderman 3 and the series Bates Motel. His most recent work includes the CBS series Seal Team the Amazon series Sneaky Pete and the Paramount Animation feature film Sherlock Gnomes.

In addition to his work in feature films and television, Michael is one of the instructors for the annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, sharing his experience in the art and craft of music editing with up and coming composers. He is also a frequent guest speaker in several university film and music programs. He was also the music editor and film coordinator for two live score- to-film shows at the Hollywood Bowl; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Beauty and the Beast.

Michael is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, the Recording Academy and the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He has been nominated for the MPSE Golden Reel Award for Music Editing 16 times and has won three times. He likes Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Michael T. Ryan
(Music Editor)
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Stephen Lotwis (Music Editor)

With over 40 major film credits to date, Stephen Lotwis has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s finest and most successful filmmakers, including Baz Luhrmann, George Clooney, Michael Bay, 

Michael Mann, Adam Sandler, and Brad Peyton.  Best known for his work on the film Moulin Rouge, for which he earned an MPSE Golden Reel Award, 

Stephen also received nominations for Bobby, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Stigmata, and The Wedding Singer. 



His credits are as diverse as Sasha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator; indie comedies like Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket; Miguel Arteta’s films The Good Girl and Youth in Revolt,family films like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Adam Sandler’s,The Wedding Singer, and Big Daddy; and dramas like Heat and The Island.

Stephen’s music editing talent developed from formal music training and working as a musician.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he studied guitar from a lineage of jazz greats, like Bucky Pizzarelli, Mel Lewis, and Thad Jones. Owner of his own production studio, Stephen engineered and produced independent records for Boston area artists and taught music in the Office of The Arts at Harvard University.

 Stephen is a powerful addition to any filmmaking team, bringing musical depth and technical excellence.  He enjoys collaborating with filmmakers and composers to realize their artistic visions through the power of music. 

Gary Calamar, president of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who has overseen the music on some of the most acclaimed and popular shows on television including “True Blood”, “Six Feet Under”, “Dexter”, “Entourage”, "Weeds" and "House”. Gary’s current projects include “The Man In The High Castle” (Amazon), and “Titans” (DC Universe/WB). Gary is a veteran DJ at public radio tastemakers KCRW and the author of "Record Store Days" (with Phil Gallo). Gary is also a songwriter and co-wrote the song “Let’s Boot and Rally” performed by Iggy Pop for True Blood.

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Gary Calamar
(Music Supervisor)
MODERATOR