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Steven Gizicki
(music supervisor,
La La Land)
Julia Michels
(music supervisor, A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3)
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Julianne Jordan
(music supervisor, A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3)
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Bonnie Greenberg
(music supervisor)
MODERATOR

Seasoned music supervisors Julianne, Julia and Steve will take you through the process of making a music-driven movie with on-camera performances. They will specifically be discussing the upcoming “A Star Is Born”, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise and “La La Land”.

TYPE: Presentation and Discussion

ROOM: TAPER HALL 102

(130 Seated)

TIME: 2:00pm - 2:50pm

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Steven Gizicki
(music supervisor, La La Land)

Grammy-winning Music Supervisor Steven Gizicki is best known for his work on Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, which won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song and Original Score as well as the BAFTA for Best Film Music. The music of La La Land also scored two Grammy awards for Compilation Soundtrack and Score Soundtrack albums and Steven was awarded two prizes from the Guild of Music Supervisors for his work. His recent projects include the upcoming Warner Animation Group musical Smallfoot starring Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Common, buzzy Cannes film Arctic and Teen Spirit which stars Elle Fanning as an aspiring pop star and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. He also lent a hand on recent cultural zeitgeist Crazy Rich Asians, overseeing several of the music sequences on location in Asia. His next project is the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon, with the creative team behind Hamilton and Grease Live! and starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams.

 

Previously, Steven was head of Music at Lucasfilm and served as in-house Music Supervisor at Disney Animation. He also spent several years in the record label business as a Soundtrack executive at PolyGram Records and as Marketing executive at Virgin Records, where he worked closely with music icons like David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz and Sex Pistols.

Julia Michels is one of Format’s earliest members and one of the most significant figures in the film and music industry today.

 

Michels began her career as a music executive for Twentieth Century Fox, where she supervised all music for projects across Twentieth’s myriad divisions. She left FOX to run the soundtrack department across all labels in the EMI Records’ family and then went on to oversee music for MGM Pictures.

 

Currently, Michels is one of the most sought-after and experienced music supervisors in the industry. Her films have garnered both critical acclaim and over $2 Billion Dollars in worldwide ticket sales.

 

Michels is the winner of the 2010 and 2012 awards for Outstanding Music Supervision in film by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the winner of the 2011, 2012 and 2017 awards for Best Supervision in Film by the Guild of Music Supervisors. In 2015, she received a Billboard Music Award, an American Music Award, and Grammy nomination for her work on Pitch Perfect 2. Michels is the current Vice President for the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy for which she has been a board member for 6 years.

 

Select credits include: A Star Is Born, Greatest Showman, Pitch Perfect 1, 2 &3, Trolls, Bad Moms, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (franchise), A Single Man, The Blind Side, Sex and the City 1 & 2, The Devil Wears Prada and many more.

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Julia Michels
(music supervisor, A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3)
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Julianne Jordan
(music supervisor, A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3)

Julianne Jordan is one of the original members of Format, an influential and lead creative member of the company's brand efforts, and is unquestionably one of the most prominent and respected music supervisors in the industry.

An accomplished violist who studied her craft at Skidmore College, Julianne’s career as a music supervisor began to take flight when director Doug Liman brought her in to work on a small independent picture called Swingers. The film ignited the “swing” craze in the 90s, spawned a new type of vernacular, and pushed the public’s interest in retro swing music into hyper drive. The soundtrack quickly went Gold and Julianne has not stopped working since.

Julianne’s expertise is well recognized; she is frequently brought in to supervise, consult, or executive music produce on films and projects where a high level of creativity and technical expertise is required to re-imagine sonic concepts and execute difficult on-screen scenarios.  Examples of this creativity and skill are showcased in Alvin and the Chipmunks, where Julianne helped reinvent a classic sound, and throughout the Pitch Perfect franchise, breathing fresh life into the classic world of a cappella music. Julianne's work  extends well beyond the silver screen, allowing her the opportunities to supervise live concert productions of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (2016) and "Beauty and the Beast" (2018) at the world famous Hollywood Bowl.

Julianne has served two terms on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and has won numerous awards and accolades for her innovative approach to supervision. She has taken home two Music Supervisor of the Year awards from the Guild of Music Supervisors, a 2015 American Music Award, and both a Grammy nomination and Billboard Music Award for Best Soundtrack for her exemplary work in Pitch Perfect 2

Julianne’s select credits include: A Star Is Born, Pitch Perfect 1,2&3, Trolls, Edge of Tomorrow, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1&2, Mr and Mrs Smith, The Bourne Identity.

Bonnie Greenberg has been integrally involved with over 80 films spanning all budgets and genres —including documentaries LOVE, MARILYN, PEGGY GUGGENHEIM, THE HUNTING GROUND and the current RBG; films MENACE II SOCIETY, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, UNDERCOVER BROTHER, DEAD PRESIDENTS, THE BEST MAN, THE MASK, THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, PLEASANTVILLE, TAKE THE LEAD, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, WHAT WOMAN WANT, THE SANTA CLAUSE, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, IT’S COMPLICATED, and the hit series “Desperate Housewives”.

 

For THE HUNTING GROUND, Bonnie Executive Produced Diane Warren/Lady Gaga’s title song "Til It Happens to You"; the only song in film music history to be nominated for an Emmy, Oscar and Grammy in the same year, 2016.

 

Greenberg has been featured in the book “How I Broke into Hollywood: Tales from the Trenches” and the documentaries: American Movie Classics “The American Soundtrack Story”, “CNN Music, Movies and Magic” “VH1’ 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 and 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. She is an adjunct professor at UCLA Graduate Film School and the MEIM graduate program at Carnegie Mellon. She is a 30-year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Greenberg is one of the founding members of the Guild of Music Supervisors.

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Bonnie Greenberg
(music supervisor)
MODERATOR