START ME UP: OPENING REMARKS

 

President of the Guild of Music Superviors John Houlihan (Music Supervisor, "Southpaw", "John Wick") and Head of the Education Committe for the Guild Thomas Golubić (Music Supervisor, "Breaking Bad", "The Walking Dead") welcome the audeince to dicuss the goals of our conference, the Guild of Music Supervisors, and highlight some notable events thoughtout the day.

John Houlihan
(President, Guild of Music Supervisors)

Since working on the critically acclaimed music film Mr. Holland’s Opus John Houlihan has become a veteran Music Supervisor/Music Producer who has helped shape more than 70 feature films, numerous television projects and dozens of popular soundtrack albums. Highlights include Training Day which earned a Best Actor Academy Award for Denzel Washington, all three Austin Powers films, and both of the Charlie’s Angels films. Recent releases include Looper, Don Jon, Let’s Be Cops, the animated film musical The Book of Life and the Keanu Reeve’s thriller John Wick.

Documentary project highlights are Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s U2 film called “From The Sky Down” and Davis’ acclaimed public education exploration “Waiting For ‘Superman’.” John was Co-Producer and Music Supervisor for the entertainment industry documentary film “SUPERMENSCH: The Legend Of Shep Gordon” which marks the directing debut of Mike Myers. John also worked on several films that were part the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns for President Barack Obama. He is currently working on the Antoine Fuqua directed drama Southpaw which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forrest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams.

Thomas Golubić
(Head of Education Committee, Guild of Music Supervisors)

Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor, DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Halt and Catch Fire, the HBO series Six Feet Under, and the Showtime series Ray Donovan, among many other film & television projects. He is a founding and board member of the Guild of Music Supervisors, and is currently the head of their education committee. The Guild twice awarded Thomas with “Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama” for his work on Breaking Bad.

He was twice nominated for Grammy awards for producing volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack album, and with former partner Gary Calamar was responsible for the use of Sia’s “Breathe Me” in the final scene of the series. It is considered one of the most memorable uses of music in television, and launched Sia’s music career in America. Thomas is also responsible for producing four soundtrack albums for The Walking Dead, the Breaking Bad soundtrack, and has assembled various remix projects for EMI-Capitol Records and MGM, including reinterpretations of Peggy Lee, The Beach Boys, Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme and EMI’s Christmas Classics remix compilation ‘Merry Mixmas’.