CONNECTING THE DOTS:
THE MEDIA MUSIC PROCESS
Discussing the role of a music supervisor and the media music process.
Featuring: Season Kent ('The Fault In Our Stars', 'Revenge'), Gabe Hilfer ('Black Swan', 'The Wrestler', 'Tryant'),
David Klotz (Music Editor 'Game of Thrones', 'American Horror Story'), and Anton Monsted (SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
Moderated by Amanda Krieg Thomas ('Fake Off', 'Grace Stirs Up Success')
Season Kent is a Los Angeles-based Music Supervisor and co-president of the music supervision company Full Pursuit. Throughout over a decade spent in the world of Music Supervision, Season has overseen 30+ films and numerous television shows. Recent highlights include How To Be Single, Magic Mike XXL, Paper Towns and The Longest Ride. Last summer, Season music supervised the hugely successful feature film and soundtrack to John Green’s best selling book The Fault In Our Stars that earned platinum sales of Charlie XCX’s “Boom Clap” as well as winning Season the “Best Music Supervision 2014 Film Under 25 Million” award at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. Season also enjoys ongoing work in television with The CW’s breakout hits Arrow and The Flash. Under their supervision company FULL PURSUIT, Season and partner Gabe Hilfer collaborate on many film and TV shows such as the upcoming Warner Pictures/DC Comic’s film Suicide Squad and the new CBS show Supergirl. Previous highlights include The Sundance darling The Spectacular Now and FX’s Tyrant. Season is a member of The National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
(SVP Music, 20th Century Fox)
Anton Monsted is Senior Vice President of Music at Twentieth Century Fox, a position he has held since 2013. In this role, he oversees music on films for the filmed entertainment divisions at the studio. Prior to this, Anton worked on four feature films and numerous other productions with Baz Luhrmann. His involvement in film music began with Luhrmann’s film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996). Following the film’s success, he co-founded Luhrmann’s music company, Bazmark Music, and served as Music Supervisor and Executive Music Producer on Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge! (2001). Anton was Executive Music Supervisor for the film and soundtrack for Australia (2008). Between 2009 and 2013, Anton was the General Manager of Luhrmann’s production company, working between their offices in Sydney and New York. He was Co-Producer and Executive Music Supervisor of Luhrmann’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2013).
Gabe Hilfer is a Los Angeles based music supervisor and co-president of Full Pursuit. A native New Yorker, Gabe has lived in Los Angeles since 2007. He started his music career as a late night DJ at The University of Michigan and moved into the music business when he graduated. After 5 years at BMG, he left to pursue artist management and eventually found music supervision and fell in love with it. With his first feature film experience coming while still in New York, Gabe worked on such acclaimed films as The Wrestler, Black Swan, and The Wackness. More recently, Gabe has found a balance between film and television projects, both of which bring their own challenges and rewards. With recent films like Project X, The Place Beyond The Pines, End of Watch, Get Hard and recent television projects like Blackish, Eastbound and Down and The Strain, Gabe has been keeping himself busy. Gabe is a two-time winner of the Music Supervisor of the Year award from the Guild of Music Supervisors for feature films under $25M.
David Klotz is an Emmy award winning music editor for film and television. He began his career in the music department for PolyGram Filmed Entertainment coordinating scoring sessions for the studio's films. In 1999, he left PolyGram and began music supervising (Memento) and in 2003, started working as a music editor on the television shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly. In 2005, David formed his own music editorial company working on HBO's Entourage, FOX's Prison Break and the feature films Iron Man, Eat Pray Love and the Glee 3D Movie. David has won Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards for his work on the FOX series Glee and HBO's Game of Thrones. He won Emmys for both Game of Thrones (2012) and American Horror Story (2014). Also a musician and songwriter, David co-wrote and performed the theme song to the 2001 Robert Rodriguez blockbuster, Spy Kids.
Amanda Krieg Thomas
Amanda Krieg Thomas has music supervised a wide variety of projects, most recently bringing her experience to the stellar team at Neophonic. She is currently working on independent film Girl Flu, starring Katee Sackhoff and Jeremy Sisto. Highlights over the past year include performance competition show, Fake Off (truTV), intimate drama, French Dirty (Homegrown Pictures), and Grace Stirs Up Success (Mattel). Amanda began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, before moving to Reveille (now Endemol Shine North America), where she music supervised unscripted shows Commercial Kings (IFC) and One Born Every Minute (Lifetime). At the start of 2012, she joined Format Entertainment as Music Coordinator on projects such as Pitch Perfect 1 and 2 (Gold Circle Films/Universal), The Other Woman (Fox) and ABC comedy, Trophy Wife. Prior music supervision projects include documentaries Operation Popcorn, airing on PBS in 2016, Off The Floor, and Going Attractions, and comedies, The Back-Up Bride and June, Adrift.