Music Industry News Network [07-24-2017]

Republic Records Names Industry-Leading Music Supervisor Dana Sano Executive Vice President Of Film & Television


Republic Records welcomes industry leading GRAMMY Award-nominated music supervisor Dana Sano in the role of Executive Vice President of Film & Television—as announced today by Co-Founders and Chief Executives Monte and Avery Lipman. Ms. Sano will head the department out of the Los Angeles, CA office.

Over the course of her illustrious 25-year career, more than 100-plus films, and tenure as a Senior Music Executive at New Line Cinema, she has overseen influential soundtracks and scores, working hand-in-hand with Academy Award-winning luminaries, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Sir Richard Attenborough, David Fincher, and more. Collaborating closely with Republic as an independent music supervisor throughout the past decade, Ms. Sano would shepherd the platinum-certified Academy Award-nominated soundtrack albums for the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, personally achieving a 2016 GRAMMY nod.

In this new role, Ms. Sano will oversee all film and television projects and also augment the launch of the new Federal Films initiative, which will explore non-traditional opportunities for film and TV on behalf of Republic in conjunction with Universal Music Group's Polygram Entertainment division.

About her addition to the team, Monte comments, "I've always admired Dana's independence, resourcefulness, and long-standing relationships with today's top filmmakers and studio executives; her ability to navigate seamlessly through shark-infested waters of Hollywood is nothing short of extraordinary."

"We're thrilled to have Dana join the creative team of Republic Records. Simply stated, her track-record speaks for itself," adds Avery.

"An entrepreneurial engine drives Republic," says Ms. Sano. "They're constantly looking ahead, innovating, and setting the pace for the industry at large. Republic's expansion into content branding will allow for bigger opportunities in the film, tv and theatre mediums. It's an amazing honor to embark on this next chapter with them."

Currently, Ms. Sano is working on the third installment of Fifty Shades of Grey: Freed—opening in theaters worldwide February 2018. Most recently, she was invited to join this year's class of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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