Jonathan Zalben

Owner, First Frame Music

Jonathan Zalben is a music supervisor and composer, and runs the music licensing company, First Frame Music. Recent work includes music for �Axios on HBO�, as well as HBO Documentary Films, �Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America� directed by Matthew O�Neill and Perry Peltz. Zalben also music supervised Jon Alpert�s Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary �Cuba and the Cameraman�. In narrative film, Zalben has supervised Bruce Thierry Cheung�s �Don�t Come Back from the Moon� starring James Franco and Rashida Jones, Courteney Cox�s directorial debut �Just Before I Go� (Starz), and Adam Goldberg�s �No Way Jose� (Sony). Zalben wrote original music for the HBO mini-series �15: A Quinceanera Story� directed by Matthew O�Neill and Thalia, �Life on Parole� for Frontline/PBS, as well as the documentary short �Alone� directed by Garrett Bradley, which was on the Oscar shortlist and won a Sundance Jury Award. Zalben scored the Oscar-nominated HBO documentary, �Redemption� directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O�Neill, as well as the HBO Documentary �There�s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane� directed by Liz Garbus. He has also written music for many narrative features for companies including Sony, Netflix, Lionsgate, and Starz.