Independent Film and TV Producer/Director/Music Supervisor
Jonathan McHugh is a veteran independent TV and film producer/director/music supervisor who, over the past few decades, has held high ranking creative and marketing positions at some of the world’s largest entertainment companies including New Line Cinema/Warner Films, Zomba/Sony Films & Music and Def Jam Films/Universal Music. He was recently named the Hilton-Baldridge Eminent Scholar/Tenured Chair in Music Industry Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans.
McHugh has produced 35 films and TV shows with and about some of pop culture’s biggest stars including Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Janis Joplin, Snoop Dogg, Muhammad Ali and Ludacris.
He has produced TV shows including Paramount’s “Sun Records” and is currently producing the unscripted show “Deeper Than Ink” as well as directing and producing a documentary film on the legendary ‘60s icon Ray Conniff. He recently directed two documentaries on the psychological profiles of hard rock fans “Long Live Rock…Celebrate the Chaos” and the Comic Con culture with “Cosplay Universe.”
McHugh has music supervised and produced soundtracks for over 100 visual media projects including “Austin Powers,” “The Wedding Singer,” the Saw film series, the film and Starz TV show “Blindspotting” and is currently music supervising season two of the animated “Freak Brothers” TV series featuring John Goodman, Pete Davidson and Tiffany Haddish, the documentary film “Never Enough! The Freddy DeMann” and the narrative comedy “Re-election.”
McHugh is a Producers Guild Documentary jury member, New Orleans Film Fest board member, former Grammy Trustee/President of the LA Chapter, and co-founder of the Guild of Music Supervisors.
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GMS 2023: Creating Custom Music For Sync: How Do Artists Get The Gigs?
10/12/23, 11:45 PM
Finding opportunities to write songs and create music for visual media projects is the holy grail for working musicians and creators. While creating custom music can be incredibly lucrative, more often than not it's incredibly frustrating due to the spec nature of the game. Learn valuable secrets from leading industry professionals, artists and composers along multiple points of this complicated ecosystem who have successfully cracked the code and are generating revenue on a daily basis.
GMS 2023: Music Supervision Film & TV Deep Dive with Stephanie Diaz-Matos
10/12/23, 9:00 PM
GMS Award winning music supervisor Stephanie Diaz Matos has done it all…but she's far from done.
From working at legendary indie label London Records to music supervising in advertising at McGarry Bowen, co-founding Search Party Music, music supervising high-level TV series like Baz Lurhmann’s NY based birth of hip-hop series “The Get Down” to the Emmy-nominated drama series “P-Valley” to her current position as the head of Issa Rae’s music company Raedio, she has crafted an unbelievable career to date.
Please join us for a deep dive into her music supervision work as we look at Stephanie’s clips and discuss some of the favorite supe moments as well as what’s it’s like working with a multi-hyphenate talent like Issa Rae.
GMS 2022: So... What's It Like on the Inside? An NYC Agency Music Supervisor Roundtable
10/13/22, 4:00 PM
Advertising Agencies are mysterious places. How does anything get done and how does great work get made? Does it always see the light of day? NYC-based agency music supervisors come together for a focused conversation about their day to day in the trenches with copy writers, art directors, brand clients, editors, composers, artists and more.
GMS 2020: A Music Spotting Session for Visual Media: Behind the Curtain
10/15/20, 8:00 PM
An important panel/workshop that breaks down the challenges and opportunities of how music is created in today’s Zoom world, the collaborative process, and new tools and techniques available to all members of the creative and placement ecosystem.