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Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

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?

Thursday, October 12, 2023

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.

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