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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Jonathan Zalben

Jonathan Zalben

Composer/Music Supervisor, First Frame Music

Jonathan Zalben creates compelling soundtracks for pictures, drawing on his decades-long experience in music, film, television and media art. He studied violin and music composition at Juilliard Pre-College, Yale, and NYU.

Film/TV credits include the Oscar-nominated film Redemption (HBO) directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill; Alone (NY Times Op-Doc) directed by Garrett Bradley, which won the Sundance Jury Award and was shortlisted for an Oscar; There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (HBO) directed by Liz Garbus; On Pointe (Disney+) directed by Larissa Bills; Just Before I Go (Starz) directed by Courteney Cox; and No Way Jose (Sony Pictures) directed by Adam Goldberg.

Zalben's art has been viewed at the Hammer Museum in LA, MASS MoCa, Boston Public Library, Sony Wonder Technology Lab in NYC, and art galleries around the world. He won an award for his media art collaboration, Compound Pilot, at SXSW. To learn more, please visit

GMS 2023: Through a Supervisor's Eyes: Exploring the Editorial Process

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 3:00 PM

This panel will explore how music supervisors in film and television work throughout the editorial process, working picture, sound and music editors. We will look at how a music supervisor can be integral in the process of both on-camera and background music and how important it can be to interface with the people putting it all together in post-production.

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