The Guild of Music Supervisors, a non-profit organization that promotes the craft of Music Supervision, has announced the creation of its Canadian Chapter.
Michael A. Perlmutter, owner of Instinct Entertainment and 20-year Music Supervisor veteran, is appointed as President of the Canadian arm with a mandate to create awareness of the significant role music supervision has in the production of all film, television, gaming and new media industries in Canada.
In addition, it will work to educate and create community among emerging supervisors, and to share knowledge with colleagues in Canada to foster solutions to industry challenges and changing landscapes.
“The recent news that the Emmys will now be recognizing Music Supervisors with an ‘Outstanding Music Supervision’ category is indicative of how much our industry has grown over the past decade,” Perlmutter said in a release.
“That growth has been exponential in Canada and it was definitely the right time to band together to form our own chapter. We are looking forward to offering our clients the best creative and administrative services possible as well as introducing educational programs for emerging supervisors and for the entire ‘filmed media’ industry.”
“We’re excited that our colleagues have come together to address the critical issues of being a Canadian Music Supervisor and develop their unique version of the profession,” said John Houlihan, President, Guild Of Music Supervisors, US. “It is amazing to see such great involvement from Music Supervisors across Canada and we look forward to the creative achievements and developments of our craft that are certain to occur.”
Joining Perlmutter as officers of the Canadian Guild are co-Vice Presidents David Hayman (Supergroup Sonic Branding Co., Toronto) and Natasha Duprey (Silent Joe, Vancouver).
Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (alphabetical order):
Amy Fritz, Christine Leslie, Cody Partridge, David Hayman, Dondrea Erauw, Gavin Alexander, Heather Gardner, Jody Colero, John Rowley, Marco Difelice, Michael Perlmutter, Mikaila Simmons, Natasha Duprey, Scotty Taylor, Sean Hamilton, Sebastian Lepine, Tammy Egan, Velma Barkwell.
Media contact: Jennifer Rashwan