NEW YORK, July 17, 2017 – Republic Records welcomes industry leading GRAMMY® Award-nominated music supervisor Dana Sano in the role of Executive Vice President of Film & Television—as announced today by Co-Founders and Chief Executives Monte and Avery Lipman. Ms. Sano will head the department out of the Los Angeles, CA office.
Over the course of her illustrious 25-year career, more than 100-plus films, and tenure as a Senior Music Executive at New Line Cinema, she has overseen influential soundtracks and scores, working hand-in-hand with Academy® Award-winning luminaries, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Sir Richard Attenborough, David Fincher, and more. Collaborating closely with Republic as an independent music supervisor throughout the past decade, Ms. Sano would shepherd the platinum-certified Academy® Award-nominated soundtrack albums for the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, personally achieving a 2016 GRAMMY® nod.
In this new role, Ms. Sano will oversee all film and television projects and also augment the launch of the new Federal Films initiative, which will explore non-traditional opportunities for film and TV on behalf of Republic in conjunction with Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment division.
About her addition to the team, Monte comments, “I’ve always admired Dana’s independence, resourcefulness, and long-standing relationships with today’s top filmmakers and studio executives; her ability to navigate seamlessly through shark-infested waters of Hollywood is nothing short of extraordinary.”
“We’re thrilled to have Dana join the creative team of Republic Records. Simply stated, her track-record speaks for itself,” adds Avery.
“An entrepreneurial engine drives Republic,” says Ms. Sano. “They’re constantly looking ahead, innovating, and setting the pace for the industry at large. Republic’s expansion into content branding will allow for bigger opportunities in the film, tv and theatre mediums. It’s an amazing honor to embark on this next chapter with them.”
Currently, Ms. Sano is working on the third installment of Fifty Shades of Grey: Freed—opening in theaters worldwide February 2018. Most recently, she was invited to join this year’s class of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Aminé, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Afrojack, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), John Varvatos Records, Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream, T.I.), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games, Lee Daniels’ STAR, Pitch Perfect, SING, and The Voice (NBC TV), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Date: July 17, 2017