Beginning her music career at the young age of sixteen, Monica Zierhut worked throughout high school and college in a law office that specialized in entertainment intellectual property. After studying at UCLA, Zierhut began managing recording studios. It was at the former Motown Studios in West Hollywood, California that her lifelong love for film music was able to develop further and finally take flight when she began her 21-year career as VP of Music for Walt Disney Pictures. While at the studio, she worked with film score greats, such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, James Horner, Hans Zimmer & Harry Gregson-Williams, to name just a few.
For nearly 3 decades Zierhut has demonstrated an unyielding passion and commitment to the art of film music. Her knowledge and expertise in all areas of music supervision, from creative content & film scoring to complete financial management & union business allows her to bring to each project a unique blend of business and creativity.
Zierhut formed her own music supervision company, Production Film Music, Inc. in 2013. She has worked on over 200 feature films in her career. Her many credits include: "The Lion King", "Armageddon", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Prestige", "Narnia", "The Equalizer", "The Martian", HBO's "Confirmation" and most recently, the upcoming Warner Bros. production, "Live By Night".
Zierhut is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA), the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the Guild of Music Supervisors. She has coordinated and conducted two semesters of the USC Thornton School of Music program "Practical Realities in Film Scoring," and has been involved in various music education programs for public schools. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, she studied piano, voice and theater throughout her childhood and young adult years. She currently resides in Studio City, California.
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