Republic Records adds highly decorated music supervisor Dana Sano to the position of Executive Vice President of Film & Television, as announced by the label’s co-founders and chief executives Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman. Sano will be based in the Los Angeles, CA office.
Sano, who collaborated with Republic as an independent music supervisor on two successful soundtrack albums: Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, has 25-years of experience in the movie industry, contributing to over 100-plus films, including time as a Senior Music Executive at New Line Cinema.
In her new role, Sano will oversee Republic’s film and television projects, and also lead in the launch of the new Federal Films initiative, exploring non-traditional opportunities in conjunction with Universal Music Goup’s Polygram Entertainment division.
In addressing the newest member of the team, Monte commented, “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,” added Avery.
Sano shared her excitement for the new position at Republic, stating: “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.”
Sano is currently working on the music for the trilogy soundtrack of Fifty Shades Freed, scheduled for worldwide release in February 2018.