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Newark International Film Festival's Music Supervisor Panel

Steven Scharf – Panel Moderator

Steven Scharf Entertainment was formed in 1991 to manage and develop the careers of independent record producers and recording artists. At that time, Steven aligned himself in a joint partnership with Freddy and Caroline Bienstock of Carlin America, Inc. - one of the most prestigious independent music publishers in the world. Today, Steven Scharf currently serves as Senior V.P. Creative for Carlin America, and oversees the licensing of well established songwriters and artists such as AC/DC, Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf), The Lovin' Spoonful, The Turtles, James Brown, Bobby Darin, and Billie Holiday.

Tracy Mcknight – Music Supervisor / Creative Executive

Tracy McKnight has earned a place in the entertainment industry as a highly sought after music supervisor and creative executive. With roles as former Head of Film Music for Lionsgate, music supervisor, record producer, and label co-founder. Highlights of her prolific career include Beasts Of No Nation, Hunger Games, Bad Santa 2, Freak Show and serving as executive score producer on Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed Selma. Tracy McKnight is currently the Vice President of the Guild of Music Supervisors and on the board of Women In Film.

Michael Hill – Music Supervisor

Michael Hill has supervised the music for the Showtime series Nurse Jackie for the last six seasons and just wrapped the first season of the Showtime comedy HAPPYish. He also completed work on the NBC mini-series event, The Slap, and Flesh & Bone, set to air on the Starz Network. Coming out this summer are James Strouse’s People, Places, Things and Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes. Previously, Michael did all three seasons of the HBO cult hit Bored To Death. He began his career as an A&R rep for Warner Bros Records, where he spent 15 years. For the last 12 years, he has been a part of the talent committee for the annual Tibet House concert at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of Philip Glass.

Mark Suozzo – Film Composer

Mark Suozzo is a Visiting Associate Professor of Film Scoring in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. He received a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a BA from Columbia University. Suozzo’s career has included work as a composer, guitarist, orchestrator and conductor. He has scored feature films and documentaries for award-winning filmmakers. Some of his works include Metropolitan, American Splendor , Nanny Diaries, The Notorious Bettie Page, Love And Friendship. His original music has been performed at The Summer Olympics and The Goodwill Games. As an arranger, Suozzo’s work includes recordings for Creed, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Vanessa Williams and Jaheim.

Mark Wike – Music Supervisor

Mark Wike is an accomplished T.V. and feature film Music Supervisor. His list of credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Bloodline, My Dead Boyfriend, The Greatest Showman, Captive State, Nerve, Cop Car.