COMPOSER

Germaine’s body of work includes scoring feature films, documentaries, television, video games, and interactive media.

Germaine Franco is one of the few women working full-time in Hollywood as a composer and music producer for film, television, and interactive media. Franco’s sound musical training includes piano, percussion, composition, orchestration, and electronic music. She has worked as a co-composer, orchestrator, arranger, music producer, music programmer, and percussionist with some of Hollywood’s top film composers including John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Randy Newman, Lorne Balfe, and Gustavo Santaolalla. In addition to composing, Franco performs widely as a percussionist, appearing on many soundtracks and concert stages in a diverse range of projects from pop, avant garde, classical, world, and electronica.

DOPE

Germaine kicked off 2016 by scoring Shovel Buddies. She collaborated with some of London’s busiest commercial directors, Si & Ad from Academy Films and Awesomeness Films. Shovel Buddies premiered at the SXSW 2016 Film Festival and stars Bella Thorne, Kian Lawley, and Anton Starkman.

Last year was a breakout year for Franco. She composed the original score to DOPE, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, for Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, Pharell Williams’ iamOTHER Entertainment, and Open Road Entertainment . DOPE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. Franco received a nomination for “Outstanding Original Score” from the 2016 Black Reel Awards for her work on DOPE.

Franco composed the opening titles music for the White House for the “Hispanic Heritage Awards” hosted by Rita Moreno, broadcast on PBS. She was selected from over four hundred and fifty applicants to participate in the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound in 2015.

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BOOK OF LIFE: SUGAR SMASH

Franco’s music for interactive media has been heard and downloaded by millions of listeners throughout the world. Recently, she created the original score to an immersive reality ride for the promotion of Kung Fu Panda 3 and Oriental DreamWorks. She created and produced original music for the DreamWorks DreamPlace, Shrek themed Adventure to Santa, a location based entertainment venue in the U.S. and the UK. Her original music for the Book of Life: Sugar Smash video game for Social Gaming Network and Fox Mobile has sold millions of copies.

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ANGRY BIRDS RIO

In 2011 Franco co-composed and produced the Angry Birds Rio Samba theme for the original Angry Birds Rio video game for Rovio and Fox Mobile, selling over 25 million copies.

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MARGARITA

Additional film scores include Margarita, directed by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, for HBO Canada, Telefilm, and Mongrel Media.  Tres Américas, directed by Cristina Kotz Cornejo, for Vanguard Media, and La Carpa, directed by Carlos Avila, for PBSAmerican Playhouse. Her documentary scores include Walk With Me, directed by Max Pugh and Marc Francis for Speak-It Films, A Crushing Love directed by Sylvia Morales, for Women Make Movies, Visions of Aztlán directed by Jesus Salvador Treviño for PBS, and Mujeres Como Tú, for the National Council of La Raza.

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PERCUSSIONIST

Germaine performs classical, hand, and latin percussion with a variety of artists and ensembles.

GF (far right) performs with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Judith Hill, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe, Satnam Ramgotra, and Rupert Gregson-Williams as part of the “Composer’s Band” for the 20th Anniversary of DreamWorks Animation Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Germaine’s past performances as a percussionist include the Belgian Radio Orchestra at the World Soundtrack Awards in Belgium, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy, the Vienna Boys Choir in Austria, the Harlem Boys Choir and the World Orchestra in Germany. She performed with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra for Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and at the first ever Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2014 Oscars Concert. She was a featured musician with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Jack Black, Judith Hill, Hans Zimmer, and John Powell, for the DreamWorks Animation 20th Anniversary Concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Germaine was a guest soloist at Carnival at The Hall: New Year’s Eve With Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. She has appeared as a headliner with her own ensemble at many festivals including the Festival Internacional de La Raza at CECUT in Mexico, The Houston Jazz Festival at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, the J. Paul Getty Museum Chamber Music Series at the Getty Villa in Malibu, and the Artes de Mexico Festival at LACMA.