MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN ANASTASIA BROWN TO JOIN FORMAT ENTERTAINMENT
Brown brings LA & NYC Based music supervision powerhouse Format to Nashville.
(11.2.10: Nashville, TN) Anastasia Brown is one of the top power-players in the music industry and is proud to announce her newest endeavor; joining LA & NYC based Format Entertainment, a vibrant music company specializing in music supervision (Iron Man 1 & 2, Sex and the City 1 &2, The Blindside, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1 & 2, and Swingers), music production and soundtracks for film.
Dave Jordan, Format’s President and Founder, states “Having been friends with Anastasia as well as admiring her talent, I’m thrilled she is joining the Format family”.
Brown will head up a Nashville branch of the company, act as a music supervisor as well as tapping into the enormous amount of musical talent residing in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Having already developed offices in Los Angeles and New York, Format looks forward to the Nashville expansion.
"I've spent the last several years focusing on bridging Nashville with the film and entertainment communities in New York and LA,” says Brown. “I am passionate about music and excited to join forces with Format to take Nashville and its singers, songwriters and musicians to the next level.” Brown goes on to say, “Whether it be supervision, consultation, artist representation or raising film financing for music driven films, I'm committed to taking everything to the pinnacle. I believe Nashville will be the true third coast within the next few years.”
Brown brings with her a vast amount of music and film industry knowledge. Currently the go-to music supervisor based in Nashville, her film credits include August Rush, Road to Nowhere, It’s Complicated, Billy: The Early Years, Daltry Calhoun, the upcoming Paramount re-make of Footloose .
She also music supervised the Emmy Award Winner mini-series, Steven Spielberg executive produced, Taken and acts as a film consultant for projects pertaining to Heartland lifestyle and music. Julia Michels, Music Supervisor at Format, says “I have been lucky enough to work with Anastasia in the past to great success. I’m looking forward to continuing our close working relationship as part of the same team.”
Throughout her career Brown has worked with artists such as Sting, Peter Frampton, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Junior Brown, John Berry and Keith Urban, whom she helped launch in 1994 as co-manager. On the publishing side, Anastasia hand-picked song writers to attend the renowned songwriting retreat at Copeland’s castle in France, where Urban met the Go-Go’s who went on to co-write with the international superstar his first #1 single, “But For the Grace of God.” Then Sting & Copeland requested Brown pitch his songs to Nashville acts to further monetize his catalog; she successfully helped secure cuts by Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings and Toby Keith. Brown’s previous experience in artist management, A&R, and publishing have made her one of the most well respected and connected power players in the music industry. Given her diverse experience in artist and song development she was asked to join NBC’s “Nashville Star” as a celebrity judge. Anastasia can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: 615.330.5822 or 615.783.1850
1. Nickname as a judge on NASHVILLE STAR was "Simon in a skirt."
2. Her blog has been read by double/triple the viewers even than the blogs written by the various hosts and all other judges.
3. Best-selling author: Brown wrote Make Me A Star for aspiring songwriters, singers and musicians - an entertaining how-to book. Added as text book/curriculum at many U.S. music colleges.
4. Music supervisor: Brown picks the songs, the artists who sing them and helps guide the songwriters/artists to make the song/recording perfect for the film.
5. Worked on AUGUST RUSH - Oscar nominated for best original song, Grammy nominated for best soundtrack, TAKEN, BILLY GRAHM bio-pic -- Emmy wins & Dove nominated best compilation record.
6. Brown helped launch Keith Urban's successful music career as well as connected him with Jane Wiedlin & Charolette Caffey (Go-Gos) who co-wrote BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD - Keith's #1 hit!
7. Sting & Miles Copeland requested that Brown pitch his catalog to Nashville acts to record: She successfully got Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings and Toby Keith to record three separate Sting-penned songs. (IN 1997 Toby's version of I'M SO HAPPY I CAN'T STOP CRYING went to #2 on both charts and compelled him to be invited to perform on CMA's for the first time in his career. Of which Brown brought Sting in for to perform as a duet on the show.
8. One of Brown's film progjects has been invited to compete in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival this May.
August Rush (Music Supervisor)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Kirsten SheridanProducer: Richard Lewis
It’s Complicated (Music Consultant with Julia Michels)
Director: Nancy Meyers
Billy: the Early Years (Exec. Producer/Music Supervisor)
Producer: Larry Mortorff & Martin Shiel
Billy: the Early Years Soundtrack
Soundtrack album Producer
Paper Wings (Music Consultant)
New Line Cinema
Producer: Marty Bowen
The Winding Stream (Producer/Music Supervisor)
A Musical Journey with the Original Carter Family
Feature Documentary for the Country Music Hall of Fame
Director: Beth Harrington
Producers: Anastasia Brown, Eric Geadelmann
Exec. Producer: Dwight Yoakam
Love/Love Hurts Compilation (2006) (Executive Producer)
Daltry Calhoun (2005) (Music Supervisor)
Director: Katrina Holden Bronson
Producers: Todd King, Danielle Renfrew
Exec. Producer: Quentin Tarantino
Daltry Calhoun Soundtrack (2005) (Executive Producer)
Dear Mr. Cash (2005) (Music Supervisor)
Moon Over Mansfield Productions, Inc.
Director: Wendy Cooper-Porcelli
Producer: Wendy Cooper-Porcelli, Dave Hodgin Jr., Tamara Trexler
The Dance: The Billy Roth Story (2003) (Music Consultant)
Director: John Darling Haynes
Producers: Eric Geadelmann, John Darling Haynes, Scott Mayo
Exec. Producers: Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly
*A Universal feature film based on this documentary starring Nicolas Cage and 50 Cent is currently in development.
Charlie’s War (2003) (Music Supervisor)
Christabel Films, Inc.
Director: David Abbott
Producers: David Abbott, Tony Grazia, R. Colette Hailey, Wes Motley, Tamara Trexler, Christy Lawrence Viviano, Louis B. Viviano
Roper and Goodie (2003) (Music Supervisor)
(aka Alabama Love Story)
Director: Terry Moloney
Producer: William S. Gilmore
Herb Alpert: Music For Your Eyes (2003) (Music Consultant)
Tom Neff Productions
Director: Thomas L. Neff
Producer: Jimmy Holcomb, Thomas L. Neff
Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken (2002) (Music Supervisor)
Dreamworks Television/Sci-Fi Network
Directors: Breck Eisner, Felix Enrique Alcala, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Kagan, Michael Katelman, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Bryan Spicer, Jeff Woolnough, Thomas J. Wright
Producers: Joe M. Aguilar, Steve Beers, Leslie Bohem, Darryl Frank, Julie Herlocker, Richard Heus, James Lima, Steven Speilberg
Taken Soundtrack (2002) (Executive Producer)
Waylon Jennings (1998) (Executive Producer)
“Closing In On the Fire”
Ark 21 Records
Leon Russell (1998) (Executive Producer)
“Hank Wilson Vol. 3: Legend In My Time”
Ark 21 Records
*Hired by New Regency, film in transition period.