Germaine Franco scores Tag

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser



This past April, composer Germaine Franco recorded the score to her first studio feature film, Tag. Directed by Jeff Tomsic, the score for the adult comedy was recorded at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony, and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from the sessions!


Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Tag

The score to Tag was conducted by Pete Anthony, who led a 68-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, split into strings and woodwinds, and then brass, recorded separately.


The violins perform on Tag

The basses

Director Jeff Tomsic greets the brass players

Pete Anthony conducts

The trumpet section on Tag

The woodwinds perform on Tag

The brass section

Composer Germaine Franco addresses the orchestra as conductor Pete Anthony looks on

Inside the booth, composer Germaine Franco was joined at the console by lead orchestrator John Ashton Thomas and recording engineer Dave Boucher. Also on hand to give feedback were score coordinator Charlene Huang, score mixer Alvin Wee, technical assistant Soya Soo, ProTools operator Kevin Harp, music supervisor Gabe Hilfer, and music editors Dan DiPrima and Louie Schultz. Director Jeff Tomsic and film editor Josh Crockett were also there, and both were thrilled to hear the music come to life.


Composer Germaine Franco gives feedback to the musicians

Composer Germaine Franco, recording engineer Dave Boucher, and score coordinator Charlene Huang (rear)

Composer Germaine Franco and film editor Josh Crockett share a laugh

Lead orchestrator John Ashton Thomas

Director Jeff Tomsic, composer Germaine Franco, New Line Cinema music manager Kim Baum, and music editor Louie Schultz

Front row: Score coordinator Charlene Huang, score mixer Alvin Wee, technical assistant Soya Soo, ProTools operator Kevin Harp; (back) composer Germaine Franco (obscured), music supervisor Gabe Hilfer, and music editor Dan DiPrima (seated)

Tag is in theaters today, and the score album is now available from Lakeshore Records.