Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer who has worked on over 100 films and television projects and also is chief executive for a company he founded in 2006. Over the last decade, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. He built the publishing catalog for both companies and started the boutique soundtrack label Lions Gate Records. In addition to his acclaimed work in motion pictures working with directors such as Marc Forster, Peter Bogdanovich, Don Roos, Roger Avary, James Foley, Bill Paxton, Billy Ray, Mario Van Peeples, and Rob Zombie he oversaw the music for the growing Television group at Lionsgate, including The Dead Zoneand the Golden Globe®-winning series Weeds.
Joel is the music executive behind such films as Saw, Girl with a Pearl Earring and the Leonard Cohen documentary I’m Your Man. He oversaw Lionsgate’s first Academy Award® nomination in the Original Song category, for Best Picture winner Crash and the Golden Globe® nominated score from Girl with a Pearl Earring by Alexandre Desplat.
Joel has been the music supervisor for all of Tyler Perry’s films including Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea Goes to Jail, I Can Do Bad All by Myself (for which he was nominated as the Outstanding Music Supervisor of the Year) and most recently the soon to be released Why Did I Get Married Too?. He is the music supervisor for films ranging from In the Mix, starring Usher, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, The Wash with Snoop and Dre,Strangers with Candy, Oscar® winner Monster’s Ball, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits starring Natalie Portman and the HBO series Little Britain USA.
Joel is currently the principal executive at creative control, a multi-faceted music supervision, consultation, live event and production company, with offices in Los Angeles and New Orleans and diverse clients ranging from independent studios to international governments.