Sync & Supervision

Crown Sync is the music supervision and synchronisation department of Crown Talent & Media Group. The company is run by Claire Freeman and Marc Marot, who between them bring a wealth of music and film experience to the table.

Claire has been involved in Music Supervision throughout her career, starting out as film composer originally, followed by two years in music management during which she was production assistant to Paul Oakenfold on several of his feature film scores including ‘Nobel Son’ and ‘Nothing Like the Holidays’. She made the move into specialising in Music Supervision in 2008 and has since managed the supervision on a variety of films, including working titles Stephen Hawking biopic ‘Theory Of Everything’ (winner of two Golden Globes), BBC films ‘Testament Of Youth’ and box office smash ‘TT3D Closer To The Edge’.

Marc Marot has been involved in music supervision throughout his 33 year career with previous credits including ‘Mississippi Burning’, ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ & ‘Notting Hill’.

Crown Sync provides a comprehensive suite of in-house services including:

Creative Music Supervision

Work with the director and producers to select a musical direction for the film – Help select a composer – Source and negotiate the usage of any third party music or Musicians that the film requires

Legal and Business

Negotiate terms of contract with the composer – Prepare and negotiate all synchronisation and master usages – Prepare correct cue sheets reflecting the copyright in the score and it’s source music with the relevant collections societies – Supervise the registration of all cue sheets on a worldwide basis – Prepare music team and track credits for each film – Source a Record and publishing deal

Accountancy

Prepare music department budgets and keep the producers fully briefed as to changes in the budget – Supervise and budget all orchestral and recording sessions as required 

Resources

We have a substantial library of music at our disposal, and long established relationships with most of the major publishers and record labels making us well placed to negotiate with all aspects of licensing.