Successful music editor, music supervisor and music coordinator on more than 160 projects. Two-time Emmy award winner and two-time MPSE award winner. Production company music executive responsible for all music related company business. Working with composers has been an occupation and passion for Tom Villano for nearly 40 years.
A few years after college, Tom was hired at La Da Productions, an iconic music editing firm which later became Segue Music. At LaDa, Tom was taught music editing by Dan Carlin Sr., owner of LaDa and a veteran music editor. Tom began a music editing career with a number of television projects including the series: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, LADY BLUE, and the Mini series, FATAL VISION and AMERIKA. During his 25 year stay at LaDa and Segue, Tom had long collaborations with David Newman, Basil Poledouris and numerous other composers while working on the films like: ROBOCOP, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, MATILDA, SCOOBY-DOO and well over 100 others. It was also during this time that he won an Emmy Award for his work on the mini series LONESOME DOVE and another for the television series YOUNG INDIANA JONES.
Tom also won two Motion Picture Sound Editor awards, one for the Mini series THE TEMPTATIONS and another for the animated feature ANASTASIA. More recently he has worked with Dave Porter on the AMC series BREAKING BAD, David Lawrence on NBC’s JERICHO , and Richard Marvin on the mini series EMPIRE, Tom also worked as music supervisor and other music capacities on feature films HAIRBRAINED, PASS THE LIGHT and UNCANNY , DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL All in all, Tom has worked in film music as a music editor and music supervisor on well over 150 film and television projects. Tom has been an instructor in the Bachelor program at MI for three years where he teaches, The Mechanics Of Film Scoring, Film Music History and, with composer Craig Richey, co-directs the Summer Film Intensive.