JARED FORMAN

Film, Television, and Video Game Composer

Jared is a Composer & Music Producer for Film and Television. He has worked under composer Danny Elfman on the films: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Oz: The Great and Powerful. While working for and being mentored by composer Kevin Kiner, he wrote music for many television series including Making a Murderer, Star Wars: Rebels, Jane the Virgin, and Hell on Wheels, as well as composing the Source music for Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

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Jared has been involved in music from a very early age, playing on beginner’s guitars & his Dad’s Wurlitzer organ. He started playing Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and guitar (formally) around the age of 10. Shortly after, he picked up electric bass, Tenor Saxophone, and the drum set. Writing songs & small compositions throughout high school, he quickly found that his niche was composing. Jared started working as an assistant engineer to the late Brian Friedman (Ike & Tina Turner, Jerry Fuller, Michael Bloomfield) in his mid-teens where he got a lot of experience with musicians, singers, and producers. Continuing producing & engineering through college, he also began being mentored by Marc Mann. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in music from California State University, Northridge, Jared started working alongside Steve Bauman and together they wrote for various Music Libraries, and have seen placements throughout many television shows, films, and commercials. Jared was also in the Film Scoring program at UCLA, where he studied orchestration under Bob Drasnin & Thom Sharp and composing for various visual media under Craig Stuart Garfinkle.