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Birth NameJacqueline Perryman

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Born in London, England. College-educated, BA in Graphic Design & Photography from Chelsea School of Art, London. Moved to Paris, France and lived there 7 years (1975-82) working as a photographer, then in the music business for Pathe-Marconi EMI, then Arista/BMG.

Travelled extensively. Moved back to London to work for fledgling Virgin Records, run by Richard Branson and Simon Draper. Worked with Peter Gabriel, Culture Club, Simple Minds, OMD, Human League and on the soundtracks to "Risky Business", "Cat People", "1984", "Pretty in Pink" and "The Breakfast Club". Helped sign "The Mission" soundtrack.

Transferred to Los Angeles in 1987 when Richard Branson opened Virgin America. Worked with Roy Orbison, Soul II Soul, Ziggy Marley, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Warren Zevon and created Virgin Movie Music, a small label dedicated to releasing soundtrack albums, mainly scores. Acquired "The Last Emperor", "The Sheltering Sky", "Rambling Rose", "sex, lies & videotape", "Kafka", "Betty Blue", "The Big Blue", "The Moderns", "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Sliver".

1993-1994 - Worked for Clive Davis at Arista as head of Soundtracks, and worked on "Boys on the Side", "Nell", "Mrs Doubtfire", "Speed 2" and "Airheads".

1995-1999 - Head of Soundtracks at PolyGram. Acquired soundtrack rights for different PolyGram record labels (A&M, Def Jam, Island, London, Mercury, Motown, Polydor, Verve, Decca, Philips, London and DGG). Soundtracks included "Grosse Pointe Blank", "Elizabeth", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Mission Impossible", "Shine", "Get Shorty", "Braveheart", "Mr. Hollands Opus", "Mr. Bean", "Portrait of a Lady", "Sleepers", "The Truth About Cats & Dogs", "French Kiss", "Next Stop Wonderland", "Richard III", "Kolya", "Mandela", "SlingBlade". Commissioned, produced or placed songs by the labels' artists to help further their careers: e.g. 98 Degrees recording the end title song with Stevie Wonder for Disney's "Mulan"; Sheryl Crow writing and recording the theme to the Bond film, "Tomorrow Never Dies", Renee Fleming recording an aria for A "Midsummer Night's Dream".

1999 - Worked as Soundtrack head for Island Def-Jam, after Universal/Polygram merger: Soundtracks included: Sundance '99 favourite, "Three Seasons" (Octber Films), the Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant romantic comedy, "Notting Hill" (Universal), the Claire Danes vehicle, "Brokedown Palace", and the Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer-starrer, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Fox).

2000-2008 - VP Creative, Fox TV Music: Works, from a creative, music aspect, on all Fox-produced shows, including "Tru Calling", "Family Guy", "The Simple Life", "The Simpsons", "The Shield", "Judging Amy", "Bernie Mac". Gets songs written for TV themes, finds composers, helps choose songwriters to demo theme songs, books on-camera performances, cameo music roles, and produces soundtrack albums to Fox shows. Fox TV Soundtracks include: "Malcolm in the Middle" (Restless Records), A Very Ally Xmas and Ally McBeal: "For Once In My Lifetime" (Epic/Sony), "Dark Angel" (Artemis), "Simple Life 2 - Road Trip" (Virgin), "Bernie Mac Show - Non-Stop Funk Party" (EMI/Capitol), "Roswell" (Nettwerk) and "Buffy - Once More With Feeling"; The Musical Episode (Rounder), and "Radio Sunnydale; The Best of Buffy" (EMI), "Angel - Live Fast, Die Never" (EMI/Rounder), and "24" (EMI/Varese).

2010-present Back in the UK. Works as Creative International Sync Consultant for New York-based MPL Music Publishing, an independent "legacy" publishing catalogue of songs from the early 1900's, encompassing early jazz and blues, crooner standards, 50's rockabilly (Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins), film scores (John Barry), musical theatre classics (Annie, Grease, La Cage Aux Folles, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys songs...), a large children's classic catalogue and all of Sir Paul McCartney's work post-Beatles. Iconic songs include: Lollipop, Nature Boy, In The Still of the Night, We Go Together, I Am What I Am, Big Girls Don't Cry, Luck Be A Lady, Baby It's Cold Outside, Autumn Leaves, The Christmas Song, Wonderful Christmastime, It's A Hard Knock Life, Blue Suede Shoes, Till There Was You, Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think), Young At Heart, Sentimental Journey, Let The Good Times Roll, Mister Sandman, Walk Like A Man, Real Wild Child, Riders in the Sky, Witchcraft...and of course Paul McCartney classics. Music placements in commercials, films, TV, trailers, videogames, theatre, books... On Board of Guild of UK and European Music Supervisors.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jacquie Perryman

Spouse (1)

J. Alan Davis (13 February 1993 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (3)

Sang back-up with 2 sisters in local London bands.
Speaks fluent French.
20th C Fox - Fox TV Music - Los Angeles, CA, USA [November 2004]

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