Tracy McKnight has earned a place in the entertainment industry as a highly sought after music supervisor and creative executive. With roles as former Head of Film Music for Lionsgate, prolific music supervisor, record producer, and label co-founder, her kinetic enthusiasm pushes her to find new ways of sharing her passions with an ever-growing audience seeking quality projects and music.
Current projects include music consulting on Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time directed by Ava DuVernay; critically acclaimed 2018 Sundance Special Jury Award winner Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.; National Geographic’s highly anticipated documentary feature Free Solo; Ed Burns’s latest Summertime; and Dana Adam Shapiro’s Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, premiering at SXSW 2018. McKnight has worked with some of today’s most acclaimed and influential directors including Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ava DuVernay, John Waters, Jim Jarmusch, McG, Michel Gondry and Harold Ramis.
In her post at Lionsgate, Ms. McKnight oversaw projects including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the franchise’s first installment The Hunger Games– a record breaking worldwide box office phenomenon. The Hunger Games: District 12 & Beyond soundtrack album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was the top selling soundtrack for 2012. Both soundtrack albums garnered Golden Globe and Grammy nominations respectively. She was also responsible for soundtracks for: Now You See Me, Red 2, A Madea Christmas, Warrior, along with director John Singleton’s Abduction, and The Next Three Days by Academy® Award winning director Paul Haggis, and the hit action film The Expendables.
Prior to Lionsgate, Ms. McKnight was a celebrated Music Supervisor with years of experience spanning a diversity of genres. Her resume of over one hundred films boasts a balance of studio films (Adventureland, El Cantante, The Hoax, Friends With Money, The Ice Harvest), acclaimed documentaries (Born Into Brothels, No End In Sight, Murderball, Wordplay, My Architect), and independent films (The Messenger, Delirious, Off the Black, Coffee and Cigarettes, Raising Victor Vargas).
Before her tenure at Lionsgate, Ms. McKnight co-founded Commotion Records with former Sony Records head Walter Yetnikoff. Commotion Records released an impressive slate including the acclaimed film soundtracks from Hotel Rwanda, The Cooler, Dedication, Mysterious Skin, and My Architect. Ms. McKnight also previously headed two independent film companies’ music departments – at Good Machine, founded by renowned producers James Schamus and Ted Hope, and at Cary Woods’ Independent Pictures.
Ms. McKnight sits on the highly prestigious board of directors of WOMEN IN FILM – she chairs the music committee. She is also the first music supervisor to be invited to sit on the TV Academy Peer Group Executive Committee.