Germaine Franco is one of the few women working full-time in Hollywood as a composer and music producer for film, television, and interactive media. Franco’s sound musical training includes piano, percussion, composition, orchestration, and electronic music. Her recent work includes Shovel Buddies directed by Si and Ad and starring Bella Thorne, and the feature film Dope directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Franco scored the feature Margarita for Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert, released theatrically in Canada. Germaine wrote the music for The Book of Life: Sugar Smash video game, and co-wrote and produced the theme song for Angry Birds Rio, which sold over 20 million copies. Franco is currently working on a Lionsgate comedy Public Disturbance directed by Danny Lee and starring Joey Lawrence.
Franco has worked alongside composer John Powell on over 35 feature films, providing orchestrations, arrangements, percussion, programming and additional music.
She has also performed with many renowned orchestras and artists as a percussionist. She performed with The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Jack Black, Judith Hill, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Harry-Gregson Williams and Lorne Balfe for the DreamWorks Animation 20th Anniversary Concert at The Hollywood Bowl. She was a guest soloist with Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. at the 2013 New Year’s Eve Celebration at Disney Hall. She appeared with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra as percussionist for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton in 2013 and 2014.
Franco has also appeared with her own Latin jazz group at several international festivals, including The Festival Internacional de La Raza at CECUT in Tijuana and the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Chamber Music Series in Malibu, CA.