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Dana Sano
EVP, Film & TV
Republic Records

SANTA MONICA, USA // Dana’s love of both film & music has been the inspiration for a career spanning over twenty-five years and more than 100 feature motion pictures.

She began as an assistant at CAA, then moved into film music supervision before joining New Line Cinema as Senior Vice President of Music.

During her years at New Line, Dana worked closely with Academy Award-winning directors and many filmmakers such as Paul Thomas Anderson, James Gray, David Fincher, Barry Levinson, Gary Ross & F Gary Gray on films BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA, SEVEN, SET IT OFF, AUSTIN POWERS, WAG THE DOG and more.

Two-time GRAMMY Nominee, Dana served as Soundtrack Producer for both FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, which garnered a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and a Golden Globe nomination for Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”. Post Malone & Swae Lee’s # 1 smash song, “Sunflower”, from SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, is now Diamond Status with over 15x platinum. Upcoming projects include the highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE and SPIRITED the MUSICAL with music by Pasek & Paul, starring Ryan Reynolds & Will Farrell.

In 2017, Dana joined Republic Records as Executive Vice President, Film & TV. Republic’s expansion into the content space includes film, tv, podcasts and documentaries. In 2020, Republic launched R2AC, Republic Records Action Committee, which focuses on social responsibility & sustained leadership. Dana is proud to be part of Republic’s Mentorship program and is committed to helping the next generation of rising stars.

A longtime voting member of the Recording Academy, Dana has served as Governor for the LA Chapter and is currently on the Membership Committee. In 2017, Dana was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as a member of the Executive Branch and currently serves on their Membership Committee. Dana’s love for art has led to an invitation to join MOCA’s prestigious Emerging Art Fund Committee which acquires works from new, diverse & emerging voices.