Joe Guthrie grew up listening to records with his dad in rural Texas. At a young age he was struck by the powerful force of music in film. He remembers walking to the theater as a kid to see films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Platoon and Chariots of Fire. He would rush to get countless scores and recreate the music at home on the piano.
In 1999 Joe moved to Los Angeles and immediately began working on his first film, Greg Berlanti’s The Broken Hearts Club(Sony Pictures). Combining his passion as a trained classical pianist with his natural ability to serve a client’s music needs, he began his career as a music supervisor.
To date, Joe has supervised music for over 200 episodes of broadcast television on networks including FOX, ABC, WB, and CW. Joe has navigated the creative, logistical and clearance needs of feature films for studios such as Touchstone, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Sundance and Warner Brothers. Over the years he’s built enduring relationships through his ability to consistently deliver the music unique to every project.
Joe’s most recent work includes Tate Taylor’s Fox series, Filthy Rich, starring Kim Cattrall, and the feature film Breaking News in Yuba County, starring Allison Janney(MGM 2021).