Lee Scott Music Editor
Originally from Atlanta, Lee moved to Los Angeles where he received an M.F.A. in music composition from California Institute of the Arts. At Cal Arts he studied composition and electronic music with Morton Subotnick and Leonard Rosenman.

Lee had never heard of the job music editor when he was first hired to help in the creation of a temp score for the film “Braveheart.” Before discovering music editing Lee worked as a copyist for Frank Zappa and participated in the flourishing L.A. punk and hip hop music scene of the 1980’s. This experience has made him a natural for working with rocker/composers Jonathan Richman, David Byrne, Pete Yorn and Brian Reitzell.

Lee has worked on over 100 feature films of almost every genre, including drama, musical, comedy, horror, thriller and indie. He has received five Golden Reel nominations for music editing and one win for “Moulin Rouge!” His favorite projects include “The Thin Red Line,” “Moulin Rouge!” “Drumline,” “Immortals,” and “There’s Something About Mary.” Lee excels in the art of temp score creation, enjoying the process of finding the musical voice for the film and laying out a template for the composer.
Select Credits
SOLDADO Stefano Sollima NOVEMBER MAN Roger Donaldson THE RUNAWAYS Floria Sigismondi STATE OF PLAY Kevin Macdonald BOBBY Emilio Estevez THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES Walter Salles DRUMLINE Charles Stone, III MOULIN ROUGE Baz Luhrmann ME, MYSELF AND IRENE Peter Ferrelly & Bob Ferrelly THE THIN RED LINE Terrence Malick THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY Peter Ferrelly & Bob Ferrelly


2017 Golden Reel Award Nomination 13 Hours Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film 2007 Golden Reel Award Nomination Bobby Best Sound Editing for Music in a Feature Film 2004 Golden Reel Award Nomination Something's Gotta Give Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Feature Film 2003 Golden Reel Award Nomination Drumline Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Musical 2002 Golden Reel Award Winner Moulin Rouge Best Sound Editing - Music - Musical Feature Film 1999 Golden Reel Award Nomination The Thin Red Line Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1999 Acadamy Award Nomination The Thin Red Line, Hans Zimmer Best Music, Original Dramatic Score