Music Editor

Home Town: Cypress, CA
First Concert: Electric Light Orchestra

John Finklea is a music editor with over 80 films and television shows of every genre to his credit. Specializing in both creating temp tracks and working with the composer and filmmakers to produce the final score, John’s love of music makes him an ideal addition to any team. Some highlights of his career include The Rock, The Mummy, Sliding Doors, 42, World War Z, Blades of Glory, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Big Short and The Pacific, for which he won an Emmy. With a background in studying film production at Ithaca College and medieval history at The University of Georgia, alongside his experience as a live performer, John brings a unique perspective to every project.

Select Credits

Music Editor ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Gareth Edwards Lucasfilm, Ltd / Walt Disney Studios
Music Editor MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins A24
Music Editor THE BIG SHORT Adam McKay Paramount Pictures
Supervising Music Editor MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Chris Wedge Paramount Pictures
Music Editor TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Michael Bay Paramount Pictures
Select Awards / Nominations

Golden Reel Nominee ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Best Sound Editing - Music In A Feature Film

Golden Reel Nominee MOONLIGHT Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Academy Award (Oscar) Nominee MOONLIGHT Best Achievement in Directing

Golden Reel Nominee MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Best Sound Editing - Music In A Feature Film

Golden Reel Nominee WORLD WAR Z Best Sound Editing - Music In A Feature Film