Doug Frank

Adjunct Professor

  • Program:
    Music Industry
  • Division:
    Contemporary Music

Doug Frank is the former President of Music Operations, Warner Pictures who supervised the music on the Batman, Harry Potter, Lethal Weapon and Matrix series, as well as on such feature films as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “City of Angels,” “Space Jam,” and more recently on the Academy Award-winning “Happy Feet” and “The Departed,” as well as the blockbusters “300,” “The Dark Knight” and “Sherlock Holmes”.

Working with Warner Bros. Animation in the mid-’90s gave Frank the opportunity to contribute to the studio’s great history of animation and animation scores. Under his direction, composers hired for the company’s animation projects consistently won Emmy Awards for series including “Animaniacs,” “Batman,” “Superman,” and “Tiny Toon Adventures”.

Frank began his musical career as a studio musician, following a formal education in music at Brooklyn College. He has composed scores for television and co-wrote the musical “Marilyn: An American Fable,” which ran on Broadway in 1983. He is also a successful songwriter whose songs have been recorded by many artists including Dionne Warwick and Placido Domingo.