“Hidden Pond Productions is my first call for music licensing, talent negotiations, music composition, production and performance. The expertise and understanding they bring to rights acquisition as well as our production and creative needs are unmatched. In our broadcast advertising, corporate and event production needs, Hidden Pond Productions is a true partner…”

Chan Phillips, Owner, Creative Director
Flyover, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

“Lisa was a pleasure to work with… Professional, proactive, friendly and detail-oriented… Her style was just what we needed – options when we wanted them, focus when we needed it, and industry knowledge and skill to get our client the perfect song for their advertising campaign within our budget. I would definitely recommend Hidden Pond Productions and plan on using them again and again.”

Daniel Bartlo, President
Clutch Marketing, Buffalo, NY

“Music is such a key part of any production and having the right person to handle this for you is just as important. Lisa Brigantino is that person. Her knowledge of music along with bringing together the talent to make it happen has brought such success to Mary Kay’s international TV commercials. Lisa worked tirelessly to refine the music to exactly fit our needs and she did it on time, at a great price and always with a smile.”

Arthur Sanchez, past Producer
Mary Kay, Inc., Dallas, TX

“Lisa Brigantino has represented us in licensing negotiations over the years with excellent results. Her expertise was invaluable throughout the entire process, and the final contracts fit our budgets and communication needs.  She is knowledgeable, accessible and extremely professional, and I recommend her and Hidden Pond Productions without reservation.”

Janis Rogan, Vice President, Director of Broadcast
Luckie & Company, Birmingham, AL

“Lisa is a pleasure to work with, as well as being the consummate professional. I’ve had the good fortune of collaborating with her on a number of different projects and, in each case, she has provided bountiful creative ideas and solutions, great judgment on time-sensitive matters, and stellar administrative oversight. When I hire Lisa to write an article, I know that she will turn in interesting, well-researched, well-written copy that is always on time and sometimes in advance of deadline. When I hire her to execute licensing clearances, I know that she will get to the right record label personnel, efficiently and effectively, and come back with a great group of cleared tracks on deadline.

Now that I have left publishing and moved into the marketing and fundraising arenas, I look forward to working with Lisa in new capacities. She is a great addition to any creative team.”

Caroline Horn, Manager, Marketing and Development
Midori & Friends, New York, NY
formerly Editor in Chief of Music Alive! Magazine and
WIM: Women in Music Quarterly

“Music Supervision while making a film can be an extremely stressful process. Don’t settle for just anyone. I recommend Lisa Brigantino and her extraordinary organization Hidden Pond Production.  Lisa is a pro and was more than hands on for us –  we were treated like family.  I would never use anybody else.”

        Darren Antola, Executive Producer and Creator
        “350 Days” (feature film documentary), New York, NY

“Being new in the film business, I had much to learn – especially regarding the legal aspects and procedures of filming and music licensing contracts.  But I was lucky enough to get the help of the right people. Lisa Brigantino was my savior with regards to the music used in this project. Not only did she point me and our production team in the right direction, Lisa was able to negotiate reasonable contracts on our behalf so everyone was happy. Whether you are new or experienced in the film industry, my recommendation for music supervision for your projects is Lisa Brigantino and Hidden Pond Productions. Lisa treated my team and I with great respect and earned ours in return.  Do yourself a favor, and hire the best.”

        David Wilkins, Executive Producer
       “350 Days” (feature film documentary), New York, NY

“Working with Lisa was a breeze. It was my first time working with a music supervisor and first time working directly with a composer scoring a film. In music supervising, Lisa was able to explain and guide me through the process thoroughly, and more importantly, was able to find a diverse range of music. Like any great collaboration, working with Lisa was like working with an extension of myself. Trust is everything in this industry and I can easily trust Lisa to be on the same page with me and trust her ear and creativity. In scoring, Lisa was able to capture my original intention and add to it in a way I didn’t even know I wanted in an accommodating way. I feel very lucky to have found Lisa and Hidden Pond Productions when I did.”

        Kaelan Selbach-Broad, filmmaker, Broad Brothers Productions
       “Dollhouse” (short feature film), Syracuse, NY

“I’ve known Lisa for a number of years as a talented and versatile musician and songwriter, having been lucky to work with her on several gigs. When I finally decided to record my first album, which features several covers, I knew I wanted to hire Lisa to handle all the licensing aspects of the recording.  I am so very glad I did, because I got so much more than licensing. She walked me through every aspect from publishing the music I’d written, to copyrighting my recording, to manufacturing and distribution, to answering my million questions with patience and kindness.  She corresponded directly with all the publishers and allowed me to just be able to do what I do, and still feel confident that I was going to have a great product with all the proper letters dotted and crossed. Lisa took all of the terrifying aspects of producing a debut album, and turned it into a stress-free and easy experience.  And, she was even able to finagle me writing my check directly to Tom Waits for the cover of his tune… so… c’mon… that’s priceless.”

       Gretchen Reinhagen, Award-winning vocalist and director
       New York, NY

“Mainly working as a performer and music educator, my first opportunity for a licensing deal came unexpectedly, and I was quite unprepared to deal with it.  After a scramble to acquire information to give to the film maker who wanted to use my music for a series of informational videos, I realized that I was way over my head.  As my representative, Lisa was able to take charge of all correspondence and negotiations with the filmmaker.  Not only did she insure that I got the best possible terms for my music, but she was able to help plant the seeds of future work with the filmmaker.”

Tomas Rodriguez, Composer, Musician, Educator
Wishing Stone Music, Brooklyn, NY

“At Red Rocket Pictures, Inc., we tend to follow the “good ones” wherever their careers might take them and this has certainly been the case with Lisa Brigantino. We’ve had a great working relationship with Lisa for more than 10 years now.  Whether the scope of the project is large or small Lisa always provides an unsurpassed level of commitment and that’s why she and Hidden Pond Productions continues to be our number one source for all music rights and related intellectual property clearance issues.”

Tracy Spiva, President
Red Rocket Pictures, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

“I’ve worked with Lisa for over ten years (I just follow her wherever she goes).  She truly knows the business and frankly, there isn’t anyone else I trust to negotiate the best deals for my clients. No matter what the request – Lisa and Hidden Pond Productions responds and makes it happen!

Monica Wright, Management Supervisor
Bradley Reid + Associates, Anchorage, AK

“We have exclusively relied on the services of Lisa Brigantino and Hidden Pond Productions for a number of years.  Her comprehensive knowledge of music and the music industry is impressive. A talented musician in her own right, Lisa is passionate about what she does. She is responsive, professional and fun to work with. Lisa understands our work, our goals and the various music options available. You can always count on her for suggestions and results that will surpass your highest expectations.”

Sandi Carlyon, Communications Director
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

“Lisa has written music for several television projects that I produced. She is at home with a variety of music styles and consistently has created material to match each project’s specifications. Her music and lyrics always help in telling “our” story. Creative, professional and clever, she has always delivered the right music and right on time.  Her talent and work ethic are unparalleled.  I look forward to working with her again.”

Stephen R. Kaufman, Executive Producer, Event Television Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

“Lisa Brigantino and Hidden Pond Productions did music supervision and music licensing for my documentary film.  Lisa went far beyond the call of duty.  Her professional ability and communication skills continue to astound me.  She listens and has the uncanny ability to resolve problematic issues.  I guess it all comes down to this – Lisa cared about me as her client and she gave 100% in serving me.  She’s a great person to have on your side in this business –  a rare find.”

       Ron San Marchi, Producer

“Lisa Brigantino is the best!  She gets things done quickly and manages to find ways to fit nearly every client’s budget. Last but not least, Lisa is a pleasure to deal with. She has a lovely manner and always gets back to you on time!”

Krista Dunn, Senior Producer
Trainor Associates, New Hartford, NY

“I’ve worked with Lisa for 15 years now and she’s fabulous! She’s very knowledgeable about the industry and always quick to get back to you with the information you need to make the right decision.  There’s no one better.”

Tim McCoy, Music Director/Engineer
Williams Gerard Productions, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Washington, DC

“I asked Lisa to score my short film “Taken” and after our initial consultation, she offered up ideas that helped express the story transitions.  Her final pieces were amazing and added a layer of texture and emotion to my film.  Lisa is not only a technically skilled and highly talented composer, she is a wonderful and professional collaborator with an intuitive ability to translate words, ideas and emotions into music.  I would gladly work with her again.”

Jennifer Williams, Screenwriter/Director
Brooklyn, NY

“As creative director for United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, I had the pleasure of working with Lisa for over 10 years.  I have always so appreciated her excellent counsel and service.  Her guidance has been invaluable and, in a couple of cases, she let me know when a composition we thought we wanted to pursue was simply unrealistic and far too costly for our budget and offered up great alternative suggestions.  I knew I could always trust that she has our best interests at heart.  Lisa worked diligently, overcoming challenging obstacles, to obtain the results we have chosen to pursue over the years, and it’s helpful that she always kept me updated as to the progress of our project along the way.”

Nancy Roth-Roffy, past Creative Director
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, TX

“I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Lisa on many musical and theatrical projects over the years. I am especially impressed with her multi-faceted musical ability and her talents as a composer. A particular highlight for me was commissioning her to compose a dance piece for a project I was choreographing. Lisa was able to interpret my vision for the piece beautifully, capturing the precise essence of what I was trying to accomplish through music and dance. Working with Lisa and Hidden Pond Productions is always rewarding, effortless, and inspiring.”

Susan Haefner, Broadway veteran and Founder
Living Room Arts, New York, NY

“Lisa worked with my theatre company on a number of shows as a composer and sound designer. She recorded music and supplied some of her own songs for Butterflies Are Free. She composed and recorded several wonderful instrumentals for The Miracle Worker and, in a lighter vein, for our Star Trek spoof, Quantum Trek: Deep Space Leap. She also created scores for many original Beatles-inspired songs in my John Lennon biodrama, Lennon, A Life. She is a versatile composer and performer, a consummate professional who can turn her hand to any style of music and produce spot-on results.”

Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Playwright/Director/Producer
TwinFish Productions, New York, NY