Alan Brewer is the President and owner of Los Angeles area companies New Brew Entertainment and Brewman Productions, Inc. In addition to having been on the Board Of Directors of the Burbank International Film Festival, the Advisory Board of the W.O. Smith School of Music, and a past President of the Board Of Directors of the Nashville Film Festival (one of the longest running film festivals in the U.S.), he is on the founding boards of the Nashville Composers Association, FilmNashville and the annual international film & television conference, Film-Com.
Brewer has worked as a Music Producer, Score Composer, Songwriter, Soundtrack Producer, Film Producer, and Music Supervisor on projects and productions for companies such as Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Curb Records, Epic Records, SONY, EMI, Universal, Miramax, Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Summit Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Bold Films, CBS Television, CMT, and VH-1. His multi-faceted entertainment company has represented such luminaries as Narada Michael Walden, Rick Wakeman, Danny Federici, Mark Slaughter, Matt King, and Cowboy Mouth for film & television music.
Starting in the music business as a touring musician and songwriter, and later moving into the producer’s chair, Brewer’s broad range of musical experience has had him in the recording studio with Pete Townshend of “The Who,” legendary “Yes” keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Sister Sledge, Rick Derringer, “Cowboy Crush,” and Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s “E Street Band,” as well as studio greats like The Brecker Brothers, Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Larry Coryell, Steve Ferrone, The Uptown Horns, Liberty DeVitto, and Tony Levin. He has also served as Producer on mixes of live recordings of Sting, Phil Collins, Jeff Beck, Donovan, Bob Geldof, and Eric Clapton. During his years as a touring musician, Alan had the pleasure of performing onstage with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and jazz composer/pianist, Cecil Taylor.
A stint as Post-Production Sound & Music Supervisor for Miramax Films led Brewer into the motion picture business. His feature film credits include the Warner Bros release “American Pastime,” “Lonesome Jim” (Starring Casey Affleck & Liv Tyler), David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars,” Paul McCartney’s “Rockshow,” “Tokyo Pop,” “Crossover Dreams” (starring Ruben Blades), “B.C. Rock,” “The Burning,” and “Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” (Monty Python, Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson).
Brewer produced the Universal Pictures release, “Playing For Keeps,” directed by The Weinstein Company co-chairmen, Bob and Harvey Weinstein (starring Daniel Jordano and Marisa Tomei). He also served as Music Supervisor on the film, writing and producing several songs for the soundtrack. More recently, Alan composed and performed the score for “Come Early Morning,” starring Ashley Judd, Laura Prepon, Jeffrey Donovan and Diane Ladd. He then composed, performed and produced the score and several songs for the horror pic “Trailer Park Of Terror,” based on the popular Imperium Comics series.
Brewer currently has several feature films in development that include “The Human Fly,” inspired by the real-life stuntman whose antics spawned a Marvel Comics series, “Red Devil Lie,” a gritty, rural crime thriller set in Appalachia, and “Hitchhiking With Larry David,” based on the popular book by Paul Samuel Dolman (Gotham/Penguin books). He also has several TV series in development in partnership with highly successful TV producers including Roy Bank and Gunnar Wetterberg, while continuing to compose music, write songs, and provide music supervision and music production services for film, television, and recording artists.