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Shawn Clement

Shawn Clement's Biography

Turn on a TV anywhere in the world and you're bound to hear him. Shawn Clement's music can be heard on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, The World's Wildest Police Videos, and many other productions. In 2000, Shawn received the ASCAP 2000 Film and Television Award for Most Played Underscore.

Clement is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed with a variety of musical greats, including Eddie Van Halen, Skunk Baxter, Harry Dean Stanton and B.B. King, but he's made his name as a composer for film and television.

Clement began his work in film music in 1994. By 1995 he was writing music for Women: Stories of Passion, a series on Showtime that still airs today, and The Savage Dragon, an animated series for Universal, among others. In 1996 his life was forever changed when he signed on to score the first reality television franchise, World's Wildest Police Videos. World's Wildest Police Videos has consistently and continues to air in the United States and all over the world, and has generated a long line of work for Clement in the genre, including series and specials such as World's Scariest Police Chases, Avoiding The Moment of Impact (2&3) and When Good Pets Go Bad 1 & 2 (all for Fox Television); plus The World's Most Amazing Videos (NBC), The World's Most… series for Discovery Communications, and the World's Scariest Ghosts, hosted by James Coburn on ABC.

Clement's credits include the acclaimed network series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, (1997-98) and the theatrical feature A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, the independent features We Married Margo and Last Chance, Entertainment Tonight, Extra Magazine, The Guiding Light, Ally McBeal, Donny and Marie, Married…With Children, Another World, The Maury Show, Wasteland, As the World Turns, Crime & Punishment, Ray Bradbury Theatre, The Heights and California Dreams.

He is set to complete the upcoming 3D animated IMAX sci-fi feature, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009), which features John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Christian Slater, Michael York, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones.

For now, exploding into the world of features, dramatic television, and top-rated, theatrically-based video games, and with an enviable lock on the world of reality television, Clement continues to capitalize on his growing reputation for delivering exactly what producers and directors require: inspired music, imaginatively conceived, brilliantly performed and impeccably recorded.

Shawn Clement