Meet The Team
Jason Tregoe Newman is an Emmy award-winning music editor, engineer, composer, producer, and the founder of JTN Music and Tregoer Enterprises Inc. Jason is know for his versatile work on a wide range of genres, including Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Cosmos, Preacher, VEEP, Ozark, Community, Watchmen, and El Superbeasto.
Jason began his career in Bostom, Massachusetts, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a dual-major in Film Scoring and Music Business. After Graduating, Jason moved to New York City, working as a staff recording and mixing engineer for industry leading jingle house North Forty Music. Jason quickly began making a name for himself in NYC, and was presented with the opportunity to expand from commercials to TV & film in Los Angeles, CA.
Since his move in 2002, Jason has created an award-winning music editorial company, JTN Music, that is known throughout the industry for its standard of excellence. Jason has been awarded Emmy's and Golden Reels, being nominated 14 times for Outstanding Music Editorial.
Bryan Carrigan is a music editor, producer, engineer, synth programmer, scoring sound designer, remixer and composer. He has been involved in multiple Emmy winning and nominated television projects, Oscar nominated films, and is also a voting member of the NARAS since 1999 (the Grammy Awards). Most recently, Bryan was nominated a 2017 Grammy for his work on Childish Gambino's album "Awaken, My Love!"
Bryan received his first position on a major film as a re-recording mixer and programmer in Grosse Point Blank. As a programmer he worked on the films K-Pax, Tropic Thunder, and The Skeleton Key to name a few. He’s been an editor on Dodgeball, 13 Going on 30, Along Came Polly, and The Devil Wears Prada. To date, Bryan has over 100 music department film credits to his name.
Jason Ryterband fell in love with music at the age of three, when his mother began teaching him how to harmonize in the acoustic sanctuary that was his childhood bathtub. During his school years, he took his musical passion to dry land, singing in choirs and theater performances, and directing an a cappella group. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with a computer science engineering degree, he became an avid composer, producer, and songwriter, writing and recording music for several bands and supporting television composer David Schwartz as an in-house writer and studio engineer. It was while he was working with David Schwartz that he met Jason Newman - and the two kept working together through the years.
In 2011, he joined up with guitarist Richard Devletian (Ours), to start the band UpdownUp. As part of the JTN Music team, Jason has had his creative and technical hand in over two dozen TV shows and films. Above all, he is passionate about putting out a quality product.
The youngest of three gifted musicians, Bryant has been surrounded by music since before he was born. Growing up, his house was filled with Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert and more, but it was more contemporary genres that truly piqued his interest. Bryant's interests in jazz, funk, and progressive-rock led him to Berklee College of Music, where he graduated from in December 2010.
After graduation, Bryant took a short break from his studies to perform as a multi-instrumentalist in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, before continuing on to graduate school in the Fall of 2011 at Northern Arizona University. After completing his M.M in 2013, Bryant relocated to Los Angeles where he began working with Jason Newman. As the assistant music editor for the JTN Music team, Bryant enjoys working closely with the editorial staff on each project from start to finish.
With over 40 major film credits to date, Stephen Lotwis has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s finest and most successful filmmakers, including Baz Luhrmann, George Clooney, Michael Bay, Michael Mann, Adam Sandler, and Brad Peyton. Best known for his work on the film Moulin Rouge, for which he earned an MPSE Golden Reel Award, Stephen also received nominations for Bobby, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Stigmata, and The Wedding Singer.
His credits are as diverse as Sasha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator; indie comedies like Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket; Miguel Arteta’s films The Good Girl and Youth in Revolt; family films like Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Adam Sandler’s, The Wedding Singer, and Big Daddy; and dramas like Heat and The Island.
Stephen’s music editing talent developed from formal music training and working as a musician. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he studied guitar from a lineage of jazz greats, like Bucky Pizzarelli, Mel Lewis, and Thad Jones. Owner of his own production studio, Stephen engineered and produced independent records for Boston area artists and taught music in the Office of The Arts at Harvard University.
Stephen is a powerful addition to any filmmaking team, bringing musical depth and technical excellence. He enjoys collaborating with filmmakers and composers to realize their artistic visions through the power of music.
Tessa has had a love of film and television music for as long as she can remember. Her mother a painter and father a maze/puzzle designer, Tessa grew up in a creative home where a love of the arts was encouraged and supported. She studied the classical flute as well as the french horn throughout her eduction.
After earning a degree in film music at Berklee College of Music, she moved to LA and began her career as a classical recording engineer. Tessa has worked with orchestras, choirs, chamber groups, and solo artists throughout SoCal as an audio and video recordist. While growing her audio and video recording business, she worked as an assistant music editor on various film and television projects. Through these projects is where she met Jason Newman.
Tessa enjoys the variety of projects she works on with the JTN Music Team, as well as working with each project’s team very closely. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing, hiking, and cooking with friends.
Leah Dennis is a Canadian music editor, singer and producer in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, she made her mark on the industry through blockbuster animations Minions and The Angry Birds Movie while working under Grammy Award winning film composer and guitarist, Heitor Pereira. As a music editor, Leah has worked on many projects spanning the TV and film scene in Los Angeles and she joined the team at JTN Music in Spring 2017.
Coming from a musical family, Leah studied classical violin and voice since an early age. Singing pop, classical and film music led to Leah’s interest in producing upcoming artists on the Los Angeles scene. Leah is a featured background vocalist on “Arena Cahaya”, winner of Best Original Theme Song at the 2016 Golden Horse Awards. While attending Berklee College of Music, she founded the Women’s Film Initiative, a student-run organization that strives to inspire and strengthen women studying filmmaking and film scoring in the greater Boston area.
In her spare time, Leah can be found canoeing, horse back riding and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Jon Persitz | Director of Operations
Jon is the first-born American generation from a family of Russian-born classical musicians. From an early age, his violinist mother Julia taught him the piano.
Being surrounded by music his entire life, it was only when his mother brought him to a commercial recording session when his interest in film and TV music developed. Years later, Jon studied piano performance at the University of Minnesota and just one week after graduating, decided to move to Los Angeles. Since moving to LA, Jon's musical compositions have been featured on nearly all mediums including TV, film, radio and commercials. To date, he has over 500 published works.
Jon's interest in television score, sound/music mixing, and editing came full circle when he began working for JTN Music. He loves working with the team and overseeing all projects from the ground up.
Blake Bunzel | Assistant Editor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Blake has been surrounded by both the music and film industry his entire life. His career in music started at 19 when he hit the road, touring in several bands.
After 10 years as a touring guitarist and songwriter, Blake made the switch to studio musician, producer and songwriter full-time. While engineering and producing he developed a passion for post production sound in tv and film. This brought upon a new love for Music Editing and he’s thrilled to build his career at JTN.
Andrew Ransom| Assistant Editor
From the age of 11, Andrew Ransom was captivated musically by traveling the country every year with his old brother Ward- a production manager and carpenter for the Broadway show Stomp. Seeing the show in different cities all across the country, Andrew garnered a love for performance, musicality, and instrument design.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Andrew began touring the world many times over as a bassist in several different bands. Eventually, Andrew arrived in Los Angeles to pursue a career in music for film & television.
Since then, Andrew has worked as a film composer, scoring sound designer, synth programmer, and upright/electric bassist. He has contributed musical sound design for several horror, thriller and
sci-fi films, including Godzilla: King of The Monsters, Snowden, Happy Death Day, and The Cloverfield Paradox.
Conchita Newman| Financial Operations
Conchita graduated with a BFA from the Boston Conversatory. While she was temping in NYC at the federal reserve, she became interested in finances. Conchita runs all of the financial operations for Tregoe Enterprises.
Besides finances, Conchita is an exotic animal trainer - and has spent time with lions, tigers, and elephants. She has raised award-winning alpacas, and is current raising an alpaca farm.
Besides training animals, Conchita loves to act in plays and musicals. She is currently working with New Musicals inc. to develop and star in several upcoming theatre productions.