15 17 Oct '24

Stephanie Economou

Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Stephanie Economou is a Grammy-winning composer and violinist whose successes have emerged from her exploration and study of widely varying musical styles, including classical, experimental, folk and rock. She is the composer of the DreamWorks animated feature "Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken," Lionsgate’s "About My Father," and Universal’s "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3." She has written the music for Netflix’s "Jupiter’s Legacy," based on the comic series by Mark Millar, "Step Up: High Water," "Manhunt: Deadly Games," and the Netflix series, "The Chair."

Stephanie is widely recognized for her inventive scores for the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla DLCs "The Siege of Paris" and "Dawn of Ragnarök," the latter of which earned her the historic 2023 Grammy Award for “Best Score for Video Games and Other Interactive Media,” making her the first-ever winner in the new category. In another first, Stephanie won the inaugural David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent from the Society of Composers and Lyricists for her score for "Jupiter’s Legacy."

As a long-time collaborator of Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Stephanie has composed additional music on scores such as Disney’s live-action re-make "Mulan," "The Martian," "The Meg," "The Equalizer 2," "Live By Night," "Catch-22," and "The Zookeeper’s Wife."

In 2015, Stephanie was chosen as one of six fellows for the renowned Sundance Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch. She was also selected for the 2018 NBC/Universal Composers Initiative and is a 2021 BAFTA Breakthrough Artist. As a resident board member for The Alliance for Women Film Composers, Stephanie considers the empowerment of women in film an exceedingly necessary platform, and strives to make her voice, as well as other female voices in the industry, heard.

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