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Germaine Franco is a film composer.[1] She began composing as a student at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.[2] She is the first Latina to join the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[3] Her most noteworthy work includes Coco, Tag, Dope, Vida, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and Little.[4][5]


Year Title Director Notes
2007 3 Américas Cristina Kotz Cornejo N/A
2012 Margarita Dominique Cardona
Laurie Colbert
2015 Dope Rick Famuyiwa Nominated — Black Reel Award for Outstanding Original Score
2016 Shovel Buddies Adam Townley
Simon Atkinson
2017 Coco Lee Unkrich Score composed by Michael Giacchino
Additional music and Songwriter with Adrian Molina and Giacchino
Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production — Shared with Giacchino, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Molina
2018 Tag Jeff Tomsic N/A
Public Disturbance Danny Lee N/A
2019 Little Tina Gordon N/A
Someone Great Jennifer Kaytin Robinson N/A
Dora and the Lost City of Gold James Bobin Composed with John Debney


  1. ^ "Spotlight on Germaine Franco (Film Score Composer) | Heavyocity". Heavyocity Media. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  2. ^ Schweiger, Daniel (June 13, 2018). "Interview with Germaine Franco". Film Music Magazine: A Global Media Online Publication. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Germaine Franco Talks Scoring 'Tag' & The Lack of Female Composers in Hollywood: 'It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's Made of Cement'". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  4. ^ "Interview with Germaine Franco :: Film Music Magazine". Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. ^ "Dora and the Lost City of Gold". People en Español. August 15, 2019. Retrieved October 18, 2019.

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