NEW WEST STUDIOS

music is our nature


Composers Julia Newmann and Cody Westheimer

New West Studios, Inc. is a custom music scoring facility in West Los Angeles owned and operated by composers Cody Westheimer and Julia Newmann. Sweethearts since their USC days in the late 90s, these two versatile music makers have brought heart and soul to hundreds of projects over the years.

Julia Newman has garnered three ASCAP awards during her 8 year (current) stint on the hit Fox show, "BONES," and has also worked on "MEDIUM" and "THE FINDER" alongside Emmy-Winning Composer Sean Callery.

Cody Westheimer focuses primarily on independent cinema, documentary film/tv and nature films. He has scored over 45 features. Most recently he has begun providing epic scores for Giant Screen (IMAX) productions and has been a sought out source for sports and news themes.

Nearly 2000 unique tracks comprise their “Scoring Collection” which has been in high demand for temp scores and as an alternative to typical production music libraries.


CODY
WESTHEIMER
composer
and
multi-instrumentalist

When he’s not running (read about him in Runner's World!) riding his bike or exploring the wilderness Cody is racking up credits as diverse as they are interesting.

To date, he's amassed well over over 100 hours of music for feature films, documentary series and iconic sports themes. The composer for the recently released IMAX film “Journey to Space 3D” and “Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba,” his main theme for the 2007 game “The Golden Compass” was nominated for the GANG ‘Track of the Year.’

An avid craftsman, Cody built his studio desk out of reclaimed lumber and most recently built a portable music studio out of typical road case materials - it was recently profiled by Mix Magazine and will be featured on Outside Television this Spring.





JULIA
NEWMANN
composer

A Los Angeles native, Julia Newmann graduated USC in 2003 with a degree in music composition and filmscoring. She was also selected to participate in the prestigious ASCAP film scoring workshop.

Newmann is currently in her 8th season scoring the hit Fox show, “Bones.” Credited alongside her mentor, Sean Callery, Julia has won 3 ASCAP awards for her work on the series. In addition to composing the music for documentary and narrative film, she's also worked on "Medium" and "The Finder." Earlier in her career Julia served as orchestrator for composer James Newton Howard on such films as “Michael Clayton,” “The Great Debaters” and “The Waterhorse.”

In addition to her success in the Film/TV world Julia enjoys her partnership with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – based in Kenya – that saves orphaned elephants, most of whose families have been killed by poaching.





Before she started on the second half of BONES, season 11, we took a few new snaps of the beautiful, talented JULIA NEWMANN!

For the last several months I’ve enjoyed doing a ton of DIY on and around my studio.

This included a new roof (which I stupidly did during a heatwave!) and new siding for the building itself. I then rebuilt the pond - adding two waterfalls - and deck, made from conservation friendly Ipe Wood.

I topped it off with a fun little (piano inspired) bench made with about $40 worth of redwood lumber.

The rocking chairs have become one of my favorite relaxation spots on the property and we look forward to drawing inspiration from here for years to come!

Out in the desert with the studio on wheels. We’re filming a feature for Outside TV with encompass films! This is a star-lapse I shot just before bedtime.

Journey to Space 3D, the epic IMAX film I scored earlier this year and it has landed with a bang in Los Angeles. At the premiere I conducted a group of USC Symphony musicians under the Endeavor!

Every two years I make it to Jackson Hole for the infamous JH Wildlife Film Festival.

This time I drove the 1,000 miles to present my portable rig - stopping midway in Utah and camping at Yuba State Park. With the “Super Moon” rising I had a wonderful night of writing.

I had an absolutely incredible trip backpacking the high Sierras with my friend Ted.

Perhaps the most memorable moment was playing shakuhachi beside 1,000 Island Lake. This 25 mile loop won’t be the last miles I cover in this area!

One of the more incredible composing experiences of my life was this field seminar called “Composing in the Wilderness.”

Composer Stephen Lias runs the workshop that takes place in Denali National Park and the Yukon. After Julia arrived we visited a Glacier by Helicopter. And yes, I had to take a quick swim in the ice cold Yukon River.

What a wonderous time exploring and making new friends off the grid.

For as long as I can recall I’ve wanted a portable studio I could take into nature. I’ve finally built one.

Around an iMac I constructed a custom case and hardware cockpit that folds up into a fully operational studio. The secret sauce is that it’s completely compatible with my home rig.

I’m really quite excited about the possibilities here and had a fun maiden voyage near Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras. Thanks, Arya for some of the photos!

I received my 3rd ASCAP Award for “BONES.” I love this music team.

We had a blast writing the score for the epic 200th episode of “Bones.” And the party rocked!


cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio
cody and julia in studio

Cody Westheimer | composer
codymusic@me.com
+1(213) 709-5643

Julia Newmann | composer
julianewmannmusic@gmail.com
+1(310) 467-4345

Music Licensing
newweststudios@gmail.com

Roxanne Lippel/Soundtrack Music Associates | agent
roxannel@soundtrk.com
+1(310) 260-1023

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"Julia Newmann is a superb and gifted composer--one can hear her love for music in each and every moment. She is also that rare breed of composer who continues to master different musical styles and genres, evolving and growing each and every time. These are the qualities of any great artist. She is the real deal."

- Sean Callery: 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Composer of BONES, 24, MEDIUM, HOMELAND

"How many composers would show up to conduct their orchestral film score wearing a NASA t-shirt? From our first discussion about creating an epic-yet-accessible film score for Journey to Space, it was clear that Cody Westheimer was all in. Though we had known of each other's work for a number of years, this film was our first collaboration and certainly not our last. Cody's passion for the project as well as his renowned boundless energy, resulted in early musical sketches that were so quick and expressive that they continually kindled the post production team to complete a film worthy of its music. An even more unexpected surprise was how well Cody was able to weave Max Braverman's rock inspired layers to seamlessly support the finished score. But what was finally achieved from a score sparked by the human drive to explore space--is an accomplished and coherent work of music that simply inspires the imagination."

- Mark Krenzien: Writer/Director, Journey to Space 3D

"It was a true pleasure having Julia on my team. Not only is she a gifted and versatile composer, but her skills as an orchestrator are also very impressive. Her charismatic personality and her professionalism will delight those who work with her. I sincerely believe she will go far in this business."

- James Newton Howard: 7 Time Oscar Nominated Composer, The Dark Knight, King Kong, Michael Clayton

"Cody captured the unique beauty of Mono Lake as well as the ongoing efforts to protect this remarkable place, restore it to health, and educate people about its ecological and historic environmental importance. This unprecedented story needed an extraordinary composer. Cody took the time to get to know the history of Mono Lake, the spirit of the place, and the style of our organization. He captured the essence beautifully. Working with Cody was a pleasure, and we get enthusiastic responses to the music every time we show the film - his work helps us share the story in a more powerful way."

- Geoffrey McQuilkin: Executive Director: The Mono Lake Committee

"Our outreach films are vital in promoting our cause. The music we've received from New West Studios has increased their impact enormously. We're so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Cody and Julia on a regular basis."

- Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

“The original score Cody provided for my film, How I Became an Elephant was incredible. Everything matched picture perfectly and the emotion his themes added to my story certainly helped our cause...the production quality sounded incredible.”

- Tim Gorski: Writer/Director, Rattle the Cage

"Julia Newmann is one of the brightest new composing talents on the horizon. One can expect to hear great things from this inventive young composer"

- Robert Kraft: President, Fox Music