Ms. O'Neal is currently one of the only freelance music production supervisors in Hollywood. Gretchen has always enjoyed the challenge of working on behalf of both individual artists and companies in every area of the entertainment industry throughout the world. Most recently Ms. O'Neal has expanded Overseer Enterprises to include film and television production supervision working with and on behalf of directors, producers and actors in both the studio and independent film industry.
Gretchen has worked and collaborated with the top artists in several genres of music, including hip hop, jazz, opera, r&b, country, classical, rock, and dance/electronica, as well as establishing strong relationships with the major publishing companies and record labels in the world. She has also served as a production supervisor for film, television, albums and video games.
In early 2001, Gretchen formed Ingenuity Entertainment with her partner, Rich Jacobellis, and moved Ingenuity into the west coast offices of Zomba Music, the most successful privately held record company in the world. In her role, Gretchen managed the business and music production issues of more than fifty clients, including Lalo Schifrin, Marcus Miller and Nick Glennie-Smith.
Prior to forming Ingenuity, Gretchen was the Head of Music Production for Media Ventures and Music Production Supervisor for Hans Zimmer. At Media Ventures, she was responsible for handling music production for over ten composers, including Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Gavin Greenaway and Klaus Badelt. While there, Gretchen also developed strategic alliances with Extreme Music Library, ESPN, Nemesys (Gigastudio) and many others.
Starting off her career at 23, Gretchen was an associate in the Music Business and Legal Affairs department at Walt Disney Pictures. She was responsible for drafting and negotiating agreements for all film music personnel, as well supervising the music licensing department. Gretchen was also the point person for marketing and new technology issues.
Gretchen graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics and a BA in East Asian Studies in 1994 and holds a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley (1997). Gretchen is also a certified member of the State Bar of California.
Music Production Supervision for Film and Television