Laura Perlman

Sound Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Music Editor
  • Hot Tub Time Machine – Music Editor
  • Fast & Furious – Music Editor
  • Step Brothers – Music Editor
  • Hairspray – Music Editor
  • Evan Almighty – Music Editor
  • Little Miss Sunshine – Music Editor
  • Mean Girls – Music Editor
  • 50 First Dates – Music Editor
  • Scooby-Doo – Music Editor
  • You’ve Got Mail – Music Editor
  • A Bug’s Life – Music Editor
  • Forrest Gump – Music Editor
  • True Romance – Music Editor
  • A League of Their Own – Music Editor
  • Radio Flyer – Music Editor
  • Backdraft – Music Editor
  • Thelma & Louise – Music Editor
  • Driving Miss Daisy – Music Editor

Education & Background:

  • Master of Arts – California State University, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts – Berklee College of Music

Laura Perlman is a veteran film music editor with more than 20 years experience. Her credits include feature films directed by Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Robert Redford, Penny Marshall, and Tony Scott, among others. She has worked side by side with many of the top composers in Hollywood and her work on feature films includes A League of Their Own, Thelma and Louise, True Romance, Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Power of One, The Client, and Backdraft. She received two Golden Reel nominations for her work as Supervising Music Editor on The Preacher’s Wife and Backdraft.

Courses Taught:

  • Sound Design Basics (F343A)


  • Golden Reel Nomination – The Preacher’s Wife – Motion Picture Sound Editors
  • Golden Reel Nomination – Backdraft – Motion Picture Sound Editors


  • Motion Picture Sound Editors
  • Directors Guild of America (DGA)