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Acclaimed Music Editor David Klotz Gets Emmy 2020 Nomination

Written by: Nikoleta Morales

David Klotz has won six Emmy Awards and has an additional 12 Emmy nominations including the two he received this year for his work on FX’s American Horror Story: 1984 and Netflix’s Stranger Things. Klotz's won three Emmy Awards in sound editing for HBO’s Game of Thrones; two for Netflix’s Stranger Things; and one for FX’s American Horror Story. Klotz is also the music editor on Netflix's The Politician, and on returning hit shows such as Fox’s 9-1-1 and FX's Pose. Other credits include Fox’s Glee, Marvel's feature film, Iron Man; The WB’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and many more. We caught up with the acclaimed music editor to discuss the secret to making Stranger Things the huge success it has become, the collaborative process when editing films, and his advice for upcoming professionals that want to follow in his footsteps. View the full interview here.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is a television-format series created by The Duffer Brothers. It was first released as a Netflix original series on July 15, 2016.

The show takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the early-to-mid 1980s. The first season revolves around the disappearance of Will Byers, while the second season explores the repercussions of the mysterious events of Season 1. The third season focuses on "forces of evil that are new”. The unreleased fourth season will focus on a story outside of Hawkins and can be viewed on

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The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Emmy Awards are administered by three sister organizations, which focus on various sectors of television and broadband programming:

  • Television Academy (primetime)

  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (daytime, sports, news and documentary)

  • International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (international)

The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 24,000 Television Academy members. Each member casts a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. For more information on the Emmy’s visit:

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