He then moved to Los Angeles and pursued a career in film scoring, at the suggestion of his former classmate, Christopher Young. His first major project was the 1991 feature film Children of the Night. His composition earned him his first soundtrack CD release. He soon became spotted by macabre director, Clive Barker and would compose for several of his films.
Licht scored all seasons of Dexter, which he considers to be one of his "more visible projects" but is reluctant to refer to it as his big break.