The School of Media Arts & Studies and OU WIMI (Women In Music Industry) welcome renowned Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas for an interactive Skype Q&A interview on Tuesday April 19th at 7PM at Ohio University in RTVC 281.
“Alexandra Patsavas is a pioneer and a visionary in the field of music supervision. We are thrilled to welcome her in conversation with Ohio University students,” said Josh Antonuccio, a Lecturer in the School of Media Arts & Studies. “She has shaped some of the most important television shows and films of our generation, not to mention helping to break a plethora of bands in the process, including Snow Patrol and Death Cab for Cutie.”
Alexandra Patsavas got her start in the music business as a rock promoter in Champaign, Illinois. She moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and worked in the Film/TV department at BMI. She then moved on in 1994 to work for Roger Corman at Concorde Films, where she was music coordinator and supervisor on over 50 B-movie classics in a three-year span.
After her stint at Concorde, Alexandra started her own company, Chop Shop Music Supervision, where she music supervised the TV shows "Roswell," "Carnivale," "Boston Public," "Fastlane,” "The OC," "Without A Trace," "Numb3rs," "Chuck," and the films "The Invisible," "The Twilight Saga” "A Better Life," "Water For Elephants", "The Dilemma," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Warm Bodies," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Alexandra produced the soundtracks for both critically and commercially successful television shows including "Mad Men," "Grey's Anatomy," "The OC," "Rescue Me," and "Gossip Girl”. As well, her work in producing soundtracks touch wildly popular films including "Twilight," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2,” and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." The critically acclaimed soundtracks for "Twilight," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," and "Grey's Anatomy Volume 2" were each nominated for a Grammy.
Alexandra and her staff at the Chop Shop are currently working on some of the biggest TV shows of the year, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Supernatural," "Scandal," "How to Get Away With Murder," "The Astronaut Wives Club" and "iZombie."
Alexandra has been profiled in Wired, Glamour, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, Elle, Jane, Billboard, Giant and The New York Times, CNBC and MTV. She was named by Advertising Age as "Entertainment Marketer of the Year," The Los Angeles Times as one of "The West
100," Variety as one of fifty honorees for their annual "Women's Impact Report," Fast Company as one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business," and as one of Billboard's "Top Women In Music".
The live Q&A session will take place in RTVC 281. For more information, email Josh Antonuccio at firstname.lastname@example.org.