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Welcome to Working Class Hollywood, conversations with the people that make the Movies, TV Shows, and Entertainment you love. If you're looking to break into or move up in the entertainment industry OR you're just a fan of content and want to hear about how it's made, this is the podcast for you. 

Mar 11, 2019

Alexandra Nickson runs the music department at Dreamworks Television Animation, the studio that makes shows such as KUNG FU PANDA, TROLLHUNTERS, 3 BELOW, BOSS BABY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, DINOTRUX and many more. Alex oversees music placement, acquisition, and original scores and compositions for every show that Dreamworks does. She tells the story of how she went from a high school show choir geek to successful Hollywood music executive. 

Alexandra began her career in feature films working in music production at MGM Pictures, where she participated on such films as BE COOL, BEAUTY SHOP, and THE PINK PANTHER.  After leaving MGM, Alexandra went on to become a music coordinator at Format and coordinated source music and soundtracks for various films including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ATL, EPIC MOVIE, and AUGUST RUSH. After her departure from independent supervision, Alexandra jumped over to DreamWorks Pictures where she helped create the music team that oversaw all of the live action films. Alexandra worked all aspects of music on films such as TROPIC THUNDER, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, THE KITE RUNNER, TRANSFORMERS, and THE SOLOIST.

After DreamWorks Pictures, Alex oversaw all of the music for ABC Family’s television series and original movies and was head of A&R for Persimmon Grove Music. Under her tenure , projects she oversaw were: THE FOSTERS, SWITCHED AT BIRTH, BUNHEADS, MELISSA AND JOEY, BABY DADDY, TWISTED, 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (featuring The Band Perry and Colbie Caillat), TEEN SPIRT, and THE MISTLE-TONES: THE MUSICAL. 

Alexandra holds a BS in Music Industry from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

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