Amanda Krieg Thomas
Amanda Krieg Thomas has been passionate about the intersection of music and storytelling all her life, from writing fiction and singing in choirs as a child, to directing and producing original stage musicals in college, and finally moving across the country to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music supervision. Since then she has worked tirelessly in the field for over a decade, collaborating with top-level creators on a wide range of films and television series.
Current projects include the third season of beloved ballroom drama, Pose (FX), season five of hit animated series, Big Mouth (Netflix), forthcoming limited series Halston (Netflix) starring Ewan McGregor, Dopesick (FX for Hulu) created by Danny Strong, and The Shrink Next Door (Apple TV+) starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. She is also working on the new season of celebrated anthologies series, American Crime Story: Impeachment (FX) starring Clive Owen as former President Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky. Recently completed work includes Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the Tony Award-nominated musical, The Prom (Netflix), starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden, YA thriller Panic (Amazon) and the final season of Claws (TNT).
Since launching her own company at the end of 2018, Amanda has also been fortunate to work on such high profile projects as Lena Waithe’s Twenties (BET), Ratched (Netflix), Hollywood (Netflix), 9-1-1 (Fox), 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox), The Politician (Netflix), several seasons of American Horror Story (FX) and the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band (Netflix). She has been nominated for 4 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for her work on Pose (FX) and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX).
Amanda started her career in the trenches at Lionsgate, Endemol Shine North America, and Format Entertainment, working on projects that spanned from The Biggest Loser (NBC) to Pitch Perfect 2 (Gold Circle Films/Universal). It was at Format where she first made the transition to a music supervisor role; highlights there included performance competition show, Fake Off (truTV) and the 2015 American Girl “Girl Of The Year™ film, Grace Stirs Up Success (American Girl/Mattel).
In 2015 Amanda dove back into the world of scripted television at Neophonic Music & Media, working alongside PJ Bloom on Feud: Bette and Joan (FX), The Americans (FX) and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) for which he shared with her the Guild of Music Supervisors Award for Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie. Other credits at Neophonic include network favorites Life In Pieces (CBS), Proven Innocent (Fox) and Reverie (NBC). In November 2018 she left Neophonic and went out on her own, forming Yay Team Productions, Inc.
Amanda regularly shares her knowledge at conferences and events worldwide, including South By Southwest, MUSEXPO, BIGSOUND Australia and the Durango Songwriters Expo, in addition to authoring the e-book Thinking In Sync: A Primer on the Mind of a Music Supervisor. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University (Go Cats!), a member of the Television Academy and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Guild of Music Supervisors.