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 producing stage musicals in college, and finally moving across the country to begin 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 variety of films and television series.
Current projects include the second season of the celebrated limited series, Feud: Capote’s Women (FX), charming Christmas film Best. Christmas. Ever! (Netflix) and the newest seasons of Human Resources (Netflix) and Big Mouth (Netflix). Recent highlights include country music drama, Monarch (Fox), Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix) and the Emmy-nominated series Pam & Tommy (Hulu), Dopesick (FX) and docu-series, The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix),
Amanda’s diverse body of work ranges from young adult fare, such as raunchy coming of age indie film Plan B (Hulu) and thriller Panic (Amazon) to subversive, dark comedies like The Shrink Next Door (Apple TV+) and Claws (TNT) to animation with Big Mouth (Netflix) and Human Resources (Netflix) to prestige dramas like The Patient (FX), The Americans (FX), Pose (FX), and Halston (Netflix), which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Supervision in 2021. Musicals are also dear to her heart, and music supervising the 2020 film adaptation of The Prom (Netflix) starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Ariana DeBose was a career highlight. She has also been nominated for 5 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for her work on Pose (FX), Hollywood (Netflix) 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) starring Olivia Rodrigo.
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. Since then, Amanda has also been fortunate to work on such projects as The Politician (Netflix), Kings Of Napa (OWN), Hollywood (Netflix), Ratched (Netflix), American Horror Stories (FX), 9-1-1 (Fox), 9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox), the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band (Netflix) and multiple seasons of the American Horror Story and American Crime Story franchises.
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 hosting a monthly free chat series through Yay Team, and 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.