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Interview: Alicen Catron Schneider

Interview with Alicen Catron Schneider/NBCUniversal TV 

The Ins and Outs of Music Placement in Movies and TV Series

 Alicen Catron Schneider

Featuring: Alicen Catron Schneider
Vice President, Music Creative Services for NBCUniversal Television
By Frances and Harry Date – Song Matchmakers Network


Alicen is the head of the creative music division for NBC Universal Television, which she created and established seven years ago. She manages music strategies and personnel for all Studio productions. She contributes creative music for select NBC Agency promotional campaigns, most notably the Olympics, and assists with strategic music partnerships for the multiplatform marketing of shows.  Alicen operates as a music liaison between Network and Studio creative executives for stunt casting and on-camera opportunities as well as making composer recommendations for Universal Television produced programs.  In addition to this, she solicits the creation of original compositions and recordings for both promotional campaigns and series episodes.  Past projects include Heroes, The Event, Trauma, Lipstick Jungle, Crossing Jordan, and Monk, as well as The 60s and The 70s mini-series for NBC.  Most recently, Alicen has added a music business affairs component to her plate, taking on the negotiating of composer and music supervisor agreements, as well as assisting production executives with music budget estimates for new shows and lots and lots of troubleshooting. She is a frequent panelist at music festivals worldwide on the subject of music supervision for television.

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Interview: Tony Von Pervieux

Industry Spotlight

The Ins and Outs of Music Placement in Movies and TV Series

Tony Von Pervieux

Featuring : Ton Von Pervieux

Creative Director, TV Music

ABC Entertainment Group

By Frances and Harry Date – Song Matchmakers Network

Tony began his career in music management working as an assistant for Aaron Walton Entertainment; an entertainment company specializing in management for a variety of talented artists.

He then made the transition over to independent music supervision working as an assistant for Dawn Soler. Dawn has been supervising Film and TV for over twenty years, working on movies such as Dumb and Dumber, Princess Diaries I & II, Catwoman, Dead Man Walking, Hollywood Homicide, Enchanted and more. Tony co-supervised a couple films with Dawn and some on his own before making his way over to Television as a co-music supervisor for the hit series Ugly Betty.

He supervised Ugly Betty for one season and shortly after was hired at ABC Studios to work as Creative Director for the TV music department.

ABC Studios currently produces over eighteen shows for multiple broadcast and cable networks. Some of the shows include Army Wives, Castle, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, The River, and Scandal.

 As Creative Director for ABC Studios, he helps oversee all aspects of music for their shows; including pitching music to ABC Marketing & Promo and the shows he supervises in-house. He also is also a co-founder of The Happiest Hour, a TV/FILM/MUSIC industry mixer that has been around for eight years and running

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Interview: Julia Michels

Industry Spotlight

On The Music Beat

The Ins and Outs of Music Placement in Movies and TV Series

Julia Michels

Featuring : Julia Michels

Music Supervisor– Format Entertainment

By Frances and Harry Date – Song Matchmakers Network

Julia Michels is an independent Music Supervisor who has enjoyed a rewarding career in the film music industry for over twenty years.  She is currently working on jet setting romantic comedy Baggage Claim (Fox), starring Paula Patton and Derek Luke, directed by multiple NAACP award-winning playwright, David Talbert.  She most recently completed work on the highly anticipated Christmas release, Parental Guidance (Fox), starring Bette Midler and Billy Crystal, and the irreverent a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect (Universal Pictures).

Prior box office success includes the lucrative Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked! (Fox), the illustrious Sex & The City (1 & 2) (New Line Cinema/WB), critically acclaimed drama The Blind Side (Alcon/WB), beloved family trilogy Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Fox), and the indie film A Single Man (The Weinstein Company), which was nominated for Best Original Score at the Golden Globes.  Other notable films she has supervised include Hope Springs (Mandate Pictures), Marley And Me (Fox), the Oscar Nominated (Best Song) and Grammy Nominated (Best Soundtrack) August Rush (WB), and the 2006 blockbuster The Devil Wears Prada (Fox).

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Interview: Frankie Pine

Industry Spotlight

On The Music Beat

The Ins and Outs of Music Placement in Movies and TV Series

Frankie Pine

Featuring: Frankie Pine

Music Supervisor/Consultant – Whirly Girl Music

By Frances and Harry Date – Song Matchmakers Network

Music Supervisor Frankie Pine has been instrumental in putting together memorable arrangements on a variety of film and television projects.  Among her many qualities, one could say it is her versatility that has made her a success.

During her career, she has overseen the music featured in such diverse films as “Nurse Betty,” “Kinsey,” “The Toothfairy,” and “The Santa Clause 2 & 3.”  She has also had the opportunity to supervise several successful television series including “Brothers and Sisters,” “Army Wives,” “Hung,” “Body of Proof,” and “GCB.”  In addition to her television background, she also served as music consultant on Steven Soderbergh’s films “Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13” as well as the Academy Award-winning “Traffic.” Recently Frankie was the Music Supervisor on the box office smash “Magic Mike.”

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