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Liza Richardson

Music Supervisor / DJ

Liza Richardson's career as a radio broadcaster started in Dallas, TX at KNON then KERA. At NPR's flagship KCRW in Santa Monica, CA, she championed poetry, world music and eclectic sounds from every corner of the universe. Her curated mixtapes present international music, roots, dance, hip hop and jazz, and are on-demand via her Spotify profile. 

Along with her team at Mad Doll Music, Liza has music supervised small screen classics like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Leftovers, Watchmen, Hawaii Five-0 and Lovecraft Country. Currently she helms Narcos, Barry, Outer Banks, The Morning Show, The Rookie, Equalizer. In 2003, she was nominated for a Grammy for Y Tu Mama Tambien. 2020 brought an Emmy nod for her work on Watchmen and in 2021 she's been nominated again for Lovecraft Country. 

Liza’s credits include the first handful of iPod silhouette spots, films Spenser Confidential, Why Him, A Dog's Purpose, Lords of Dogtown, Surf’s Up, The Kids Are All Right and quintessential Mexican gem Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Liza is from Phoenix, AZ and holds a BFA in theater and dance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Find her on Instagram @lizarichardson

TV music supervision

Watchmen, HBO, Damon Lindelof

Lovecraft Country, HBO, Misha Green

Physical, Apple TV+, Annie Weisman

Made for Love, HBO Max, Christina Lee

The Equalizer, CBS, Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller

Clarice, CBS, Alex Kurtzman

Unbelievable, Netflix, Susannah Grant

Outer Banks, Netflix, Josh Pate, Jonas Pate

The Morning Show, Apple TV+, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder

The Rookie, ABC, Alexi Hawley

The Unicorn, CBS, Bill Marin, Mike Schiff

The Loudest Voice, Showtime, Alex Metcalf

Star Trek: Picard, CBS All Access, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon

The Leftovers, HBO, Damon Lindelof

Narcos, Netflix, Eric Newman, Carlo Bernard

Barry, HBO, Bill Hader, Alec Berg

Magnum PI, CBS, Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim

Locke & Key, Netflix, Carlton Cuse

Queen Sugar, OWN, Ava DuVernay

Bull, CBS, Glenn Gordon Caron

MacGyver, CBS, Peter Lenkov

The Path, Hulu, Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims

Looking, HBO, Andrew Haig, Michael Lannan

Hawaii Five-0, CBS, Peter Lenkov

Scorpion, CBS, Nick Santora

Limitless, CBS, Craig Sweeny

The Affair S1, Showtime

Parenthood, NBC, Jason Katims

The Following, Fox, Kevin Williamson

Friday Night Lights, NBC, Jason Katims

Film music supervision

Spenser Confidential, Pete Berg

Nostalgia, Mark Pellington

The Donut King, Alice Gu

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable, Aaron Lieber

The Land of Steady Habits, Nicole Holofcener

Tokyo Project, Richard Shepard

A Dog’s Purpose, Lasse Hallstrom

Why Him, John Hamburg

The Last Word, Mark Pellington

The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko

Rock Dog, Ash Brannon

Enough Said, Nicole Holofcener

Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky

People Like Us, Alex Kurtzman

I Melt With You, Mark Pellington

Monte Carlo, Thomas Bezucha

Scream 4, Wes Craven

Push, Paul McGuigan

The Hunting Party, Richard Shepard

Surf’s Up, Ash Brannon

Failure To Launch, Tom Dey

Lords of Dogtown, Catherine Hardwicke

Wicker Park, Paul McGuigan

First Daughter, Forest Whitaker

Y Tu Mama Tambien, Alfonso Cuaron

Mothman Prophecies, Mark Pellington

Arlington Road, Mark Pellington

Film consultancies

Deepwater Horizon, Pete Berg

The Keepers, Ryan White

In The Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis

Nacho Libre, Jared Hess

Curious George, Matthew O’Callaghan

Syriana, Stephen Gaghan

Bewitched, Nora Ephron

The Italian Job, F. Gary Gray

United States of Poetry, Mark Pellington

Additional info

Emmy nom, Outstanding Music Supervision, Lovecraft Country 2021

Winner, Best Music Supervision TV Drama, Guild of Music Supervisors, Watchmen 2021

Winner, Best Song Created for TV, Guild of Music Supervisors, Watchmen 2021

Emmy nom, Outstanding Music Supervision, Watchmen 2020

89.9 KCRW radio host and DJ from 1991 to 2020

Winner, Best Music Supervision TV Drama, Guild of Music Supervisors, Narcos 2016

Winner, Music Supervisor of The Year, Guild of Music Supervisors 2012

Woman of Impact, Variety 2010

First DJ to play at The Academy Awards 2007

Grammy nom, Best Soundtrack Comp, Y Tu Mama Tambien 2003

Geffen Records A&R scout 1995 to 1998

Host, producer of KCRW/MTV syndicated radio show Man In The Moon 1994

Radio host at KNON and KERA in Dallas from 1986 to 1991

Represented by Fortress Talent Management (film & TV)

Represented by Barking Owl (advertising)

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