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Hollywood music supervisor looks to Chicago roots for new talent

Hollywood music supervisor looks to Chicago roots for new talent

Alexandra Patsavas has a good eye for music.

The Chicago native and founder of Los Angeles-based Chop Shop Music Supervision has earned her chops in Hollywood by finding just the right song to place in TV shows and films to make the story — and the music — resonate with viewers.

Sometimes the artist Patsavas selects comes out of nowhere, or somewhere pretty close, such as west suburban Wheaton.

Patsavas, 48, has worked on more than 60 TV shows and films during her two-decade career, setting the mood for key scenes in "The Twilight Saga" movies, "Grey's Anatomy," "The O.C." and "The Hunger Games," among others. An...

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