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RuPaul’s Drag Race
June 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT
COMPOSER & SONGWRITER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & SONGWRITER
MODERATED BY GREG ELLWOOD (Journalist)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Thursday, June 8, 3:00PM (PT)
In this Emmy Award-winning series hosted by RuPaul, America’s most sickening queens compete in fashion and performance challenges in hopes of snatching the crown as the next drag superstar. TV-14 | 60mins
Leland (aka Brett Mclaughlin) is a Golden Globe-nominated songwriter, composer, and executive producer. Responsible for contributing to notable pop and country releases, he’s co-written hit songs for Ava Max (“Kings and Queens”), Selena Gomez (“Rare” and “Fetish”), Troye Sivan (“My My My!”), BTS, Ariana Grande, Kelsea Ballerini, Charli XCX, Lauv, and more.
In television, Leland has served as a songwriter, on-camera talent, and consulting producer for the Emmy Award-winning competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, in addition to serving as Executive Music Producer for all three seasons of Hulu’s Love, Victor. Leland wrote the theme song and other original songs featuring prominent and up-and-coming LGBT artists. Leland wrote the theme song as well as 3 original songs for Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO Max’s The Other Two. Additionally, Leland served as Music Director and Composer of the theme song and 4 original songs for Season 1 of Queen of the Universe.
In film, he composed the score and wrote 12 original songs for the hit Netflix Original Movie Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, as well as Executive Producing the soundtrack. Leland was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song with his longtime collaborator Troye Sivan for their song “Revelation” written for the film Boy Erased, a biographical film about LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.
Tom Campbell became obsessed at an early age with his favorite records and TV shows. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University where he spent most of his time performing with the a capella singing group, The Harvard Din & Tonics. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. Tom’s first job was as an assistant at the now legendary personal management company, Gallin Morey Associates, which provided him a front-row seat to the careers of superstars like Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Diamond, The Pointer Sisters, Paula Abdul, and many more. Tom segued from personal management to a career in television – first as a Manager of Original Programming at HBO, where he worked on Comic Relief, Dream On, and Tales from the Crypt. Tom then opened the west coast office of MTV as Director of Series for MTV, where he developed and produced, Dead at 21, the channel’s first scripted drama series. As Vice President of ABC Daytime, Tom worked with Barbara Walters to develop and launch The View. Campbell was hired as Senior Vice President of Television at New Line Cinema, and then Senior Vice President of Comedy at Warner Bros. In early 2000, Campbell began his career in unscripted television as a producer and head of development at Evolution Media.
Since 2006, Tom has worked at World of Wonder, where he holds the title of Chief Creative Officer. Tom has been responsible for developing, launching, and producing the international phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race, which in 2020 broke records by winning the most Emmy Awards for any Competition Series in history, and has won 24 Emmys to date. In addition, Tom has developed and produced the many Drag Race franchise extensions, including RuPaul’s Drag Live! at Flamingo Las Vegas, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul DragCon, RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Down Under, RuPaul’s Drag U, and RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
In addition to producing all things Drag Race, Campbell heads up development at World of Wonder and serves as Executive Producer on all World of Wonder series, including Million Dollar Listing (Bravo), Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse), Dancing Queen (Netflix), Candidly Nicole (VH1), Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch (Paramount+), and many others. For the past five years, Tom has co-hosted The WOW Report, a SiriusXM series on RadioAndy that counts down the top 10 pop culture moments of the week. Tom loves his job.
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