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BMI TO HONOR ALAN SILVESTRI WITH ICON AWARD


2017 BMI FILM, TV & VISUAL MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON MAY 10 IN BEVERLY HILLS

Los Angeles, CA – (April 10, 2017) Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to celebrated composer Alan Silvestri at the company’s 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross will host the ceremony. Continue reading BMI TO HONOR ALAN SILVESTRI WITH ICON AWARD

COMPOSER JAMES NEWTON HOWARD RECEIVES BMI ICON AWARD AT BMI FILM/TV AWARDS


Beverly Hills ceremony also honored year’s top film and television composers Continue reading COMPOSER JAMES NEWTON HOWARD RECEIVES BMI ICON AWARD AT BMI FILM/TV AWARDS

BMI TO HONOR ALEXANDRE DESPLAT WITH BMI ICON AWARD


Chris Montan to receive Classic Contribution Award at Ceremony Slated for May 13 in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Alexandre Desplat at the organization’s 2015 Film & Television Awards. Chris Montan will receive the Classic Contribution Award for his distinguished three decade career at Disney, including his current role as President of Walt Disney Music – a position he’s maintained for twenty years – and executive music producing all of the studio’s animated features. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Continue reading BMI TO HONOR ALEXANDRE DESPLAT WITH BMI ICON AWARD

MICHAEL PENN EARNS BMI RECOGNITION FOR ‘MASTERS OF SEX’


Michael Penn

(May 15, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Michael Penn (BOOGIE NIGHTS, SUNSHINE CLEANING, HBO’s GIRLS) was recognized last night with a BMI Award for his work on SHOWTIME’s MASTERS OF SEX.

Every year Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) salutes the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs at its annual Film & TV Awards.

“We are thrilled to honor Michael Penn for his work on this show. Not only is MASTERS OF SEX a top rated show, but Michael’s music for it is sheer genius,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, VP of Film/TV Relations of BMI. “The full-length show open for MASTERS OF SEX is comprised of clever and creative images that, together with Michael’s unique theme, totally define the show’s spirit. This is especially great in a day where TV themes are disappearing.” Continue reading MICHAEL PENN EARNS BMI RECOGNITION FOR ‘MASTERS OF SEX’

MYCHAEL DANNA RECEIVES RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI/FILM TV AWARDS


Beverly Hills ceremony also honors year’s top film and television composers

BMI CEO Mike O’Neill; BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross; Richard Kirk Award winner Mychael Danna; and BMI President Del Bryant at the 2014 BMI Film and Television Awards, held May 14, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 15, 2014 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, held its annual Film/TV Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Continue reading MYCHAEL DANNA RECEIVES RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI/FILM TV AWARDS

BMI TO HONOR CLIFF MARTINEZ WITH RICHARD KIRK AWARD


BMI’s ceremony celebrating year’s top Film, Television and Cable Composers slated for May 15 in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Cliff Martinez at the organization’s 2013 Film & Television Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

BMI bestows the Richard Kirk Award on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2013 honoree, Cliff Martinez joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Rolfe Kent, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

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ROLFE KENT TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS


Ceremony Celebrating Year’s Top Film, Television and Cable Composers Slated for May 16 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2012 – BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Rolfe Kent at the organization’s 2012 Film & Television Awards. Held Wednesday, May 16 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the private event also honors the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

BMI bestows the Richard Kirk Award on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2012 honoree, Rolfe Kent joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

“It’s such an honor to get the Richard Kirk Award,” Kent said. “It is humbling and a bit bewildering to be recognized alongside people who inspired me to compose in the first place like John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith.”

Rolfe Kent has succeeded in creating a body of work that is fiercely original, musically complex and artistically bold, all in the service of the films and television for which it is composed. His diverse list of credits spans intellectual comedy to slapstick, white-knuckle thrillers to drama. Kent has scored almost 50 films, including the Academy Award-nominated Up in the Air, for which he won a Golden Satellite award; Sideways, which earned Kent a Golden Globe nomination and Critics Choice Award in 2007; Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Young Adult, Charlie St. Cloud, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde II, Wedding Crashers, The Matador, Reign Over Me, The Hunting Party, The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Thank You for Smoking and most recently Michael Hoffman’s Gambit, written by the Coen Brothers and slated for release in January 2013.

In television, Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for Showtime’s runaway hit Dexter. An in-demand collaborator, he has established strong working relationships with top-tier directors such as Richard Shepherd, Alexander Payne, Mark Waters, Jason Reitman, and Burr Steers. Kent has received an impressive 13 BMI Film & Television Awards since 2002.

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross will host the ceremony.

For more information on BMI’s film and television composers and events, please visit www.bmi.com/filmtv.

RACHEL PORTMAN TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS


LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2010 – BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to Rachel Portman at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, slated for Wednesday, May 19 in Los Angeles. Portman will make history as she becomes the first woman composer to receive the honor. Staged at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the black-tie, invitation-only dinner will salute the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross will host the event.

The Richard Kirk Award is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2010 honoree, Rachel Portman joins an elite list that includes David Newman, Thomas Newman, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

Rachel Portman composes music propelled by nuanced elegance and quirky wit. The first woman composer to win an Academy Award, she has created rich scores for films including the Oscar-winning Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Cider House Rules, Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated Chocolat, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Hart’s War, Marvin’s Room, Beloved, The Joy Luck Club, The Manchurian Candidate, Infamous, Lake House, The Duchess, Benny and Joon and the recently finished Never Let Me Go, among others. The Oxford University graduate has also contributed acclaimed original music for top-tier television projects, including HBO’s Grey Gardens, Four Days in July, Jim Henson’s Storyteller, Ethan Frome and the BAFTA-winning Oranges are not the Only Fruit.