Portman, Blanchard To Be Honored By BMI Awards
April 19, 2010 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Academy Award-winning composer RACHEL PORTMAN will receive the RICHARD KIRK Award for outstanding career achievement at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards on MAY 19th at the BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL in LOS ANGELES. PORTMAN is the first female composer to win the award.
PORTMAN, whose credits include the score for "EMMA," "NICHOLAS NICKLEBY," "THE CIDER HOUSE RULES," "CHOCOLAT," and many others, joins composers like 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 in receiving the award.
BMI will also present the Classic Contribution Award to Grammy-winning jazz musician and composer TERENCE BLANCHARD, acknowledging his work in his hometown of New Orleans and as Artistic Director of the THELONIOUS MONK INSTITUTE OF JAZZ.
The black-tie event will be hosted by BMI President & CEO DEL BRYANT and BMI VP, Film/TV Relations DOREEN RINGER ROSS.