Broadcast Music, Inc. Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross recentlyattended the Lionel Newman building dedication on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles. The building was renamed in honor of the late composer, conductor, pianist and longtime head of Fox’s music department, whose tenure with the studio spanned nearly half a century and garnered more than 200 film scores, including his Oscar-winning score for 1969′s Hello Dolly! Also on hand to honor Newman’s legacy were Steven Spielberg, BMI composer John Williams, 20th Century Fox Film CEO/chairman Jim Gianopulos and several of Newman’s family members, including nephews and BMI composers Thomas Newman and David Newman.
Lionel Newman joined the BMI family in the early ’60s and was instrumental in the development, growth and history of BMI’s Film/TV department. Newman’s relationship with BMI also encouraged a considerable number of other composers to join, including John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and other legends.