Broadcast Music, Inc. congratulates prolific composer Alexandre Desplat on his wins at the 2014 World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony and Concert on October 25, the closing event of the 41st Film Fest Ghent in Belgium. The awards are bestowed annually to recognize outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures. Desplat won Best Film Composer of the Year and the prestigious Best Original Film Score of the Year for The Grand Budapest Hotel. After the presentation of the prizes, the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, played a striking selection from the extensive work of the guest of honor, BMI composer and former drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cliff Martinez.
Earlier during Film Fest Ghent, BMI VP Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, moderated the panel, “Do’s and Don’ts of Film Music Promotion.” The discussion focused on navigating the process of promoting music for films and featured several industry notables, including Martinez, Soundtrack Music Associates’ talent agent John Tempereau, composer Cyril Morin, Costa Communications CEO Ray Costa, CineMedia Promotions CEO Beth Krakower, White Bear Public Relations CEO Chandler Poling and Cinemuse music supervisor and producer Andy Hill.