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May 20, 2010

Rachel Portman Receives Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film/TV Awards

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Terence Blanchard Receives Classic Contribution Award at Ceremony May 19 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2010 — Leading U.S. music rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) staged its annual Film/TV Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. During the invitation-only gala, BMI saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series, and highest-ranking cable network programs. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Film/TV Relations Vice President Doreen Ringer Ross, the ceremony also featured the presentation of the Richard Kirk Award to Rachel Portman.

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, Charles Fox and John Williams.

The first woman composer to win an Oscar, Portman has created scores for films including the Oscar-winning Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Beloved, The Manchurian Candidate, Infamous, The Duchess, and Never Let Me Go, as well as television projects including HBO’s Grey Gardens, Ethan Frome and BAFTA-winning Oranges are not the Only Fruit.

BMI also presented the Classic Contribution Award to Grammy-winning musician and composer Terence Blanchard, and honored T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham, whose collaboration “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” garnered the Oscar for Best Original Song.

For a complete list of 2010 BMI Film/TV Music Awards winners, visit http://www.bmi.com.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 400,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI reported $905 million for its 2009 fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

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Mike Knobloch, President, Film Music & Publishing, Universal Pictures; Robert Kraft, President, Fox Music; Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations; and Randy Spendlove, President of Music, Paramount Pictures pause for a photo at the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards, staged May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

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Composers Steve Jablonsky and Alan Silvestri during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Iker Gastaminsa, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Xavier Asali De La Mora pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: Composer Alan Silvestri, Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and composer Danielle Brisebois pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Del R. Bryant and composer Aaron Zigman pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Del R. Bryant and composer Aaron Zigman pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Composer Alan Silvestri, Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Alan Silvestri, Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Christopher Young, composer Alan Silvestri, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and composer George S. Clinton attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2010 BMI Film/TV award winners and honorees pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composers Rolf Kent and Alan Silvestri pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee, composer Nathan Barr, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI Preseident and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Randy Edelman and Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Aaron Zigman attends the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Aaron Zigman attends the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Aaron Zigman and Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard attend the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Rolfe Kent, BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant and Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Steve Jablonsky and Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician Mike Love and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant speak onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI Preseident ans CEO Del R. Bryant onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Senior Director of Film/TV Linda Livingston and composer George S. Clinton attends the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and musician Mike Love of The Beach Boys attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and BMI Preseident ans CEO Del R. Bryant attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Del R. Bryant and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Harald Kloser, Blake Neely, and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Harald Kloser, composer Blake Neely, BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant and composer George S. Clinton pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composers Nathan Barr and Steve Jablonsky during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Blake Neely during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Senior Director of Film/TV Relations at BMI Linda Livingston and composer Harald Kloser during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Preseident and CEO Del R. Bryant onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attends the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Iker Gastaminsa, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Delia Orjuela, Xavier Asali De La Mora and Mike O'Neill pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Iker Gastaminsa, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Delia Orjuela and Xavier Asali De La Mora pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Associate Director Film/TV BMI Anne Cecere and composer Blake Neely pose during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Aaron Zigman during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Juan Carlos Rodriguez, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Senior Vice President Repertoire and Licensing Michael O'Neill, BMI Senior Vice President, Performing Rights Alison Smith and composer Snuffy Walden attend the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee, composer Xavier Asali de la Mora, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Blake Neely and BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Alan Silvestri pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee, composer Rolfe Kent, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI Preseident and CEO Del R. Bryant pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President and CEO Del R. Bryant, composer Aaron Zigman, BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and Executive Director of Film/TV Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer David Buckley, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Mychael Danna and composer Snuffy Walden attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Snuffy Walden, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Pat Williams attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Steve Jablonsky attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Senior Vice President, Performing Rights Alison Smith and Vice President of Writer/Publisher of Latin Music Delia Orjuela attends the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Musician Michael Nesmith, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross and musician Mike Love attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Mark Mothersbaugh, composer George S. Clinton, Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Christopher Young and composer Alan Silvestri attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Senior Vice President, Performing Rights Alison Smith and Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attends the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman speak onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard, BMI President and CEO Del Bryant, and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman attend the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman and Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: Richard Kirk Award recipient Rachel Portman speaks onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) BMI Vice President of Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross, composer Danny Elfman and BMI Preseident ans CEO Del R. Bryant onstage during the 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 19: Classic Contribution Award recipient Terence Blanchard attends the The 2010 BMI Film/TV Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 19, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

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