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May 17, 2012

Rolfe Kent Receives Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film & TV Awards

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

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2012 — Global music rights leader Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) held its annual Film/TV Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. 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.

Rolfe Kent received BMI’s Richard Kirk Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music.

Kent also took home two BMI Film/TV crystals for his work on Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Dexter. The evening’s other honorees included Mark Mothersbaugh (21 Jump Street, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked), John Williams (The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse), Michael Andrews (Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids), Thomas Newman (The Help), Cliff Martinez (Contagion), Mychael Danna (Moneyball), Christopher Lennertz (Horrible Bosses), Aaron Zigman (Madea’s Big Happy Family), Mike Post (Rob), Will Jennings (American Idol), Charlie Clouser (American Horror Story), David Buckley (PRS) (The Good Wife) and Brian Tyler (Hawaii Five-0, Terra Nova). BMI also celebrated Ludovic Bource’s (SACEM) Academy Award win for The Artist.

As the 2012 recipient of the Richard Kirk Award, Kent joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman (PRS), 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, Charlie Fox and John Williams.

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.

The 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards were hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross. For more information on BMI’s film and television composers and events, please visit www.bmi.com/filmtv.

High-resolution photos and video footage can be downloaded here:
http://www.epklink.com/2012bmifilmtvawards/.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at www.bmi.com, follow @BMI on Twitter and stay connected through Facebook.

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Composer Atticus Ross, BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI president and CEO Del Bryant, BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent, and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross pose during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Atticus Ross (L) and BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Rolfe Kent poses with his BMI Richard Kirk Award during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composers Mike Post (L) and John Williams attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Blake Neely, Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Benjamin Romans attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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New Line/Warner Bros.’ Erin Scully, music supervisor Dana Sano, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, Format’s Julia Michaels, Paramount’s Randy Spendlove, MGM’s Lori Silfen and Sony’s Spring Aspers enjoy the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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(L-R) Composers Charlie Clouser, Cliff Martinez, Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Keb Mo attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Brian Tyler, Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Bill Brown attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Thomas Newman, BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer John Williams attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Will Jennings (L) and Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Rolfe Kent poses with his BMI Richard Kirk Award during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composers Will Jennings (L) and Mike Post attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. ]

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Composer Rolfe Kent (C) poses with his BMI Richard Kirk Award with BMI President & CEO Del Bryant (L) and Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross (R) during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI composer Randy Edelman and singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon pause for a photo before the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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Composer Javier Navarrete attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Reed Hays, Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Phil Garrod attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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A general view of atmosphere during the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Chris Lennertz attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Thomas Newman attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer iZLER attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician Rickey Minor attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Mark Mothersbaugh attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Andrew Lockington attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Richard M. Sherman attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI composer Rob Simonsen, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI composer Nathan Barr pose on the red carpet at the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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(L-R) Composer Thomas Newman and composer John Williams attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Phil Garrod attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Songwriter Will Jennings attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Nathan Barr attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Mike Post attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Michael Andrews attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Past BMI Richard Kirk Award recipient Harry Gregson-Williams, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, and BMI composers iZLER and David Buckley attend the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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BMI composer Clinton Shorter, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and BMI composer Andrew Lockington huddle for a photo on the red carpet at the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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Past BMI Richard Kirk Award recipients Christopher Young and John Williams, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross and past BMI Richard Richard Kirk Award recipient Charlie Fox prepare for the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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BMI composer Javier Navarrete, BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, and BMI composers Mychael Dana and Chris Lennertz greet one another at the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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BMI’s Delia Orjuela, Marco Flores’ guest, Marco Flores and BMI’s Mike O’Neill pause for a photo on the red carpet at the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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Composer Jamie Dunlap, Vice President of Film & Television Relations, BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross and composer Nick Urata attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Harry Gregson-Williams attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Mychael Danna attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Musician/composer Bryan Mantia attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Michael Corcoran attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Atticus Ross attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer David Buckley attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Keb Mo attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2012 BMI Rickard Kirk Award recipient Rolfe Kent sets the tone for the celebration at the 2012 BMI Film/TV Awards.

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Composer Michael Kramer attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Mark Mothersbaugh attends the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Michael Andrews, BMI vice president of film and television relations Doreen Ringer Ross, and composer Mike Post attend the 2012 BMI Film & Television Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

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