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May 6, 2013

Composer Cliff Martinez To Receive Richard Kirk Award At BMI Film & Television Awards In Beverly Hills On May 15

WHO: Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the leading global music rights organization, to honor GRAMMY Award-nominated composer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Cliff Martinez. Additional invited guests include: • 2013 Oscar winner Mychael Danna (Life of Pi); Aaron Zigman (Madea’s Witness Protection); Blake Neely (The Mentalist, Arrow); Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Expendables 2, Hawaii Five-0); Charlie Clouser (American Horror Story); Christopher Lennertz (Identity Thief, Think Like a Man, Revolution); David Buckley (The Good Wife); iZLER (Shameless, Revenge); John Frizzle (The Following); John Williams (Lincoln); Keb’ Mo’ (Mike & Molly); Lyle Workman (American Reunion); Mark Isham (Once Upon a Time, 42); Mark Mothersbaugh (Hotel Transylvania, The Regular Show); Mike Post (Law & Order: SVU); Nathan Barr (True Blood, The Americans); Theodore Shapiro (The Campaign); Thomas Newman (Skyfall); Tree Adams (Perception, Californication); and more composers who create music for film, TV and cable productions.

WHAT:

• BMI Film & Television Awards is a black-tie, invitation-only dinner that salutes the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

• BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross will host the event.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15 Press check-in will be at 6 p.m.; arrivals begin at 7 p.m.; awards begin at approximately 9 p.m. Access is for arrivals only.

WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel Grand Ballroom 9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

PRESS CREDENTIALS: To request press credentials visit http://www.bmi.com/press/. Press credentials will be for red-carpet arrivals only. A limited amount of media will be credentialed to cover the awards ceremony. Video and high-resolution photos from the event will be available.

COVERAGE INFORMATION: Photo and video footage: Event EPK will include interviews and the BMI Richard Kirk Award acceptance speech.
Handout footage will be available by request and via EPKlink: http://www.epklink.com/2013bmifilmtvawards/

BMI does not grant nor give the license agreement for streaming or downloadable performance video footage that might be shot or obtained at this awards show. The media outlet is responsible for all of their own clearance agreements for duration of use for online or broadcast use.

ABOUT BMI: Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

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Media Contact:
For BMI
Marlene Meraz, BMI 310.289.6325; mmeraz@bmi.com

For Cliff Martinez
Beth Krakower / CineMedia Promotions 310.439.1403; / beth@cinemediapromotions.com