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May 10, 2017

Composer Alan Silvestri Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

Beverly Hills ceremony also honored year’s top film and television composers

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—- (May 11, 2017) - Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, held the 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony was hosted by BMI Vice President, Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill, who honored celebrated composer Alan Silvestri, along with the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable and streamed media programs.

Alan Silvestri received BMI’s Icon Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music.

In his storied career as a film composer, Silvestri has written music for some of the most iconic and successful films in Hollywood history. He has scored over a hundred titles and earned two Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, two Emmy Awards and three GRAMMY awards. Silvestri’s energetic synth-driven music caught the ear of budding director Robert Zemeckis, who drafted the composer to write the music for various films including Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? What Lies Beneath and The Polar Express, which earned Silvestri an Oscar nomination for the song “Believe.” The Zemeckis/Silvestri union may be best summed up, however, by the 1994 best picture winner, Forrest Gump, which earned the composer his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.

Beyond his work with Zemeckis, Silvestri’s list of scores span every style and genre. His stirring, resonant themes have enriched and enlivened diverse films such as Predator, Lilo and Stitch, the Night at the Museum trilogy, The Bodyguard, Van Helsing, Captain America: First Avenger, The Avengers, and many more. He is currently hard at work scoring the next two installments of Marvel’s Avengers franchise.

Additional BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards winners included visionary composers Justin Hurwitz, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman, Alan Menken, Alexandre Desplat, Brian Tyler, Mark Mancina, Danny Elfman, Mark Isham, Tyler Bates, Christopher Lennertz and Fil Eisler, among others. For a complete list of winners, as well as information on BMI’s film and television composers and events, please visit https://www.bmi.com/news/entry/film-tv-2017

High-resolution photos and video footage can be downloaded here:
http://www.epklink.com/bmifilmtvawards2017/


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BMI award-winning composers onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Honoree Keith Power poses with awards during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Honoree Christopher Lennertz poses with awards during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, honorees Brian Tyler and Tony Morales and Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill speaks onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Honoree Danny Elfman accepts award onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, honoree Justin Hurwitz, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Honorees Justin Hurwitz and Brian Tyler pose with awards during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Honoree Mike Post poses with award during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, composer Kevin Kliesch, and BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill pose onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee, composer Cesar Davila-Irizarry, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, composer Charlie Clouser, and BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill pose onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, BMI VP Film, producer Jeff Franklin, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, actor Candace Cameron-Bure, honoree Bennett Salvay and Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Danny Elfman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Cliff Martinez at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Richard Sherman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Raney Shockne at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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Composer Jim Beanz at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Producer Jeff Franklin, actor Candace Cameron-Bure and composer Bennett Salvay at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Actor Candace Cameron-Bure at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composers Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (L) and Laura Karpman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Mark Isham at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composers George S. Clinton and W. G. Snuffy Walden, BMI Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and composers Mike Post and Jim Free at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Composer W. G. Snuffy Walden, BMI Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and composers Mike Post, Fil Eisler and George S. Clinton at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Fil Eisler at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Tony Morales at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Rob Simonsen at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Trevor Morris at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Dustin O'Halloran at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Christopher Lennertz at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composers Christopher Lennertz, West Dylan Thordson, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and composer Sean Callery at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer West Dylan Thordson at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Tyler Bates at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri (L) and Sandra Silvestri at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri and Sandra Silvestri at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Honoree James Newton Howard, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri and BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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(L-R) Donna Schifrin, composer Lalo Schifrin and BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross and composer Charles Fox at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

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Composer Randy Edelman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Mac Quayle at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Composer Mychael Danna, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri, and composers Brian Tyler and Jeff Danna at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) Composer Mychael Danna, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri, and composer Jeff Danna at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Composer Lyle Workman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Mark Mancina at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Jeff Danna at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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Composer Mychael Danna at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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Composer John Ottman at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Composer Mark Mancina, BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, composer Justin Hurwitz, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, composers James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, John Ottman and producer Tyler Bates at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(L-R) BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, composer Justin Hurwitz, 2017 BMI Icon Award recipient Alan Silvestri, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, and composer James Newton Howard at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) Composers Justin Hurwitz, Mark Mancina, and James Newton Howard, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, composer Brian Tyler, BMI President and CEO Michael O'Neill, and producer Tyler Bates at the 2017 Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, honoree Blake Neely, Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee and BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross pose onstage during the 2107 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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(L-R) BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill, BMI VP Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross, honoree Chad Fischer and Assistant Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations Ray Yee pose onstage during the 2017 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Composer Gwendolyn Sanford at the 2017 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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