In The Studio With BMI Icon Alan Silvestri

The celebrated composer discusses his origins, his creative process and his remarkable career

During his spectacular journey as one of the world’s most sought-after film composers, BMI’s newest Icon Alan Silvestri has written music for some of the most renowned and successful films in Hollywood history. Scoring more than a hundred titles and earning two Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, two Emmy Awards and three GRAMMY awards, Silvestri’s massive credits include the Back To the Future trilogy, Romancing the Stone, Contact, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Castaway, The Christmas Carol, Forrest Gump, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and The Polar Express, not to mention Predator, The Mummy Returns, Lilo and Stitch, the Night at the Museum trilogy, The Bodyguard, The Father of the Bride 1 and 2, Van Helsing, Captain America: First Avenger, The Avengers, The Croods and many more.

Leading up to BMI’s annual Film/TV and Visual Media Awards, BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President of Film, TV and Visual Media Relations, sat down with the storied composer for a look inside his work, his inspiration and what keeps the music playing for him. It’s all right here - check it out!