NEW YORK, November 7, 2008 – The BMI Foundation has announced the
opening of the 21st annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film
composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the BMI
Foundation and Mr. Carpenter’s family, colleagues, and friends to honor
the late co-composer of television themes and scores including The
, Magnum P.I.
, The Rockford Files
, Hardcastle and McCormick
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for 4-5 weeks
with BMI composer Mike Post, Pete Carpenter’s partner and friend and
writer of such TV themes as NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and
Law and Order. There will also be an opportunity to meet with other
distinguished theatrical, film, and television composers. In addition,
the winner will receive a $3,000 stipend for travel and expenses.
Applications for the 2009 Pete Carpenter Fellowship will be available
online at www.bmifoundation.org, via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to Linda
Livingston, BMI Foundation, 8730 Sunset Blvd., 3rd Floor West, Los
Angeles, CA 90069. The postmark deadline for entries is January 26, 2009.
The BMI Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1985
to support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards,
scholarships, commissions and grants. Tax-deductible donations to the
Foundation come primarily from songwriters, composers and publishers,
BMI employees and members of the public with a special interest in
music. Because both the Foundation staff and the distinguished members
of the Advisory Panel serve without compensation, over 95% of all
donations and income are used for charitable grants.
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