The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) names Thomas Newman as one of the newest SCL Ambassadors. SCL honored Ambassadors include Lalo Schifrin, Hal David, James Newton Howard, Dave Grusin, Richard and Robert Sherman, Elliot Goldenthal, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Mark Isham and Randy Newman.

The SCL Ambassador Program was established to revere the elite group of screen composers, lyricists and songwriters whose contributions have made a significant impact in music for film, television, and video games.