LOS ANGELES - April 30, 2002 - BMI today
announced composer Danny Elfman will receive a
BMI Award for Outstanding Career Achievement
at the performing rights organization's annual
Film/TV Awards dinner. The dinner will be held at
the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 15. The award will be
presented by BMI President & CEO Frances W.
Preston and BMI Vice President Film/TV Relations
Doreen Ringer Ross.
Elfman will be presented with the Crystal Award, named in honor of
pioneering BMI Los Angeles Vice President Richard Kirk. The award is
given out annually to the composer who has made significant
contributions to the world of Film and TV music. Multi-talented Elfman
was chosen for his outstanding work within the genres, both as a
composer and songwriter. His scoring credits include "Spider-Man"
(which opens May 3), "Men In Black II," "Planet of the Apes," "Proof of
Life," "Spy Kids," "Sleepy Hollow," "Family Man," "A Simple Plan," "Good
Will Hunting," "Men In Black, " "Mars Attacks!," "Mission: Impossible,"
"Dead Presidents," "To Die For," "Dolores Claiborne," "Black Beauty,"
"The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Batman Returns," "Edward
Scissorhands," "Batman," "Midnight Run," "Scrooged," "Beetlejuice,"
"Pee Wee's Big Adventure," "The Simpsons," "Tales From The Crypt,"
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Amazing Stories," as well as songs for
such diverse films as "Ghostbusters 2," "Weird Science" and "Fast
Times at Ridgemont High."
He's received a Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental" for "Batman";
received two Academy Award nominations; and a Saturn Award for
the "Best Score" for "Nightmare Before Christmas."
More than 500 film and television composers, music publishers,
executives and press are expected at the black tie event. The BMI
Film/TV Awards recognize the composers of the top grossing films of
the year and the highest-rated prime time television shows of the
year. BMI established the Richard Kirk Award in 1986 and past winners
include John Barry, Charlie Fox, Jerry Goldsmith, Earle Hagen, Michael
Kamen, Alan Menken, Thomas Newman, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin,
Richard and Robert Sherman, Alan Silvestri, W.G. "Snuffy" Walden,
John Williams, Patrick Williams and Hans Zimmer.