Film composer John Debney visited the Santa Monica offices of Mel Gibson's Icon Films yesterday where he was presented with a Gold Record for his Sony Classical/Integrity Music soundtrack to the #1 film, The Passion of the Christ.

Pictured (L-R): Danny McGuffey, Chief Marketing Officer, Integrity Music; John Debney, composer; Stephen McEveety, Soundtrack Executive Producer; Chris Thomason, Senior VP & GM, Integrity Label Group.

Debney will be honored July 11-16 in Italy by the Ischia International Academy at the Global Film & Music Fest with a Legends Award for his contributions to the film's continuing International success. The composer then will conduct "Music From And Inspired by The Passion of the Christ Tour" launching this Fall and continuing into Easter 2005. The tour is being presented by Metropolitan Talent Management, LLC and Icon Productions and is being booked by Creative Artists Agencies (CAA) in Nashville. The multimedia presentation will be to a visual backdrop, designed by award-winning production designer Wendall Harrington, including scenes from the box office smash.