Composer David Arnold will receive BMI's Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the BMI Film & Television Awards. The awards will be handed out May 18 in Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Arnold's collection of scores includes the James Bond films "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The World is Not Enough," "Die Another Day," "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace"; "Independence Day," "Zoolander," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Changing Lanes" and many others.
Based in London, Arnold working on "Bond 23," slated for release in 2012, and was recently named music director of the Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He has received 10 BMI Film Music Awards since 1995, and is the only composer since the late icon John Barry to score more than one Bond film. In his role as ambassador to Care International, a charity organized to fight global poverty, he travels to Care Projects around the world while raising funds and awareness.
The Richard Kirk Award is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. Past honorees includes Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman and Jerry Goldsmith.