Composer Alan Silvestri to Receive BMI Icon Award for Film & TV

Alan Silvestri
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Alan Silvestri

Silvestri’s career has spanned across several films including "Forrest Gump," the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "The Bodyguard" and "Captain America: First Avenger."

Grammy- and Emmy-winning composer Alan Silvestri will receive BMI’s Icon Award for outstanding career achievement at the company’s 2017 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 10 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Silvestri’s career has evolved through working relationship with director Robert Zemeckis for the scores of several hits including the TV series CHiPs, the Back to the Future trilogy, Romancing the Stone, Forrest Gump (which earned him an Oscar nomination for best original score), Flight, The Christmas Carol and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Silvestri also worked on Predator, The Mummy Returns, Lilo and Stitch, the Night at the Museum trilogy, The Bodyguard, both The Father of the Bride films, Van Helsing and Captain America: First Avenger. He is currently scoring the next two Avengers installments.

“We are thrilled to honor Alan, a brilliant, deeply sensitive and diverse composer, whose glorious music is as inspiring as he is,” said Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI vice president film, TV and visual media. “His keen cinematic sensibility, empathetic nature, and passion make him one of the most coveted and revered film composers in the world.”

BMI’s Film, TV & Visual Media Awards will honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable and streamed media programs.

This will be Silvestri’s second BMI honor. He previously received the Kirk Award in 1995.

Previous Icon honorees include David Newman, Alan Menken and John Williams. Barry Manilow will also receive an Icon aAward during the BMI Pop Awards ceremony the night before on May 9.


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