Wednesday, April 27, 2005

ASCAP, Celebrities Honor Legendary Film Composers This Wednesday


Who: Academy Award nominated composer John Debney ('Sin City,' 'The Passion of the Christ') and legendary Film & TV composer Mark Snow ('Hart to Hart,' 'Starsky & Hutch,' 'The X-Files,' 'Smallville'). With appearances by: Mel Gibson, Stefanie Powers, Tyne Daily, Garry Marshall, Chris Carter, Adam Shankman, Frank Spotnik, Tom Shadyac and more.

What: The American Society of Composers and Publishers presents its distinguished Henry Mancini Award to Academy Award-nominated John Debney and its prestigious Golden Note award to Mark Snow, one of the most prolific contemporary composers working today at the 20th Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards gala.

When: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

Why: The coveted Henry Mancini Award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. Only in his 40s, Debney is the youngest recipient ever to have his body of work honored so early in his career with this award. Debney's work can be heard in the Academy Award-nominated score to 'The Passion of the Christ,' as well as Vin Diesel's comedy, 'The Pacifier,' Robert Rodriguez' 'Sin City,' and Disney's 'Chicken Little.' His previous films include as 'Elf,' 'Bruce Almighty,' 'The Scorpion King' and 'Spy Kids (1 & 2).'

The Golden Note award is presented to songwriters and composers who have achieved extraordinary milestones in their careers. Mark Snow is the first Film/TV composer to join the ranks of previous recipients including Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Elton John, Tom Petty, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Jay-Z, Jose Feliciano, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Snow's work is heard on the USA Network's new 'Kojak' series starring Ving Rhames. Winner of the 'Most Performed Background Music on Television' award seven years running, his work is heard on 'Smallville,' 'One Tree Hill,' 'The X-Files,' 'Starsky and Hutch,' 'Hart to Hart,' 'TJ Hooker' and 'Cagney and Lacey,' to name a few."

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