Celebrated ASCAP composer Marvin Hamlisch will receive the first Legends Award from the film, television and digital media non-profit organization CINE at its 55th Annual Awards Gala on May 9, 2012. The Annual Awards Gala will be held at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.
Mr. Hamlisch, composer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line, and one of only 13 individuals to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, will be the first recipient of the new CINE Legends Award. The Legends Award honors an individual whose contributions to film or television have become beloved and intrinsic elements of American popular culture.
“If you’ve had your heart wrenched watching Sophie’s Choice, caught yourself humming a few bars from The Sting or belted out “The Way We Were,” you have been touched by the work of Marvin Hamlisch,” said CINE Board President Rita Mullin. “We truly are thrilled that Mr. Hamlisch has agreed to be our first CINE Legends honoree. This certainly sets a high bar for the award going forward.”
For more about Marvin Hamlisch, visit www.marvinhamlisch.com.
For more information about CINE and the 2012 Annual Awards Gala, please visit www.cine.org.