New York, NY, June 6, 2013: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 28th annual Film & Television Music Awards on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The invitation-only dinner and awards ceremony will pay special tribute to Patrick Doyle, and honor composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2012.
Patrick Doyle, a Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated film composer, will be presented with the distinguished ASCAP Henry Mancini Award. The Henry Mancini Award is awarded to composers in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music. Previous recipients include Angelo Badalamenti, Bruce Broughton, Carter Burwell, John Debney, Mark Isham, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Randy Newman, James Newton Howard, Johnny Mandel, Trevor Rabin, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore and Hans Zimmer.
Patrick Doyle commented: “I’m incredibly passionate about the music I create, so it’s with great pride that I receive this award from a society made up of such a talented and diverse group of my peers. As a recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award, I’m in terrific company.”
ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams commented: “Patrick Doyle’s extensive body of work is some of the most compelling and affective in the industry. His ability to flawlessly cross genres in film, TV and beyond is why he can successfully score everything from Carlito’s Way to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We’re all very excited to honor him at this year’s Film & Television Music Awards.”
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer of film, television, theatre and radio. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001. Doyle has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Régis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman. Doyle's creative relationship with director Kenneth Branagh has resulted in many of his best-known scores over the past 25+ years, for films such as Henry V, Hamlet, Frankenstein and Thor. Doyle has received two Oscar, two Golden Globe and two Cesar nominations, as well as winning the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA. He recently scored Rise of the Planet of the Apes for Fox Studios and Brave for Disney/Pixar, and future projects will see Patrick composing the score to the feature films Jack Ryan and Cinderella. Patrick has also completed a score for the silent movie IT starring Clara Bow, commissioned by The Syracuse Film Festival, which receives its world premiere at Syracuse's historic Landmark Theatre on October 5th, 2013. Doyle is a member of the UK’s PRS for Music and has his repertory licensed by ASCAP in the U.S.
The 28th annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards will also honor the composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2012, and feature live performances from noted songwriters and performers.
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 460,000 members representing more than 8.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com