Thursday, April 05, 2007

New Film and TV Music Awards Announced

Just received this information from the filmmusicworld list:
Film Music Magazine has announced The Film & TV Music Awards, a new annual peer awards program for the film and television music industry. Nominations for the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards will begin June 1, 2007 and industry voting will take place between September 1-15, 2007.

The new awards program addresses the need for a peer awards program in the film and television industry where those in the industry nominate and vote for the people and projects that will receive the awards. The nominating and voting events lead up to a gala awards show in Los Angeles in October that will be webcast worldwide. All nominations and voting will take place online.

"The Film & TV Music Awards program is something that's been badly needed in our industry for a long time," stated Film Music Magazine publisher Mark Northam. "Despite the fact that composers have no guild or union, it's time that composers and others in our industry choose those who are deserving of awards and special attention. This new awards program is truly about the industry's voice - there are no entry fees, and no membership in any organization is required. The industry chooses the projects and people to be nominated, and the industry votes."

The Film & TV Music Awards honors people from across the industry, including composers, songwriters, music supervisors, and more. Composer award categories include best score for reality shows, daytime dramas, prime-time dramas, comedy, animation, science-fiction, and educational programming, plus categories for short films, student films, and indie feature films.
In addition to composing, awards will also be given for music supervision, music editing, orchestration, music prep, contracting, score mixing, songwriting, and instrumental/solo music performance in a film or television score.

Additional awards will be given for best agent, best performing rights society, and three special achievement awards will be given including The Don B. Ray Educational Achievement Award for film and TV music educators and teachers, The Shirley Walker Award for outstanding female composer, and The Jerry Goldsmith Lifetime Achievement Award for film composing.

More information and complete details for nominating productions and individuals for The Film & TV Music Awards will be announced shortly.

For more information on The Film & TV Music Awards, visit:
http://www.filmtvmusicawards.com/

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