George S. Clinton to receive Kirk Award
Composer George S. Clinton will receive this year’s Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the BMI Film & Television Awards.
Clinton, who has been a film composer since the early 80s, has a diverse filmography but is perhaps best known for his comedy scores for the Austin Powers films. However, he has also scored thrillers (Wild Things), fantasy adventures (Mortal Kombat), science fiction (The Astronaut’s Wife), and horror (Brainscan). BMI states that Clinton’s “versatility and sheer musical prowess have placed the Grammy-nominated maestro in the upper-echelon of Hollywood composers.” Clinton, whose latest scores include Code Name: The Cleaner and Deck the Halls, is represented by First Artists Management.
Previous recipients of the Richard Kirk Award include Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, Danny Elfman, John Barry, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen and Harry Gregson-Williams.
At the BMI Film & Television Awards gala in Beverly Hills on May 16, BMI will also present the Classic Contribution Award to composer and conductor Lucas Richman, who has led the BMI Conducting Workshop in Los Angeles since it inception ten years ago.
(Source Film Music Weekly)