Film & TV Music Academy Launched; Awards Schedule Announced

By • July 24, 2007

Film Music Magazine announces the creation of The Film & TV Music Academy, a new professional industry organization that will serve as the voting body for The Film & TV Music Awards, a new peer awards program for the film and television music industry.

Membership in The Film & TV Music Academy is open to professionals working in the film and television music industry worldwide and students working towards a career in the industry. There is no charge for membership, and registration for membership is available now at www.filmtvmusicawards.com

The final nomination and voting schedule for The 2007 Film & TV Music Awards has been set: Nominations can be made between September 1-20, and voting for the awards will take place from October 1-15. Productions with their first commercial release between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007 are eligible for nomination.

All nomination and voting for The Film & TV Music Awards is done electronically through the online Film & TV Music Awards site at www.filmtvmusicawards.com

“The launch of this new organization is a milestone for our industry,” said Film Music Magazine publisher Mark Northam. “For so long, the film and television industry has lacked a true peer awards program that is open to all in the industry and reflects the views of people working in this industry about the best composers, songwriters, musicians, orchestrators and others. This new organization is truly inclusive, open to all in our industry regardless of location, and exists for a single purpose: to enable people in our industry to recognize the best and the brightest artistic achievements in a wide variety of professional areas related to music for film and television.”

The Film & TV Music Awards includes awards in a comprehensive list of categories (see list below). In addition to the “Best of” voting categories, three special categories have been created to provide special recognition to people based on their career achievements. The Don B. Ray Educational Achievement Award is based on excellence in providing education to composers and others in the industry, The Shirley Walker Outstanding Female Composer award is given to a female composer based on their career and artistic success as a female composer, and The Jerry Goldsmith Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a composer based on artistic achievements over the course of their entire career.

For more information about The Film & TV Music Academy or The Film & TV Music Awards, email info@filmtvmusicawards or call 310-645-9000 ext. 1

THE FILM & TV MUSIC AWARDS
OFFICIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

MUSIC FOR TELEVISION
Best TV Theme
Best Score for a Reality Show
Best Score for a Daytime Drama
Best Score for a Dramatic Television Program
Best Score for a Comedy Television Program
Best Score for an Animated Television Program
Best Score for a Science Fiction Television Program
Best Score for a Non-Animated Children’s/Educational TV Program

MUSIC FOR FILM
Best Score for a Dramatic Feature Film
Best Score for a Comedy Feature Film
Best Score for an Animated Feature Film
Best Score for a Science Fiction Feature Film
Best Score for a Short Film
Best Score for a Student Film
Best Score for an Indie Feature
Best Score for a Documentary

MUSIC SUPERVISION
Best Music Supervisor for a Television Program
Best Music Supervisor for a Feature Film

MUSIC EDITING
Best Music Editor

ORCHESTRATION
Best Orchestration

COPYING/MUSIC PREP
Best Music Preparation

SCORING MIXER
Best Score Mixing

CONTRACTING
Best Contracting

SONGWRITING
Best Use of Song for a Feature Film
Best Use of Song for a Television Program

PERFORMANCE
Best Instrumental Performance by a Soloist in a Film or Television Score
Best Instrumental Performance by an Orchestra in a Film or Television Score
Best Conductor

ADDITIONAL AWARDS
Best Agent
Best Performing Rights Society
The Don B. Ray Educational Achievement Award
The Film & TV Music Award for Outstanding Female Composer
The Film & TV Music Lifetime Achievement Award

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