Gregson-Williams to receive Richard Kirk Award

By • April 5, 2006

Harry Gregson-Williams will be honored by performing rights association BMI at their annual Film & Television Awards Gala on May 17. Gregson-Williams will receive the 2006 Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement, joining the ranks of past honorees such as Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Michael Kamen and Danny Elfman. Gregson-Williams, who has been a Hollywood composer for a little more than a decade, is best known for his scores to the Shrek movies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Chicken Run, Enemy of the State, Phone Booth, Kingdom of Heaven and Team America: World Police. His upcoming scores include Shrek the Third, The Number 23, Deja Vu and Flushed Away.

During the BMI Awards, 86-year old composer Earle Hagen will receive the Classic Contribution Award. Hagen is an industry veteran whose credits include numerous TV shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, M.A.S.H. and I, Spy.

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