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BMI fetes pic-TV scorers

Alan Menken, Alan Silvestri, Mark Mancina and Jerry Goldsmith were among those honored by performing rights org Broadcast Music Inc. for scribbling or scoring music for the years’ top films and TV shows.

BMI honored more than 53 composers and songwriters at its annual black-tie gala held May 14 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

Rachel Portman and David Arnold were also feted, the latter for his work on 20th Century Fox’s “Independence Day,” one of the industry’s top 10 grossing films of all time.

The org’s prestigious Richard Kirk Award was given to vet composer Patrick Williams, while the songwriters and composers behind the original music from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics were also recognized.

Those nodded for their contributions were John Williams, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, Stephen James Taylor, David Foster, Basil Poledouris and Linda Thompson.

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