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BMI celebrates composers, songwriters

HOLLYWOOD — Performing rights org BMI sang the praises of composers and songwriters Thursday at the Regent BevWilshire, reaching a crescendo with the presentation of the Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement to W.G. Snuffy Walden, who composed music for such TV shows as “West Wing,” “The Wonder Years” and “Thirtysomething.”

Sending videotaped messages of congratulations were producers Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme and director Michael Dinner.

In all, 52 awards were bestowed at the annual Film & Television Awards dinner.

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