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BMI to honor Portman’s career

Composer to received Richard Kirk Award

Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman will be feted with BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for career achievement at the performance rights organization’s Film & Television Awards on May 19.

Portman will be the first woman to be honored with the award since the org started giving it out 25 years ago. In 1996, Portman established another precedent as the first woman to win an Oscar for original score for “Emma.” She also was nominated by the Academy for her music in “The Cider House Rules” (1999) and “Chocolat” (2000). Her other credits include “Nicholas Nickleby,” “The Joy Luck Club” and “The Manchurian Candidate” plus such TV pics as HBO’s “Grey Gardens.”

Portman joins such previous Kirk Award honorees as John Williams, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken and Mike Post.

Additionally, New Orleans musician-composer Terence Blanchard will receive BMI’s Classic Contribution Award for his efforts in music education.

Event, hosted by BMI president/chief operating officer Del Bryant and VP of film/TV relations Doreen Ringer Ross, will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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